College of the Redwoods

Corsairs building momentum ahead of GVC championships

File photo – CR’s Hannah Hartwell tied her school record in the 1500m on Saturday.

The Corsairs are showing no signs of slowing down as they head towards the business end of the season in track and field and had another strong showing over the weekend at the Bulldog Invite in San Mateo.  

They have one more meet remaining before the Golden Valley Conference championships in Yuba City on April 30.

On Saturday, the team had nine first-place finishes, including two each by Ian Bennett, Chance Hefter, Hannah Hartwell and Brianna Green.

Bennett took first in the 800 meters (2 minutes, 3 seconds) and the 1500m (4:18), while Hefter placed first in the shot put and the discus, setting a PR in the latter with a throw of  156’4, which qualifies him for state.

Hartwell continued her sensational record-breaking season with another strong showing and placed first in both the 1500m and 800m, tying her school record mark of 4:33 in the 1500m.

Green, meanwhile, was first home in the 100m in 12.53 seconds and won the 400m hurdles in 1:05.25.

“The team placed well,” head coach Reed Elmore said. “The meet conditions made it slow on the track but we still placed well and out-competed our competition in a lot of the races.”

Nathan Witte of McKinleyville made it nine wins for the Corsairs with a first-place finish in the 400m hurdles in a time of 56.26.

Josie Peterson strengthened her state bid with a PR of 125’2 in the javelin as she continues her remarkable debut season in the event, while  teammate Adrianna Slaybaugh also had a big meet and broke the 100m mark with a throw of 101’2.

In the men’s javelin, Daegan McClary had a PR of 141’10, which was his first time breaking 140.

Eureka’s Sative Younge also had a good day, placing fourth in the 100m in a time of 13.11, and third in the 100m in a time of 18.47.

Another former Logger, Kristin Bonomini was third in the 400m in a time of 1:06.43. 

“The throws showed that we as a team continue to improve with six life time bests,” Elmore said. “I’m excited to see what will happen when we get better weather and when we are fighting to get to state”

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