NCS Tri-Valley Championships
Granada High School
Livermore CA
Saturday, May 22




Eight Record Board Improvements, Three Individual Champions at NCS Tri-Valley

Carrie Verdon (12) overcame illness to post the fastest 1600m time of the meet at Saturday's NCS Tri-Valley Championships, held in cool and windy conditions on the Granada High School track. The championship performance came just moments after Verdon decided not to drop the event in spite of severe cold symptoms.

The choice paid off as Verdon claimed the first of three individual titles for the Cougars. Teammate Eva Isaacs (10) picked up the other two after battling through her own adversity, competing on a tender foot still on the mend from last weekend's freak accident that saw the star thrower struck by an errant toss in the discus competition. Nevertheless, Isaacs was back in form on Saturday, winning both throwing events handily.

Olivia Warren (10) and Grace Orders (11) helped continue the girls' dominance in the distances, backing up Verdon's 1600m win with fourth and fifth place finishes. Warren's 5:04.9ce moves her to fifth all-time in school history.

The hurdle races provided two additional record board improvements as Rhea Jayachandran (12) set a new career best in the 100's while Meghan Nelson (11) punched her ticket for next week's NCS Meet of Champions with a 5th place clocking of 46.5ce in the 300m distance.

In only her third competition of the season, Jessie Hyde (12) improved her vault to eleven feet, moving up to third all-time while helping the DFAL sweep the top four places in the event. On the boys' side of the pole vault, Andres DelValle (12) surprised the field with a 13-6 personal best that landed him third place. Alex Kalsh (10) also cleared 13-6 to advance.

Boys' excitement on the track included a 200m heat win for Michael Hoffman (10), and a runner up performance by Matt Keeble in the 300m Hurdles.



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1600 Verdon 5:03.41, Warren 5:05.09, G. Orders 5:06.58, 100 Hurdles Jayachandran 17.01, 400 Swanson 60.21, Cahill 63.59, 800 Brennan 2:20.43, Warren 2:22.91, 300 Hurdles Nelson 46.73, 3200 Verdon 11:12.34, G. Orders 11:14.87, Mostatabi 11:31.68, S. Orders 11:37.48, 1600 Relay Swanson 61.0-Nelson 60.8-Warren 63.7-Brennan 61.5=4:07.03, LJ Swanson 16-6.75, TJ Jayachandran 31-6.5, Vaccaro 30-4.5, HJ Jayachandran 4-10, Swanson 4-10, PV Hyde 11-0, SP Isaacs 36-9, Vaccaro 30-9, M. Macy 28-10, DT Isaacs 118-4, M. Macy 98-10, Vaccaro 89-5

Team scores Deer Valley 105, Campolindo 57.50, California 47, Antioch 35, Acalanes 35, Carondelet 34, Heritage 31, Las Lomas 24, Alhambra 24, Amador Valley 20, Granada 12.50, Monte Vista 12, San Ramon Valley 12, Miramonte 11, Livermore 8, Pittsburg 7, Liberty 6, Northgate 4, Freedom 4, Mt. Diablo 3, Foothill 2, Clayton Valley 1, College Park 1


400 Relay Ebarle-Hoffman-Cucarola-Maag=45.08, 1600 Laucher 4:27.88, 110 Hurdles Keeble 15.07, Wang 15.68, 400 Reinke 53.13, Trotter DQ, 100 Hoffman 11.21, 300 Hurdles Keeble 40.43, Wang 41.81, 200 Hoffman 22.88, 3200 Chudler 9:50.19, Laucher DNF, 1600 Relay Reinke 53.6-Trotter 51.2-Hoffman 52.2-Keeble 51.9=3:28.98, LJ Wang 20-3.5, TJ Keeble 44-4.5, PV DelValle 13-6, Kalish 13-6, SP Brumbaugh 39-10.5, Hakimjavadi 39-4.5, DT Brumbaugh 122-2, Hakimjavadi 118-0

Team scores San Ramon Valley 77, De La Salle 52, Granada 46, Amador Valley 45, Freedom 40, Campolindo 30, Alhambra 28, Deer Valley 25, Miramonte 21, Heritage 18, Antioch 18, Northgate 15, California 14, College Park 12, Dublin 10, Livermore 10, Monte Vista 9, Liberty 8, Mt. Diablo 6, Acalanes 4, Las Lomas 3, Foothill 2, Pittsburg 1, Dougherty Valley 1, Clayton Valley 1