Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Normans Go All Out As They Prepare For Saturday’s CIF Division II Prelims

Rohani and Batra hand-off in th 4x400m relay

By Dupé Aleru|May 11, 2011|8:52 a.m.

As the last few months of track season come to an end, BHHS can be proud of an electrifying season of record breaking phenomena’s and statistics that will leave any athlete honored to be a part of a hard working and effortless team.

The dynamic of the team, under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Fisher and assisted by assistant coaches Myra Hasson, Fedley Bonneau, Howard Edelman, Steve Geanakos, John Johnson and Alex Falcoln are the backbones and drivers to making the Norman’s top contenders in the upcoming meets such as Saturday's CIF Division II Prelims.

Looking back at the Ocean League Prelims and Finals, one can notion that athletes like sophomore runner Alex Rohani, has a tremendous road ahead of him in the area of track and field. Taking first place in the Boys’ Varsity 400m with a time in 48.11 is a great start and groundwork for CIF.

Additional star-breaking news includes the Boys' Varsity who has ten CIF qualifiers and eight league champions. The Girls’ Varsity follows the boys’, with eleven CIF qualifiers and match the boys' with eight league champions.

In the CIF meet, prepare yourself and look out for the Boys' Varsity such as Alex Rohani who took first in the 400m and 200m in the Ocean League meet; Chanan Batra who took first in the 800m; Josh Galen who placed first in the 1600m and 3200m; Julian Jackson who won the shot put; and Garrett Kaplan who placed second in the pole vault.

Girls Varsity Ocean League astounding performances include Vanessa Torres who took first place in the 400m; Sydney Gray who placed first in the 800m; Brianna Simmons who stole the 1600m in a time of 5:18.24 followed by Sydney Gray’s time of 5:19.11; Liza Raffi in the 100H who placed first; Chelsea Austin in the long jump and triple jump, placing first in both events and second in the high jump; Melina Nasab in the pole vault who placed second and last but not least the dynamic foursome of Simmons, Torres, Ting and Gray in the girls 4x400m relay, who placed first.

As one can see, BHHS track and field team is a talented bunch of awe-inspiring runners. Keep up the good work and end the season with a bang! CIF it is.

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