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Five field finals held at PAL track and field trials
May 04, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report
While a majority of the events at the Peninsula Athletic League track and field trials were just qualification for next weekend’s finals, there were six evert finals contested.

The top three finishers in each event were medal winners, while the top five qualify for the Central Coast Section meet.

In girls’ high jump, Sequoia’s Farideh Louise Loveless and Capuchino’s Katie Pilster finished with heights of 4-10, with Loveless earning the title because of less misses. Jessica Page of Woodside finished third at 4-8, while Carlmont’s Rachel Bellin, Cap’s Zoe Kiely and Westmoor’s Erin Hutzinger all posted heights of 4-6. Bellin and Kiely earn the CCS berths, however, due to less misses.

In the boys’ truple jump, Aragon’s Tyler Vanson soared past the competition, recording a distance of 42-7, more than a foot further than Carlmont’s Franklin Rice, who jumped 41-6.75. Rounding out the top five were Hector Santana (M-A, 41-.75), Mills’ Garrett Lew (40-11.5) and Woodside’s Conner Swan (40-4).

Sequoia’s Julian Bertero dominated the boys’ discus throw with a distance of 153-11, 13 feet better than Mills’ Jephta Zapata’s 140-8. Hillsdale’s Sam Smith was third at 134-0, Mills’ Ayman Alazzeh was fourth with a mark of 123-5. Daniel Bridger of Hillsdale was fifth at 122-7.

In the girls’ longjump, Karen Carino of Westmoor and Sequoia’s Claire Dominique Saitta each finished with jumps of 15-10.5 to tie for the championship. Terra Nova’s Meagn Sandberg was third at 15-8, M-A’s Naomi Tovar was fourth at 15-6.25 and Emma Ohara of Sequoia finished fifth with a jump of 15-2.

In the girls’ shot put, Mills’ Sabrina Mendoza won another title with a distance of 41-1.25. I Ogechi of Terra Nova was second with a throw of 33-4.75, San Mateo’s Angelica Petelo was third at 32-10.5, Westmoor Tiara Cobbins was fourth at 31-4, while Aragon’s Elizabeth Fonua rounded out the top-five with a distance of 30-8.5.

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