Sacramento Meet of Champions
American River College
Sacramento CA
Saturday, April 20, 2019


Doane Drops 55.6 Split to Anchor 1600 Relay to Victory at Sacramento MOC

After lowering her own 100m school record to 12.05 for a 4th-place finish in the invitational section of the Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River College on Saturday evening, Maddy Doane (19) added another feather in her cap with a 1600 relay anchor leg for the ages.

Doane received the baton in 3rd place, just off the leaders, after teammates Emily Hatch (22), Sara Tabibian (22) and Terryal Bell (21) each clocked career-best splits on their respective legs. Oak Ridge and Carondelet were positioned in 1st and 2nd as Doane rounded the 1st turn. On the back straight the senior sprint star surged past the Carondelet anchor and quickly closed the gap on the Oak Ridge leader.

With 100 meters remaining the pair were shoulder-to-shoulder. By the half-way point in the home stretch Doane began to inch ahead. At the finish Doane had separated from her opponent by more than a second. The Campolindo squad's mark of 3:57.87 is now 2nd on the all-time list and just the 2nd mark under the 4-minute barrier in school history.

While Doane's 55.6-second closing lap was one for the history books, the impressive total time was a collective effort. Tabibian joined Doane in the sub-60-second club with a 2nd-leg split of 59.6 and Bell earned a new personal best of 60.8.

Earlier in the meet, Edward Buckley (19) navigated a solid 1600m field to finish 6th in 4:22.37, shaving a half second off his previous PR.


1600 Paloma Hancock 5:13.79, 100 Maddy Doane 12.05, 300 Hurdles Sara Tabibian 46.79, 200 Maddy Doane 25.12, 1600 Relay Emily Hatch 61.5-Sara Tabibian 59.6-Terryal Bell 60.8-Maddy Daone 55.6=3:57.87


1600 Edward Buckley 4:22.37