Coming off of a historic season which saw the Dublin High School Boys Track and Field team win the North Coast Section (NCS) Meet of Champions (and the Girls finish 2nd in NCS), both teams are off to really strong starts in 2023.
At the recent “Center Meet” for East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) schools hosted at Dublin High on Saturday, March 11th, the Gaels had a particularly dominating performance. Even though it was competed as a “center meet”, it scored as individual dual meets (Dublin vs. De La Salle, Dublin vs. Dougherty Valley, etc.). Both genders won all 4 dual meets, giving the Gaels a 5-0 record on the season with only another scored meet vs. Amador Valley remaining on the schedule. In the process, Dublin’s Girls team defeated defending EBAL champion Monte Vista. Moreover, the Frosh-Soph Boys also swept, with Dublin’s only defeat coming in a nail biter to Carondelet. In total, Dublin compiled a whopping 15-1 mark on the day!
Sophomore Nathaniel Maddox was the varsity boys Athlete of the Meet! He set a personal record in all 4 of his events, which is the maximum a student athlete can compete in in a meet. He won the long jump (20’3.75″), triple jump (41’1.25), and was second in the 110 hurdles (16.33) and 300 hurdles (43.43).
Other event winners from Dublin were as follows:
Junior Aidan Stone – Varsity Boys 3200 – 10:27.21
Sophomore Austin Thomas in the Frosh Soph Boys 110 Hurdles (18.88)
Varsity Boys 4×800 Relay (senior Harsh Gupta, sophomores Tristan Gan and Kevin Pedregosa, and freshman Jorge Martinez-Fernandez; 9:14.58)
Sophomore Vedant Sagare – Frosh Soph Boys Triple Jump – 37’4″
Sophomore Mailyah Noack – Frosh Soph Girls 3200 – 17:53.85
Sophomore Kate Long – Frosh Soph Girls – 19:46
Varsity Girls 4×100 Relay
Varsity Girls 4×800 (sophomores Laasya Balupari & Alessandra Yu, freshmen Xitong Han & Kylene Wong; 11:27.28)
Frosh Soph Girls Pole Vault Tie between sophomore Suhaila Radwan & Cynthia Lin (7’0″)
Looking ahead to next weekend, Dublin High School is poised to host what may be the largest high school track event in the nation with the Dublin Distance Fiesta. The annual event has grown so large it now spans two days, and will take place on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th at Gaels Stadium. There are 170 high schools registered (including 4 from Nevada), with 3,346 athletes competing in 5,170 events. This surpasses last year’s record of 2,946 athletes from 149 schools which competed in 4,319 events.
There will also be a “Middle School Mile” to kick off the meet on Friday. Admission for each day is $13 for adults and $6 for children over the age of 4, high school students, and senior citizens (over 60). The event will be on Friday from 4:00-10:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.
Dublin High has gone to cashless entry, and fans are encouraged to purchase tickets for each day they are attending on the school’s GoFan page. For more detailed information on the event, go to http://www.dublindistancefiesta.com