The St. Francis High girls took home the team title at the Central Coast Section track and field championships, while the Los Altos High boys placed second at the meet.
Led by seniors Kaley Peterson and Isabelle Cairns, the St. Francis girls put up 64 points – 19 more than runner-up Lynbrook – Saturday at Soquel High. Peterson followed a win in the 100-meter dash (12.23 seconds) with a victory in the 200 (24.82) and also anchored the Lancers’ victorious 4x100 relay team (48.42).
Cairns claimed the 400 dash (57.62) and anchored the winning 4x400 relay (3:52.85). Freshman teammate Lillian Kaelber took second in the 400 (58.51).
Behind junior Shawn Toney and senior Jimmy Dessouki, the Los Altos boys produced 59 points at the meet to finish behind only champion Bellarmine (66). Toney won the 110 hurdles (personal-best 15.16) and Dessouki finished second in the 300 hurdles (39.11), and both boys ran on the Eagles’ second-place 4x400 relay (3:27.12). In addition, Toney took third in the 300 hurdles (personal-best 39.12), while Dessouki anchored the second-place 4x100 relay (43.82) and added a fifth-place finish in the 110 hurdles (personal-best 15.47).
"The LAHS hurdlers had a phenomenal day Saturday," Los Altos hurdles coach Robyn Hughes said.. "Together, not including the relays, Shawn Toney and Jimmy Dessouki scored a total of 28 points. Both of them ran clutch splits in the 4x400m relay also."
Josh Kung contributed a third-place finish in the long jump (20 feet, 11.25 inches), and John Zhai was fourth in the triple jump (42-10).
The Los Altos girls came in fourth (30.5), with sophomore Megan MacKenzie leading them with a second-place effort of 36-11 in the triple jump. She also placed fifth in the long jump (16-10). Freshman Maddy Randall placed fourth in the 800 run with a personal-record time of 2:15.94. Mac-
Kenzie and Randall ran on the Eagles’ 4x400 relay, which took third (personal-best 4:03.56).
The Mountain View girls tied for 15th at the meet with 16 points. Aoife Hernon paced the Spartans by finishing third in the 200 dash (26.33) and fourth in the 400 (58.77).
Maia Garcia, Pinewood’s lone qualifier for CCS, placed second in the girls high jump (5-4).
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