Varsity Championship FINALS
RESULTS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
Girls Steal DFAL Meet Title; Harland-Dunaway Lands 4th All-Time in Hurdles
The girls' distance squad accounted for 54 of the team's 99 points as the Cougars clawed their way to a 1-point victory over rival Miramonte at the 2014 Diablo Foothill Athletic League championship meet in Dublin of Friday evening.
Brighie Leach (15) and Mary Orders (15) provided the backbone, scoring in each of the 3 distance events. Leach won the 1600m and 3200m, and finished 2nd in the 800m to earn 28 points for her team. Orders was 4th in both the 1600m and 800m, and finished her day with a 3rd place effort in the 3200m.
Also taking on a lion's share of the burden, Ashley Bernardo (14) earned North Coast Section qualification in 4 events, including the 100m, where she finished 3rd.
Miranda Protzen (15) did her part with a 9-6 clearance in pole vault that added 8 points to the team score. Meanwhile, the freshman tandem of Mariah Brown (17) and Juliet Arnswald (17) punched their own tickets to the NCS Tri-Valley Meet with top 6 finishes in the 300 hurdles.
The girls' tenacity was capped with a runner-up finish in the 1600 relay, where the squad of Julie Hyatt (17), Sara Cella (16), Arnswald and Kristy Chiang (15) lowered its season best to 4:11.65.
Leading the boys was 110 hurdle champion Marcus Harland-Dunaway (14), who ran away from the field to clock the 4th fastest time in school history. The senior returned to the track an hour later to claim 2nd in the 300 hurdles with a new personal best of 40.56.
Aidan Goltra (14) contributed 18 points to his team's 2nd place finish. After finishing a step behind the 1600m winner, the senior cruised to victory in the 3200m.
Jack Shurtz (15) added 8 more points with a 2nd place in the discus while Jonathan Rowland (14) improved by 5 feet in the same event to capture 5th place.
Justin Pfaff (16) qualified on in the high jump with a 6-0 clearance good enough for 3rd place. Parker Lothamer (17) also grabbed a 3rd spot in the 800m while Harrison Hughes (14) picked up 6th place in both the high jump and the 100m.
VARSITY GIRLS RESULTS
400 Relay Kristy Chiang-Julie Hyatt-Miranda Protzen-Grace Strausser=53.42, 1600 Brighie Leach 5:06.45, Mary Orders 5:17.00, Hana Sun 5:18.61, Rachel Johnson 5:20.02, Haley Shipway 5:27.14, 100 Hurdles Ashley Bernardo 17.18, Kate Ryles 18.01, Mariah Brown 18.06, 400 Julie Hyatt 62.59, 100 Ashley Bernardo 13.04, 800 Brighie Leach 2:19.69, Sarah Cella 2:20.54, Mary Orders 2:22.08, 300 Hurdles Mariah Brown 49.01, Juliet Arnswald 49.54, Miranda Protzen 52.75, 3200 Brighie Leach 11:06.43, Mary Orders 11:21.47, Rachel Johnson 11:30.14, Hana Sun 11:35.81, Haley Shipway 11:42.58, 1600 Relay Julie Hyatt 62.8-Sarah Cella 61.9-Juliet Arnswald 62.2-Kristy Chiang 64.7=4:11.65, LJ Ashley Bernardo 15-5, Grace Strausser 14-6.25, PV Miranda Protzen 9-6, SP Maddy Daum 27-1, Jenny Toohey 25-8.5, Katie Firstenberg 23-2
Campolindo 99, Miramonte 98.5, Las Lomas 83, Dublin 81, Acalanes 65.5, Dougherty Valley 49, Alhambra 20
VARSITY BOYS RESULTS
400 Relay Parker Lothamer-Harrison Hughes-Niki Moore-Jonathan Hughes=44.05, 1600 Aidan Goltra 4:23.35, Walter Brennan 4:37.29, 4:42.49, 110 Hurdles Marcus Harland-Dunaway 15.07, 400 Jonathan Hughes 52.36, 100 Harrison Hughes 11.55, 800 Parker Lothamer 2:00.38, Walter Brennan 2:09.21, 300 Hurdles Marcus Harland-Dunaway 40.56, Tyrone Yanaga 43.45, 200 Harrison Hughes 23.14, 3200 Aidan Goltra 9:25.79, Will Moran 9:49.97, Kevin Buckley 9:57.91, Omid Boozarpour 10:32.45, 1600 Relay Parker Lothamer 51.2-Niki Moore 50.9-Jonathan Hughes 52.7-Marcus HarlandDunaway 53.8=3:28.61, LJ Gabe Vince 18-3, Niki Moore 18-2.25, HJ Justin Pfaff 6-0, Harrison Hughes 5-8, DT Jack Shurtz 143-6, Jonathan Rowland 123-6, Jonathan Matsuda 116-11, Chris Garvey 109-9, Grant Chen 107-4, John Wong 89-7
Acalanes 138, Campolindo 90, Miramonte 68, Dublin 62, Dougherty Valley 59, Las Lomas 58, Alhambra 21