The Castle Rock track and field team was back in action over the weekend. Although the Sharks were missing most of its team due to spring break, a pair of Castle Rock athletes made the trip to Oregon for the Brookings-Harbor Rotary Invitational Saturday.
“The weather was a lot better than forecasted,” said Castle Rock head coach Jennifer Larson. “There was a little bit of rain, but there was also little bit of blue sky for most of the time.”
Both athletes were able to set new personal records and score some team points.
Castle Rocks Victoria Monticello was the only girl competing for the Sharks in Brookings. The freshman took third place in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:12.67. Monticello also set new PRs in both the shotput (28-05) and discus (81-03), taking fifth place overall in both events.
Monticello finished with a total of 14 team points at the meet.
“She was very excited with her results,” Larson said. “This was her first invitational, so the preliminary to get into the final was new to her. She was especially excited about making it to the finals, and most of the girls there were seniors. She was proud to be in the mix with the upperclassmen.”
Fellow freshman Sean Perault was the only boy from Castle Rock competing. Perault scored a total of two team points with a seventh place finish in the 800 meter run (2:50.87). Perault also set a new PR in the 1,500 meter run with a 5:54.21.
Castle Rock will be back in action Wednesday at the third league meet of the season, scheduled to start in Fortuna at 3:30 p.m., and the Sharks expect to have its full lineup back in action.
“April is going to go fast,” Larson said. “We are just hoping to get everybody back out there on Wednesday. Now that they have their first times and distances they will be able to compete against that PR. That is what we are looking for on Wednesday.”
The Del Norte track and field team elected to skip the meet in Brookings due to the poor weather forecast. The Warriors will also be back in action in Fortuna.