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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 10:54 am

The Track & Field season is starting to wind down and Head Coach George Green provides the details of their meet last week. “Our final League Meet of the season was the City League Finals at Kearny High School Friday.

“The main purpose of this event was to qualify athletes for the CIF Prelims, but a secondary purpose was to name the League Champions for each event as well as the Athletes of the Year for both Track and Field. League Championship medals were awarded to the top three athletes in each event. After all the running and jumping, we advanced 15 athletes to the CIF Prelims. There are three ways to advance to CIF. You win your event; you hit a qualification mark; or you advance by place. The last method needs a little more explanation. If you don’t get in by winning or by mark, you can still advance by being among the top 27 athletes in all the other League Finals in Division II, which were held last Friday. Below I’ll indicate how an athlete advanced by using the short cuts ‘won,’ ‘mark,’ and ‘place.’ I’ll go in order of our events.

“Our first race was the Boys’ 4x100 meter relay manned by Shane Alihan, Nick Dunn, Zane Delcore, and Kainoa Potter, in that order. They placed third in the league race with a time of 45.21 but placed 19th in Division II to advance to CIF by place.  In the Girls’ 1,600 meters, Madden Hundley advanced by both mark and place with a time of 5:15.28. Abigail Hundley advanced by place with 5:31.81, and Samantha Russell placed fourth with 6:16.39. Madden’s places were second for both our league and the CIF behind Christian’s Alaina Zamorano. In the Boys’ 1,600, Brad Busby advanced by place with a time of 4:40.78 followed by Cole Mullins (4:47.04), and Conor Youngblood (5:40.80).

“In the Boys’ 100 hurdles, John Cook advanced by winning with a time of 17.70, followed by Orion James (18.42), Noah Wahamaki (19.02), and Tim Shumaker (20.35). The Girls’ 100 was an extremely fast race with the top two Girls in the San Diego section going head-to-head. Madison’s Aysah Shaheed nipped Coronado’s Alysah Hickey at the tape with a time of 11.90. Hickey ran 11.92 followed by Brianna Finnegan (14.13) and Daniela Rassvetaieff (14.18). Finnegan came back in the 200 with a time of 29.14. Dunn advanced by place in the Boys’ 100 with a time of 11.19 and came back later in the 200 to advance by place with a time of 23.00. He followed up by placing fourth in the long jump, with a leap of 19 feet, 7 inches.

“The Girls’ 800 was won by Teresa Perez in 2:17.25. She outlasted Christian’s Zamorano in a very close race. The pair are the top two seeds in Division II going into the CIF Prelims. Sofia Van Arsdale also qualified by mark with a time of 2:23.50 followed by Madden Hundley qualifying by place in 2:31.14, and Abigail Hundley in 2:32.30. There’s a good chance that Abigail will scratch into the CIF Prelims as she’s now sitting in 30th place. Regina Czerewko picked up the second place medal in the 300-meter hurdles. Her time put her 19th among Division II hurdlers, so she advanced by place. In that same race Jasmine Chaney placed fifth with a time of 57.31. Regina also placed fifth in the 400 with a time of 64.81.

“The Girls put together a last minute 4x400 team consisting of Teresa Perez, Czerewko, Abigail Hundley, and Finnegan to clock 4:20.47 behind Christian. This was fast enough to advance to the CIF Finals by place. The Boys’ 4 x 400 team consisting of Alihan, Wahamaki, Jesse Vernallis, and Potter placed second behind Madison with 3:48.22, after Crawford was disqualified for cutting a runner off at their third handoff.

“In the Girls’ field events, Hickey won both the Girls high jump and long jump with marks of 5 feet, 8 inches and 20 feet, 1.5 inches respectively. She’s the State leader in both events. Victoria Perez won the discus-throw with a toss of 118 feet, 9 inches to advance. She also advanced in the shot-put by place with a heave of 31 feet, 9 inches.

“In the Boys’ throws, Jack Weisbrod was our top performer with a heave of 37 feet, 9 inches in the shot-put and 78 feet, 1 inch in the discus. Joe Whalen, Andrew Needham, and Asa Valdivia were our other shot putters in that order. Needham and Whalen were our next two in the discus.”

Saturday, May 11, the 15 Islander Track & Field athletes who qualified to participate in the CIF Prelims will compete at Mt. Carmel High School. The Finals will be held at Mt. Carmel Saturday, May 18, with events running from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

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