This past Wednesday, March 20th, we travelled to Clayton Valley for our first away meet. Our girls battled Clayton fiercely, but narrowly lost 66-69 in a meet that came down to the wire. On the boys side, our boys pulled an 83-53 upset that ended Clayton Valley’s two season undefeated streak over the DAL.
In the middle of the meet, a chorus of cheers erupted as Johnny Choi set the school record in the High Jump with a jump of 6’8”. We are not quite sure just what is most impressive about Johnny’s jump, but here’s a list:
- Johnny is only 5’8” tall himself, and jumped a full foot over his own head
- He broke a school record that has stood since 1982
- He out jumped Clayton Valley’s Daylon Hicks, who finished 2nd in the State of California last year
- Johnny’s jump is the 3rd highest jump in California this year and the 9th highest in the United States
- Johnny broke the record to sound of applause from all of his teammates, who tried to storm the apron once they heard the result
Congratulations, Johnny Choi! Video here.
- In addition to Johnny’s jump, Acalanes Boys Jumpers sweep the Long Jump and Triple Jump for the third meet in a row.
- Abeagail Dunsmore clears 8’6” in the Pole Vault for a big PR.
- Niko Figone improves to 17’ 9.75” in the Long Jump.
- Maddy Rogers improves to 16’ 5” in the Long Jump to take 2nd.
- Anna Weier wins the shotput and discus.
- Anthony Ortale hits a whopping PR of 102’ in the Discus.
- Beatrice Weier, Brooke Blacklidge, Ryland Nella, Tori Wang, and Abeagail Dunsmore all PR in the Discus.
- Billy Brown throws over 40 feet in the shotput to take 2nd.
- Claire Jenkins breaks the 7 minute mile barrier with a new PR of 6:54
- Lauren Yee and Caroline Crossland finish 1, 2 in the Varsity 800m.
- Thena Huisingh and Megan Baginski score new PR’s in the 1600m with 6:14 and 6:31.
- Sam Roth, Dominic Basaldua and Derek Kotarba score 1, 2, 3 in the 3200m run with PRs of 10:20, 10:28 and 10:57.
- Lucas Haase sets new PR in the 800m with 2:18.
- The Varsity Boys 4×100 Relay team runs a season best 43.36 to improve to 4th all time at Acalanes as Jake Delaney and Keaziah Smith build an insurmountable lead and take first .
- Aidan Mosley and Rayce Walton gut out impressive 4×400 splits to win the race in a season best of 3:29.
- Freshman Ella Alpert joins the Varsity Girls 4×400 in her first competition 400.
- Despite a strong headwind, which makes sprinting difficult, there were still some impressive efforts in the sprints.
- Charolette Keohane debuts in the 100 – she also takes 2nd in the Varsity Girls 200
- Freshman Natalie Stadt records PRs in both the 200 and 400.
- Emily Sverak secures a 300 Meter Hurdle victory for the second week in a row with a PR of 47.76 that takes her to 8th all time at Acalanes
- Matt Miles breaks the 24 second barrier in the 200 with a PR of 23.80.
- Cooper Womack and Jacob Hill set PRs in 200 as well.
- Kevin Mlynek kicks over a hurdle to take first by 005 seconds in the 300 Meter Hurdles