Calaveras freshman Hannah Hull set a new all-time school record in the 800 meters on Friday winning the Gold Rush Elite Meet in a time of 2:18.21.
The meet was hosted by Calaveras at Frank Meyer Field.
“Hannah is a special athlete,” said Redskin head coach Doug Avrit.
“I was actually pretty nervous before this race,” said Hull.
“The coach from El Camino and I are good friends,” said Avrit, “and we had talked in early-April about his top girl, Candace Compton, competing against Hannah — setting up this showdown.”
Compton is a junior.
“My goal was just to try and stick with her and do my best at the end,” explained Hull. “My coach had been talking about this match for quite awhile so I wanted to come close to her or beat her.”
At the gun, Compton took off.
“Candace went all-out right from the start,” said Avrit. “But Hannah was able to hang on for the ride.”
“I didn’t know if I could hang with her (Compton) because she was going so fast and started getting away from me at the 300 mark,” said Hull. “But, for the most part, I stuck with her.”
Hull made her move with 100 meters left.
“I was just trying to go as fast as I could because she (Compton) was going so fast,” said Hull.
Ultimately, Hull won this individual battle by .19 of a second, and broke the school record.
Incidentally, this school record was previously held by ... Hannah Hull.
This fabulous frosh had broken the previous-best Redskin mark over two weeks ago.
“It feels pretty good to hold the record,” said Hull. “I just hope I can stay with this, work hard and keep getting better.”
Hull was also part of the 400 relay first-place team on Friday. Her teammates were Brittany Kohler, Sheridan Loverin and Kelly Airola.
The Calaveras girls’ team ended up winning the overall championship in this 14-team meet.
Also winning for the Redskins were Loverin in the 1600m, Isabella Lohsen shot put, and Airola high jump.
Kohler, Deborah Ark, Brianna Biondi and Samantha Baseman won the 100 relay.
The Calaveras boys’ team took fourth place in this event. For Calaveras, Corey Hazelwood took first in the 300m hurdles.
“We had many excellent performances throughout the meet,” said Avrit, “and this was a good kickoff to our championship part of the season which begins (Wednesday) at Amador High School with the MLL Championships.”