The Gunn girls' track and field team will have the opportunity to compete for the SCVAL De Anza Division dual-meet title following a 96-28 victory over visiting Saratoga on Thursday.
The Titans improved to 4-0 and will host rival Palo Alto (4-0) on April 25 with the regular-season dual-meet title on the line.
Gunn was fortunate just to get Thursday's meet completed.
"Crazy meet," said Gunn coach PattiSue Plumer. "Our timer didn't show up so, on the fly, we organized a group of parent volunteers and coaches to serve as timers/judges. Not the way I like to do it, but we survived. Though this morning, I sorta feel like I was hit by a truck."
Gunn won all four divisions, including a 67-60 win by the varsity boys (3-1).
"We put at least two timers on the first-place finisher of each race so I think those times are pretty accurate," said Plumer.
Gunn junior Sarah Robinson once again was the standout as she won the 800 in 2:14.3 and the 3200 in 10:31.5, both hand times.
"The 10:31 time was especially frustrating because it was close to the school record and was even more impressive given the 30 people in the race, most of whom were lapped by her and the winning boy (Thomas Rasmussen from Gunn in 10:29)," Plumer said.
The school record in the girls' 3200 is 10:31.04 by Tori Tyler, run in the 2005 Central Coast Section finals. Tyler went on to win the state title a week later.
Robinson's time of 10:31.5 converted to auto timing gives her a 10:31.64 mark, putting her No. 13 on the all-time CCS list. Tyler ranks No. 11.
In other top efforts by Gunn, freshman Maya Miklos won her first 200 ever in 26.7. That came after running her first 800 ever in 2:29. Plumer said the time would have been faster had Miklos not gone out with Robinson in 62 seconds for the opening lap.
Gunn hurdler Wyatt Eberspacher moved into the school's top-10 list with a hand-timed ran 14.7 in the 110 high hurdles. That converts to 14.94 and moves him among the CCS leaders.
In San Jose, the Palo Alto boys won 11 events and took over sole possession of first place in the SCVAL De Anza Division with an 89-38 victory over host Lynbrook on Thursday.
Paly (4-0) outscored Lynbrook, 34-4, in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 and won all five field events. Eilon Tzur swept the triple jump and high jump, Spencer Drazovich took the shot put and discus, Victor Du leaped 22-10 3/4 to take the long jump and Jayshawn Gates swept the 100 (10.93) and 200 (21.95) in wind-aided times to pace the victory. Nick Sullivan clocked a solid 49.72 to win the 400 for Paly.
The Paly girls, meanwhile, remained unbeaten with an 80-47 victory over Lynbrook. Paly also won 11 events. Julia Asin won the 400 and 200 for the Vikings while teammate Charlotte Alipate swept the discus and shot put. Paly also won both relays.