The men’s and women’s team posted 17 top-10 finishes over weekend, the teams divided up for three different meets.
Eleven Wildcat athletes traveled to California for the Mt. SAC Relays and the Beach Invitational, while the rest of the Track and Field team went to Waco for the Michael Johnson Invitational this past weekend.
Four distance runners ran personal bests at the Mt. SAC Relays. Seniors Michaela Hackett and Allie Hackett and sophomore Carnley Graham set personal bests in the 10,000-meter run with times of 34:18.90, 34:24.48, and 37:02.41.
“Running together is such a blessing,” said Michaela Hackett, “We have some friendly competition, but aren’t too competitive with each other. In the end, as long as one of us wins, it’s a win for both of us.”
Junior Ryan Cleary set his new personal best with a time of 8:56.62 in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
Junior Kayla Melgar finished 12th in discus with a throw of 175 feet-nine inches. Juniors Kai Schmidt and Josh Hunter finished 11th and 15th in discuss with marks of 186-2 and 180-11 at the Beach Invitational.
Meanwhile, in Texas, sophomore Taylor Posey earned three top-10 finishes by placing second in shot put (44-11.50), fourth in discus (134-11) and seventh in hammer (168-4) at the Michael Johnson Baylor Invitational.
The men’s and women’s 4x100m relay teams finished third and fourth with the times of 40.44 and 48.79. Freshman teammates, Wyatt Duvall and Le’Gari Daniels finished eighth and ninth in the 200m dash.
Michaela Hackett said her team is doing everything they can to keep the positive momentum rolling.
“We are preparing by doing everything necessary to recover” Hackett said, “Coach Jelen is having us prepare for peak performance by the time conference rolls around.”
The Wildcats will be hosting their last home meet of the season Thursday at Elmer Gray Stadium. The meet will began at 2 p.m. with the field events. Running events will take place at 3:30 p.m., starting with the 100-meter dash.