EUHS girls win 4th straight track title

By Andrea Camarena

It was a blowout for the girls squad. Despite losing key players throughout the season and finding uncertainty in injured players while preparing for the meet, the Exeter girls managed to jump ahead across the board to take a 44 point lead over Corcoran in the East Sequoia League Championship meet on Wednesday, May 3.

Bringing home its fourth straight league title, Exeter totaled 156 points to overtake Corcoran with 112 points.

&#8220Halfway through the meet, it was dead even. Then we hit the 800-meter race and we took first second and fourth,” Lasky said.

Exeter's hold on the top scoring positions left the opposition to scrounge for only 5 points between the four schools while Exeter ran away with 16 points from a single race.

Allison Gonzales, Dani Berlin and Kim Haagan took first, second and third place respectively in the 800. Gonzales and Berlin are currently sophomores and only Gonzales is a returning athlete. Haagan is a junior and the team's performance throughout the meet proved that youth and inexperience are no longer a hurdle for the Monarchs.

Gonzales finished out the day with first place finishes in the 800-meter, the 1600-meter run, the four by 400-meter relay and the two-mile run for the most winning performance of the meet. Berlin took first as part of Exeter's four by 100-meter relay and the 400-meter dash. She also ran away with third place in the 200-meter dash.

Another sophomore member of Exeter's four by 100-meter relay team, Marcie Moreno took first place in the 200-meter dash and finished second in the 100-meter dash.

One of Exeter's only seniors, Renee Barnett, managed to win both the long jump and triple jump and placed second in the high jump with a strained tendon. Teammate Katie Hutcheson also returned from injury to win the high jump and take second behind Barnett in the long jump despite suffering from a pulled quad.

&#8220The biggest thing is that we overcame injury,” Lasky said. &#8220We overcame sickness and injury and still won by 44 points. This has been a really weird season. It's down right impressive and I'm proud of them for sure.”

The Lady Monarchs clinched the win with a final push in the girl's 200-meter dash. Exeter had six runners in the top eight places including first, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth places.

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