Amador Valley’s Nate Esparza breaks NCS track and field record

Amador Valley High’s Nate Esparza, a senior,¬†shattered a 35-year-old North Coast Section record to win the boys shot put at the Dan Gabor Sprint & Distance Festival on March 5. His mark of 65 feet, 3 1/2 inches was more than a foot better than the previous record (63-10 1/2), set by Santa Rosa’s Dennis DeSoto in 1981.

Esparza’s mark ranks second in the state this season according to PrepCalTrack.com.

Phil Jensen