In an abbreviated schedule last week, Track and Field Head Coach George Green took two of his star athletes Sarah Player and Kyle Brown to compete in the Arcadia Invitational. By competing in the event, Player now holds the county-best time in the 300-meter hurdles so far this year, with an early-season effort of 45.43. That time is only .06 seconds off of her CHS school record time of 45.37 set last year in the CIF finals. Player also was named one of “The San Diego Union-Tribune’s” Athletes of the Week last week for her performance in the Runge Invitational Meet held at Patrick Henry High School.
According to Green, Brown’s timing was off a tad in both the long jump and triple jump events, but was still able to post a long jump of 21 feet and a triple jump of 43-feet, 11-inches. Brown has established a friendly rivalry with Hoover’s Gary Lee, a state-level competitor in both jump events. “They see each other at every meet and there’s a lot of good-natured heckling,” said Green. Lee, like Brown, is also a standout football player.