Islander Track & Field lead seven to CIF final
In the CIF track and field preliminaries held at Valley Center High School last Saturday, seven Islanders advanced to the final on June 12. The preliminaries included a girls meet in the morning and a boys meet in the afternoon to reduce the number of athletes and guests. Because the number of athletes remaining is now half that of the preliminaries, the finals are mixed starting at 5:00 p.m., again at Valley Center High School. The girls’ team moved forward Sofia van arsdale in the 800, Abby hundley in the 1600, Lily clemons in the 3200, Claire Cook in the 300 hurdles and the 400, and Lindsey balsley in the 300 hurdles and in the long jump.
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For the boys, the Delcore brothers joined forces to advance in five events. Jack Delcore progressed on both the 110 and the 300-meter hurdles, while Zane Delcore qualified in 300 hurdles, long jump and shot put. The criteria for moving on was to finish in the top nine for your event.
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Cook qualified for the 400 with a time of 60.52 in fifth place. There were two innings in the 300 hurdles, with Cook in the second and Balsley in the first. Both won their heats with the best personal times. Balsley’s race was very close. A small stumble helped second place almost catch up, but Balsley won by 1/100 of a second clocking 50.15. Cook’s race was also close, but she was almost a second ahead of the finish with a time of 48.50. Hundley moved up to 1600 finishing third of the two heats in 5: 16.76. Van Arsdale placed seventh overall in the 800m and Balsley placed eighth overall in the long jump. The 3200 were knocked out in the final to keep the crowd down, so Clemons will be competing this Saturday. Zane and Jack Delcore were seeded in lanes five and six in the second round of the boys’ 300 hurdles. Zane was third with a time of 44.21 and Jack fifth at 45.99. When the times of the two runs were combined, Zane was fifth overall and Jack eighth overall, so they both advanced to the final. Zane’s mark in the 40-foot-4 shot put was a PR of almost two feet and landed him sixth in the overall standings. Jack weisbrod was close in the shot put but needed about 14 more inches to qualify.
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