Just a mere three days after opening the 2019 season at the McKinleyville Relays at McKinleyville High School, the Del Norte track team returned to competition Tuesday, March 19, this time traveling to the Brookings-Harbor Icebreaker meet hosted by Brookings-Harbor High School. The Warriors had strong showings both individually and collectively, with the girls scoring 153 team points in a winning effort, while the boys placed second with 130 team points.
On the girls’ side, the Warriors 4×100 meter relay team of Katherine Martinez, Claire Taylor, Alyssa McCovey and Tianna Thompson crossed the finish line first in a time of 53.80 seconds, while the 4×400 meter relay team also placed first with a time of 5 minutes, 1.10 seconds. Individually, Makayla Jackson captured first place in the high jump with a mark of 4 feet, 4 inches, while also placing third in the triple jump with a distance of 27 feet, 10 1/2 inches. Thompson won the 200 meter race with a time of 26.91 seconds, while McCovey finished fourth in a time of 28.89 seconds. Thompson also placed second in the 400-meter race with a time of 1 minute, 57.68 seconds, while teammate Izabella Lee crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 2 minutes, 13.55 seconds. Katherine Martinez won the pole vault event, soaring to a height of 11 feet even, while Teresa Martinez placed third at 6 feet, 6 inches. Claire Taylor placed third in the long jump with a 14 foot, 5 1/2 inch effort, while a quintet of Warrior girls comprised the fifth through 10th positions in the shot put event.
On the boys’ side, teammates Vova Sherman and Sam Cowan tied for the top spot in the 100-meter dash, with each crossing the finish line in 11.70 seconds. Sherman and Cowan also placed second and fourth respectively in the 200-meter dash, as Sherman crossed the tape in 24 seconds flat, with Cowan just behind him at 24.5 seconds. Ethan Price captured the high jump event with a mark of 5 feet, 8 inches, while also placing second in the triple jump (38 feet, 1 1/4 inches) and fourth in the long jump (18 feet 1/2 inch) along with a fifth place effort in the discus (107 feet, 6 inches). Luke King won the shot put event with a throw of 46 feet, 4 1/2 inches, with teammate Sam Martinez placing fifth with a throw of 37 feet, 9 inches. Bryce Howard won the pole vault with a leap of 12 feet even, while Tim Thompson placed third in the discus with his 111 foot throw. Emmanuel Nunez placed second in the 400 meter race with a time of 56.20 seconds, while Isaiah Abasolo placed fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.10 seconds.
The boys’ 4×100 meter relay team placed second overall at a clip of 46.30 seconds, while the 4×400 meter relay team placed fourth with a time of 4 minutes, 9.90 seconds.