Only two members of the track and field team, junior Anny Schmidt and freshman Heidi Johnson, competed in the Halden Invitational at Davis Senior High School on April 23.
Schmidt said the low turnout was likely due to the previous day’s cancelled meet (due to weather conditions), as many people had planned to compete in it.
“I think people didn’t want to run two days in a row,” Schmidt said. “If there hadn’t been a meet yesterday or if we had known that it would have been cancelled, I think more people would have shown.”
Schmidt ran the 100-meter and placed 33rd of 40 with a time of 15.03.
“(It’s) not my best time, but not my worst,” she said.
Schmidt had planned to also run the 200-meter, but decided to skip it because of the two-hour waiting time between events.
Johnson, who continues to be hampered by a foot injury sustained earlier in the season, competed in the high jump, placing fourth of nine, with a height of 4 feet, 11 inches.
“When attempting 5’-1”, I took off of my (left) foot wrong and felt the same pull from before (when I first injured it), which is unfortunate,” she said.
“I think I’ll be able to stretch it and get it better soon, but it’s a little bit of a bummer.”
Johnson attempted the high jump two more times, but was unable to clear 5’-1”.
She did not compete in the 300-meter hurdles because of her sore foot.
The next meet is the Sacramento Meet of Champions on Saturday, April 30. The location has yet to be announced.
—By Mohini Rye