The Road to State is a most difficult one. Unlike other sports, Track & Field competition is not divided up into divisions of small and large school. In Track & Field you compete against every school and every athlete in your event. The Road to State begins in January, but it really starts in May at the league meets. It’s win or go home. Only the very best make it to the State meet.
Last weekend, the journey began in earnest for the Pirate Track Team with an impressive showing at the WACC Championship. The Pirate men sprinters took first in the 100, 200 and 400 and the 4×400, and Pirate Ladies took first in the 4×100, 100, 200, 800 and the 4×400. In all 13 members of the men’s squad and 7 members of the women’s squad move on to the NCS Regional held at Castro Valley this weekend.
In order to move on to the Regional Meet an athlete must place in the top 9 in his event. In a league with 12 schools and 100s of runners that can be a real challenge. The Following is a list of Pirates advancing to the Regional Meets.
Men: Christian Carter – 4×100, 200,400 4×00, Ruben Baker– 400, 200, 4×400, Tavian Anderson – 400, 4×400, Josh Liminghan – 800, Stephen Johnson – 4×100,100, Anthony Pierce – 4×100, 100, 200, Isiah Thompson – 4×100, 100, TJ, Courtney Bazile 110HH, 300IH, Devonne Simmons – 110HH, 300IH, Kennon Noble – TJ, LJ, Demytrick Alifua – SP, DS, Islam Sbeth – SP, Malik Leblanc – DS.
Women: Nijae Jones, 4×100, 800, 4×400, Kortni Symers-Jones – 4×100, 100HH, TJ, LJ, Gabrielle Cantrell -4×100, 100, 200,4×400, Camille Watson – 4×100, TJ, LJ, 4×400, Isabella Johnson – 4×100.
For complete results of the WACC Championship click here – results
Check in next week to see who is still on the Road to State!