Player Concludes Track Season
CHS Head Track Coach George Green checks in with final results of Sarah Player’s efforts in the CIF Track meet. "It took meet officials more than 10 minutes to resolve the outcome of the girls’ 300-meter hurdle race at the CIF finals Saturday. At stake was which of the two girls who crossed the finish line in a dead-heat for third place would advance to the state meet.
Islander junior Sarah Player and Torrey Pines’ Mallory Mainquist were so close, the time difference between them was less than one-thousandth of a second. The final state berth was finally awarded to Mainquist. The official time for both girls was 45.37 seconds.
This marks the third week in a row that Sarah lowered the Coronado High School 300-meter hurdle record. In addition to her fourth place overall finish in the hurdles (second among Division II runners), she was the fourth place Division II finisher in the high jump, after a grueling 4-hour competition.
Immediately after clearing 5 feet, Sarah had to check out to prepare for the hurdles. Upon returning, she cleared 5-2 for the fourth place slot. She finished her track season with school records in the 100-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, and a tie for the record in the 200-meter dash. She’ll be back next year as the county’s top seed in the 300-meter hurdles, as all three of the state qualifiers are seniors.