About 200 student-athletes competed in the Alameda Education Foundation's Track & Field Championships last week and some impressive marks were earned.
In the field events at Encinal High School on June 5, Tatiana Kelly of Wood Middle School had the best girls shot put with a distance of 27’6”. In the boys division, it was Wood’s Ramon Kelly winning with a throw of 28’7”. Wood's Chad Dali had the longest long jump of the day at 15' 1". For the girls, it was The Academy’s Mira Love-Sangco at 12'7".
In the running events held on June 6 at the College of Alameda, Love-Sangco had another good day with a top girls 50-meter time of 7.06.
In the girls 400 meter, The Academy’s Damiona Barbosa had the best run of the day with 1:05.2 and placed second in the 800 with 2:47.3.
Wood’s KC Sabian won the boys 50 meter in 6.44, while LIncoln’s Skyler Stebbins took second with 6.67. Sabian and Stebbins were off the record marks by just 1/10th and 2/10th respectively.
Wood captured the girls 4x100 meter relay, with Lincoln coming in 2nd and 3rd. Wood won the 7th grade girls 4x400, followed closely by the team from ACLC/Nea.
The Middle School Sports program is managed by the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF), who took it over in 2009 after state funding was eliminated. The program includes co-ed volleyball in the fall, boys and girls basketball in the winter, and track and field in the spring.
Middle school student-athletes representing all of Alameda’s public district and charter schools participate, including The Academy of Alameda, Lincoln Middle School, Wood Middle School and 6th-8th graders from a combined ACLC/Nea team. In all, about 400 student-athletes participate from across the Island.
AEF supports the program through grants, fundraising efforts and a modest student participation fee. Scholarships are awarded on a need basis so that all students may participate. AEF particularly would like to thank the Olympic Club Foundation and the Jameson Foundation for helping make this vital program possible.