Hornet Running – City Meet

by | Apr 14, 2001 | News Articles

City Meet 4/14/01

It was another gorgeous day for a track meet and there were some very impressive performances. Fortunately some were by Hornets. In the boys 4×800 Kyle led off with a 2:15.2. That was a near PR for Kyle but we were well back in the pack. Adam Arellano tried to get it all back on the first lap, moving us briefly past East’s strong Mac Mattingly with a 57 first lap. Adam faded somewhat and was repassed but still had a season best 2:03.0. Mark Montelongo ran a season best 2:09.2 to get us into striking distance and Chad Stapleton closed on the smooth Aaron Lopez. Chad’s 2:02.0 wasn’t enough however and we finished a little over 3 seconds behind South in a season best 8:29.48.

In the girl’s 4×8 we had some startling improvement. Joette Ucar led off with a PR 2:36.2. Gina Glenn had a PR 2:45.9. Janae Hannafious had a PR 2:33.5 and anchor Amy Starkweather ran a 2:36.5 but couldn’t get close to a South’s anchor, Sydney Mondragon. Our season best 10:32.16 was nearly 30 seconds behing South’s city record 10:03:45 but more than 50 seconds faster than we ran at the Hornet.

In the boys 1600 Aaron Lopez controlled the pace the whole way and won in a relaxed 4:42.47. Chad was 4th in a season best 4:53. Kave Rhule got under 5 for the first time with his 4:59, just behind Rye’s Steve Kirkendall. Brad Winn ran 5:24.1.

In the girls 1600 Jenna Bimbi of Centennial ran a sensational 5:17 while Crystal Berndt dipped under 6 as did Jessica Lowe from Rye. Joette was our top finisher with a 6:05.7. Tiffany Reno had a huge PR 6:38.2 and Darlene Hoschouer, who got second in the triple jump had a season best 6:49.4.

In the 800 an exhausted Chad took a nice 3rd in 2:05.66 behind South’s Shawn Borton’s 2:03.61 and Mattingly’s 2:04.58. Earlier Chad set a PR in the high jump of 6’0″ to place third.

In the boys 3200 Lopez again won easily in 10:48 after being closely trailed for most of the race by Central’s Nick Martinez who finished with a 10:56. Kyle Reno finally got a race to be enthusiastic about. He place 4th in a PR 11:15.55.

In the girls 3200 Jenna Dorsey-Spitz led the whole way to a 12:20 finish. Back a ways Rye’s Crystal and Jessica ran together for seven laps until Jessica pulled away. Both placed with times in the 13’s. Tiffany apparently had used herself up in the 1600 and ran a 15:53.

By the 4×400 relay South’s superior depth had told and we no longer had a chance to win the meet, but the boys won the race. Josh Bunn led off with a 53.9, Mark ran 55.9, John Thomason 52.3 and Adam 51.3 for a 3:33.51.

Sarah Hannafious led off with 72.0, Joette ran 69.9, Amy 66.4, and Janae 68.5 for a 4:36.80 second place finish.

For boys and girls the open 400 was a meet highlight. John Thomason set a school record 49.66 placing second. That qualified him for the state meet as did Adam’s 50..36 fourth. I’m pretty sure that that was the fastest top four in City Met history. In addition County’s Aaron Aumiller rana PR 54.9 to win his heat.

Sarah Hannafious ran a PR 65.2 for 4th and Amy a PR 63.4 for 2nd.

South won the boys meet 200 to County’s 150. Central was thrid with 99. On the girls side South won with 175 to County’s 136. Centennial was third with 98.

Five of the Hornet boys dominated our scoring. Counting relay point as if the individual earned all the points Chad Stapleton had 24 points, 8 for second in the 4×800 relay, 6 for 3rd in the high jump, 6 for the 800 and 4 for 4th in the 1600. Adam Arellano got 28, 4 for 4th in the 400, 6 for 3rd in the 200, 8 for 2nd in the 4×800 and 10 for first in the 4×400. John Thomason had 34, 6 for 3rd in the 400, 8 for the 4×800, and 10 each for the 4×400 and the 200. Josh Bunn also had 34, 6 for the 4×200 relay, 8 for the pole vault, 10 for the 4×800, and 10 for the 300 hurdles. Finally Jeremy Behling had a near perfect 38, all in individual events. His sole second came when he hit the last hurdle in the 300 intermediates and was nipped by 0.01 second by teammate Bunn. Jeremy won the long jump, 21’7″, 110 high hurdles, 15.78, 100 meter dash, 11.37.