Greyhounds Brewer excels at javelin at USA Junior Olympics


East Palo Alto Greyhounds' Sofia Brewer threw the javelin 56-7 to finish third in the 8U girls division of the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics at Sacramento State on Wednesday.

Peninsula Flyers' Alexandra Chan, of Menlo School, went 1:10.22 in the girls 15-16 400 hurdles to qualify for the semifinals in that event on Saturday.

Two other locals -- Woodside's Kyra Pretre, a Menlo student, and Peninsula Flyers Christopher Pearson also qualified for the semifinals in their respective events.

Pearson raced 2:08.88 in the boys' 13-14 800 meters while Pretre went 2:22.03 in the girls 13-14 800. Peninsula Flyer Lena Kalotihos went 2:24.77 to finish 26th.

In the 4x800 13-14 girls relay, the Woodside Wildebeests finished fifth with a time of 9:40.93. The Peninsula Flyers, with Ayanna Donwerth, Kalotihos, Elizabeth Vastano and Amariah Davidson, ran 18th in 10:58.91.

The Flyers 13-14 boys 4x800 team of Alonso Gonsalaz-Villagren, Christopher Pearson, Luke Sage and Adam Sage raced 9:10.17 to place 13th overall.

The East Palo Alto Greyhounds 11-12 boys 4x800 relay team placed 16th with a time of 11:18.36.

In the boys 11-12 800 meters, Woodside's Justin Pretre was 24th overall in 2:26.01, Flyers Brody Land-McGowen went 2:33.94 for 42nd and East Palo Alto's Justin Mims, who runs track for Menlo-Atherton, was 48th in 2:41.32.

East Palo Alto's Marquise Reid, a senior at M-A, went 21-6 3/4 in the boys 17-18 long jump, bettering his mark of 21-4 2/3 at last year's Pacific Association Youth Championship. He went 21-10 1/2 at the PAL championships in the spring.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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