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Coach Brock Drazen proudly reports (and includes videos!): Our Northern California Championship Trials (top 24) were held this past Friday and several of our student-athletes have made it through to the finals this coming Saturday at De Anza beginning at 2PM. The finals will include the top 9 from the north in track events with the top 4 advancing to the state championship (Southern California fills in the other 4 spots with 1 final spot determined based on the better remaining time between the north and south). In field events, the top 6 advance to state.
Our 4x100m relay (currently top time in the state) advanced with a win in the first of two heats. In the 100m, Kemarley Brown showed how effective team work can be in what appears to be an individual event. Kemarley advanced with the fastest time among three heats but he also paced the race for Rajee Orr who happened to be in the lane right next to Kemarley. Rajee’s 10.51 was 2nd fastest of the day and a personal best. Tony Parnell also set a personal best with a heat win in 10.63 giving Merritt 3 spots in the final.
In the 200m, Kemarley Brown and Rajee Orr both advanced while Steven Gissentanner moved on in the triple jump and high jump.
Kemarley Brown and Rajee Orr 100m
Tony Parnell 100m
Rajee Orr 200m
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