Thursday, January 26, 2023

Islander Track: Off to a Running Start This Season

On Saturday, March 23, the Islander Track and Field team competed in the Mt. Carmel Invitational Meet—the second invitational held at Mt. Carmel High School this season. On the field, sprinter and jumper Alysah Hickey continues to dominate in the Long Jump event. After three preliminary jumps, Hickey took a commanding lead with a mark of 19 feet-9.25 inches, “only half an inch short of the distance with which she won at the state meet last season,” according to Coach George Green. The jumpers are given three more attempts to better their marks after the preliminary attempts; however, Hickey faulted on all three of her jumps and was not able to improve her mark. She won the event by a landslide, as the second place mark was over a foot shorter.

Being a skilled athlete with range, Hickey also competed in the 100-meter dash and placed fourth with a time of 12.09 seconds among some of the best Southern Section sprinters. Her last event of the day was the High Jump, which she won with a mark of 5 feet-5 inches. Senior Ruthie Grant-Williams also competed in the High Jump to place third with a mark of 5′-3″. Grant-Williams placed eleventh in the long jump with 16-4 and ran the 100 meter hurdles in 15.95.

For the first time this season, senior Teresa Perez ran the 1600-meter race, placing fifth with a time of 5:10.21. She currently holds the school record for the 1600-meter with a time of 5:03.22. Sophomore Sofia Van Arsdale placed sixth in the 800-meter race, finishing in 2:21.15.

Coronado’s thrower Victoria Perez competed in both the discus throw and the shot put. She placed ninth in the discus throw with a mark of 109 feet-2 inches and fourteenth in the shot put with 33 feet-5 inches.

Previous meets this season

March 2 – Mt. Carmel Field & Distance


  • 800: Sofia Van Arsdale 3rd place 2:23.3
  • 1600: Madden Hundley 5:25.3, Abigail Hundley 5:40.2
  • 3200: Teresa Perez 5th place 11:28.3, Madden Hundley 10th place 11:52.9
  • Long jump: Hickey 1st place 19 feet even, Grant-Williams 8th place with 16 feet 1 inch
  • Shot put: Victoria Perez 3rd place 33 foot 7 inch
  • Discus: Victoria Perez 3rd place 102 foot 3 inch


  • 3200 Boys: Brad Busby 10:41.4
Ruthie Grant-Williams
Ruthie Grant-Williams, Bronco Invite. Photo: George Green

March 9 – Bronco Invite


  • 100m Hurdles: Grant-Williams 1st place 15.78
  • 800: Teresa Perez 1st place 2:18.6, Van Arsdale 3rd place 2:20.95
  • 1600: Madden Hundley 7th place 5:20.78, Abigail Hundley 14th 5:30.02
  • Distance Medley Relay (DMR): Hundley, Hundley, Perez, Van Arsdale 2nd place 13:13.27
  • High jump: Grant-Williams 1st place 5 feet 4 inches
  • Long jump: Grant-Williams 16 feet 9 inches
  • Shot put: Victoria Perez 7th place 33 feet 5.5 inches
Madden Hundley, Teresa Perez, Sofia Van Arsdale, Abigail Hundley. Photo: George Green

Coach Green comments: Our State Champ long jumper, Alysah Hickey, wasn’t at this meet because she was competing at the New Balance National Indoor Championships held at the Armory in New York where she long-jumped 19 feet 6.75 inches for seventh place. It’s worthy of note that all of the girls mentioned above are school record holders. Hickey holds the record for the long jump, 100 dash, 200 dash, and as a member of the 4×100 record team. Grant-Williams holds the 100 hurdle record and was on the 4×100 team. Teresa Perez holds all the distance records: 800, 1600, 3200, 3-mile, as well as the record for the DMR. Van Arsdale and the Hundley sisters are on the record-breaking DMR team. Victoria Perez holds both the shot put and discus records.


  • 100 Boys: Nicholas Dunn 10th 11.69
  • 3200 Boys: Brad Busby 14th 10:08.22

March 16 – University City Classic


  • 100: Hickey 1st place
  • 100m Hurdles: Grant-Williams 1st place 15.55 seconds
  • 200: Sarah Barns 4th 29.91
  • 400: Barns 7th 65:50
  • 800: Teresa Perez 1st 2:17.88, Van Arsdale 3rd 2:20.35
  • 1600: Madden Hundley 2nd 5:22.02
  • 4×200 relay: Regina Czerewko, Sarah Barns, Allison White, Madden Hundley, 4th place
  • DMR: Hundley, Hundley, Perez, Van Arsdale 2nd 13:09.06
  • Long jump: Hickey 1st 20 feet 2 inches, Grant-Williams 5th 17 feet 2 inches
    Alysah cleared 20 feet 2 inches on her third try, and 20 feet 9 inches on her fourth attempt. Had the wind not been over the 2 meter/sec limit on the 20-9 jump, she would have broken the all-time San Diego Section Long Jump record currently held by Gail Devers. The wind reading for the 20-2 jump was legal.
  • High jump: Hickey 1st 5 feet 10.5 inches (surpassing Jamie Klages’ mark of 5 feet 10.25 inches set in 2005), Grant-Williams 2nd 5 feet 2 inches

  • Discus: Victoria Perez 1st 117 feet 10.5 inches
  • Shot put: Victoria Perez 2nd 32 feet 5.5 inches
  • Triple jump: Regina Czerewko 4th 30 feet 1 inch
Landon Mullins, University City Classic. Photo: George Green


  • 100: Shane Alihan 11.97
  • 200: Kainoa Potter 24.44
  • 1600: Landon Mullins 1st in Boys Frosh 5:03.19
  • 3200: Busby 10:17.52
  • 4×100 relay: Alihan, Potter, Zane Delcore, Noah Wahamaki 7th place in Open Div
  • Shot put: Jack Weisbrod 2nd in Boys Soph 34-7.5
  • Discus: Weisbrod 4th in Boys Soph 84-1

March 23 – Calvin Christian Small School Invite


  • Frosh/soph 100: Jasmine Chaney 15.26, Samantha Lorr 15.55
  • 200: Sarah Burns 29.21, Regina Czerewko 29.65
  • Frosh/soph 200: Lorr 29.65
  • 400: Sarah Burns 3rd 63.52, Czerewko 5th 65.19
  • 300m hurdles: Sarah Burns 3rd place 50.54
  • Frosh/soph 300m hurdles: Chaney 61.52
  • Triple jump: Czerewko 30’3”


  • 100: Nick Dunn 1st place 11.43, Shane Alihan 12.23
  • Frosh/soph 100: Zane Delcore 6th 12.54
  • 200: Nick Dunn 1st place 23.13
  • Frosh/soph 200: Delcore 10th 23.13
  • Frosh/soph 300m hurdles: Wahamaki 3rd 49.73
  • Frosh/soph 400: Noah Wahamaki 7th 59.17, Orian James 61.59
  • 1600: Conor Youngblood 5:29.05
  • Frosh/soph long jump: Delcore 8th 17’6”
  • Frosh/soph high jump: James 6th 5’4”
  • Frosh/soph 4×100 relay: James, John Cook, Wahamaki, Delcore 3rd place 50.06
  • Shot put: Joe Whalen 33’4”
  • Discus: Whalen 80’3”
Upcoming Meet:

Thursday, April 4 vs. Lincoln High School at Lincoln High School

Andres de la Lama
Andres de la Lama
Andres is a senior at Coronado High School and has written for the Islander Times and The Coronado Times throughout his high school career. He has also been a proud part of Coronado’s Days for Girls chapter and this year’s president. Andres aspires to be a screenwriter will go on study creative writing in college. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]