Track and field wins league championship

Santa Catalina School’s track and field team is the league champion once more.

Santa Catalina School track and field athlete Juliette '23 running a race.

The Cougars won the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division Championships on April 29. In the process, Juliette Kosmont ’23 set a new school record in the 100 meters at 12.01, topping the previous record of 12.09 set by Mikayla Revera ’17 in 2015. Juliette’s time is the fastest in the Central Coast Section and the third-fastest in Monterey County history.

She leads a talented squad full of newcomers. Of the 23 athletes on the team, none are seniors, and only three competed in high school track before the 2022 season.

In addition to winning the 100-meter title, Juliette claimed the league crown in the 200 meters and long jump. She also ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team, along with Nadia Aligawesa ’23, Mary Watson ’25, and younger sister Anna Kosmont ’25. Nadia claimed the title in the shot put and triple jump, and Mary added a win in the high jump.

All four athletes will compete in the PCAL Masters Meet on May 6, an event featuring the best of the best in the league. Anna qualified in the 100 and 200 meters. Three more Cougar athletes who placed in the top 3 of their events at the championships also qualified: Heidi Green ’25 (800 meters), co-captain Audrey Morrison ’23 (3,200 meters), and Kate Romans ’23 (high jump).

The Masters Meet is followed by the CCS Semifinals on May 14 and the CCS Finals on May 21.

The Cougars last won the league championship in 2018.

See photos of the team on SmugMug.

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