SLOHS 2000 Track Schedule

Karen Wins CA State Shot Put

Karen on the Victory Stand at CA State Champs

Karen's Dad pays off on a promise of a limo ride
to school for winning State.

Here are the highlights of my Junior Season:






My Results

Shot Discus
Friday/Saturday 6/23-24 Junior Nationals Denton, Texas TBA 4th Place 48'10.25" DNC
Friday/Saturday 6/16-17 Footlocker Outdoor Championships Raleigh, North Carolina TBA 2nd Place 50'6.75" DNC
Saturday 6/10 Golden West Invitational Sacramento TBA 1st Place 48'9.5" DNC
Friday/Saturday 6/2-6/3 State Championships Cerritos College Friday: 5:00 pm. Sat:
4:00 pm
1st Place 50'7.25" DNC
Friday 5/26 CIF Masters Cerritos College 3:00 pm 1st Place 49'1.5" DNC
Saturday 5/20 CIF Div II Finals Cerritos College 11:00 am 1st Place 49'0.75" DNC
Friday 5/12 CIF Div II Prelims Mt. Sac 3:00 pm 1st Place 49'1" ???Place???111'11"--oh well, there's 2001
Thursday 5/4 Northern League Championships SLOHS 1:00 p.m. 1st Place *#50'10.25" 4th Place 126'3"
Saturday 4/22 County Meet Arroyo Grande High School 10:00 am 1st Place &48'4.75" 2nd Place 135'2"
Saturday 4/15 Mt. Sac Mt. San Antonio College 9:00 a.m. 1st Place 47'3" 8th Place 118'1"
Thursday 4/13 Arroyo Grande High School Arroyo Grande High School 3:30 p.m. 1st Place 47'5.5" 2nd Place #140'0.5"
Saturday 4/8 Arcadia Invitational Arcadia High School 11:00 a.m. 3rd Place 47'3" DNC
Thursday 4/6 Santa Maria Dual Meet SLOHS 3:30 1st Place 45'9.5" 1st Place 119'1"
Saturday 4/1 Atascadero Invitational Atascadero HS 9:00 am 1st Place *$#49'2" 2nd Place 125'1.5"
Saturday 3/25 Easter Relays Santa Barbara Community College 9:00 am 1st Place *&47'2" 1st Place 136'2"
Thursday 3/23 Righetti Dual Meet SLOHS 3:30 pm 1st Place 46'8" 1st Place 118'9"
Saturday 3/18 Channel Coast Relays Camarillo High School 9:00 am 1st Place *46'8" 1st Place #137'0"
Thursday 3/16 Lompoc Dual Meet Lompoc HS 3:30 pm 1st Place *46'2" 1st Place 130'10"
Friday 3/10 National Scholastic Indoor Championships Armory, NYC 10:00 am %1st Place
Saturday 2/19 LA Invitational USC 9:00 am 1st Place
3rd Place 122'1"

*San Luis Obispo High School Record
#Personal Best
&Meet Record
%Stadium Record

2000 Season Chronology:

June 23, 2000

Karen threw 48'10.25" to take fourth place at Junior Nationals behind rivals Gerraughty (50'10.25"), Cosby (50'3"), and Camarena (48'10.75"). Karen got her top throw on her fifth attempt to end her competitive season. Now it's time for Olympic Development Camp, and then on to training for next year!

June 16, 2000

Karen took 2nd Place with a 50'6.75" toss at the Footlocker National Scholastic Outdoor Championships in Raleigh, NC. Karen's mark is number 3 on the Footlocker All-Time list behind 2000 champion Laura Gerraughty at 51'11" and 1997 champion Krista Keir at 50'7.5".

June 10, 2000

Karen won the 41st Golden West Invitational shot with a throw of 48'9.5". This is the 4th best mark in the history of the meet. Once again, UCLA-bound Jessica Cosby of Cleveland was hot on her heels for second place. Third place went to North Dakota thrower Briona Reynolds. Karen was very happy to bring home the GWI watch and medal.

June 3, 2000

Hooray!!!!! Karen won the State Championship with a toss of 50'7.25". The competition was outstanding, with Jessica Cosby taking 2nd with 49'0.75" and 1999 State Champ Jill Camarena taking third at 48'1.25". This was the farthest winning mark in California State competitions since Kristin Heaston's 1993 win. Next stop? Golden West in Sacramento! Stay tuned!

May 26, 2000

Karen won CIF Masters in the shot for the second year in a row with a throw of 49'1.5". She enters the State meet next Friday as the number one qualifier, with Jessica Cosby and Jill Camarena close by.

May 20, 2000

Karen won the CIF Division II shot put for the second year in a row with a throw of 49'0.75". Her nearest competitor was about 9 feet behind. Karen enters CIF Masters competition next Friday, May 26 at Cerritos, as a clear favorite to repeat last year's victory. CIF Masters represents over 500 schools with 12,000 athletes.

May 12, 2000

Karen took 1st in CIF Division II Prelims in the shot by almost ten feet with a throw of 49'1". She didn't qualify in the discus after fouling her second and third throws. We're still happy with the progress this year to 140' and will work on this for 2001.

May 4, 2000

Karen won the Northern League shot title with a new PR of 50'10.25". Her series was as follows: 50'10.25", 50'10.25" (!!!!), 46'11.5", 50'1.25", 50'8.5", and 49'4.25". In all, five of her six throws were better than her previous PR. The fourth place in the discus at 126'3" was still a good enough mark to qualify for CIF.

April 22, 2000

Karen won the shot at the SLO County Meet with a meet record 48'4.75", and took second in the discus with a throw of 135'2".

April 15, 2000

Karen became one of the rare two time winners of the Mt. Sac Invitational with a 1st place in the shot. It wasn't such a great day in the discus, but those things happen....

April 1, 2000
Atascadero, CA

Karen improved her PR to 49'2", setting new SLOHS and meet records at the Atascadero Invitational.

March 25, 2000
Santa Barbara, CA

Karen had a double win in the shot (47'2") and the discus (136'2") at the Santa Barbara Relays. The shot mark extends Karen's meet record set last year (44'11") and raises the SLO school record for the third time in 9 days.

March 18, 2000
Camarillo, CA

Karen won the shot (46'8") and the discus (137'0") at the Channel Coast Relays. The mark in the shot is another SLOHS record. Karen has the meet record for Channel Coast in the shot and is now #4 on the discus all-time list for the meet.

March 16, 2000
Lompoc, CA

In her first dual meet of the season, Karen won both shot (46'2") and discus (130'10"). The shot mark is a new San Luis Obispo High School record.

March 10, 2000

Results from the 17th Annual National Scholastic Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Armory, NYC:

Karen took first place in the shot, earning All American status for the indoor season, with a throw of 46'10.25". This mark is now the new Armory high school record for the girls' shot!

February 19, 2000

Results from the 40th Annual Los Angeles Invitational at USC:

Karen defended her shot put title at the Los Angeles Invitational with a throw of 48'1-1/2". This mark is a new LA Invitational record, breaking the previous record by six feet. Last year, Karen won the meet at 40'11". Karen also took third in the discus with a toss of 122'1".

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