Gabriella Cantrell is small of stature, but don’t let that fool you. She is a dynamo of kinetic energy, with blazing speed and a smile to match. All season long Gabby has been performing at an extraordinary level in the short sprints. This weekend she once again showed her brilliance in winning both 100 and 200 at the prestigious Sacramento Meet of Champions. Gabby ran 11.76 in the 100m, a time good enough to rank her 3rd in the State. Her time in the 200 of 24.17 was just a bit off her season best of 23.97 which places her a solid 2rd in the State.
Kortni Symers-Jones ran a great race in the 100 Hurdles to finish 2nd behind national leader and local Castro Valley hurdler Sasha Wallace. Kortni currently has the 4th best time in the State this year with a blazing 13.94. And along with all that talent, Kortni is one of the nicest competitors you’ll ever want to meet.
Nijae Jones is having another spectacular year. At the Mt. SAC Relays last weekend Ms Jones ran her best race of the year, finishing 4th in a time of 2:13.33. At the Sacramento Meet of Champions, Nijae used her great kick in the final 200 meters for a hard earned 2nd place finish with at time of 2:14.32.
Other locals that made good include Castro Valley’s Sasha Wallace already the National leader in the 100 High Hurdles, garnered another National best in the triple jump with a spectatular jump of 42-04.25, and Nate Moore leaped to a National best of 49’10” in the triple jump.