|Photo By Steve Sato|
Kristin Sato has been on a mission this season to break the 18 foot mark in the long jump and it came to fruition with a CCS Title and school record. Her win in the long jump also earns her a trip to the State Championships next Friday. Sato has been on fire in the month of May winning the WCAL title in the Long Jump and the Triple Jump and now adds a CCS Championship in the Long Jump. Her win came in spectacular fashion leading the field from her first jump of the night with a mark of 17-11. She continued to get stronger as the competition continued, her final result of 18-3.25 (with a wind legal +1.2) was on her 5th jump and was not only enough to win the event but smashed her own school record of and was her first jump over the 18 mark. Her mark currently ranks her #58 all time in CCS history, a span well over 40+ years.
It was a good night for Sato who also started off the evening finishing 5th in the triple jump hitting 36-3, also a school record and personal best.
Another field athlete punched his ticket to the State meet by finishing in the top three and is the only boy to represent this year's team. Triple Jumper Jeremy Thompson will also be competing at the State Championships with his 3rd place finish with a mark of 44-3.75, just 1/4 an inch from 2nd place.
Shelby Smallwood finished 2nd with her time of 12.02 in the 100 meters to advance to the State Championships as well. Her time was wind aided but solidifies her as the #3 all-time 100 meter runner of all-time for the Warriors. Smallwood also finished 5th in the 200 with a time of 25.17.
"It is the time of year when finals, AP tests, sports finals and a sudden change in weather all contribute to reek havoc on the immune system at the end of the school year," Coach Small said. "Morgan really had to battle to get to the Finals and it is tough to push yourself that hard aerobically three times in a span of 2 weeks. It just isn't enough time to fully recover. We are all proud of her getting here!"
The Warrior distance crew was in full force cheering on their competing teammates. You can check out Lira's race which features the "best teammates in the world" on the top turn screaming with their signs!
To watch the girls 3200 meters: CLICK HERE
|Photo by Ryan Ensor|
To see the video of the Boys 800 meters: CLICK HERE
The California State Championships begin Friday, June 3rd at Buchanan High School in Clovis, California.