BACK-TO-BACK FOR POLY LDT AT REDONDO

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From March 9-8 2019, Poly boys and girls Long Distance Track competed at the Redondo Nike Relays at Redondo High School. A total of 24 runners participated in the long distance events which entered high schools state wide ranging from Great Oak to private schools such as Chadwick High School. Three events took place for long distance track across the varsity and Fros/Soph levels, the distance medley race, 4x800m, and 3200m run. Triumphant event, Poly Long Distance Track win back-to-back events both days.
Starting with boys varsity, out of the 8 runners entered into the 3200m (2 miles), William Frankenfeld and Ronan McMahon-Staggs place both in the top 10 with William coming in, in first and Ronan swooping in at 6th. Both premier runners set a personal record with William at 9:12 and Ronan at 9:18. All 8 runners averaged a spontaneous time of 11:18.
Girls varsity on the other hand too had a show out as 2 varsity LDT runners, Ailene Rios and Olivia Boyce ran the 3200m as well. Ailene placed 14th running and 12:15 and Olivia Boyce placing 33rd running a 13:00. Although there where only two varsity poly girls running in the 3200m, they pushed through coming out on top. This was the only events girls LDT track ran at this event, so major kudos to the two runners!
Boys Frosh/Soph also too had a good turnout as 7 runners where entered with 3 of them racing a sub-11 minute 3200m. Jay Jumar with 10:55, Bryan Gutierrez with 11:00, and Nathan Jimenez racing 11:06. All 7 runners who raced the 3200m Fros/Soph made a personal record with all times averaging out to be 11:01.
As the 3200s ended, the rush fo the 4x800s began and DMR began. Varsity boys, ran 4x800s with a total time of 8:42 placing 16th overall. Fros/Soph replicated the performance running a total time of 9:33 placing 17th overall. The Distance Medley races where replicated the same as both levels placed 20th, varsity running 11:32 and fros/soph running 12:31.
Although the second day the tides changed as LDT’s premiere runner William Frankenfeld ran the 1600m (1 mile), in 4:22, this according to LDT coaching staff made the cut for Arcadia Invitational. This invitational invites the best of the best of each Track and Field event from across the state.
As LDT’s premiere runner William Frankenfeld ran the 1600m (1 mile), in 4:22, this according to LDT coaching staff made the cut for Arcadia Invitational. This invitational invites the best of the best of each Track and Field event from across the state.
With the Redondo Relays coming to an end, this marks the start of the Moore League season which starts at the Compton/Jordan meet on March 13th.

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