|Jessica Xu pulls away in the 3rd lap on her way to 5:20!|
It was a strong showing for standout Shelby Smallwood who was a double winner, taking both the 100 and 200 meters. Smallwood crossed the finish line in identical times in both the preliminaries and finals with a time of 12.78. She ran away from the field in the 200 meters running 25.93 in the preliminaries and then with a half second victory of 26.17 in the finals.
Fellow sprinter Mary Ellen Bradley also had a solid showing running a season best 13.13 in the 100 meters that was good for 4th place on the podium. She doubled back finishing 5th in the 200 with a time of 27.59.
In the distances Jessica Xu had a breakthrough performance nearly dipping under the 5:20 barrier finishing 3rd in the 1600 meters. Running a tactical first two laps, Xu broke away and gave chase to the leaders, negative splitting a 2:36 over the final 800 meters. Xu’s mark of 5:20.17 moves her to #8 all-time for the Warriors. Joining her in the sub 6 club is Kellianne Connolly who broke through the barrier with a 5:58.99. Amy Reyes continues to hover at the 6 minute mark finishing in 6:02. Vanessa Gillespie finished in 6:07, a strong showing after a personal best in the 800 meters the night before.
Robriana was the lone jumper for the Warriors but she had a huge impact finishing 4th with a season best mark of 33-3.
The Boys were led by Eyobed Mesfun in the 1600 meters who finished 5th with a time of 4:38.95. Running an even split race, Mesfun surged a 67 over the final 400 meters to dip under 4:40 for the first time. That performance moves him up to #4 all-time for the Warriors and sets the tone for the final push to WCAL next month.
|Fa'aili Gaoteote in the Shot Put at the Avis Kelley Inv.|
In the Frosh-Soph boys division freshman Morian Walker made the finals in both the 100 and the 200 meters. His top race came in the 200 meters with a season best 25.58 to finish 4th.
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