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Apr, 2016

Track & Field returns to Uni!

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[Posted April 2, 2016] It took more than a decade and a concerted effort to get a new, quality track installed, but home track & field meets are now a regular occurrence at Uni.

Pictured above: Start of the Boys Varsity 1,600 m race vs. Hamilton and San Pedro (Photos courtesy Ivan Finkle/UHEF)

The first meet was a practice (non-scoring) affair vs. Fairfax and L.A. Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) on Thursday, March 10, followed by a three-team meet vs. San Pedro and Hamilton on March 16.

The Uni-San Pedro meet was scored, with the Wildcats winning the boys meet, 57-43 and the Pirates winning in the girls section, 54-42. Varsity event winners for Uni included:

Boys:

  • 800 m: Jalen Jenkins, 2:05.71
  • 1600 m: Jalen Jenkins, 4:50.34
  • 110 m Hurdles: Charles Adams, 16.7
  • 300 m Hurdles: Charles Adams, 44.7
  • Long Jump: Connor Broussard, 17-4
  • Shot Put, Matthew Horwitz, 37-6

uni t&f pix v SP-Hami 31716 Girls V 1600 1979

Girls:

  • 200 m: Kashara Iverson, 27.43
  • 100 m Hurdles: Kristina Kalantarova, 19.0
  • 4 x 400 m: Uni, 4:39.8
  • Triple Jump: Meaghan Hall, 28-0
  • Shot Put: Meaghan Hall, 25-9

Even legendary Uni coach Dick Kampmann (now 91, at Uni 1960-85) made an appearance at the meet to see the new facility – now known as Kampmnn Stadium – and see the Wildcats run in their first home meet in many years. He’s pictured below with alum Chuck Levin ‘61:

uni t&f pix v SP-Hami 31716 Coach K & Chuck Levin

Happily, there will be many more home meets in 2016:

  • April 7 vs. Venice
  • April 13 vs. Palisades and Fairfax
  • April 21 vs. Westchester
  • April 28 vs. Hamilton

Admission for all of Uni’s home meets is free. The Western League preliminaries and finals will also be held at Uni on May 4 and May 11.

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