Los Gatos, CA - It was a team effort at the 33rd annual Frosh-Soph CCS Classic, a meet that features the top young talent in the section. At the end of the day the Lady Warriors had won the team title with the boys advancing multiple qualifiers to the finals April 19.
A strong showing in the field events set the table for the Lady Warriors as Ronna Stone got it done in the throws, winning the shot put with a personal best of 37’1.” Stone followed that up with a 3rd place finish in the discus with a mark of 91’0.” It wasn’t easy in the jumps competing into a gusty headwind but Taylor Johnson was able to have a solid debut in the long jump finishing 4th on the day with a mark of 14’10.” She also finished 5th in the triple jump with a mark of 31’ 5.25.” Having an outstanding day of her own was sophomore Lydia Sum whose 33’9” mark in the triple jump was good enough for third. Also scoring points for the Warriors (who ended up scoring the same point value as the margin of victory) was Elane Ma who tied for 5th in the high jump with a mark of 4’6.”
The running events kicked off with a season best time for the girls 4 x 100 relay. Despite having trouble with the majority of the handoffs the team managed to finish in 53.77, nearly a second faster than their previous best this season. Taylor Johnson finished the day with a 7th place finish in the 100 meters running into a stiff headwind to finish in 13.44. Ashley Lara opened her season with a solid debut in the 800 meters winning her heat to finish 5th over-all while Vanessa Giacalone improved on her personal best running 2:37.
Lydia Sum started aggressively in the 300 hurdles and got out to an early lead she never relinquished. The sophomore won the event in 48.79, a league leading mark in the WCAL in what was just her third attempt at the event. Her time currently ranks her 6th in the CCS.
To close out the day was freshman Kailey Eddy who held on strong to finish 5th in the 3200 meters in 11:58.57. It is the freshman’s first time under 12 minutes as she becomes the 8th person in school history to dip below the 12 minute barrier. Her 5th place finish solidified the team win that was a strong collective effort for all event disciplines.
For the boys the Frosh-Soph Top 8 meet is a qualifying race with the top finishers advancing to the championship held in conjunction with the Varsity CCS Top 8 meet on April 19th. The 4 x 100 meter relay team advances to the finals with a time of 46.30 along with Akil Jones in the 200, Jason Li in the 800 meters and Ben Staub in the 300 meter hurdles.
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