Menlo News May 05, 2022

WBAL: Track & field headed to finals

Menlo's William Floyd sails over the hurdles at the WBAL Championship trials at Gunn

The Menlo track and field teams hit PRs in the West Bay Athletic League Trials, and dozens will return to Gunn High School for Friday’s Finals. 

In the boys’ 1600, Justin Pretre took gold in 4:17.19, Landon Pretre silver 4:21.72, and Will Hauser and Aiden Deffner also made the top 8 to qualify for the league finals,  Justin Pretre was a double-winner, taking the 800 in 1:58.84. Hauser was third and Deffner eighth to advance. 

William Floyd won the 300m boys hurdles in 44.83 while Vikram Seshadri was second in 47.83 and Alex Boesch fourth in 48.67. Floyd also took fifth in the 400 in 52.95.

On the girls side, freshman, Angelica Chou won the 100 hurdles in 48.59 and took second in the 200-meter dash in 26.21. 

Sharon Nejad was second in shot put with a PR of 30-9 and Alli McKenney was second in discus with a throw of 80-7. The seniors reversed and McKenney was sixth in shot put with a 26-05 and Nejad sixth in discus with a throw of 69-0. 

Emily Gruber was sixth in 100 in 13.02 and advances to the finals. 

Robby Enright jumped 17-10 to qualify for finals in long jump. Evan Kitt and Chris Liao had marks of 16-5 and 15-7. Enright, Kitt and William Edwards will triple jump in the league finals, and Enright and Edwards qualified for high jump. 

Ralston Raphael took fourth in discus with PRs in 104-5 and shot put 35-10.5. Ben Tsuda took fifth in 100 in 11:48 and seventh in 200 in 23.,52.