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St. Mary’s runs, throws and jumps past rivals

By Jared Green Daily Planet Staff
Friday March 16, 2001

Panthers dominate Albany, St. Joe’s in first league meet 


The St. Mary’s track and field team has been an East Bay powerhouse for a while now, and they showed no signs of letting up in their first league meet of the year, thoroughly dominating Albany and St. Joseph’s on Thursday at St. Mary’s. 

The Panthers’ varsity boys beat Albany 95-20 and the Pilots 103-24, while the girls won 90-23 and 96-17, respectively. The boys won all but two individual events they entered, while the girls lost just one individual title. St. Mary’s didn’t enter the distance events, since they have a distance meet this afternoon. 

Multiple event winners for the Panthers were sprinter Chris Dunbar, who won the 200- and 400-meter dashes, Phil Weatheroy and Kamaiya Warren in shotput and discus, Quiana Shaw in the triple jump and high jump, and Brielle Plump, who won the 100-meter dash, 300-meter hurdles and high jump. 

There were several highlights from the meet that illustrated the Panthers’ dominance. Shaw, who was the only girl to clear higher than 4-foot-2 in the high jump, set a new personal record when she cleared 5-foot-2, then proceeded to make 5-foot-4. The Panthers took the top three places in the girls’ 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, the triple, long and high jumps and shotput and discus, while the boys swept the 100, 200, long jump, 110-meter hurdles, shotput and discus. 

The boys lost just one event they entered, the 1600-meter race, while the girls lost only the 800-meter race. 

St. Mary’s long distance runners will take part in the Distance Carnival this afternoon at Piedmont High School, and the relay teams will travel to Contra Costa College tomorrow for the El Cerrito Relays.