After a long preseason, the track and field team had their first meet against Capistrano Valley (CV) on Wednesday, Mar. 4. Because CV is not in South Coast League, the team did not keep score. The team also competed at the annual Blue-and-White meet, in which freshmen and seniors (white) competed against sophomores and juniors (blue); blue won for both girls and boys.
The varsity girls opened the meet with the 400 meter relay. Senior Leah Boskovich, junior Camryn Toole and sophomores Sienna Frederiksen and Ashley Arsenault led the team with a time of 49.86 seconds, beating CV by four seconds.
During the 1600-meter race, freshman Allura Markow and senior Marisa Gaitain placed first (5:15.34) and second (5:19.91), respectively, securing eight points total for the girls. In the field, the girls also found success. Junior Jillian Zarbatany placed first for long jump, jumping a distance of 4.55 meters. Zarbatany also scored first for triple jump with a distance of 9.32 meters.
For high jump, junior Jen Holster won, jumping over a height 1.42 meters, and in pole vault, junior Avery Karner placed first with a height of 3.04 meters.
Juniors Logan Daniels and Jillian Stafford placed first and second for discus with respective distances of 35.14 meters and 34.96 meters.
For boys, junior Justin Boos won the 1600-meter race in 4:42 seconds, with three Dolphins following close behind. Boos also finished first in 10:05 seconds in the 3200-meter race. Senior Chase Walter ran the 200-meter dash and finished first in 22.65 seconds. In field, seniors Shane Stitch and Mason McKhann threw a distance of 42.67 and 41.45 meters, finishing in first and second place. McKhann and Stitch also respectively placed first (13.35 meters) and third (11.86 meters) in shot put.
Junior John Sweeney pole vaulted 3.65 meters, and senior Will Riviere high-jumped 1.87 meters, both placing first in their respective events. Sophomore James Allemann and senior Curren Wahl jumped a distance of 12.31 and 11.91 meters and placed first and second in triple jump.
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