This weekend (and next), D1 and D2 were run together but scored separately figuring some teams would be short handed while some would take off completely for the holidays.
The competition didn’t seem to matter to Ahmir as he scored two more wins and hasn’t yet contested his best event, the triple jump. In his first 60M hurdle race of the season, he tied last year’s PR (8.83) in the pre-lims, and led from the gun in the finals. His 8.52 final was well under the 8.65 he needs for States and ranks him #4 state-wide thus far.
Since last spring, Johnson’s last three HJ competitions went like this: SOL Conference: 6-2 PR, District 1 Champs: 6-3 PR, yesterday: 6-4 PR (tied for #5 state-wide). Observers say he can clear 6-8 with some form work. The State Qualifying Standard is 6-3.
The Distance Medley was a race we looked to possibly win yesterday when another last minute personnel change reduced our chances. The team of Hoyer (3:24.0), Wright (53.5), Miles (2:11.1) and Leung (4:58.9) still did a nice job in finishing 4th.
The other lone MOC qualifier yesterday was Rahsheed Wright with his 7.40 60M pre-lim.
Other notables were Josh Chaiken’s 4th place 3000PR and the 4×8 making MOC by finishing second.
60M Wright 7.40, 7.50 MOC 5th place
60HH Johnson 8.83, 8.52 PR MOC, SQS 1st place
200M Flancer 25.15 12th, Wilson 25.54 18th
400M Gaboury 61.00 15th
Mile Hippensteal 5:17.20 12th
3000M Chaiken 9:51.28 PR 4th
4×2 Novice 1:54.17 5th (Reed 27.7, Pierlott 26.2, Klein 29.4, Patterson 30.9)
4×2 1:46.16 10th (Flancer 25.4, Wilson 25.6, Reed 28.4, Futch 26.5)
4×4 3:56.38 5th (Miles 57.5, Thistle 59.0, Gaboury 62.1, Hippensteal 57.6)
4×8 9:04.14 2nd MOC (Shamsi 2:10.8, Dallal 2:17.0, Thistle 2:21.3, Quinn 2:15.0)
DMR 11:27.85 4th (splits, see above)
High Jump Johnson 6-4 PR 1st place MOC, SQS
Pole Vault Kilshaw 10-6 PR 3rd