Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wins Highlight Warriors Day at WCAL Championships

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Saint Francis, Mountain View - Sean Davis successfully defended his 800 meter title at the WCAL Championship Friday and added a 1600 meter title as well.  His performance was a highlight for the Warriors that was not short of outstanding performances.

Running a strategic race in the 1600 meters Davis sat on a slow pace through the first 1000 meters and didn't move into the lead until the last lap, but once he took charge of the race he never surrendered it as the senior won his first WCAL title at the distance.  Running 1:31 over the last 600 meters Davis narrowly missed the WCAL record of 4:15.38 set in 1987.  Davis' time of 4:17.80 is the fastest since 1997. 

Ryan Severson had a breakthrough night finishing runner-up in the 100 and 200 meters.  His 10.92 finish is the 6th fastest ever in school history and places him amongst the most elite runners in the State (currently ranked 39th).  He came back later that evening once again finished runner-up with another personal best of 22.18, which is also 6th on he Warriors All-Time list.

Theodore King finished 4th in the shot put with a throw of 51-3, well over the CCS Automatic Qualifying mark of 48-10.  King, who will play football for BYU next fall, extended his own school record to 51-6 in the trials on Tuesday.  His throw of 51-3 is his second best mark ever.  He joins Sean Davis and Ryan Severson at the CCS Semi-Finals Saturday where the top 8 advance to the Finals.

For the girls it was an outstanding day that featured records, comebacks and more!  The Girls 4 x 100 meter relay team started off the meet with a 2nd place finish qualifying for the CCS Championship.  Mary Ellen Bradley, Shelby Smallwood, Kristin Sato and Robriana Johnson, who was filling in for an ill Andrea Harris, will enter the semi-finals ranked 4th in CCS.

Shelby Smallwood finished 2nd in a personal best (wind legal) 12.22 in the 100 meters and followed that up with a 3rd place finish in the 200 meters in 25.60.  Her time is under the CCS Automatic qualifying standard and advances to the CCS Finals.

Kristin Sato, the defending CCS Champion in he long jump finished runner up after meeting the CCS Qualifying mark.  Earlier in the day Sato, who will compete for UC San Diego next year, won the triple jump with a mark of 37-2.5.  Sato advances in both events to the CCS meet.

Joining Sato in the triple jump is junior Robriana Johnson.  Finishing 4th she met the CCS qualifying standard in just her first year on the track team.

The CCS Semi-Finals will be held at Gilroy High School on Saturday, May 19th.  The field events begin at 9:30 am, the running events at 11 am.

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