DHS shines at start of CCAA track meet

The first night of the CCAA championship meet was Friday with trials in the sprints and some finals in distance races and field events. Both the Marauders and Lady Marauders had some strong performances.

For the girls, the 4×100 team of Octavia Porter, Jessica Beehler, Jericha Petrella, and Emilee Hanlon qualified for today’s final. They ran a season best of 50.94 to qualify. Porter and Beehler will return in the 100 after running 13.94 and 13.42 respectively, Petrella will return in the 400 after running a 62.12, and Hanlon will be back in the 200 after running a 26.95.

Gabby Hart ran her final 400 of the season in 1:10.41, but she will be back today running in the 1500. Yuribeth Castro ran the 200 in 32.43, and will also be back in the 1500. In the one girls’ final of the night Sierra Jacques ran a 2:32.96 in the 800, good for 11th and the provisional sectional time. She will be running in the 2000 steeplechase and the 4×4 tomorrow. Krystal Torres threw 22’10.75″ in the shot put.

On the boys’ side, their 4×100 will also be returning today, after Jonah Rosas, Devin Eddy, Nelson Rosario, and Issiah Velez ran a 45.14. Rosas and Velez will be back in the 100 after running 11.94 and 11.59 respectively, and Rosario will be back in the 200 after running a 24.40. He will be joined by Nate Ganey who ran a 23.84, and Ganey will also be running in the 400 after running a 52.61.

In the finals for the boys, Andre Lockett ran a 2:11.53 in the 800 to finish 12th, and he will be back today to run a 4×4. Ethan Yannie ran a 2:12.55, good for 14th, and will be running in the 1600. Anthony Ruiz took home a third place finish in the 3200 run in 10:20.12, and Efrain Santiago took 11th with a season best 11:20.94. They will both be back in the 3000 steeplechase, and Ruiz will be running the 1600 as well.

In the field Zac Cooper threw 87’3” in the discus, and Devin Land threw 68’9″. Eddy took second in the long jump with a jump of 19’9“, and Velez took third with 19’8”.

“It was a great day on the track. Much warmer than we were used to, but when it came to the sprints, that made for a fast track. I can’t wait to see all these athletes come back tomorrow and finish strong,” Dunkirk coach Adam Woelfle said after Friday’s events.