On Saturday May 20th
, all 6 Padres competing at the CCS Semi-finals qualified for this Friday's CCS Finals. Jon Beering was the top qualifier in the boys' shot put (58-2.25) and Arnie Sambel was 3rd (52-8.5). Unfortunately, neither qualified in the discus. On the track, three athletes each qualified in three events. Kyle Orloff ran under 49 seconds for the first time, running the fastest qualifying time in the meet (48.84). He also ran just off his personal best in the 200m (22.24), to qualify with the 5th fastest qualifying time. Seniors Joey Berriatua and Zach Mitchell continued their impressive seasons as well. Berriatua cruised with a lead pack in his heat of the 1600m, running just off his personal best and easily qualifying with the 5th fastest time (4:21
.76). He came back in the 800m with a decisive heat victory (1:56
.91). Mitchell ran the 4th fastest times in both hurdle races (110HH - 14.98; 300IH - 38.93), winning his heat in the short hurdles and coming in a close second in the 300's. Berriatua, Mitchell and Orloff all ran well, along with freshman lead off runner, Jeremiah Testa, to make the finals in the 1600m Relay with the 3rd fastest qualifying time of 3:25
The boys' shot put starts at 6:25 and the boys' 1600m will begin at 6:30 this coming Friday night at Gilroy High School for the CCS Finals. The top three athletes and relay teams in each event qualify for the CIF State Championships May 31 and June 1 in Clovis.