Escondido and Frosh/Soph championships - Player and Eckert get records 29-30 April
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The scheduled track meet with Christian Thursday was cancelled due to the rain. In retrospect, this was fortunate because we had three meets in a row lined up and several of our key athletes were nursing nagging injuries.

Friday Adam Munns and Reid McLean competed in the seeded flight of the high jump at the All-Boys Escondido Invitational. Munns was uncharacteristically off his form and only managed to clear 6’2," well below his season best of 6’7." His effort however was good enough for second place with McLean picking up third place honors, also at 6’ 2."

Saturday sophomores Sarah Player and Danielle Eckert, and Freshman Ben Enowitz competed in the Frosh-Soph Championships held at Mt. Carmel High School. Because of a sore hip flexor and a touch of tendonitis in her foot, we’ve kept Player out of competition since she broke the school 300-meter hurdles record and high jumped 5’5" a couple of weeks ago.

Because of these injuries, she entered the high jump competition a bit rusty, but still was able to clear 5’0" to win the sophomore girls’ city title. Since her foot wasn’t bothering her, we decided to run her in the 300-meter hurdles, with instructions to start out slow and to pull out if she felt any pain in either affected area.

Following instructions, she was in fourth place after 200 meters had elapsed. In the final stretch, her competitive instinct took over and she closed to second place with a time of 46.96, eclipsing her own school record of 47.30. She’s back.

Since there is no longer pole vault competition in dual meets in the Harbor League, Eckert has very few opportunities to compete in her favorite event. She qualified for the Frosh-Soph meet last week at the Jaguar Invitational with a third place effort of 8’6." That was her first and only previous pole vault competition this year, but it was good enough to get her ready, as she set a personal record of 9’6" in this meet. This was good enough for second place and a share of the school record with Lisa Robbins, who jumped the same height in 2002.

So at the end of the day, two sophomore girls set two new school records, won a championship and place second in two events. Not too shabby.

In the Frosh Boys 3,200-meter run, Enowitz’s first mile time was 5:03 and he looked very relaxed. However in the race’s latter stages, a stomach cramp forces him off the pace and he finished eighth with a time of 10:35. Still a pretty good time and finish in the tough San Diego Section.