Varsity Boys Track & Field

CCS Championships , Paly wins title

Date of competition: Friday, May 25, 2012

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The Palo Alto boys' track and field team won the 1,600-meter relay for the first time ever to put the finishing touches on its first Central Coast Section team championship on Friday night at Gilroy High. The Vikings finished with 53 points to hold off St. Francis (41.5) and Bellarmine (39).

The Vikings got the meet off to a great start by winning the 400 relay in a school record of 41.56 on Friday at Gilroy High. The time, which erased the previous school mark of 42.07 set last season, is the fourth-fastest in CCS history -- trailing only the No. 1 time of 41.15 by Mt. Pleasant in 1992, the 41.50 by Woodside in 1975 and the 41.54 run by Independence (1988) and Oak Grove (1997).

The Vikings just missed the meet record of 41.54 by Independence while running the No. 4 time in the state this season. Paly's team was Tremaine Kirkman, Jayshawn Gates-Mouton, Morris Gates-Mouton and E.J. Floreal. The Vikings earned 10 points for the win while No. 2 qualifier Bellarmine received zero after being disqualified.

Floreal came back a short time later to win the 100 meters in 10.81. Kirkman finished eighth in 11.15, but still earned a point as the Vikings picked up 11 points -- giving them 21 points.

Paly senior Nikolai Solgaard ran a personal best of 1:54.51 in the 800 meters while finishing third, earning another six points as the Vikings moved to 27 points.

Palo Alto picked up six more points when Victor Du took sixth in the long jump at 20-1 1/2 and then finished sixth in the high jump at 6-3. That gave the Vikings 33 points heading into the 200 meters.

Floreal successfully defended his No. 1 seed in the 200 by winning in 21.84, giving Paly 43 points heading into the 1,600 relay.

CCS Championships
At Gilroy High
Team leaders --
1, Palo Alto 53; 2, St. Francis 41.50; 3, Bellarmine 39; 4, Mitty 32; 5, Monterey 28; 6, San Lorenzo Valley 24; 7, Menlo-Athjerton 23; 8, Wilcox 20; 9 (tie), Prospect and Homestead 18; 11 (tie), Monta Vista and Mountain View 15; 13 (tie), Santa Cruz, Serra, Palma, Gilroy, Valley Christian, Los Altos and Overfelt 14.

(Top three advance to state meet)
400 relay --
1, Palo Alto (Kirkman, J. Gates-Mouton, M. Gates-Mouton, Floreal) 41.56 (school record); 2, St. Francis 43.14; 3, Wilcox 43.21; 4, Westmont 43.31; 5, R.L. Stevenson 43.41 (Oak Grove, Bellarmine did not finish)
1600 -- 1, Baier (MA) 4:20.77; 2, Hinojosa 4:21.36; 3, Salvador (Alisal) 4:21.30; 4, Bowie (Los Altos) 4:21.45; 5, Martin (HMB) 4:22.29; 6, Murphy (SI) 4:23.19; 7, Hales (King City) 4:25.02; 8, Rabuzzi (LA) 4:25.31.
110 HH -- 1, Biawogi (Prospect) 14.42; 2, Dorsey (Monterey) 14.76; 3, Vaca (Mitty) 14.78; 4, Wright (Bell) 15.19; 5, Doan (Milpitas) 15.51; 6, La-Anyane (LOak) 15.62; 7, Nelson (MPleasant) 15.82; 8, Damapong (Carmel) 15.89.
400 -- 1, Surovell (Carl) 48.98; 2, Westerfield (Overfelt) 49.07; 3, Lampkin (SHC) 49.46; 4, Beery (SMateo) 49.54; 5, Tratter (SFrancis) 49.88; 6, Holmes (Jeff) 50.02; 7, Kmak (King’s) 50.64; 8, Marquez (Palma) 51.66.
100 -- 1, Floreal (Paly) 10.81; 2, Sanfilippo (Bell) 10.93; 3, Soares (Gilroy) 10.97; 4, Elzie (Aragon) 11.02; 5, Colucci (Bell) 11.07; 6, Severson (VC) 11.10; 7, Beard (PHills) 11.10; 8, Kirkman (Paly) 11.15.
800 -- 1, Johnson (SLV) 1:53.49; 2, Davis (VC) 1:54.41; 3, Solgaard (Paly) 1:54.51; 4, Rao (MVista) 1:55.84; 5, Hester (MA) 1:56.60; 6, Aguilar (OGrove) 1:57.05; 7, Salvador (Alisal) 1:57.08; 8, Miller (PGrove) 2:00.43.
300 IH -- 1, Vaca (Mitty) 37.96; 2, Biawogi (Prospect) 38.33; 3, Dorsey (Monterey) 39.66; 4, Valdez (Soledad) 39.90; 5, Wright (Bell) 39.97; 6, Hinson (Palma) 40.06; 7, Yeager (LA) 40.37; 8, Nelson (MPleasant) 40.71.
200 -- 1, Floreal (Paly) 21.84; 2, Soares (Gilroy) 22.07; 3, Holmes (Jeff) 22.48; 4, Kret (SBenito) 22.51; 5, Minocha (Harker) 22.54; 6, Colucci (Bell) 22.55; 7, Sanfilippo (Bell) 22.92; 8, Severson (VC) 23.00.
3200 -- 1, Bishop (MVista) 9:09.57; 2, Estifanos (Milpitas) 9:14.66; 3, Hicks (SLV) 9:24.28; 4, Staatz (MView) 9:25.92; 5, Sum (Saratoga) 9:26.45; 6, Beyer (Aragon) 9:27.36; 7, Meijer (Bell) 9:29.59; 8, Vasquez (AHill) 9:34.01.
1600 relay -- 1, Palo Alto (M. Gates-Mouton, Solgaard, Alee, Sullivan) 3:21.16 (school record); 2, San Lorenzo Valley 3:21.41; 3, Overfelt 3:23.88; 4, San Benito 3:24.48; 5, Menlo-Atherton 3:26.26; 6, Salinas 3:26.98 (Bellarmine DNF, St. Francis DQ)
Long jump -- 1, Washington (Palma) 21-7 1/4; 2, Wong (Mitty) 21-3; 3, Hipol (MPleasant) 21-2 1/2; 4, Williams (MA) 20-3; 5, Strehlow (Wilcox) 20-2; 6, Du (Paly) 20-1 1/2.
Triple jump -- 1, Strehlow (Wilcox) 46-7 1/2; 2, Wong (Mitty) 45-6 1/2; 3, Shattuck (SCruz) 44-8 1/2; 4, Nguyen (PHills) 43-10 1/2; 5, Dorsey (Monterey) 43-6 1/2; 6, Sona (Bell) 43-4; 7, Hipol (MPleasant) 43-0 3/4.
Shot put -- 1, Leach (Carmel) 57-9; 2, Beering (Serra) 56-9 1/2; 3, Longinotti (Serra) 55-10 1/4; 4, Bickham (SFrancis) 54-8; 5, Tran (Home) 54-5 1/2; 6, Jackson (Home) 52-11; 7, King (VC) 51-10 1/2; 8, Hampel (MView) 51-6.
Discus -- 1, Bickman (SFrancis) 168-7; 2, Ilaoa (Home) 153-5; 3, Hampel (MView) 152-9; 4, Gottlieb (LGatos) 150-5; 5, Blohm (SI) 146-6; 6, Church (Home) 138-9; 7, Govan (Carmel) 138-4; 8, Yerena (Aptos) 123-7.
High jump -- 1, Dorsey (Monterey) 6-7; 2, Shattuck (SCruz) 6-7; 3, Yeager (LA) 6-5; 4 (tie), Priest (STeresa) and Carlson (SFrancis) 6-3; 6, Du (Paly) 6-3; 7, Silver (Watsonville) 6-1; 8, Van (SHP) 5-11.
Pole vault -- 1, Toney (SFrancis) 15-9; 2, Hughes (LGatos) 15-6; 3, Decker (N. Monterey Co.) 14-6; 4, Macanerney (Aptos) 14-0; 5 (tie), Benko (SValley) and Nicholls (STeresa) 13-0; 7, Yeh (Carl) 12-0.

posted by Palo Alto Online on May 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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