It has been an exciting week of North Coast Section (NCS) action for Dublin High School, highlighted by the fact that Gaels Stadium is playing host to the NCS Track and Field Meet of Champions (MOC), the first time the prestigious event is being held on a high school campus since its inception in 1915!
In one of the highlights from Day 1 of the MOC, the evening was capped with Dublin getting two of its athletes qualified for next weekend’s California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Meet in the Girls Triple Jump. Aiza Sarwar earned 1st players with a mark of 36’10, while Michelle Chen came in 3rd place at 36’03 to claim the final qualifying spot for the State Meet.
Several others on both the Boys and Girls teams had strong performances in the Heats to earn positions in today’s Finals. Those who advanced are as follows: Boys 4×100 Relay (Brandon Burns, Sebastian Guenther, Anish Kasam, Takehiro Masubuchi); Boys 110m Hurdles (Kasam); Boys 400m (Alexander Franco, Manogya Yara); Girls 100m (Leila Champion); Boys 100m (Burns); Boys 800m (Matthew Morgon); Boys 300m Hurdles (Kasam); Girls 200m (Champion); Boys 200m (Burns); Boys 3200m (Daniel Trampe); Boys 4×400 Relay (Burns, Franco, Masubuchi, Yara).
Heading into the final day of the MOC, both the Boys and Girls teams have a legitimate shot of claiming the overall championship.
The Track and Field team was not the only one in action this week, as the Baseball team earned a spot in the NCS Division 1 Baseball playoffs as the #15 seed. The Gaels went on the road and gave #2 seed Clayton Valley Charter all they could handle before falling 5-3.
Dublin was ahead 2-1 in the top of the 6th inning and had the bases loaded with no outs, giving them an excellent opportunity to break the game open. However, the Ugly Eagles were able to induce two strikeouts and a pop fly, so the Gaels came away empty-handed. Clayton Valley proceed to mount a strong rally in the bottom half of the 6th by scoring 4 runs to go on top 5-2. The Gaels battled back in the top of the 7th by scoring one run and getting runners on 2nd and 3rd, but were not able to come away with any more runs and lost 5-3.
The Gaels finished the season with a record of 15-10-1 overall, a win total that was the most for the program since winning the NCS