College of the Redwoods

Record-breaking Hartwell and the Corsairs continue to impress

Submitted photo – Hannah Hartwell

College of the Redwoods was a team divided over the weekend, but that didn’t slow sophomore Hannah Hartwell’s assault on the school record books.

Hartwell, who is fast establishing herself as arguably the greatest distance runner ever in the area, was one of several Corsairs who traveled to compete at the Mike Fanelli Classic at San Francisco State, while some of her teammates headed farther south to compete at the prestigious Stanford Invitational.

Both meets featured some of the best athletes in NCAA Division 1 and 2, as well as NAIA.

The CR standout won her heat in the women’s 5000 meters and set a new school record with a time of 16 minutes, 28 seconds, which is the fastest Juco time in the nation this season.

Hartwell also set another school record in the 800m, finishing in a time of 2:29.55, the fastest time in state this season.

“Hannah had an outstanding performance and has one of the fastest times in the history of Humboldt country regardless of school affiliation,” head coach Reed Elmore said.

Eureka’s Thomas Becannon also impressed at the San Francisco State meet and placed fourth in his heat of the men’s 1500m with a PR of 4:14.12, while also setting a PR in the 800m with a time of 2:02.35, which was three seconds better than his previous best mark.

The CR women’s 4x100m relay team of Alyssa McCovey, Kallie Schoenbachler, Tianna Thompson and Sativa Younge ran a state provisional qualifying time of 50.99 seconds, while Kristin Bonomini placed fourth in her heat of the 800m in a time of 2:29.55.

Younge, a Eureka High graduate, also set a PR in the women’s 100m in a time of 12.51 seconds, while Hoopa’s Gavyn Albers had a PR in the men’s 400m with a time of 53.80 seconds.

The CR men’s 4x100m relay team of Che Jimenez, Dennis Petrus, Tai Bolden and Arnold Dilworth placed seventh with a time of 44.37 seconds.

The CR men’s sprint medley relay team of Jimenez, Dilworth, Albers and Kyle Byrne ran the race of the day, according to Elmore, and placed second after Byrne remarkably passed four teams in the 800m leg.

At Stanford, meanwhile, Chance Hefter competed in the shot put, the discus and the hammer.

The state contender placed an impressive 11th in the shot put, 14th in the discus and 15th in the hammer.

Alexee Kline and Adriannan Slaybaugh competed in women’s javelin, with Kline placing 15th and Slaybaugh 17th in a field of 22 that featured several D-1 and D-2 athletes.

Daegan McClary rounded out a good day for the Corsairs by placing 10th in the men’s javelin.

“The throwers stood up to the pressure of competing against D-1 and D-2 athletes from NCAA power conferences like the SEC, PAC-12 and Big 10,” CR throwers coach Eric Wright said. “Our athletes represented themselves well in their competitions with the likes of potential future Olympians competing against them.”

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