Miranda finishes strong in one of his races from earlier in the season. Photo courtesy Robert Miranda.
By Connor Van Ligten
Robert Miranda’s injury seems to be old news now, as he crushed the competition at the Central Coast Section Top 8 event last Saturday. Miranda, who suffered a stress fracture in his ankle last summer, finished second in the 1600-meter race, setting a personal record of 4:14.22. Later that day, Miranda finished second in the 3200 meter with a time of 9:19.36.
In addition, the Knights underclassmen had an impressive showing at Top 8. Freshman Kyra Pretre, in her first CCS Top 8, finished 6th in the 800 meter, ending 2:19.79. Pretre was also part of the all-underclassmen girls’ 4x400 relay team along with Lauren Hamilton, Charlotte Lee, and Charlotte Tomkinson. The team finished 4th, crossing the finish line at 4:13.90.
The girls’ 4x100 relay team, composed of De’Jeane Stine, Michelle Louie, Hamilton, and Electa Narasin, finished ninth in the 4x100 relay event with a time of 50.93. Narasin also had notable individual placements of 13th in the 300 hurdles and 11th in the 100 hurdles.
The Knights are now heading into the WBAL trials. Should they perform well, they will qualify for CCS, and a potential bid to CIF state finals.