By Leonard COUTIN
CV track and field athletes attended the Camarillo Classic Invitational held at Camarillo High School on Saturday, March 19. The weather was cool but fortunately no rain.
Senior Tiernan Hebron placed fifth in the 200 meter varsity (27:15) as well as placing third in the 400m (61.50). Senior Anneke Kakebeen ran the 3200m taking fourth place (11:44.80) and took 5fifth in the 300m hurdles as well. Senior Claudia Pham placed fifth in the 3200m (11:50.07). Junior Laura Whte took fourth (18.12) in the 100m hurdles.
CV girls running 4x 800 relay composed of Cali King (sophomore), Diane Lombardi (senior), Pham (senior) and Kakebeen (senior) took second place (10:10.39) and later came back to run was the 4x1600m relay to win first place with a time of 22:21.45.
Parker Averill placed sixth in the100m (11:54) and fifth in the 200m (23.19).
Duncan also placed fourth in the 1600m (4:33.32). Junior Josh Strachewski ran an excellent hurdle race and placed second in the 110m hurdles (15.97) and sixth in the 300m varsity hurdles (44:41). CV placed fifth in the 4×100 relay race (45.19). CV also took fourth in the 4x400m run.
Senior Andrew Roide won the boys high jump (6-00) followed by teammate sophomore Thomas Hwang who placed second (5-08). Senior Bryan Yang took fourth in the boys long jump 18-04.75 and fourth in boys triple jump (38-03.25).
According to Coach Mark Evans, “Camarillo gave us a chance to see some schools we don’t normally compete against.
“I thought we competed quite well. Brennen Hicklin had a good jump at 11-6 in the vault. Parker ran well in the 100 and 200. Our boys 400 relay competed well. Mike Duncan and Matt Williams ran well in the 800 with Matt getting a big PR in 2:05. On the girls side Tiernan had a good 400 race finishing third and is getting stronger. Anneke ran well in the 300 hurdles. It is unusual to hurdle and run distance.
She usually works one day on the hurdles while the others are on a recovery run. She would like to run the steeplechase in college so the hurdle work is nice preparation.”