Varsity Girls Track & Field

Gunn 79, Palo Alto 48

Date of competition: Thursday, April 23, 2009

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The difference between the Gunn and Palo Alto girls' track and field teams is evident in their records this season -- the Titans are 4-1 while the Vikings are 0-6 in the SCVAL De Anza Division. That gap showed up Thursday as Gunn ran away with a 79-48 dual-meet triumph on a cool and breezy evening on the Vikings' track. "We just have too many holes we haven't filled yet," said Paly coach Jason Fung. Gunn coach Ernie Lee, meanwhile, was able to shift his lineup around while preparing for the upcoming SCVAL Championships and beyond. Freshman Kieran Gallagher tested her durability by doubling in the 400 (1:01.5) and 800 (2:27.9), winning both. She also came from behind on the anchor leg to help the Titans win the final 1,600 relay with a team that included basketball standout Jackie Evans.

Gunn's depth in the distance races won out as senior Allegra Mayer ran her fastest 3,200 of the year and won in 11:18.3 while junior Lisa Fawcett was second with a lifetime best of 11:31.1. Gunn sophomore Erin Robinson won the mile in a personal record of 5:18.2 (No. 7 all-time at Gunn) with fellow sophomore Emma Dohner second in 5:22.4. Junior Sunny Margerum was able to cut back her normal schedule of four events to three, winning the 100 hurdles (14.9) in a school record and long jump at 16-10 1/2 on her first and only attempt. She shares the CCS lead at 17-8. Margerum also finished second in the 100 at 12.3 (No. 6 in school history), edged at the finish line by Paly's Emily Yeates (a personal best of 12.3). Yeates doubled back to win the 200 (26.6) in addition to running a leg on the Vikings' winning 400 relay (50.6).

SCVAL De Anza Division
Gunn 79, at Palo Alto 48
(All races hand-timed)
400 relay -- Palo Alto (Hoglund, Yeates, Nielson, Guo) 50-6; Mile -- Robinson (G) 5:18.2; 100 hurdles -- Margerum (G) 14.9; 400 -- Gallagher (G) 1:01.5; 100 -- Yeates (PA) 12.3; 800 -- Gallagher (G) 2:27.9; 300 IH -- Price (PA) 48.1; 200 -- Yeates (PA) 26.6; 3200 -- Mayer (G) 11:18.3; 1,600 relay -- Gunn (O'Connell, Hsueh, Evans, Gallagher) 4:25.1; High jump -- Sky (G) 5-0; Long jump -- Margerum (G) 16-10 1/4; Triple jump -- Rogers (G) 33-0 1/4; Shot put -- Gumbrecht (G) 28-4 1/2; Discus -- Lydster (G) 89-0.
Records: Gunn 4-1; Palo Alto 0-6

posted by Palo Alto Online on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

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