Mira Costa Track and Field wrapped up the regular season with some outstanding results at the Bay League Championships this week.
The Mira Costa Boys Varsity team achieved 10 new PR’s and 4 Season Records. The 2018 Bay League Champions included Senior Xavier Court took the honors for the 3200 and Junior Andrew Sandburg won the Pole Vault with a PR of 15′. 4×400 honors went to Cody Kallenbach, Quinn Satow, Cormac Carew and Andre Nieto.
Jonah Tavai came 1st in Shot Put with 53’3″. Throws Coach Andrew Brenner stated “I was very proud of the showing if all our athletes at Redondo for League finals. And as for moving on to CIF’s that was the goal we (Coach and Jonah Tavai) set for ourselves at season’s start and we are very happy for the opportunity to continue our season.”
12 Personal Records and 6 Season Records were achieved by the Mira Costa Girls Varsity Team. A new school record was set by Brigette Grau of 12’9″ in the Pole Vault. Pole Vault coach Murray Mead noted “Last year Brigette had great success but there was one missing ingredient – speed. Head Coach Moe Russell and I worked together and now she has become a top sprinter and she has raised the school record in PV twice so far this year.”
Other Bay League Champions include Skye Davis for the 400m and the 4x400m relay along with Clara Oscarson, Alicia Chute and Natalia Cervantes.
Mira Costa’s Hurdlers took all 4 events. Cody Kallenbach won both the 110m and 300m hurdles for Boys Varsity and Amari Fraser won both the Girls 100m and 300m hurdles. “Our kids had a great night at Bay League finals. I am very excited for all our kids that are advancing to CIF next weekend.” said Hurdles Coach Gamble. Mira Costa is sending 14 Boys to CIF’s to compete in 20 events and 12 Mira Costa Girls will compete in 18 events at the CIF-SS Prelims to be held next Saturday.
Head Coach Moe Russell commented ” League Finals was awesome for our Track and Field athletes. You saw multiple Mustangs in every event giving it everything they had to achieve Personal Bests, League Championships, or earning a spot into C.I.F. I’m so proud of our Athletes and Coaches for how hard they worked to be successful.”
Mira Costa’s Pole Vault team had a great week at the Bay League Championships this week.
On Tuesday Mira Costa had a clean sweep in the Boys Frosh Soph competition with Aiden Knowlenberg in 3rd place and Issac Brill taking 2nd place with a season record. Rory Schelly becoming Bay League Champion of the Boys Frosh Soph competition with a 13’6″ just 1″ shy of his PR.
On Friday Junior Brigette Grau became Mira Costa’s first ever Bay League Champion in the Girls Varsity Pole Vault division. She set a new school record with her PR of 12’9″. She is now ranked #5 in CA. This is her 3rd year of attending the CIFs making it all the way to State Finals last year. Grau has had an outstanding year after training with Head Coach Moe Russell to improve her approach speed.
In the Varsity Boys competition Mira Costa took both first and third places. Senior Calvin ‘Gus’ Oury came third after an outstanding season that included a PR of 15′. “He has been a true role model and made everyone including myself do better” said Coach Murray Mead. But it was Junior Andrew ‘Drew’ Sandburg who PR’d with a 15′ vault on the night that took first place to become Bay League Champion.
This will be the second time that Mira Costa will take 3 Vaulters into the CIF-SS Prelims. “At the start of the season I had a talk with my team and told them that from what I saw in them that there was potential for them to become my best team ever! I suggested we use the phrase ‘why not’ and it certainly worked for them” commented Pole Vault Coach Murray Mead. Let’s see what CIFs bring these talented Vaulters.
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