STANFORD – The Stanford Invitational on Saturday produced loads of excellent highschool observe and subject performances. Right here’s a take a look at a number of the highlights from Day 2 of the meet:
Duel to the end line
Maybe essentially the most excellent race occurred within the women 100-meter hurdles ultimate. It pitted Silver Creek’s Jazlynn Shearer, who set a private file and state-best this season of 13.61 seconds within the preliminaries, towards Jasmine Jones of Better Atlanta Christian, who was proper behind her with a time of 13.67 within the prelim’s. Within the ultimate, Shearer used an impressive begin to get to the opening hurdle first, however Jones closed the hole and the 2 opponents had been almost side-by-side approaching the ultimate hurdle. Jones eked out a .03 win over Shearer (13.49 to 13.52). Jones’ time is tied for second within the nation this highschool season in keeping with Athletic.web, and Shearer mark is fourth within the nation and first within the state. “Felt nice about my race. I don’t assume I might have run it higher. I simply had a very nice competitor,” mentioned the UNLV-bound Shearer, who gained the lengthy bounce on Friday with a leap of 19 ft, one-half inch. Shearer, who additionally leads the state and is second within the nation within the triple bounce (40-6), selected to bypass that occasion Saturday. She plans to compete in all three occasions on the Arcadia Invitational subsequent weekend.
Okoro dominates the 100
Amador Valley’s Chinyere Okoro was the category of the sector within the women 100. Within the preliminaries, her time of 11.75 was not solely .40 forward of the second-fastest time, it was additionally the quickest wind-legal time within the state this season. The Oregon-bound Okoro then improved on that mark by successful the ultimate in a wind-legal 11.69. Solely a wind-aided 11.40 mark by Calabasas’ De’anna Nowling is quicker this season. Okoro gained the ultimate Saturday by .34. “I really feel like I did undoubtedly higher than final yr,” mentioned Okoro, who ran 11.76 within the 100 in final yr’s Stanford Invitational. “I can nonetheless tweak a pair issues although. I simply got here right here to execute, and I’m glad to be right here.” Okoro can be competing within the 100 and 200 on the Arcadia Invitational. She has the second-fastest time within the 200 within the state this season (24.52).
Meters don’t throw off Bellarmine jumper
With the Stanford Invitational offering each faculty/post-collegiate and highschool competitions, subject occasions such because the boys triple bounce on Saturday had been measured in meters as an alternative of ft. “It was a little bit bit completely different, however my coach was up within the stands form of like translating it to ft for me,” Bellarmine’s Kijana Hilton mentioned. “As soon as I bought the dangle of it, I form of began to know it and get a gauge of the interpretation into ft.” On his second try, the 6-foot-5 senior produced the successful mark of 13.89 meters (45 ft, 7 inches). Santa Teresa’s Jared Vazquez was the one different competitor with a mark over 13.75 meters, as he positioned second with a mark of 13.76 (45-1 3/4).
Fairly a double
Redwood-Larkspur’s Liam Anderson accomplished a formidable double on the Stanford Invitational by successful the boys 1,600 in 4:13.49, the third-fastest time within the state this season. On Friday, the Stanford-bound Anderson gained the three,200 in 8:59.77. He holds the second-fastest time within the nation this yr in that occasion (8:56.88). Jesuit-Carmichael’s Matt Strangio, the nationwide leaders within the 3,200 (8:47.97), was second to Anderson within the 1,600 on Saturday (4:14.40). “We knew it was going to be me and Matt, actually, and he took it out fast and I simply caught on it, after which third lap we actually slowed down a little bit bit, so I noticed a possibility and went for it,” mentioned Anderson. He made a transfer within the third lap and ran side-by-side with Strangio, then took the lead for good across the ultimate curve. Anderson’s ultimate 400 cut up was 58.9.
Completely different technique yields outcomes
St. Francis sophomore Isabelle Cairns didn’t wish to run too quick within the first lap of the women 800. That plan labored to perfection, as she kicked to a win with a time of two:12.90. “I knew that this yr I had to stick with the principle pack and simply keep as related as I might, and I wasn’t actually considering of main,” Cairns mentioned. “I wasn’t anticipating to win. I simply needed to remain within the race, end it, do as finest as I might. However I noticed a gap with 100 to go and I took it, and it labored out fairly properly.”
Time for a private file
Normally when there are lots of heats in an occasion, the highest instances come out of 1 warmth. However Los Gatos’ Joey Monti bucked that pattern Saturday. Within the boys 400, he gained the second warmth with a personal-record time of 49.51, the third-fastest time of the competitors. The opposite top-five instances got here from the primary warmth. “I felt fairly relaxed at first, form of a light-weight tailwind, after which hit the 200 and dropped it,” mentioned Monti about his race. Within the 1,600 relay, he anchored Los Gatos 1,600 relay crew to victory with a 49.04 cut up. The crew of senior Luka Bommarito, junior Vincent Foster, senior Masaki Wada-Regulation and Monti gained in 3:22.32.
The St. Mary’s-Berkeley women 400 relay crew of sophomore Kaia Gant-Hatcher, senior Sophia Alexander, freshman Maddie Dwyer and junior Sofia Bailey gained the occasion in 48.50. The identical foursome (Bailey, Alexander, Dwyer and Hatcher) positioned second within the 1,600 relay (3:56.10). … Different highschool winners on Saturday included Alonzo Floriolli of Kennedy-Fremont within the boys 100 (10.72), Pittsburg’s John Maka within the boys discus (176-8), Los Gatos’ Max Gurevitz within the boys shot put (53-1), Healdsburg’s Gabrielle Peterson within the women 1,600 (4:52.08), the Monterey Path-Elk Grove boys 400 relay crew (41.68), Jesuit’s Chase Gordon within the boys 800 (1:53.25), Corona’s Egbe Ndip-Agbor within the women 400 (55.44), Monterey Path’s Zachary Larrier within the boys 400 (48.34), Jamar Marshall of St. Mary’s-Stockton within the boys 110 excessive hurdles (13.99), Sheldon-Sacramento within the women 1,600 relay (3:55.95), Laurel Wong of Santa Catalina within the women pole vault (12-5 half of), Vanden’s Sameerah Evans within the women triple bounce (38-Zero 1/4), Lincoln-Stockton’s Aylana Crosby within the women excessive bounce (5-6), Fowler’s Jocelynn Budwig within the women discus (164-6) and shot put (46-Four 3/4) and San Marcos’ Beau Allen within the boys excessive bounce (6-8).