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BSAL track and field championships

St. Mary’s High freshman Spencer Moore took a distance triple one step further Saturday at the Bay Shore Athletic League track and field championships.
After winning the girls 1,600, 800 and 3,200 meters, Moore ran a 1 minute, 1.5 second split for the victorious St. Mary’s 1,600 relay team (4:16.9) in the final event of the meet at Piedmont.
“One race at a time,” said Moore about her focus during the meet. “Don’t think of a future race, just think of the race at hand.”
After winning the 1,600 in 5:24.6, Moore took the lead in the first 150 meters of the 800 on her way to a time of 2:21.06. In the 3,200, she waited until the fifth lap before taking the lead for good and winning with a time of 12:15. She also took the lead in the 1,600 relay while running the second leg of the race. She said she would be dropping the 800 for the North Coast Section Bay Shore Area Championships.
Teammate Trinity Wilson defended her league title in the girls 100 high hurdles (14.00) and also was victorious in the 200 (25.48). There was no wind information available.
“It’s getting way better,” said Wilson about a reoccurring hip flexor problem. She said Saturday that she had not practiced hurdles for a week and a half.
The performances of Moore and Wilson helped St. Mary’s win the girls championship meet team title with 171 points. The St. Mary’s boys also finished first with 172 points.
Ali Roosevelt won two individual events and had a hand in two relay victories for the Panthers boys. He swept the 100 and 200 titles with times of 11.11 and a personal-record 22.10 respectively, and also ran legs for the first-place St. Mary’s 400 relay (43.25) and 1,600 relay (3:28.63) squads.
Piedmont’s Mariano Roy won both boys hurdles races. After edging Kennedy’s Kenneth Walker III in the 110 high hurdles (15.85 to 15.87), he again used a late charge to take the 300 intermediate hurdles title in 41.50. Walker III, who reached the California Interscholastic Federation state championship finals in the 110 hurdles last season as a Freedom sophomore, said he has been working on rehabilitating a hamstring injury.
Lauren Remer broke a Piedmont High record that was set in 1979 when she won the girls 400 title in 57.50 seconds. Encinal’s Devonyo Bills won the boys long jump with a personal-record leap of 22-3.

Phil Jensen

  • http://aol YoMama

    Just attended the EBAL track finals Sat. What a disconnect for Carondelet atheletes and the coaching staff. One of the poorest performances I ever witnessed for them. This once proud track program had state distance and middle distance stars, jumpers and hurdlers. I know there’s lots of atheletic talent out there fom the other teams successes. Time to evaluate the program and coaching staff.

  • S1lverngreen

    YoMama,
    I’ve watched quiet a few DLS duals this year and have also noticed the lack of depth with the Cougars. Perhaps, some of it is youth, not sure of the coaching situation but certainly see an opportunity with the program. I believe that the last time they had an athlete at State was two years ago with A. Johnson (Stanford) I could be missing a few but she is the only that comes to mind. DLS track on the other hand, like football, seems to find a way to field competitive relay teams year and year out. They’ve also benefited from 3 years of productive hurdling from Cotton and Barton. Two weeks from now, the Spartans will be defending their NCS team title in Berkeley.

  • Prep Fan

    I thought Erica Payne was having some success in her first season as a high jumper? Did she take the EBAL HJ title? That would be a good example of utilizing athletic talent from other teams. From what I understand Hannah Huffman could probably even outjump Erica if they got her out there.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jimmydurkintrib Jimmy Durkin

    Payne was among a a group of 10 who cleared 4-10 and didn’t clear 5-0. She officially tied for second with four others who all cleared the 4-10 height on their first attempt.

  • S1lverngreen

    Hey Jimmy,
    Now that the twins have hung up the spikes, who is you pick to win the boy’s open 100 and 200 in NCS? Also, I saw that Walker is hurt (Hamstring) according to Phil’s write up, his times are certainly slower, you think this may hurt him at NCS? Let alone allow him to qualify for State?

  • http://aol YoMama

    Silvergreen, DLS is coached by an ex-sprinter out of SF,who has run on state relay teams, has played college and pro football. He connects to the kids. He also coaches on the DLS football program. CHS apparently is coached by someone who lacks communication skills, has had the 2 poorest seasons in the history of CHS track and is an outsider to CHS.
    There is no excuse the Cougars have fallen this far other than coaching or lack of it.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    DLS track has a;ways been a top notch program, 40.82 NCS short relay record, 7’0 ft. high jumpers, 15′ polevaulters, top sprinters like the Callens, state finalists in th 1600R, Rich Kimbell, best distance star out of Northern California history, middle distance stars, 25’0 long jumper, etc.etc.etc.
    The program is set.
    As far as CHS, that’s a coaching issue. The talent is at the school.

  • S1lverngreen

    YoMama,
    I’ll take your word for it! I am not familiar with the CHS coaches, tell you what though, if coach Harvey coached the sprinters and hurdlers, the Cougars would be highly competitive. The guy is a track genius!

  • http://aol YoMama

    Looks like St. Mary’s and De La Salle head into the state meet as strong NCS representives. I am afraid though looking thru southern state times-it won’t be enough. Relay times are almost a second faster down south and long relay times 5-7 seconds faster. Hurdling is a one man gang, Cabral running 13.27 and 36.19!!!
    Sprinting has several 10.3 and 10.4 guys along with 21.0 200 sprinters. Our best shots are making the finals in the HH, PV, HJ, discus, TJ, LJ and 1600.

  • http://aol BigJoe

    What the heck happened with the Peters kid from Mack for qualifying for state- last time I looked he had a 10.81 in the Oakland section-also thought he made the 200 also???

  • Prep Fan

    Nothing happened to Peters BigJoe. He won the 100 and 200 at the OAL championships and qualifed for state in both. The OAL is not part of the NCS, so he did not participate in the NCS Meet of Champions.

    http://m.insidebayarea.com/iba/db_10909/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=nV1uDpmA&detailindex=1&pn=0&ps=10

  • s1lverngreen

    The North will certainly have it’s challenges in the open 100 and 200 without the twins from Granada. The speed in the South is out of this world. There are some solid 400 kids in the CCS and up north that could be in the final 9 next Saturday. Yomama, field events seem to be our best chance this year. Some of the mid distance kids from the north also look strong. Trinity Wilson should bring home the gold in the 100 hurdles although she will be running against a girl from Poly who is on fire and set a national mark this weekend. Best of luck to Norcal next week as we head to Buchanan. Jimmy, Ben and CO not too much track and field love this year, was up with that?

  • http://www.twitter.com/jimmydurkintrib Jimmy Durkin

    S1lverngreen,
    We’ve covered basically the same amount of track this year as years past. Maybe not a lot of coverage on the blog, but in print I’d say it’s been the same. Phil Jensen is our track guru and he’s had good notes in our Tuesday notebooks all year long. Phil and I will be heading to Clovis this week. I’ll try to get a thread going while I’m down there with some stuff, although with how hectic track meets can get it’s not always so easy.

  • s1lverngreen

    Hey Jimmy,
    Thanks! I live in the South Bay, therefore my CC Times exposure at times is limited to the website. I did see Sunday’s print edition today and noticed the coverage. Much more than the Merc that’s for sure! We are lucky to have you and the rest of the CC Times team covering Prep Sports, including track. Appreciate it and keep up the great work!

  • http://aol BigJoe

    Prep Fan. I know that about Peters. He is not listed nor entered in the official CIF race in either event. The 100 shows Oakland Tech Lewis being the OAL rep at 11.11. He is not listed nor entered in the 200 according to the list with no OAL rep entered so far.
    The St. Mary’s NCS winner must have strached due to 100 and 2 relay entries. That leaves 25 entered in the 200. The events are finalized by Tues and the program printed by Weds. If anyone wants to know about track, ask cuss I am the most informative expert out there except Keith Conning and Hal Harkness.

  • Prep Fan

    Interesting about Peters. Well, good luck to all the East Bay track & field participants. We’ll certainly be missing the twins from Granada this year. I hope Cal junior Noel Frazier can improve upon his 5th place finish last year in the HJ.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jimmydurkintrib Jimmy Durkin

    Peters’ time in the 200 did not meet the OAL state meet qualifying mark of 22.50. From what I could find, Peters’ best mark in the event was 22.60. You don’t need to run the OAL qualifying mark at the OAL meet, but have achieved it at some point throughout the year and it doesn’t look like that happened. (For each event, OAL competitors must not only win their race, but meet an set time or mark to advance to the state meet. So you won’t see an OAL entry in every event.)

    I also found it odd that Peters wasn’t listed in the program for the 100. I texted his coach to see if Marcus was scratching and he replied that Marcus is running in the 100 at state. So I have to assume at this point, there’s something incorrect in the program.

  • DVAL Watcher

    Good Luck to the Nor Cal athletes heading to state! Looking forward to seeing the football players that run track. Always a good way to warm up for the upcoming season. Gotta go all in with DeLa’s 4×100, Frankie S. has been getting faster and stronger all season with Mister gone watch for Frankie to step it up this year in football.
    Barton is a great high school story in the making but, could one of the CC Times reporters give us some ink on Michael Stupka at CVHS an exceptional young man with a great and inspirational story to tell. Looking for him to bring it in the 400!

  • s1lverngreen

    Prep,
    I’ll go out on a limb and say that Frazier will clear 7 feet this weekend to place in the top 3! My last projection is that Wilson will win the 100 over Cox from Poly. Watcher, DLS is going to have to run the perfect 4×100 in order to compete..too much speed in the South. St. Mary’s 4×100 boy’s team is peaking and should get in the mix. Let’s hope the rain stays away on Saturday. See all you track fans in Clovis!

  • Prep Fan

    I hope you are right. He reached 6′ 11″ earlier this year, but 7′ and top 3 would be an amazing accomlishment. He is a great kid too.

  • http://aol YoMama

    peters from mack didn’t run- tech sprinter ran instead. south speed too much for the north- smchs relays looked good, both the top from the ncs. pardini girl copped both the 100 and 200, took the long jump also- last time someone at state won 3 individual events? she is most likely going to Stanford. Rodriquez short relay folded in the finals, a full second off their time finishing last.

  • bhsfan

    actually the prandini girl from clovis is going to oregon the twins from granada wouldve help nor cal with the sprints mcbride from san leandro did well, but overall norcal did pretty well, u got to look at the ccs ssj sections also when i judging norcal track. but yes this year socal was overall better