The VIking Classic track meet draws 61 schools to Montgomery

The 33rd annual Bryan Bradley Viking Track Classic at Montgomery High School on Saturday featured a plethora of local competitors.

Featuring a full field of 61 schools from across the Bay Area and Northern California, the packed meet also saw meet, school and personal records broken all under the sun.

Leading the day’s field events was Cardinal Newman’s Santiago Adan, who walked away with the title after throwing the discus a whopping 175 feet, 6 inches. The mark is a new Viking Classic record and is just shy of Adan’s personal best of 58 meters.

Cooper Lee of Santa Rosa, who set a new personal best of 153 feet, 6 inches, took second place. Jake Joerger, Adan’s teammate at Newman, placed third with a throw of 152-05. Maria Carrillo’s Beau Gleeson rounded out the top four with a record of 144-02.

Nina Bobbit of Rancho Cotate, who competed in the girls shot put, easily had one of the best days of all the competitors. She set a new personal record three times in a row and finished in first place with a new PR of 33 feet, 10 inches.

Casa Grande’s Bailey Guerrero, who took fourth place in the girls’ 100-meter dash, won the long jump with a jump of 16 feet, 1 inch. Rancho’s Sophie Velle took third place with a personal best of 15-3.75.

Petaluma’s Max Pedrotti-Jacobs continued his great form this season in the pole vault, setting a new personal best of 13 feet. That’s nearly a foot better than Townsend Miller of Casa Grande, who cleared 12 feet, 6 inches for second place.

The locals continued to shine as the action shifted to the track.

Analy’s Cormac Gaylord had to cover the final 100 meters to secure second place in the 1,600 with a time of 4:24.62, a new personal record for the junior. He finished less than 15 seconds behind winner Lucas Cohen of Albany. Uncle Zuniga of Santa Rosa, who finished in fourth place, also ran a personal best, finishing with a time of 4:26.71.

Montgomery’s Ariana Rogina set a new school record as she finished first in the 100-meter hurdles, with a time of 16 seconds flat.

Her teammate, Seelah Kittelstrom, ran a 5:15.60 to take second in the 1,600 meters, less than three seconds behind winner Ella Mogannam of Lick-Wilmerding. Petaluma’s Reilly Kreutz reached the podium in third place with a time of 5:17.73.

In the boys’ 400 meters it was all Liam Currie. The Newman senior set a new personal record when he took first place in a thrilling 49.06 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Currie was part of a Newman 4×100 team that took third place. He teamed up with Jonah Bertoli, Zack Homan and Zion Cargill to finish in 44.33 seconds. Windsor, Rancho Cotate and Santa Rosa finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, in the event.

The girls 800 meter race was quite competitive, with Maria Carrillo freshman Ashlin Mallon setting a new personal best of 2:17.89 in a first-place finish. Monty’s Amrie Lacefield came in second with a time of 2:20.42.

Vintage’s Kit Parker, a junior, took third place in the boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11.07 seconds – an average of 2.6 meters per second.

The full results of the Viking Classic can be found here, including official results, registrations and team scores.

You can reach staff writer Kienan O’Doherty at 415-887-8650 or [email protected]. On X (Twitter) @kodoherty22.