The Varsity and Frosh-Soph Mens and Women’s Track teams traveled to Gilroy early Saturday morning (3/18) for a full day of events in the Garlic Classic invitational meet. Over 30 teams participated and the Bearcats took in their share of medals in their first meet of the spring. On the Men’s side, the sprints were a strong suit for SMHS as they are expected to be all season. For Varsity, Jake Jeffries brought home bronze in both the 110M and 300M Hurdles and Kevin Grant won silver in the 200M sprint. The two Juniors teamed up with Andy Feng and Bruno Brasilero to take 2nd in the 4×100 relay as well. Noa Mandorf garnered a silver medal for the Frosh-Soph mens team in the 400M. Nicolas Poellinger also had a good opening meet with 6th place in the Varsity Shot Put and Gallo Reyes landed 8th in the Triple Jump.
For the Women’s team it was the Frosh-Soph team that led the way. Sophomore Mallorie Jenne had an outstanding meet winning gold in the 3200m race with a PR of 12:06 and she also placed second in the 1600M. Isabel Ting landed a bronze medal in the long jump, Lydia McIntyre took 5th in the discus and Lillian Torres placed 8th in the shot put. For the Varsity squad, Natalia Diaz finished in 7th place in the 200M sprint.
The T&F squads’ next event is a dual meet at SMHS against S. San Francisco on March 30 followed by a trip to Stockton on April 1 to compete in the Delta Mustang Invitational meet.