Senior sprinter Eddie Gillies set a new personal record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50:55 on Saturday afternoon at the Skyline Invitational.Gillies time is the ninth fastest in the state by www.dyestatcal.com statewide elite.
And as if that were not enough, Gillies blistered the track with a 50.3-second split on the second leg of ot’s 4 x 400 meter relay that dropped a season best 3 min 37.31sec.
Gillies combined with sophomore’S Euchari Murray(52.6), Leo Theus(52.8), Freshman Lamar Oakes (59.9)for a second place finish.In the 800 meter run David Harris(2:16.06 pr) and Ghila Andemeskel(2:35.05) finish in 15th and 42th.
In the 3200 meter run Michael Andemeskel was 14th in 11:10.68 and Samuel Weaver 18th 11:43.25.On the girls side Senior sprinter Antonia Currington finish in fifth place in the 100 meter(13.05). In the 1600 meter run Ronah Baha ran 6:21.34 for 22nd place, Michell Tran (6:42.05 ) for 30th place and Christal Huang was 40th in 7:08.76.
The Skyline Invitational is always a turning point for both of our teams.
“Since we will now make the transition to running fast qualifying marks”, said Tech’s head coach Noah Hinkston “in many ways,we took some positive steps forward as we prepare for the Dublin Distance. That will be our focus in training next week.”