Bronco Invite 17 March 2007
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CHS Track Team Members Perform Well in Bronco Invitational
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The big questions among the elite long and triple jumping community after the Bronco Invite at Rancho Bernardo is “who is this new kid from Coronado and where was he last year?”  The new kid is Junior Kyle Brown a transfer from Lemoore high school in the CIF central section. On his second try in the triple jump Brown demolished the Islander triple jump record set over 25 years ago by Pete Rogers while winning the invitational flight of the event. Normally records that old are bettered by a inch or so but Brown added 15 inches to Roger’s standard of 44 feet 2.25 inches with a 45 foot 5.25 inch effort. Brown also came very close to two other marks by winning the open heat of the 100 in 11.55 against a 5 – 8 knot head wind, and soaring to within 6 inches of the oldest record on the books, Ralph Mitchell’s long jump mark of 23 feet 3/4 inches set in 1938. Brown was edged in this event by section leader Gary Lee from Hoover but he’ll go a lot farther as the season progresses. His jump of 22 feet 7 inches puts him among the county’s top three so far this season.


 During the long jump Sallie Privett was busy running away with the frosh girls 1600 meter with a time for 5:23.3 so Brown ran over and gave her a high-five while she was still in the finish chute. It was a nice “Islander moment” on the track. Adrianna Davies placed 7th in that event in 5:53.2. Ben Enowitz PR’d in the Invitational 3200 meter run with a time of  10:12.94 after passing through the first mile is 5 minutes flat.

 In the girls Invitational pole vault, Danielle Eckert placed 2nd  to state leader, Emily Mattoon, with a vault of 10 feet 1 inch.


Sarah Player had a busy day as well. Probably the worst two events you can choose to combine in a track meet are the high jump and the 300 meter hurdles because hurdles always seem to come-up when you’re trying for the winning height. Sarah’s successful attempt at 5 feet two inches came as the 300 meter hurdlers were being called to the track. It looked that would be enough to win the event but the other girl still left in the competition also cleared on her last try. We know she wouldn’t have any leg left after the hurdle race so we called down for her to ask if she could take all three attempts at 5-4 before she ran. The official agreed and she made the height on her third try which turned out to be the winning height. Then she ran over to the track and placed 2nd in the invitational flight of the 300 hurdles. She came back afterwards to try for a PR but, sure enough, her legs were dead.


Other Islanders competing were Neisha Scales who placed 4th in the open 100  in 13.76 against a strong head wind, and Kenny Twomey who placed 13th in the open triple jump with 39 feet 11.75 inches.