Panthers Strike Gold 9 Times @ Warren/Eaton Relays; 8 Times @ Frosh/Soph Champs

The Panthers won 9 events and placed in the top 3 in almost a dozen others on Friday at the 30th annual Bob Warren/Charlie Eaton Relays hosted by Acalanes High School.   Senior Antoine Morales led the charge, winning the long jump in a near personal best 22’9”.  Freshman Julia Alexander was a double winner… scoring a pair of lifetime bests in the frosh/soph long and triple jumps… while a pair of sophomores – Ericka Marbley and Alyssa Watts – won the frosh/soph shot put and discus respectively. 

A duo of juniors, Amelia Tremain and Lydia Howard, won their specialties – the 100m hurdles and long jump.  Amelia ran 16.19 while Lydia jumped 17’6”. 

Finally, a pair of sophomores – Simone Rogers and Di’Niko Bates – won the varsity high jump and 110m hurdles.  Simone continued her invitational success with her 4th win of the season while Di’Niko cinched the his first invite win of the season in running 15.80. 

Other outstanding performances came from the girls frosh/soph 4 x 100 (Julia Alexander, Heaven Mitchell, Hailey Vines and Soleil LeBlanc), Kai’Lib Copes (100m), Sofia Bailey (100m) and Anela Thomas (LJ, TJ and Shot Put). 

Then, for an encore that resembled more like a featured act, several freshmen and sophomores competed at the annual Frosh/Soph Championships on Saturday at Dublin High School.  And, like Friday, the medal haul was impressive. 

Both the girls 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 teams claimed gold in runaway victories…. While sophomores Di’Niko Bates (110H, 300H), Kai’Lib Copes (200, 400, LJ), and Jordan Cornet (800) captured individual titles.  Kaia Gant-Hatcher, Maddie Dwyer, Anela Thomas and Najah Williams also ran very well according to coach Jay Lawson.