By Leonard COUTIN
On March 10, the CVHS track team faced another non-league opponent. Unlike most however, this square off was met with gareat anticipation by CV’s Head Coach Mark Evans. His team was going up against that of Golden Valley – a team coached by Evans’s two sons Rob and Chris.
Golden Valley’s strong middle distant team controlled the 400m, 1600m, 800m, 3200m and 110m hurdles. Falcon senior Parker Averill fought back, taking a dual win in the 100m (10.87) and the 200m run (22.75).
The 400m relay team of Averill, James Maturan, Bryan Yaung and Levi Walker won with a time (44:00). Senior Andrew Roide took the high jump with a six foot clearance.
The girls varsity also faced a strong Golden Valley team. Sophomore Cali King made an impressive 800m run winning (2:29.57) while teammate senior Diane Lombardi placed second (2:30.9). Anneke Kakebeen, another senior, set a strong pace and won the 3200m with a time of (11:47.70). Eleventh grader Laura White won the triple jump with a jump at 31’, 3 ½”.
Overall, Golden Valley took both the wins with varsity boys 88 – 48 and girls 98.5 – 37.5
Coach Mark Evans wasn’t disappointed with the day’s contest. “I thought it was a good meet. Golden Valley is solid team. They have a lot of depth and compete well. It is always fun to have a meet with Golden Valley. I am proud of how Rob and Chris have developed the team and the success they have had.
“Boys varsity relay ran very well today. Bob Anderson had a big drop in the 3200. It was his first time under 10:00 in the 3200 running 9:56.5. Anneke Kakebeen ran her best time in the 300LH breaking 50 seconds for the first time running 49.7. Parker Averill was impressive in both the 100 and 200 running 10.9 and 22.8. Brennen Hicklin had a PR in the pole vault at 11-6 for 2nd place. Claudia Sepulveda ran 16.9 in 100HH just .1 off her lifetime best.”