Menlo News March 28, 2022

Broken records, PRs for track & field athletes

Justin Pretre double winner in 800, 3200; Landon Pretre breaks meet record

The Menlo track and field teams had a busy weekend Saturday with a record-breaking weekend at the Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions, and PRs at Firebird Relays.
The Knights had a big weekend ahead of several national qualifiers, including the Stanford Invitational and Arcadia Invitational.
3.26.2022 – Justin Pretre locked in a double victory. First he recorded a PR for victory in the Seeded 800 in 1:55.37, then did the same for a PR in the 3200, winning in 9:08.38.
Aiden Deffner, a junior, started the day with gold in the 800 in 1:59.93, just edging the winner of the second heat, in a field of 66 runners.
Landon Pretre broke a 23-year-old CCS record with the fastest 3200-meter race for a 14-year-old with a time of 9:14.98. The previous mark of 9:38.41 was set by Brett Gotcher of Aptos and Palo Alto’s Philip MacQuitty holds freshman class record of 9:11.99 set in 2007.
At the Firebird Relays in Fremont, Vikram Seshradi was 10th in the boys 100 hurdles with a time of 17.04. Fellow senior C.C. Golub was seventh in discus with a mark of 73 feet, 10 inches in her debut, and senior Ben Tsuda ran the 100 in 12.00.  

Will Hauser took second in the 1600 in 4:39.29, topping his PR by over 10 seconds. Sophomore Alex Boesch was third in the frosh-soph 800 in 2:06.93 and Hauser was sixth in 2:11.86. Freshman Joshua Benyo Baker ran the 1600 in 5:06.19 and Geoffrey Franc in 5:45.53