Pirates medal in San Diego Section Track & Field Finals

Mercedes Beckham, senior at OHS, won 1st place in the triple jump and long jump in the San Diego Section Track and Field Championships held on May 27. She has been named one of the High School Prep Athletes of the Week  by the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Hall of Champions.

SD-UT’s quote “Consistency was the key as the Pirates senior prevailed in the long jump and triple jump at the section championships. Beckham leaped 18 feet, 5½ inches to capture the Division I crown and then bounded 38-6 to win the triple jump title.”  She will be heading to the state championship.

Other Women’s Results
Kalani Hardyway, freshman, placed 6th in the long jump at 16 feet, 11 1/2″.
Anabel Ojeda, freshman, placed 10th in the 3200 meters with a time of 11:38.20.
Kimberly Barrueta, freshman, placed 6th in the 800 meters setting a new OHS record of 2:20.99.

Men’s Results
Nelson Carmona, junior, took 3rd place in high jump, 6’3″.
Deondre Ruth, sophomore, placed 2nd in triple jump, 44-06 who will also represent OHS at state.
John Gibbs, freshman, placed 5th, with 43-02.5