Jets Track Star Qualifies for State in Long Jump

Photos courtesy EHS Track   Top, Allen during his qualifying jump, and bottom, with his medal.

Encinal High School (EHS) senior Marion “Kobe” Allen will compete in the state long-jump competition after a qualifying performance at the North Coast Section (NCS) Track-and-Field Meet of Champions Saturday, May 18.

Allen traveled 23’.75” to earn second place in the long jump competition. His distance was a personal record. Twenty-five athletes participated in the competition.

“We are excited for Kobe (Marion),” EHS Athletic Director Kevin Gorham said. “This track team has really excelled this year, and we couldn’t be more proud than to see Kobe qualify.”

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) track-and-field championships will be held May 24 and 25 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis.

Several other Alameda high school athletes endured cold and rainy weather to take part in the final NCS meet of the 2019 season. St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) senior Emily Perez finished 10th out of 12 participants in the women’s 800-meter competition. The Oregon State University-bound track star finished with a time of 2:25.65. 

Alameda High School (AHS) senior Lauren Lum finished ninth in the women’s 3,200-meter completion. She finished with a time of 11:10.42. Lum also competed in the women’s 1,600-meter preliminaries, but did not qualify for the final meet. Her teammate Olivia Liuson finished 15th with a time of 11:22.28. Junior Kelli Wilson from Monte Vista High of Danville won the competition with a time of 10:31.84. Twenty-four athletes competed in the race. 

AHS senior Adam Elaidy came in 17th place in the men’s 3,200-meter race. He finished with a time of 9:51.31. His teammate Patrick Nguyen, a junior, finished 23rd with a time of 10:27.93. 
AHS junior Kahlim Davis finished 12th in the men’s triple jump competition with a distance of 42’ 2.75”. Twenty-four athletes competed in the competition. 

AHS’ men’s 4x800-meter relay team came in 15th place in their competition with a time of 9:17.76. The team comprised of Cameron Johnson, Andrew Peng, Tristan Chu and James Ensminger.