In our first team competition off the spring break the Islander girls looked strong winning over Christian 76-55. Distance runners Sallie Privett and Annie Lovering ran together in the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter runs for the top 2 places in each of those events. Davies also picked-up a 3rd place finish on the 800 and placed 4th in the 1600. Freshman Cassie Callahan looked good winning both the long jump and high jumps with Neisha Scales placing 2nd in the former and Briana Giorgionie 2nd in the latter. Giorgionie also picked-up 5 points for winning the pole vault and Scales 10 more points for winning both the 100 and 200 meter dashes in 12.9 and 27.7 respectively. Freshman Rishina Mancillis had a good day with wins in both the 100 meter hurdles (followed by freshman Danielle Swanson in 3rd) and 100 meter dash with a nice time of 13.1. Showing good flexibility for someone new to track Swanson also placed 4th in both the shot put and 300 meter hurdles. The 2nd place finisher in the 300 hurdles was Madalyn Danielson with one of the best freshman times in the county of 49.9 seconds. That's pretty amazing considering she learned how to jump them the day before. She'll be one to watch in the future. Natalie Brooks has had a quad pull for a couple of weeks so she picked up throwing recently and placed 2nd in the discus and 3rd in the shot put. In the 400 Sadie Gimber came off an injury that has all but kept her from training since soccer to place 3rd followed by Grace Laukaitis in 4th.
Despite valiant efforts by Kyle Brown and Ben Enowitz the boys' team succumbed by the score of 91 to 60. As usual Brown won the 100 (11.2), long jump, and triple jump. Enowitz won a tough 1600, the 3200, then immediately came back in the 4x400 teamed with Michael Gasparro, Ricardo Oberwager and David Grimes in an exciting come-from-behind win that saw Grimes split his 2nd 53ish 400 of the day. Earlier he won the open 400 in 53.8 with Gasparro 2nd in 54.5. Gasparro, Brown, Oberwager, and Will Bartsch. took the 4x100 in 46.6. Gasparro also won the 200 in 23.7 and Bartsch the pole vault and 2nd place in the high jump. Matt Villalobs placed 3rd in the long jump and 4th in the 200 with 24.7.
Two days later at the 5th annual Patrick Henry Elmer Runge Classic (you mean you don't know who Elmer Runge was?) Soph Sallie Privett led the featured Thom Hunt mile on the last lap but was out kicked by OLP's Sammie Silva in the stretch. That's nothing to be ashamed of because Sammie's pretty fast (CIF D-IV runner-up at the state XC meet). Privett's time of 5:13.12 converts to a 1600 meter time of 5:11.30 and places her 6th county-wide in a very tough group of female milers this season. Not satisfied with second she came back 90 minutes later in the fast heat of the 800 to win going away with a time of 2:23.41. Also posting a best mark of the day was Kyle Brown who won the long jump with a leap of 21-4.75. He came back later to place 2nd in the triple jump with 43-4. Ben Enowitz had a very hard day at the Christian Dual meet and is coming off an injury, still he did well in the 3200, posting a time of 10:07.9 for 6th overall. In the girls' sprints Neisha Scales placed 7th out of the 55 girls running the 100 with a time of 13.16 and 6th out of 46 girls in the 200 with 27.32. In the boys' 200 Michael Gasparro placed 17th out of 62 runners in 23.77. David Grimes felt the two 53's he ran on Thursday in the 400 and could only manage 55.65 on obviously tight legs. Briana Giorgionie's who's been nursing a quad pull placed 7th in the pole vault.