Sabrina Jin jumped 9.5 inches farther than she ever has in the triple jump Friday evening at Menlo-Atherton High School. Her PR landed her in the upcoming CCS qualifying meet in 2 weeks and also gave her a 2nd place finish overall in the PAL Varsity finals for the event. Friday’s PAL meet also included preliminary heats on the track and 3 other Bearcats will be racing in the PAL finals this Saturday to try and join Jin at CCS.
Mallorie Jenne aded a PR in the 1600, edging her previous best by 0.16 seconds and posting the 3rd best time in the prelims. Evelyn Contreras squeaked into the 400 finals with the 8th and final qualifying time.
On the men’s side, Jake Jeffries was the lone individual qualifier and will be running in the finals of both the 110 and 300 hurdles where he posted the 3rd and 2nd best times respectively on the day, setting his own PR in the 300. Tenth place finishes were recorded by Kevin Grant in the 200 and Noa Mandorf in the 400 but only 8 advance to Saturday’s finals. However, the pair will lead the Bearcat 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams at PAL Finals.
In an unfortunate finish to what typified an injury-plagued season for the boys sprint team, speedster Andrew Breen pulled up before the finish in the 400 with a knee injury. The senior was not only leading his heat coming out of the final turn, but he was ahead of the league’s fastest 400 runner, Alex Abbas of El Camino High. All hopes are for a speedy recovery for Breen.