M-A hosted the Pacific Athletic League (PAL ) Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 14. The Bears had an extremely strong performance; the boys took second to Mills High School by only two points, and the girls won first with a 60 point margin. In all, M-A had nine league champions in individual events, and next Saturday (5/21) at Central Coast Section (CCS) trials, team members will represent M-A in at least 11 CCS events on the boys side, and 12 events on the girls side.
Senior Kathryn Mohr took home her third consecutive PAL championship title in the pole vault with an 11’6” vault, and finished second in the 100 meter race. Senior Annalisa Crowe also won her third PAL championship in the 800 with a time of 2:18. After leading much of the race, Crowe came in second in the 1600 at 5:06.
Freshman Maggie Hall continued to impress, winning both the 100 and the 200, and helping the girls 4×400 and 4×100 relays to championship titles. In the 100, Hall ran a blazing fast 12.47 and an equally impressive 25.37 in the 200. The 4×400 team, composed of Hall, sophomore Olivia Shane, junior Charlotte Schroeder, and Crowe, outpaced the second place team by a whopping 14 seconds, finishing in 4:02. Freshman Autriyana Hardy also placed fifth in the 200.
Senior Cat DePuy placed second in the 3200 race in 11:56. Senior Madeleine Baier finished second in the 800, third in the 3200, and fourth in the 1600.
Terrance Matthews-Murphy won the discus event, throwing 154 meters and 2 centimeters. The boys 4×100 team of junior Matthews-Murphy, junior Jordan Mims, senior Jack Gray, and junior Marquise Reid finished in second place with a time of 44.50. Gray also placed fourth in the high jump and the long jump.
The boys 4×400 relay of senior Evan Reed, Reid, Mims, and Gray, placed third at 3:36.
Freshman Luke Scandlyn placed second in the boys 1600 race with a time of 4:32, adding to the Scandlyn brother legacy in distance running. His three older brothers all excelled at Track and Field as well.
Tatum Maines placed second in the long jump, third in the 100 meter hurdles, and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles. Fellow hurdler Megan St. John placed second in the 100 meter hurdles.
Senior Bryce Rodgers got second in the discus, and third in the shot put.
All top-five finishers from M-A qualified for CCS.