Newbury Park High girls’ relay team sets national high school record
The Newbury Park High Distance running program recorded another record breaking performance last weekend.
This time it came from the girls team.
Ailish Hawkins, Tiffany Sax, Morgan Nygren and Sam McConnell won the 4×1 600-meter invitational relay at Mount San Antonio College Relays in a high school national record time of 19 minutes, 48.81 seconds.
Hawkins opened with a time of 4:53.42, followed by Sax (5:04.58), Nygren (5:01.59) and McConnell (4:48.82).
The previous record was 19:52.88, set by Great Oaks.
The Newbury Park men’s team, which has had its share of national records this season, won the medley invitational distance in 9:55.24.
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Royal won the boys’ 3,200 invitational relay in 7:47.88, the third fastest time in the state for this event this year, and was fifth in the 6,400 invitational relay (17:58.32 ).
Oxnard set a school record for the 3,200 boys relay (7:52.49) placing third in the invitational race. Ryan Fabian was fifth in the 800 Invitational (1:54.53). Adam Alfred finished fourth in the seeded drive (151-6).
Jeremy Franks of Thousand Oaks was eighth in the boys’ 300 invitational hurdles (49.99) and fifth in the ranked 110 hurdles (15.33).
Westlake’s Adam Laycock finished seventh in the boys’ invitational discus (173-11).
Simi Valley placed sixth in the boys’ 4×100 invitational relay (42.87).
Elijah Gipson of Oaks Christian finished fourth in the 100-ranked boys (10.76).
Camarillo finished third in the boys’ 3,200 seed relay (8:14.35).
Among the best girls performances in the region, Lauren Thai of Thousand Oaks was sixth in the 100 invitational hurdles (14.95) and sixth in the invitational long jump (19-0).
Thousand Oaks finished fifth in the 1,600 Invitational Relay (4:03.01).
Pacifica’s Kathleen Nelson finished seventh in the invitational shot put (37-6).
Oxnard finished fourth in the 400 Invitational Shuttle Relay (1:11.44).
Niya Clayton of Oaks Christian won the top seed in the 100 hurdles (15.06) and finished fifth in the 100 seed (12.05). Eleanor Borchard finished third in the 300 hurdles (45.72). Grace Geyer finished 12th in the invitational mile (5:10.11).
In the ranked shot put, Ava Crouse of Camarillo was eighth (35-1.75) and Ariella Per of Westlake was ninth (34-4.75).
At the Russell Cup in Carpinteria, Oaks Christian’s Tenly Kuhn set the school and broke records for the women’s pole vault, winning with a 12-7 clearance.
Aidan Hagerty of Foothill Tech won the boys’ pole vault (14-9). Fillmore’s Michael Camilo Torres was third in the men’s 1600 (4:31.53). Liam Gair of Villanova won the men’s 400 in 48.52.