May 29 – Meet of Champions Results

I can give you all the individual results of the meet and I will, but that does not tell the story of this team. This team continued to improve the entire year (boys and girls) and this weekends’ meet was not an exception. Only Julia Lyons qualified for the State Meet, and it is a great accomplishment by Julia and the best individual result by an Acalanes athlete, this performance by Julia was one of three great performances over the weekend.

The girls 4 x 400 was the second highlight of the meet. Imani Boggan, Maya Michon, Annie Klopstock, and Muppy Gragg. In trials Imani handed the baton off to Maya in first place, Maya handed off in first place to Annie. Annie was leading when another runner ran past her on the back stretch and as coached, Annie let the runner pass her and tucked in just behind her. When Annie hit the straight away, she flew past that runner only to hand off the baton in first place to Muppy. Muppy took it wire to wire and we finished first in our heat and the third fastest time of the day. We ran 3:58.49. It sounds easy, but each runner was challenged on every leg.

The next day when Muppy got the baton we were in fourth. Again Muppy held her position at fourth and that is where we placed. Our time was 3:57.58 (season PR), Annie ran her first sub 60 split ever, and Muppy ran her first sub 58 ever. This relay team (same four as last year when it finished 6th), ran 4th this year, and in both days ran faster than the day before. If anything demonstrates our team, both boys and girls, it is this relay team.

The third was Windy Margerum running the first ever sub 15 100 hurdles in the history of the school.

Below I am going to give you the seed time, and their best time of the meet. If you see two times after the seed time it means the athlete improved in trails and again in finals.

Windy Margerum 110 Hurdles… 15.61-15.17-14.97 (PR) 6th place
Julia Lyons 100…12.70-12.54-12.42 6th place
Imani Boggan 800…2:18.15- 2:16.88 (PR)
Muppy Gragg 300 Hurdles …46.30-45.88 (PR)-54.86 (PR) 7th place
4 x 400 …4:07.48-3:58.49 (S PR)- 3:57.58 (S PR) 4th place
Julia Lyons LJ …17′ 7- 17’2 3rd place State Meet Qualifier
Devin Grobeck 110 Hurdles 16.46 20th place
Ethan Westemeier TJ…43′ 1-43’11 5th Place
Jack Brydon Shot …48′ 2-48’10 7th place

Top six in each event were medal winners and were on the awards stand.

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach