Friday, May 25, 2012

Warriors CCS Track & Field Championship Preview

Seven Warriors advanced to the CCS Finals at Gilroy High School Friday

Shelby Smallwood
Smallwood advanced to the final after winning her semi-final heat with a time of 12.44.  For the second straight year this places the sophomore in contention for a podium spot that will qualifier her for the State Championship.  As a freshman Smallwood finished 2nd in last year's CCS Finals with a personal best 12.02 and looks to come up big again this year.  Her time ranks her #3 all-time for the Warriors in the 100 meters and is currently ranked 6th in the section with her season best of 12.22 run at the WCAL Championship.  Smallwood will also represent the Warriors in the 4 x 100 meter relay which comes into the Finals with the 5th fastest time in the section this year.

Kristin Sato
The defending long jump champion is the top seed heading into the finals and is one of only three athletes who have broken 18 feet this year.  She is the top ranked long jumper in the section with a mark of 18-5.25, ranking her amongst the best in the state.  Sato will also advance to the CCS Finals in the triple jump.  The WCAL Champion has a personal best of 37-5.75 and is currently ranked 5th in the section.
Sato will also run on the 4 x 100 meter relay team, ranked 5th. 

Robriana Johnson
Johnson is in her first year for the Warriors and had quite a debut season for the Warriors.  She is the #2 all-time in team history and qualified to the CCS Semi-Finals in the triple jump where she finished 11th, just inches from making the final.  After a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay team became ill just days before the WCAL Championship, Johnson stepped up big for the Warriors running anchor at the WCAL Final and CCS Semi-Finals.  She will once again be a member of the 4 x 100 meter relay in Friday's final.

Mary Ellen Bradley
Bradley is another first year runner for the Warriors and has had a huge impact on the team's success this season.  Bradley ran the 11th fastest 100 meter time in school history (13.01), qualified for the WCAL final at 200 meters where she finished 5th and is the lead leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay.  Bradley also is the #10 all-time for the Warriors at 400 meters.

Ryan Severson
Severson is hitting his stride in the late season running the 6th fastest 100 meters in school history with a 10.92 runner-up finish in the WCAL Finals.  Severson finished second in both the 100 and 200 meters at the WCAL Championship advancing to the Semi-Finals.  In the Semi's Severson once again showed he is in top form qualifying in the 100 winning his heat with a time of 10.93, placing him 4th.  He also advanced in the 200 meters on time running 22.24.

Sean Davis
Sean Davis is in the midst of a breakthrough senior year setting school records in the 1600 meters (4:13.51) and 800 meters (1:52.39).  The DIII Cross Country Champion is the top ranked runner in the section at 800 meters and is currently #6 in the state.  Davis, who won the 1600 and 800 meters at the WCAL Championship, looks to qualify for his first first State Championship Friday.  

Theodore King
King is the school record holder and #3 seed heading into the CCS Finals.  He set his personal best in the Semi-Finals with a huge throw of 53-2.25. The boys shot put is a reunion of sorts as four of the eight competitors are from the WCAL.  King, who will attend BYU next fall, has showed consistent improvement since the start of the season and heading into the CCS Finals.  King is also #4 all-time for the Warriors in the Discus and has run under 12 seconds at 100 meters. 

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