Catalina was about to compete in the finals of the girls 4x100 relay. The eight fastest teams in all of CCS were set to kick off the CCS Championship Meet on May 26. Catalina had never made it to the finals in this particular race, and seemed poised to do something special.
Quick start, great exchange to the second runner, strong running. Then, during the exchange to our third runner, the baton tipped and tumbled and bounced around on the ground. Race over! Confusion and frustration, in one quick second. A sign of things to come for our other events? Well ...
In 1989, Rachel Lewis won the 3200 in the CCS finals. She was the only athlete from Catalina to ever win a CCS championship in track.
Twenty-eight years later—and 90 minutes after a major setback—Catalina won its second and third CCS track and field championships. Mikayla Revera '17 won the 400 (56.53) and Laurel Wong '19 won the pole vault (13') to make history.
Both Mikayla and Laurel will compete in the State Championships on Saturday, June 3.
Read more in the Monterey Herald.
(Photo from CCS)