‘Baler boys foursome records 3:25.10 at the Meet of Champions
Saturday in Sacramento, and sit behind only Mitty now for the top
time in the Central Coast Section this season

The San Benito High boys 4×400 relay team clocked a 3:25.10 to take first place at the 29th annual Sacramento Meet of Champions on Saturday, and set a personal record for the season by three seconds in the process.

With a previous best of 3:28.10, San Benito’s latest time positions it with the second fastest recorded time in the Central Coast Section this season. Only Mitty’s 3:23.42 remains in front of the ‘Balers.

After its first-place finish in the boys event, the San Benito foursome later competed in the men’s 4×400 event, where it recorded a 3:25.80 and finished in eighth place.

Meanwhile, senior Courtney Allen set a personal record for this season when she ran a 5:03.72 in the 1,600 meters, placing her fourth overall in the women’s event. First place went California High’s Colleen Lillig in 4:59.46.

Allen’s time, however, was an improvement by nearly four seconds – her previous PR was a 5:07.58.

Ryan Shorey competed in a pair of events at the Sacramento meet, and set personal records for this season in both.

Shorey recorded a 50.24 in the 400 to take first in the boys event – an improvement from his 50.49 – while he finished in 10th place in the boys’ 800 with a 1:59.73, a slight improvement from his previous time of 1:59.90.

Frankie Martinez, meanwhile, competed in the men’s discus event, where he took third place with a throw of 150-01.

San Benito will return to Tri-County Athletic League action today at North Salinas at 3:30 p.m.


1,600 Women

1, C. Lillig, California, 4:59.46; 2, D. Dubose, Bishop O’Dowd, 4:59.81; 3, R. Mitchel, American, 5:03.42; 4, C. Allen, San Benito, 5:03.72; 5, K. Santisteban, Castro Valle, 5:04.55.


400 Boys

1, R. Shorey, San Benito, 50.24; 2, T. Baer, Casa Roble, 50.67.

800 Boys

1, C. Izquierdo, Grace Davis, 1:56.87; 2, R. Smithson, Reno, 1:57.89; 3, J. Mcanelly, Woodland, 1:58.09; 4, D. Wilright, Franklin, 1:58.66; 5, TJ Singh, Fairfield, 1:58.71; 6, D. Stagg, Pleasant Grove, 1:59.06; 7, S. Thibadeau, Granite Bay, 1:59.32; 8, A. Deck, Vintage, 1:59.44; 9, M. Delaroche, Napa, 1:59.57; 10, R. Shorey, San Benito, 1:59.73; 11, J. Boughton, Laguna Creek, 2:00.12.

4×100 Boys

1, San Benito, 3:25.10; 2, Benicia, 3:25.86.

4×100 Men

1, Lincoln, 3:21.44; 2, De La Salle, 3:22.86; 3, Casa Roble, 3:22.88; 4, San Ramon Valley, 3:23.20; 5, Amador Valley, 3:23.81; 6, Laguna Creek, 3:24.14; 7, Skyline, 3:24.21; 8, San Benito, 3:25.80.

Discus Men

1, D. Nichols, Anderson, 166-0; 2, W. Kunkle, North Medford, 155-03; 3, F. Martinez, San Benito, 150-01; 4, S. Esparza, Amador Valley, 149-0.

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