Five meet records fall at Elks San Luis Obispo County track meet

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 30, 2013 

The Arroyo Grande High track and field team swept the boys and girls team titles at the Elks San Luis Obispo County Track and Field Meet at Cuesta College on Saturday.

Arroyo Grande was dominant, with the girls team putting up 215.5 points to win. San Luis Obispo was second at 94, followed by Nipomo (75.7), Paso Robles (36), Atascadero (27), Morro Bay (18) and Templeton (16).

The Arroyo Grande boys won with 114 points, followed Paso Robles (93.5), San Luis Obispo (89), Atascadero (73), Templeton (52.5), Morro Bay (37), Nipomo (30) and Mission Prep (1).

“We’ve focused on the county meet and the league meet,” Arroyo Grande head coach James Brown said. “The county meet is a big meet for us. We know that teams are gunning for us.”

Atascadero’s Robbie Hixson set two meet records, according to Greyhounds head coach Dave Donati, winning the boys 400 in 49.62 seconds, a school record, and the 800 in 1:56.66.

“We knew he had it in him,” Donati said. “So that was very exciting. He had to really push the first lap because he was out with a guy that maybe went out too fast. He finished really well though.

“The 400-meter school record, that’s been on him, that’s been one of his goals for a long time, so that was good to see.”

Elijah Holt led the way for the Arroyo Grande boys, winning the 110 hurdles in a meet-record time of 14:52, and the 100 in 11.31. He was named the Outstanding Boys Track Athlete of the Meet.

“(Holt) is one of our strong points,” Brown said. “He was really smooth. He’s run well, and we knew that was going to happen.”

Madison Jacobs also won two events for Arroyo Grande, winning the girls discus with a distance of 139 feet, 4 inches and the shot put at 43-113⁄4. She was named the Outstanding Girls Field Events Performer.

Arroyo Grande’s Christine Moreno won the 400 in 1:00.47 and anchored the 1,600 relay team that won in meet record time of 4:03.75. She was named the Outstanding Girls Track Athlete of the Meet.

Arroyo Grande finished first and second in the girls 1,600, with Elizabeth Heyde winning in 5:06.56, followed by Jocelyn Reynolds in 5:09.14.

Allie Sulaitis won the girls 800 in 2:15.95, setting a Morro Bay school record, according to Pirates coach Patrice Lumarque.

San Luis Obispo’s Ariel Becker won the girls 200 in 27.21 seconds and the long jump at 17-0.
Connor Hall won the boys pole vault, clearing a meet-record height 15-7, for San Luis Obispo, while teammate Jack Ferguson won the discus (156-6). Hall was named the Outstanding Boys Field Events Performer.

Dominic Chance of Atascadero won the boys long jump with a mark of 20-9 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.74. Chance finished second behind Holt in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.65.

Templeton’s Ross Berry won the boys shot put with a distance of 49-10.

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