Country Day’s track and field season began with an invitational meet on March 9 at Grant High School. Unfortunately for the athletes, the cold morning also brought rain.

Although the team is larger than it was last year, only three Cavaliers competed in the meet: senior Heidi Johnson, sophomore Kenyatta Dumisani and freshman Malek Owaidat. Many athletes had conflicts, according to Johnson, including the SAT for juniors.

Johnson won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump, although there weren’t many jumpers.

Her longest triple jump was 34 feet, 5 inches. Although she reached her goal of 34 feet, Johnson said she has room for improvement.

Johnson’s long jump was 14 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

“I was disappointed with the long jump (because) I scratched three of the jumps,” Johnson said, referring to stepping beyond the line before jumping.

Dumisani placed third in the 100 meters at 12.27 seconds. He said he felt slower than he used to be.

“I can fix that with some conditioning,” he said.

Owaidat ran the 100 meters in 13.27 seconds. His finish wasn’t available.

The team’s next meet is on Saturday, March 23, at Monterey Trail.

By Ethan Monasa

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