Varsity Boys Track & Field

WBAL Meet No. 3 , Menlo School 1st

Date of competition: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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For the first time since Menlo School track and field joined the West Bay Athletic League for the 2008-09 season, both the boys and girls teams took first place in a league meet, at home on Wednesday. It was the third WBAL meet of the season. The Menlo boys ran away with the team title with 216 points. The Knights’ nearest competitor among the four teams was Priory (83).

For the boys, Menlo senior Sam Parker won the 800 in 2:05.80 and freshman Matt Myers was second in 2:06.72. They were one-two in the 1,600, as well, with Parker finishing in 4:42.46 and Myers in 4:45.21. Senior Jordan Williams won the 300 hurdles in 47.08 and senior John Shanley was second in 47.84. Menlo swept the top three spots in long jump -- Williams was first in 19-0 1/4, junior Alec Drobac second in 18-9 and senior Kevin Ji was third with a 16-4. Shanley won the 110 high hurdles in 18.24 and the triple jump in 39-7; Williams was second with a 37-2 1/2 and took second in the high jump. Shanley also joined sophomore Max Parker, freshman Travis Chambers and junior Martin Keyt in the 400 that took second.

Menlo senior Matt Lam won shot put with a toss of 38-2 and senior Mafileo Tupou was second. Lam, senior Christian Fajardo and Tupou took the top three spots in discus. The Knights compete in the fourth and final regular-season WBAL meet on Wednesday, April 27, at Sacred Heart Prep.

posted by Palo Alto Online on Apr 14, 2011 at 8:53 am

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