On Sunday, March 20 both the boys and girls competed at the CPS A Indoor meet. The simple fact that both the girls and boys have worked their way up through the C and B meets in just four short years is a testament to both the work of the current upperclassmen and the alumni who came before them. Although the level of competition was undoubtedly at a higher level at the A meet, neither the boys or girls were intimidated.
Leading the way for the distance girls was sophomore Ruth Garcia and junior Deisy Garcia. Both girls set new indoor records for the Sun Warrior’s running personal best times of 2:42 and 6:09 respectively. For the sprinters, junior Vanessa Ortiz and freshmen Teresa Dominguez also each PRed. Ortiz followed up splitting a 30.5 in the 4×200 with an open 200 of 32.19. Dominguez recovered from a fall in the 400 to still run a time of 1:18. Finally, in the field events, the PRs kept coming. Freshman Elizabeth Torres recorded a long jump of 10’4” and senior Gaby Balderas recorded a throw of 23’6”.
For the boys, the distance results struck a familiar chord from the fall. Leading the way were the freshmen tandem of Brandon Galicia and Martin Barrientos. Running the 3200 and 1600 respectively, both PRed in times of 11:04 and 5:11. The boys 4×200 meter relay of senior Devon Robinson, junior John Lewis, sophomore Emmanuel Tilapa, and sophomore Jermaine Price had a strong showing in their first meet together. Outshining all of the other Sun Warriors though was our athlete of the meet, senior Frank Staszel. Staszel showed his range, recovering from a fall in the hurdles to PR in both the shot put and triple jump.
Congratulations to all of the competitors for their strong effort and good luck as you move into the outdoor season!