The DHS Track and Field team has reached new heights for its season.
After competing through both Leagues and Sections, more than 20 athletes qualified to move on to Masters, a two-day meet held at Elk Grove Community Stadium.
After a great day of competing, several athletes qualified for finals the next day including the girls 4×400 relay, which ran a best time, as well as all four of them qualifying in individual events (Hannah Krovetz in the 800, Laney Teaford in the 1600, and Han-ah Sumner and Ellie Eaton in the 400).
Others who advanced include Paul Mohr, in the 800, distance runners Sophie Meads in both the 1600 and 3200, and Ryan Greenough in the 3200, long jumper Alex Chong, pole vaulters, Danielle Gantar, Courtney Meyer and Liz Lee, and discus thrower Nick Denton.
On the second day of competition, each athlete competed well, vying for the coveted top three spots of each event which move on to the state competition.
Eaton and Sumner finished sixth and seventh in the 400 and Krovetz finished sixth in the 800 while Teaford finished 11th in the 1600.
But together, this 4×400 relay team did amazingly well. Beating their previous best time from the day before by two seconds, the girls finished first place and qualified for the State meet in Clovis.
In addition Paul Mohr ran a best time by more than two seconds and finishing fifth. Distance runners had a tough day with Sophie meads finishing 20th in the 3200 after not competing in the 1600 and Ryan Greenough coming in fourth place and, with a personal best, missing qualifying for states by less than eight seconds.
Pole-vaulter Meyer finished 11th, Denton finished eighth in discus, and Chong took 16th. Even though there were many near qualifiers, only the girl’s 4×400 relay will advance to the State competition and represent DHS.