Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Meet Highlights: Sacred Heart @ Valley Christian

San Jose, CA - The Warriors hosted Sacred Heart Cathedral Wednesday, continuing WCAL dual meet competition. Both boys and girls earned their second team win of the season.

It was an impressive day that saw two school records, numerous additions to the team's all-time list and 88 season bests!

The first school record to fall was in the 400 meters. Kayla Nanez third place finish in 61.54 sets an new Freshman school record, bettering Shelby Smallwood's record of 62.01 set in 2011. Originally entered in the 100 and 200 meter races Nanez, who has had sights on the Freshman record all season, asked for the change. "I want to break the record at home," the Freshman said. "I really run fast here."

She got her race, and the record. Her time is #11 all-time in school history and currently the third fastest time this season by a freshman in the CCS.

The second record of the day fell in the boys 300 Intermediate Hurdles. The lone entrant in the race Mathew Weeks jokingly said before the race he was "going to set the school record."  Not something usually on the radar running solo. Impressively Weeks dropped nearly a second off his personal best to finish in 41.21, improving the upon the previous record by Scott Fravel in 1992.

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Additional Meet Highlights:
  • Nick Trofort won the 100 meters in a season best 11.39. Also running under 12 seconds setting personal bests Alton Julian (11.89) and Austin Chang (11.97).
  • Mitchell Rohr moves into the top 10 all-time running 51.31 edging Nedu Ndili (51.49). Dean DeMoss was third in the race with a personal best 53.80.
  • DeAngelo McKenzie cruised the hurdles winning in 16.01, his second fastest time ever, before coming back to run 23.66 in the 200 meters. Trofort won the race in 23.34. Along with Bostic and Sturns four Warriors have run in the 23's or faster for 200 meters. 
  • For girls cracked 14 seconds in the 100 meters. Senior Sydney Clarke led the way finshing in 13.55. She was followed by Aamano Ponnekanti (13.57), Jessy Fang (13.81) and Trinity Stark (13.98). Katheryn Li (14.07) in the same race also set a personal best.
  • The 200 was also a quick one... Rowland won in 27.06 and was followed by Kayla Nanez in 27.86. Winning heat 2 was Ponnekanti in a personal best 27.75.
  • It was a personal best on Senior day for Hannah Lee who finished in 18.30.
  • It was a strong showing for Elena Bruckner. Winning the discus in 170-0, she also won the shot put in 50-7. Not happy with her mark she took an official 5th throw that sailed 54-5 hinting at the good things to come.

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