St. Margaret's Advances a Historic Eleven Athletes to CIF Track and Field Finals
Saturday was a historic day for the Tartan Track and Field program as 11 athletes advanced to the CIF Finals with several competitors qualifying in multiple events. This tremendous effort resulted in the largest number of athletes in school history advancing to the finals and has the Tartans well positioned to compete at El Camino College next week.
Sophomore Jackson Adelman finished the day as the top qualifier in the 1600 Meters Run at 4.23. He then went on to anchor the 4x400 Meter Relay team along with Robbie Graham, Matt Colglazier, and Chris Chan.
The pole vault trio of Nathan Soto, Christopher Mullen, and Celeste Taylor were perfect on the day, not missing a single height or attempt. Taylor, the current school record holder in the event, will be making her first trip to the CIF Finals as a freshman. Soto and Mullen will both be returning for their second consecutive year after an outstanding showing in the 2018 CIF Finals.
The following athletes advance for the Tartans:
Andi Carnell - 1600 and 3200 Jackson Adelman - 1600 and 4X400 Celeste Taylor - Pole Vault Chris Mullen - Pole Vault Nathan Soto - Pole Vault Kyle Juergens - Shot Put and Discus Emily Sun - High Jump Robbie Graham - 3200 and 4X400 Calvin Capelle - 3200 Matt Colglazier - 4X400 Chris Chan - 4X400
"There is no doubt that this was an extraordinary performance by the entire team. Although the results were impressive, the most compelling part of the day came from senior, Julia Martin," remarked head coach Patrick Bendzick. "Julia's courage played a significant role in yesterday's overall performance. Her return to the same track where she suffered a season-ending injury two years earlier was an inspiration to us all."