Morro Bay High Track & Field Teams passed a milestone last week, hosting Santa Maria High in the last meet that will be held on a dirt track.
This summer, the school district is planning to rebuild the track with an artificial all-weather surface.
As for the meet, the Pirates’ and Saints split, with the MB Girls’ Team beating the Lady Saints, 87-40 to improve to 4-3 in league meets. The boys lost 44.5-96.5 and dropped to 0-7 in league.
Highlights included Cassandra Rivas winning the shot put at 25-feet 4-inches and discus 78’09”; Savannah Garcia’s pole vault at 10’06” and triple jump 29’08”; and Michelle Morosin’s high jump mark of 4’08” and long jump 13’11”. They each won two events each for the girls, said Pirates coach Chuck Ogle. Elias Graves won the high jump at 5’02” and long jump at 18’03” for the guys he added.
Defending 100 meters league champ, Hannah Wiese, powers to a win anchoring the 4×100 meter relay; and the teams’ seniors, from left: Savannah Garcia, Mario Linos, Luis Alvarez, M K Tagalicud, Jason Boren, Cassandra Rivas, Hannah Wiese, Grace Music.
Middle photos from left: MK Tagalicud hurls the discus; Audrey McClish leads Anelise Dempsey in the 1600M; and Luis Alvarez lets it fly.
Bottom left: Jenna Borzellino runs the first leg of the 4x100M relay.
The Pirates will compete in the LPL League Prelims Saturday, April 29, with finals set for Thursday, May 4, both at Santa Maria H.S.
Story and Photos by Neil Farrell