Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Record Breaking Day for Warriors at CCS Top 8 Invitational

San Jose - Sean Davis had a crowd of friends and supporters cheering him on at the CCS Top 8 Invitational Friday.  They were there to support the “Wrath of the Stache,” in celebration of Davis' last high school invitational where he was going after the win and his own school record as well.  Earlier in the week Davis grew a mustache to give that little extra motivation for the big race and came up with the campain.  He didn’t disappoint his fans as he won the 1600 meters at the CCS Top 8 Invitational in a personal best and school record 4:13.51! 

It wasn't easy, after a quick first lap of 61 seconds the pack settled in and ran 65 seconds for the second 400 to pass the half way point at 2:07.  It was the fastest split at 800 ever for Davis but that didn't stop him from taking over the lead in the third lap picking up the pace.  He maintained his lead through the final lap and held off a late charge by Milpitas runner Yohanness Estifanos pushing Davis to the tape and a 61 last lap.

Kristin Sato had a busy day of her own.  She helped the 4 x 100 meter team of Andrea Harris, Shelby Smallwood and Mary Elen Bradly to a runner-up finish in 48.91.  Their time is currently #5 all-time for the Warriors.  She followed that up with a 4th place finish in the triple jump in a personal best 37-5.75 and then went on to win the Long Jump in a personal best 18-5.25.  If that were not enough she  finished the evening anchoring the 4 x 400 meter relay team to their time of 4:06.02, the 7th fastest time in school history!

In all, three records fell on the day that included many outstanding performances from all who competed.  The Warriors will now turn their attention to the final dual meets of the year and the WCAL Championship on May 11 at St. Francis High School.

Other Meet Highlights:
·         Ryan Severson matched his personal best in the 100 meters running 11.07
·         Mary Ellen Bradley ran a personal best 13.01 in the 100 meters, 11th all-time for the Warriors.
·         Theodore King finished 4th in the Boys Shot Put with a toss of 49-2.

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