Fillmore Flashes Track and Field hitting their stride at the right time

Fillmore High school track and field is heading into the CIF competition with the momentum on their side. 1 relay team along with 7 individual events will be representing Fillmore in the Division 4 prelims at Carpinteria High School this Saturday May 17th with field events scheduled to start at 11am and running events at 12pm. The number of qualifiers is particularly impressive in this years revamped league which saw power house Oaks Christian and strong boy Nordhoff emerge into an already competitive Tri Valley League. Heading the Flashes will be Jesus Mendoza and Kayla Grove fresh off their individual league Championship tittles in the boys 1600 and girls shot put respectively. Mendoza, a first year track runner made an appearance on the podium every single time he stepped on the track. He also lead the boys distance medley relay to victory in the highly touted spartan relays. Grove was a dominant force in the throws all year long. Both Mendoza and Grove are the first individual league champions in the Tri Valley League in the past 8 years. Kiana Hope is another threat at a deep post season run, the number 2 seed in the division is on the home stretch of her high school career and gearing to head off to University of Tennessee at Martin on a running scholarship. Other qualifiers are Justin Coert, Boys Shot put. Damien Gonzalez, boys high jump, Carlos Briseno boys 110 meter high hurdles and boys 300 meter hurdles and Damien Gonzales, twin brother Dominick Gonzalez, Demitrius Lozano, and Carlos Briseno joined their forces to earn the at large qualifying time in the boys 4x400. Francisco Erazo and Medoza will serve as alternates in the relay. Tony Tafoya, Throws Coach. Juan Viramontes Distance Coach and Erika Arana, Head Coach would like to thank all the community members who came forth and supported all of our successful fundraising events. GO FLASHES!!!