TRACK AND FIELD: Athletes set five personal records at Bill Kearney Invite

 

SALINAS – Five personal records were set as members of the GHS
track and field team participated in the Bill Kearney Invitational
in Salinas on Saturday.
SALINAS – Five personal records were set as members of the GHS track and field team participated in the Bill Kearney Invitational in Salinas on Saturday.

The boys’ 4X100-meter relay team of David Guenther, Ronnie Short, Julius Travis and Romeo Travis, completed a clean race and posted a new PR time of 43.69 seconds to place at the top of the leaderboard.

Julius Travis was also the top finisher in the 100 meter dash, crossing in 11.14, edging David Allen of Madera (11.33) to earn the victory.

In just his second full competition back from an early-season hip injury, Jourdan Soares recorded a PR in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6-00. The jump landed him in fifth place, just six inches out of the first-place slot. Continuing with the PR trend, Chima Ikeme came away with a fourth-place finish and a personal-best in the discus with a 143-00.

On the girls’ side, Angeline Kimbo took home a fifth with a PR throw of 33 1/2 in the shot put, and at the frosh/soph level, Samantha Una Dia finished first in the 100 hurdles with a PR time of 17.07.

The Christopher High frosh/soph track and field team, which is also coached by GHS headman, Jeff Myers, also found some success on Saturday.

The boys finished in 10th behind strong performances by Martin Ettema, who captured a fourth place in the 65-meter hurdles and a third in the 300, and a third place from Zach Bassi in the pole vault, springing over the bar at 11-00.

Next up for GHS (3-1 in the Tri-County Athletic League) is a dual meet with Alisal on Wednesday in Salinas.

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