Throughout the spring season, the track and field team has consistently put up strong performances in league and invitational meets. Now, with depth in a breadth of events, Los Altos is gearing up for CCS, which, as of press time, had not been held.
In the leadup to CCS, the Eagles most recently competed in SCVAL Championships, the qualifying meet for CCS, on May 16, respectively.
The Eagles had a strong showing at SCVALs, with the varsity boys taking fourth at the event and the varsity girls taking ninth.
Leading the way was junior Brian Yeager, who qualified for CCS in all four of his events. Brian took third in the 110-meter hurdles and then cruised to a second place high jump finish, clearing 6’0. He took second in both the long and triple jump. Brian’s consistent high-placings at meets have been a huge source of points for the team, with him, at times, scoring more points as an individual athlete than some schools. Now, he returns to CCS as a heavy favorite to place in his events.
“I think I can place in the triple jump again as well as the high jump [at CCS],” Brian said.
Senior Kelly McConnell produced a 300-meter hurdle win, outracing second place by nearly a second.
“[Things] are actually looking very good,” Kelly said. “Hopefully I can place at least 3rd in the 300 hurdles and qualify for the state meet.”
Kelly, along with freshman Jacob Quevedo, sophomore Kevin Anawalt and senior Will Scheetz also raced to a fourth place finish in the 4×400 meter relay. Will took fifth in the individual 400.
Senior Konrad Niemiec and sophomore Kevin Anawalt took third and fourth in the 800.
The girls also put up fast times on the track, with freshman Britt DeVisser finishing fifth in the girls 800.
Sophomore Lauren Jacob put up a second place finish in the 3200 and went on to team up with Britt, junior Anneliese Gallagher and freshman Katie Klein to put up a winning 4×400 meter relay over three seconds faster than the competition.
“I was so great that our girls were able to capture the 4×4 title for SCVALs,” Lauren said. “At the beginning of the season, we didn’t think our 4×4 would even have a chance at getting a chance to run at CCS finals, and here we are with the fifth fastest time in CCS. I am so proud of how well each member was able to step up…”
CCS Finals are set for Friday, May 30.