Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Track: Clairemont-Kearny (14 April) and Mt. SAC (21 April)

Last week's track schedule featured a double dual meet with Clairemont and Kearny on Thursday, and the Mt. SAC Relays for two of our athletes on Friday.   At Mt. SAC both Alysah Hickey and Ian Hurlburt improved their marks in the high jump and 800-meter run respectively. We entered Hickey in the Invitational Section of the 100-meter dash, the High Jump, and the Long-Jump. She's the section leader in all three. Her first event was the 100-meter dash in which she had a little problem with the transition stage from acceleration to full sprint and finished 4th overall with a time of 12.02. Three hours later the high jump and long jump were scheduled to start at the same time, so she had to scratch one. Because her best event at this point-in-time is probably the high-jump, she scratched the long jump. This decision turned out to be a good move because she won with a PR leap of 5 feet 10 inches, with a very close miss at 5 feet 11 inches. Her mark puts her in fourth place all-time for the San Diego Section behind Coronado's Jamie Klages in third with her school-record height of 5 feet 10.25 inches. To say that Hickey leads the San Diego Section in the high jump is putting it mildly as she leads by 6 inches with teammate Ruthie Grant-Williams in third place with a jump of 5 feet 3 inches. If our high jump guru coach, Kerry Elders, has anything to say about it Hickey will move up in the rankings even higher by the state meet. By the way, Kerry also coached Klages. Hurlburt went into the 800 invite as the section leader and came out the same, only about a second faster. His time of 1:54.17 is nearly 2 seconds faster than his closest rival in San Diego and a new school record. The old record was set by Hurlburt on April 7th at the Arcadia Invite. Check our home page at IslanderTrack.com for results and videos of Hickey and Hurlburt at Arcadia and Mt. SAC.

At Thursday's double dual meet the girls' team won over Clairemont by the score of 101 to 28, and over Kearny by the score of 94 to 30. The boys won over Kearny by 65-43 but lost to Clairemont 55-49. In the girls' sprints, Abigail Whittemore and Jimena Mendez placed third and fourth with times of 13.58 and 13.64 with Hickey winning in 12.28. Mendez placed second in the 200 in 28.35 with Annie Holland third with 28.59. We swept the 400 with Madison Shanks (63.26), Abigail Hundley (64.10) and Holland (66.80) doing the honors. Madden Hundley won the 800 in 2:28.38 with sister Abigail placing second in 2:30.02. We went 1-2 in the 1600 with Sofia Van Arsdale winning with a time of 5:40.08 and Natalya Gomez second in 6:01.24. Van Arsdale also won the 300 hurdles in 52.14. Teresa Perez won the 3200 with a fast time of 11:12.77 followed by freshman Jessica Ehret in second with 12:18.58. Grant-Williams won the 100 hurdles in 15.66 and the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 2 inches. Our lone girl thrower, Victoria Perez,  hasn't lost a dual meet yet and continued that trend with wins in the shot put with a heave of 32-3, and the discus throw with a toss of 110-5. Regina Czerewko took the pole vault with 6-8 and placed second in the triple jump with 29-1 behind Whittemore who won with 31-1. The girls'  4x100 relay team consisting of Grant-Williams, Shanks, Whittemore, and Hickey won with a fast time of 50.39.
Nicholas Dunn won the 100 for the boys with a speedy 11.42 time and came back in the 200 to place second with 23.34.  Freshman, Maxwell Fuller, running the 400 for the first time, won easily with a time of 53.86. This time was fast enough to qualify him for invite heat in the Frosh/Soph meet this coming Saturday. In the distance events, Luke Klingenberg cruised to an easy win in the 1600 with a time of 4:51 followed by Chris Russell in third with a time of 5:04, and Nicholas Inzunza in fourth with 5:04. Klingenberg, Danny Mineo, and Brad Busby swept the 3200-meter run. Haden Dunlap had a PR in this shot put, winning with a toss of 37-10. The boys' 4x100 consisting of Hurlburt, Shane Ailhan, Ben Cahill, and Dunn lost a close race to Kearny with a time of 45.88. 

We have no league meet scheduled this week, but there are two invitationals on Friday and Saturday that some team members qualified for. On Friday afternoon and evening, Hickey will be competing in the High Jump, Long Jump, 100-meter dash, and 4x100 relay. Joining her in the relay will be Grant-Williams, Whittemore, and Shanks.  Grant-Williams will also compete in the 100-meter hurdles and Shanks in the 400. Teresa Perez and Abby Hundley will run the 1600 with Perez coming back in the 800. Hurburt will run in his specialty, the 800. Victoria Perez is entered in the Invite section of the discus and the second section of the shot put. They both begin at 3:30 so that should be a bit of an adventure.
We have four freshman runners entered in the county-wide Frosh/Soph meet, all in the evening Invite Section. Abby Hundley will run the girls’ 1600, Fuller the boys’ 400, Van Arsdale the girls’ 800, and Ehert the girls 3200.

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