Monday, May 21, 2012

Warriors Advance Lucky Seven to CCS Track & Field Finals

Gilroy - The Girls 4 x 100 meter relay can breath a sigh of relief and can now focus on their goal of reaching the podium at the CCS Finals.  Their time of  48.97 was just 0.06 seconds off of their season best of 48.91, and good enough to advance to the Finals.  It was an impressive performance considering new relay member Robriana Johnson had to step into running the anchor just over a week ago.  Andrea Harris, who has been a constant on the 4 x 100 relay team since the start of the season, suffered an asthma attack and was unable to run in the WCAL meet.  Johnson, a junior who is in her first year competing track & field, was asked to step in and in the process seems to have found her grove as Mary Ellen Bradley (also a first year Junior), Shelby Smallwood and Kristin Sato ran the third fastest time of the day at the Trials.

The day was full of solid performances with every athlete competing for the Warriors advancing to the finals as an individual or on a relay.  

Shelby Smallwood won her heat in the 100 meters to advance with a time of 12.44.  Smallwood, who qualified to last year's state meet as a freshman, would like to once again punch her ticket to the State meet with a top 3 finish.

Senior, Kristin Sato advances in the triple jump and will defend her CCS title in the Long Jump.  She is the top seed in the long jump with her mark of 18-0 and 5th in the triple jump with a mark of 35-9.  She enters the season with personal best of 18-5.5 in the long jump and 37-5.5 in the triple jump, both school records.

Ryan Severson has come on strong late in the season and has will contend for a top 3 spot and move onto the State Championship.  He ran a personal best 10.92 at the WCAL Championship a week ago and ran away from his competitors to qualify the 4th seed heading into the Finals with a time of 10.93.  Severson also finished 6th in 200 meters with a time of 22.24 and will also advance to Friday's CCS Finals.

Sean Davis moves on the Finals in the 800 meters wining his heat in a strategic 1:57.57.  Davis enters the finals with the top time in the section but will have his hands full with a number of runners including Cody Johnson of SLV who qualified to last year's state meet and is the top seed heading into the finals.

Theodore King perhaps had the best showing of the day as he extended his own school record with a huge throw of 53-2.25.  He finished 3rd place to advance to his first CCS Final which currently places him #57 in the State of California this year.

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