The lady Comets suffered their first loss of the seaosn in a battle with undefeated prospect losing to the score of 69-58.The boys fell to 3-3 in the loss by a score of 80-46. Many comets competed well and some were able to secure significant PRs.
The boy’s 1600 saw a battle between WVAL #1 ranked Jason Morrow from Prospect, and #2 ranked Karan Singh from JL. Morrow was able to kick past Karan over the last 100 meters to win in 4:43.1 to Karan’s 4:43.7. Outstanding dual meet marks. Nathan Bernardo cam ein 4th running 4:55.8 for a 1 second PR. Jose Jiminez was 5th in 4:56, breaking the 5 minute barrier for the 1st time. Isaak Herrera ran his first 1600 of the season, clocking 5:56. A huge pr from the 6:49 he ran to end his XC season. The girl’s 1600 was won by Alexandra Baron from prospect, the league reigning champion in the 3200. Daniela Camacho took 2nd in 5:38.
Maria Mendoza placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles, Susie Peterson took 5th in sizable PR of 20.8.Hadji Yono-Cruz won the 110 hurdles in a PR of 19.75. Gustavo Aguilera took 2nd and Jon Rodriguez 3rd in 20.57,running a big pr to finish the sweep. Paloma Contreras won the women’s 400, continuing the Comets undefeated streak in the event this season. Gustavo Parra placed 3rd in the boy’s 400 running 0:58.2 for a PR. Jesus Deloya also Pr’d running 1:01.7.Maria took 2nd place in the girl’s 100 on a day where the JL sprinters were largely overmatched.
Daniela won the girl’s 800 in 2:34. Cierra Gutierrez made her 800 debut and ran 2:49 to make her way on the school’s top 10 list and score a point. Brianna Flores also ran a solid PR of 2:52. Nathan took 2nd in the boy’s 800 in a solid 2:13 with Karan Singh holding off Danny Rubino for 3rd. Maria took 2nd in the 300 hurdles with Andrea Ortiz following her in 3rd, in a pr of 55.25. Gustavo A ran a huge pr for the event, running 48.93 for 2nd. Jon Rodriguez followed in 3rd in 49 seconds. Gustavo P attempted the race for the first time, running 54.89 despite falling rather hilariously at the first hurdle.
The 200 saw Maria taking 2nd place once again. Gabriela Aguilar ran a small PR of 31.89. Karen Montes Pr’d as well, running 31.99 and Daisy Nava did likewise running 32.33. Hector Ramirez and Guillermo Villalobos took 2nd and 3rd in the 3200. Juan Gutierrez ran 12:09 for a PR. Daniela placed 2nd in the 3200 to Baron, and Brianna ran 14:06 for 4th.
Daniela and Brianna finished their final home meet with the best times they’ve ever run on the home track, as well as the best times they’ve ever run in a dual meet. They are both primed for big performances at WVAL finals in 2 weeks.
The boy’s 4×400 team of Gustavo A, Gustavo P, Nathan and Karan matched their season best time of 3:51 to win the event.
The field event’s saw many outstanding performances. Robert Rios won the shot put and threw a PR of 41′ 11.5 narrowly missing 42 feet. Mario Perez had a strong PR of 32 feet. Alex Alonzo had a long awaited PR of 29’11 barely missing cracking the 30 feet barrier. He also threw 78 feet in discus for a solid PR. Pablo Segovia placed 3rd in discus with a throw of 94 feet.
Charli Chircop had her best ever meet by far, throwing 27’4 in Shotput to win the meet, and 76’2 in discus for 2nd. Both marks were huge PRs and put her on the school’s top 10 list. Alejandra Ceron had a strong meet throwing 27’3 for 2nd in shot put, and a solid pr of 75’8 in discus for 3rd. Paloma scored 1 point in high jump, Karan scored 3 in the boy’s.
The horizontal jumps saw many PRs, Hadji Yono- Cruz cracked 18 feet for the first time for second place. He also placed 2nd in triple jump with a jump of 36’6 his best ever for the comets. Nathan placed 3rd in 35’9. The girl’s long jump was won by Lyndel Ventura in 14’10, as she inches closer to the 15 feet barrier. Elyse Elder jumped over 14 feet for the first time, placing 2nd in 14’2. Lyndel also won the tripe jump in 28’8. Elyse was 2nd again in a PR of 28’1, and Crystal Nguyen placed 3rd to finish the sweep with a PR of 27’9.
Only 1 week remains in the regular season. The comets look ahead to a matchup with San Jose high school, trying to balance a winning effort with a tapered meet in their final dual meet of the season.