Padres Have Strong Performances at Top 8
On Friday April 18th at the CCS Top 8 Invitational, Kyle Orloff broke Angelo Fobbs-Valentino's ('04) school record in the 200m with his 21.97 dash that was good for 2nd place. Orloff just missed his personal best from last year by .02 with his win and CCS leading time of 48.86. Albert Hurrell finished in 6th place in the discus (142-11) and Stefan Seul finished 8th in the discus (138-5).
The Frosh Soph team had a meet for the record books. With athletes competing in 13 out of 16 events, the Padres easily came away with the team championship versus many of the top Frosh Soph athletes in the CCS. Individual event winners for the meet included Isaiah Strong (shot put - 51-1.5), Talon Bennett (pole vault - 13-0), Kelepi Lataimua (100m - 11.09), Jeremiah Testa (400m - 51.63) and VJ Obiajulu (long jump - 19-7; triple jump - 42-5.75). Other top finishers included Armon Plummer (300m hurdles, 2nd place - 41.36; 65m hurdles, 5th place - 9.60), Lataimua (200m, 2nd place - 23.00) and Jordan Kenison (triple jump, 2nd place - 42-5.5; long jump, 5th place - 18-6). Many of the Frosh Soph marks would have finished within the top 15 of the varsity competition. The meet closed on a very high note as the 4x400m relay team of Noriega Moffett, Plummer, Kenison and Testa etched their names in the school record book with their clocking of 3:30.25. The dramatic finish was closed out be Testa right at the finish line. The old school record of 3:33.06 was set in 2002 by James Thomas ('05), George Cuevas ('04), Chris Furnari ('04) and Matt O'Connor ('04).
Link for complete results
The Padres host the 27th Annual Top 7 Invitational on Saturday, April 26. First events start at 9:00.
Top 7 Meet Information
Serra Track and Field Takes on Sacred Heart Cathedral
On Wednesday April 16th, Serra hosted Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Padres came away victorious in both the varsity and frosh soph divisions. Sophomore Talon Bennett upped his Frosh-Soph school record in the pole vault with his clearance of 13-6. Also leading the way for the Padres were event winners Armon Plummer (110 hurdles - 16.91; 200m - 24.19), Matt Fernando (400m - 53.13), Gabe Flynn (800m - 2:07.20), Stefan Seul (shot put - 47-7), Billy Sapp (discus - 137-8), VJ Obiajulu (long jump 20-6), Jordan Kenison (triple jump 42-1.25), Marcus Alvarez (high jump 5-8) and the 4x400m relay team of Matt Herrera, Andrew Barton, Flynn and Fernando.
Kwami Jones (65m hurdles and 300m hurdles) and Sammy Nofal (long jump and high jump) were double event winners for the frosh soph team.
Members of the varsity and frosh soph team will travel to San Jose City College Friday night for the CCS Top 8 Invitational.
Full meet results
Orloff Competes at Arcadia Invitational
On Saturday April 12th, senior Kyle Orloff won his heat and finished 6th overall in the day section of the 400 meters at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational. Kyle's time of 48.91 is just off his personal best and was good for the top time in the CCS this year.
Padres Defeat the Wildcats
On Wednesday April 9th, the Padres traveled up to St. Ignatius and came home with a win. Led by Stefan Seul's two personal bests in the throws (shot put - 46-2; discus - 141-4) and Kyle Orloff's double wins in the 100m (11.31) and 200m (22.40), Serra brought their dual meet record to 2-2. Other event winners included Jeremiah Testa (400m - 52.41), Gabe Flynn (1,600m - 4:38.27), Jonathan Garcia (3,200m - 9:58.26), VJ Obiajulu (triple jump - 40-10) and Talon Bennett (pole vault - 13-0). Serra returns home after three consecutive away dual meets when they host Sacred Heart Cathedral on Wednesday, April 16. First events begin at 3:00.