Menlo News May 08, 2023

WBAL final: Track & field sends 12 to CCS

Justin Pretre qualifies in three events
Menlo senior Ralston Raphael advances to CCS in the shot put.

The Menlo track and field teams qualified 12 athletes in nine events to the CCS Championships Trials after commanding performances in the WBAL Finals on Thursday and Friday.

The boys finished second in the league and the girls finished eighth in the team competition.

Senior Justin Pretre landed a pair of league championships after he won the 800 in 1:57.82 and the 1600 in 4:16.19. In addition, he joined forces with fellow senior Aiden Deffner and sophomores Will Hauser and brother Landon Pretre to easily win the newest event, the 4x800 in 7:57.05. Crystal came in second in 8:6.46.

Junior Summer Young advanced to CCS after she cleared a PR 4-10 in the high jump.

Landon Pretre, a sophomore, won the boys’ 3200 in 9:08.72. William Floyd, a senior, got the Knights off to a good start, winning the pole vault a day earlier clearing 14 feet, 4 inches.

Senior Robby Enright earned silver in triple jump with a mark of 39-10. Hauser also advanced to CCS in the 1600 with a time of 4:16.27. Ralston Raphael, a senior, took second in shot put with a mark of 39-5½ and is headed to CCS.

NEW - The Menlo girls’ 4x800 finished second in 10:28.12 and finished among the top 10 times among CCS teams to get a bid to sections. 

CCS Qualifiers
Eden Chuang (4x800)
Aiden Deffner (4x800)
Robby Enright (triple jump)
William Floyd (Pole Vault)
Will Hauser (1600, 4x800)
Justin Pretre (800, 1600, 4x800)
Landon Pretre (3200, 4x800)
Ralston Raphael (shot put)
Audrey Tsao (4x800)
Devon Tussing-Adkinson (4x800)
Natalie Westermann (4x800)
Summer Young (high jump)

In JV highlights, Sofia Faris was a double-winner in the long jump and triple jump. Eliza Low won the 300 hurdles and took second in 100 hurdles.
Amay Srinivasan won the 300 hurdles and was third in the 800. Joshia Benyp Baker took gold in the 3200. Brady Kagan won the discus and was third in shot put.