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Trojans set school records in track and field

By: Staff Report
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The school records continue to fall at Oak Ridge. With three records broken in the last month, two more fell last weekend. The varsity boys’ 4x800-meter relay team of Shlomo Khamishon, Nathan Williams, Benji Xie and Amjed Aboukhadijeh broke a four-year old school record in winning the race at the Bella Vista Distance Carnival on Friday, clocking a time of 8 minutes 4.94 seconds. The following day at the Glenn Poole Invitational at Oakmont High, Brian Hanson broke his own school record in the pole vault by four inches, clearing the bar at 15 feet, 0 inches. Hanson’s vault is the second-best effort by an athlete in the Sac-Joaquin Section this season. On top of those individual performances, the varsity girls’ team won the invitational, as did the freshman-sophomore boys, while the varsity boys’ team took second. Shannon Trumbull, Marcus Friend and Dusty Armstrong also won events at the invitational. Trumbull placed first in the 100-meter hurdles, posting a time of 15.98. Friend also won a hurdle race, placing first in the 300-meter hurdles in 40.35, while Armstrong won the freshman-sophomore 1,600-meter run in 4:46.86. Oak Ridge will try to set more school records this week, as they travel to Cordova today to face the Lancers in a dual meet. On Saturday, 24 Oak Ridge athletes will compete in the Sacramento Meet of Champions at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City Junior College.