Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Track: Elmer Runge 17 March and Scrimmage

Alysah Hickey Breaks two meet records at Elmer Runge Invite.

There were two track meets last week, a scrimmage between Lincoln, Mission Bay, and Coronado on Thursday at Mission Bay, and the Elmer Runge Invite held at West Hills High School on Saturday.  At the latter meet, Alysah Hickey not only won all three of the events she entered, but she also set school records in two of them. It was rainy all day, so her mark on the high jump was well-off her best. Still, it was good enough to win with a jump of 5 feet even. She didn't do badly in the long jump with a meet-record leap of 17 feet 11 inches, but that was way off her best of 19 feet 5-1/2 inches. Her final event was the 100-meter dash which she won easily with a meet-record time of 12.04 over the second place finisher, Jordon Earl from West Hills, who clocked 12.39. Earl's time of 12.39 puts her in a tie for the second-best time for the 100-meter dash with Olympian's Kolumbia Page. In addition to leading the county in the 100-meter dash, Hickey also is the current county leader in both the High Jump and the Long Jump. In the girls 800-meter run Teresa Perez and Sofia Van Arsdale easily outdistanced the field with times of 2:18.99 and 2:21.61 respectively. Other finishers for the girls' races were Madden Hundley who cruised to an easy win in the 1600-meter run and Annie Holland who placed fifth in the girls' 400-meter dash.  In the last event of the day, Van Arsdale, Hundley, Holland, and Perez teamed-up to win an exciting 4x400 relay over Poway with the Islanders clocking 4:17.79 to Poway's 4:19.23. Helix was a close third with 4:20.81. The other schools were out of contention.  For the boys, Ian Hurlburt continued his string of 800-meter wins with a time of 1:59.89 followed by Luke Klingenberg who was fifth in 2:03.91. In other events, Danny Mineo placed seventh in the 1600-meter run, Nicholas Dunn PR'd in the 100 with a time of 11:52, and Shane Alihan ran 12.18 and 25.36 in the 100 and 200-meter dashes.
The scrimmage on Thursday was mainly to get marks for our new and returning athletes after three weeks of training. We now have 100-meter marks for nearly all of our male sprinters with Dunn, Alihan, Max Fuller, Ben Cahill, and Leo Adams with times under 13 seconds. Dunn also clocked 23.96 for the 200-meter dash. Kainoa Potter ran 56 seconds for the 400 followed by Chris Russell and Ryan Meachum.  We went 1-2-3 in the shot-put with Hayden Dunlap, Nate Kim, and Andrew Needham. Joseph Whalen was fifth and Jack Weisbrod seventh.  In the discus-throw, Weisbord placed second with Needham fourth, Kim fifth, Whalen seventh, and Dunlap eleventh. For the girls, Jimena Mendez looked good placing third in the 200 with a time of 13.54. In that race, Brianna Finnegan and Daniela Rassvetaieff were both under 15 seconds. As usual, Hickey and Ruthie Grant-Williams won the high jump, long jump, sprints and hurdle events. Perez skipped the distance events but placed second to Hickey in the 200 with a time of 27.84. Holland cruised to an easy win in the 800 with 2:35. I thought we weren't going to have any pole vaulters this season, but it turns out that junior, Regina Czerewko, vaulted in the seventh grade. We took a couple of practices, and she cleared 6 feet for third. Our next two meets are a double-dual meet vs. Crawford and Christian this Thursday at Crawford, followed by the Mt. Carmel Invite for those who qualified by mark this Saturday.

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