Varsity Girls Track & Field

Gunn 3rd, SCVAL De Anza Division finals

Date of competition: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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It was a satisfying day for the Gunn girls despite a third-place finish at the SCVAL De Anza Division Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Palo Alto High. The Titans had two sophomores defend their titles -- Kieran Gallagher in the 800 and Julia Maggioncalda in the high jump -- while other performances prevented Mountain View from defending while helping Los Altos claim the team title. The Eagles won with 129 points while the Spartans were a close second with 112. Gunn finished third with 83 while host Palo Alto was fifth with 47.

Gallagher and Maggioncalda both had a hand in helping Los Altos win. Gallagher clocked a meet and school record of 2:12.43 to win the 800 in a lifetime best. She beat Mountain View's Allison Sturges. Maggioncalda won the high jump at 5-2, also holding off Kylie McKown of Mountain View. Gunn junior Kiana Choroski also helped Los Altos by winning the 100 hurdles in a personal best of 15.76 (albeit wind-aided) and defeating Mountain View's Martina De Geus to win the 300 hurdles in season best of 48.13. The Titans also got a victory in the 3200 from junior Erin Robinson (11:04.62), who also picked up big points with a second in the 1600 (5:13.55).

Palo Alto senior Erika Hoglund was among the busier athletes on Thursday. She ran a leg on the Vikings' 400 relay that clocked a season best of 49.88; took second in the triple jump at 34-2 3/4, finished third in the long jump at 16-2 and ran in the 100.

Next up for the top qualifying athletes will be the SCVAL Qualifier at Los Gatos High on May 14.

SCVAL De Anza Division Championships
At Palo Alto High
Team scores -- 1, Los Altos 129; 2, Mountain View 112; 3, Gunn 83; 4, Los Gatos 65; 5, Palo Alto 47; 6, Milpitas 17; 7, Lynbrook 13.
400 relay -- 1, Los Altos 49.18; 2, Palo Alto 49.88; 3, Mountain View 51.22; 4, Milpitas 51.91; 5, Gunn 51.97; 6, Lynbrook 55.25.
1600 -- 1, Sturges (MView) 5:09.03; 2, Robinson (Gunn) 5:13.55; 3, Katz (LG) 5:16.43.
100 hurdles -- 1, Choroski (Gunn) 15.76; 2, Lamb (Milpitas) 16.51; 3, Yeates (PA) 16.53.
400 -- 1, Andrew (MView) 59.48; 2, Wobber (LA) 1:00.11; 3, Bowie (LA) 1:00.76.
100 -- 1, Planell (LA) 12.60; 2, Li (LA) 12.70; 3, Yeates (PA) 12.86; 4, Nord (Gunn) 12.95.
800 -- 1, Gallagher (Gunn) 2:12.43 (meet record, old mark 2:15.81 by Lattanzi, Paly, 2008; school record, old mark 2:14.49 by Gallagher, '09); 2, Sturges (MView) 2:16.22; 3, Huang (Lyn) 2:19.57.
300 hurdles -- 1, Choroski (Gunn) 48.13; De Geus (MView) 48.93; 3, Vance (LG) 50.10.
200 -- 1, Planell (LA) 26.28; 2, Andrew (MView) 26.60; 3, Lo (LA) 26.82; 4, Nielsen (PA) 27.06; 5, Nord (Gunn) 27.19.
3200 -- 1, Robinson (Gunn) 11:04.62; 2, Katz (LG) 11:06.51; 3, Hicks (LA) 11:48.59.
1,600 relay -- 1, Mountain View 4:08.99; 2, Los Altos 4:11.29; 3, Los Gatos 4:12.74; 4, Gunn 4:17.33; 5, Lynbrook 4:18.43; 6, Palo Alto 4:19.86; 7, Milpitas 4:41.31.
High jump -- 1, Maggioncalda (Gunn) 5-2; 2, McKown (MView) 5-2; 3, Baird (Gunn) 5-0.
Long jump -- 1, Planell (LA) 16-11 1/2; 2, De Geus (MView) 16-6; 3, Hoglund (PA) 16-2.
Triple jump -- 1, Li (LA) 35-0; 2, Hoglund (PA) 34-2 3/4; 3, De Geus (MView) 33-9 1/2.
Discus -- 1, Guzman (LG) 123-9; 2, Rowe (MView) 122-9; 3, Logan (LA) 113-3.
Shot put -- 1, Logan (LA) 37-5; 2, Guzman (LG) 37-2 1/2; 3, Hamel (LA) 34-9 1/2.

posted by Keith Peters on May 7, 2010 at 11:48 am


Gunn sophomore Kieran Gallagher leads the pack in the girls' 800 on her way to a school and meet record of 2:12.43 at the SCVAL De Anza Division Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Gunn's Erin Robinson (left) wound up second in the girls' 1600 on Thursday at the SCVAL De Anza Division Track and Field Championships. Robinson came back to win the 3200. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Gunn junior Kiana Choroski (right) races to the finish line to win the girls' 100 hurdles in a personal best of 15.76 on Thursday while Paly's Emily Yeates finished third. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

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