Records fall for track & field at Arcadia
4.8.2023 – School and personal records fell as five Menlo School athletes competed at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The Knights re-ordered their 3,200-meter relay team with senior Justin Pretre at leadoff, then sophomores Landon Pretre, Will Hauser and senior Aiden Deffner as anchor, and took silver in 7:47.23 Friday. The 4x800 time ranks third in the state behind leader Buchanan, which ran 7:43.84 on Friday and Long Beach Wilson, which recorded a time of 7:45.51 last month.
Justin Pretre, a senior headed to Cal, set a school record the next day, taking third in the Invitational Mile at Arcadia in 4:13.42. He broke the Knights record of 4:14.02 set in 2018 by Robert Miranda. Pretre’s previous best of 4:14.36 was set at Arcadia last season
Aiden Deffner, a senior set to run for Johns Hopkins, ran the Open 800m in 1:5616, topping his previous-best of 1:56.94 at APU Meet of Champions last month.
Senior William Floyd, who will continue his studies and will compete in track & field at University of Chicago, cleared 13 feet, 2 inches in Open Pole Vault.
Landon Pretre raced the Open 3200 in 9:09.57, and fellow sophomore Will Hauser ran the Rising Stars Mile in a PR 4:20.08