Santa Barbara’s Davis Flanagin scored a triple jump win in the Invitational heat at the 8th annual Simi Valley Invitational track and field meet with a 43-9.5, among several standout and personal-best performances over the prestigious two-day event Friday and Saturday.
Flanagin also took fifth in the invitational long jump with a 21-1.5 and ran the leadoff leg in the 4×400 relay which finished third in the invitational race. The Dons’ relay team also included Andreas Dybdahl, Jack Ransdell and Drew DeLozier.
Ransdell added a win and personal best in the Seeded 300 meter hurdles, in 43.27 seconds.
In the meet’s format, the top-performing athletes coming in compete in the ‘Invitational’ level heats. Flanagin was top-rated in the triple jump coming in.
In the Invitational 800 meters, Dybdahl (3rd-158.08) and DeLozier (5th-158.74) both scored personal bests.
For the Dons’ girls, Mackenna Show finished second in the Seeded 800 meters at a personal best 232.51, and Katherine Hedrick ran 48.15 for second in the Invitational 300 hurdles.
On Friday night, Krystal Valdez was third in the Seeded discus at 90-9. Blaise Snow ran a personal best 424.27 for 4th in the Invitational 1600.
“Just a great couple of days for these kids,” Santa Barbara coach Olivia Perdices said. “A lot of PRs and heat wins. They stepped it up in some really tightly contested events. It’s a good way to come off spring break.
“We’re looking forward to hosting Dos Pueblos and San Marcos Wednesday.”