Sunday, March 19, 2017

Team Records Fall at Saint Francis Invitational

San Jose, CA - It was another spectacular outing for the Valley Christian Track & Field team as multiple records fell at the Saint Francis Invitational, Saturday.

D'Angelo McKenzie dipped under 15 seconds for the first time running the 110 Hurdles in 14.93. Running into a -0.6 m/s headwind his time is currently #1 in CCS and for the third consecutive race lowered his own school record.

Joe Renati was under the weather but still managed to dip under the school record for 3000 meters. His time of 9:35.70 bettered the previous record by 4 seconds, held by Eyobed Mesfun set in 2013. The boys 4 x 800 team of Cameron Lockard, Sam Cuevas, Joe Renati and Preston Nguyen squeaked out the school record by less than a second running 8:59.55 (precious record 9:00.30). The 4 x 200 Co-Ed Relay improved the school record by half a second, running 1:41.14 (previous record 1:41.67)

There were a few school records that survived the day but not by much. The boys 800 Sprint Medley Relay ran 1:38.57 just missing the previous record of 1:36.21 from 2012. The Girls 4 x 800 team ran an impressive 10:12.58 good for second place but narrowly missed the record of 10:09.94 set in 2011.
A very strong frosh-soph record was in jeopardy as well as the boys 4 x 100m relay team ran 45.31 and was just off the 2009 record of 44.56. The Girls 800 Sprint Medley got close as well running 1:59.27, within 1/2 second of the record of 1:58.83.

It was an impressive day all around as Matt Weeks moves to #1 in CCS with a winning jump of 44-4.5.  Dylan McCreery took home the win the boys shot put with a toss of 48-0 while the team's younger runners impressed taking home wins in the Frosh-Soph 4 x 100 relay, Frosh-Soph 800 meter SMR and Frosh-Soph Co-Ed 4 x 200 relay (2 boys-2 girls).

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Joe Renati takes the handoff from Cameron Lockard in the 4 x 800 meter relay. The team that also included Sam Cuevas and Preston Nguyen squeaked out a school record by less than a second.

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