State Meet 1-2 June

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From Nado Natterings by Dave Axelson

By the end of the week, the lone Islander athlete remaining in post-season competition was CHS senior track athlete Sarah Player. CHS Track Head Coach George Green, who along with CHS High Jump Coach Kerry Elders accompanied Player to the state meet in Sacramento, brings us up to date on the action. “As reported last week, Sarah qualified for the State meet in both the high jump and the 300 meter hurdles.

This marked the first time in Coronado High School history that anyone has qualified for the state meet in two events. She also set a new CHS record in the 100-meter dash of 12.35 seconds.

At the state meet, the high jump and the 300-meter hurdles were being contested at the same time, so she was a bit torn between the two events. She had to make her last jumps early, and then run over to check in for the hurdles, with very little time for warm-up.

Still, her 5-foot, 3-inch clearance in the high jump and her 46.16 in the hurdles were respectable considering the conditions. Sarah finished this year as the Central League’s MVP for Girls Track and with four CHS school records on the books: the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.