Dublin Distance Fiesta
Dublin High School
Dublin CA
Saturday, March 15-16, 2024


4x800 Relay Sets Dublin Fiesta Record; Girls Double back to Dominate 3200m

The Campolindo distance runners traveled to Dublin High School on Friday, March 15, hoping to capitalize on the momentum generated just 2 days earlier when they posted jaw-dropping marks in their dual meet against Northgate. The Cougars put their "A" team on the girls' 4x800 relay starting line sporting new uniforms to face the rest of the best in California.

How much the new attire contributed to their success is debateable. What's clear is that the girls' distance squad is on fire. Anchored by another sensational effort from Shea Volkmer (24), who split 2:14.7 to clinch the relay victory, the senior quartet that includes Daisy Penney (24), Kate Kabenina (24), and Rachel Moen (24) crushed the previous meet standard by nearly 20 seconds. Their 9:31.93 winning time is also now 3rd on the school record list.

The boys' relay followed with a strong performance of their own, averaging just faster than 2:04 per leg to finish 7th in the field. Cody De La Cruz (26) provided the fastest leg for the squad, leading off in 2:01.8.

The harriers returned to Dublin less than 24 hours later to test themselves over the 8-lap distance, and again the senior girls shined under the lights, delivering 1 of the greatest team showings in area history. Taking advantage of ideal conditions, Volkmer turned what was an exciting dual between 2 of the state's distance stars into a romp, surging away from Galena's Eleanor Raker over the final 3 laps to win in 10:24.71. It is the #2 time in meet history and 17 seconds faster than her previous spring PR.

In the same elite field, Kabenina and Penney also posted massive improvements, finishing 8th and 17th, respectively.

The top time turned in for the boys was Alex Thomasson's (24) 9:34.10, which ranked 48th overall in a 3200m competition that included 466 competitors.

Other highlights on the day included a 9-second improvement by Josiah Beardlsey (26) and a 6-second PR by Nora Lawrence (27) in the open 800m.


800 Claire Andrzejek 2:24.35, Emily Koehler 2:41.25, Nora Lawrence 2:41.81, Enya Zheng 2:51.42, Keira De Los Santos 2:53.13, Helen Shephard 2:56.22, Anali Rao 3:05.92, Mai Lam Nguyen 3:15.98, Anya Houston DNS, 3200 Shea Volkmer 10:24.71, Kate Kabenina 10:51.02, Daisy Penney 11:01.54, Rachel Moen 11:10.11, Amalia Contreras 11:39.78, Kiona McCasland 11:52.29, 3200 Relay Daisy Penney-Kate Kabenina-Rachel Moen-Shea Volkmer=9:31.93


800 Max Marino 2:06.48, Taejin Chung 2:07.96, Paulo Trento 2:09.20, Russell Wang 2:10.23, Nolan Henwood 2:10.36, Taiyo Chiba 2:11.92, Josiah Beardsley 2:14.71, Anton Klisura 2:15.94, Joey Floyd 2:16.55, Nikola Van Delft 2:23.30, Jack Durden 2:25.89, Toma Galatanu 2:26.96, Peter Shephard 2:29.17, Hanson Ma 2:29.20, Urijah Smith 2:31.83, Aaron Wang 2:37.18, Tianchen Cui 2:46.26, Matthew Beardsley 2:48.65, Guy Sandler 2:50.22, 3200 Alex Thomasson 9:34.10, Maxson Cook 9:55.39, Cale Anderson 9:58.78, Cody De La Cruz 9:59.94, Siddharth Iyer 10:27.34, Drew Shogan 10:28.33, Tyler Ngo 10:37.07, Gavin Gunn 10:38.70, 3200 Relay Cody De La Cruz-Alex Thomasson-Max Marino-Joey Floyd=8:16.43