Santa Barbara won a pair of home dual meets against Carpinteria Thursday, with the girls prevailing 97.5-34.5 and the boys 83-56.
“We’re finding our identity and getting some nice performances from new kids and moving some returners in different places,” Santa Barbara coach Olivia Perdices said. “Carpinteria is a class program and always fun to have a meet with.”
On the girls side, Katherine Hedrick had three wins, taking the 100 hurdles in 18.23, 300 hurdles in 49.50 and anchoring the 4×400 meter relay of Laila Goodman, London Moro and Mackenna Show for a time of 425.05.
“It’s good to have Katherine back with us and she’s had a good start to her senior season,” Perdices said.
The Dons swept the long jump and 100 meters — in the long jump, Gianna Stump posted 14-10.5, Clara Aviani in 13-11 and Sarah Fisher in 13-3. In the 100 meters, Arielle Feinberg ran 13.41, Indiya Zubiate 14.48 and Gianna Stump 14.52. Stump was also second in the triple jump.
“Gianna picks up points all over the place for us,” Perdices said. “She’s got a lot of versatility. That’s Clara’s first time long jumping and Sarah hasn’t really done track since she was a freshman, so those points were a nice surprise.”
The boys were led by four wins from Davis Flanagin: He led sweeps of the long jump in 20-8.5 and triple jump in 42-1.5, won the 100 meters in 11.90 and led off the winning 4×100 relay teaming with Caleb Weigel, Jack Ransdell and Anthony Lopez in 46.71.
In the long jump, Amir Walton was second in 19-2.5 and Andre Battle third in 18-11. In the triple jump, Oliver Andrews was second in 40-1.5 and Battle third in 36-10.5.
“Davis puts in a ton of work and you see it in his performances.”
Jack Ransdell had three wins, running on both relays and winning the 300 meter hurdles in 45.17. He also took second in the 110 meter hurdles in 18.53. The 4×400 was composed of Dylan Chaffin, Miguel Unzueta, Amir Walton and Jack Ransdell running 348.98.
“Jack has become so much more consistent at the hurdles and is stepping up and taking spots on the relay.”
The distance crew swept the 800, 1600 and 3200 behind a huge solo effort and personal best in the 1600 from Blaise Snow in 426.83. Drew DeLozier was second in 439.82 and Oliver Levine third in 443.81. The 800 saw Andreas Dybdahl post a big personal best winning at 201.70. Amir Walton was second at 217.20 and Xan Tassos third at 217.38. In the 3200, Oliver Levine took the win in 1017.52, Xan Tassos (1024.36) and Bode Andrulaitis (1056.87) followed.
”The distance guys had a great day. The put in some big efforts and posted a ton of prs and points today”
On Saturday, the Dons travel to Moorpark High School to compete in the Don Green Invitational.