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Chicago Park continues winning ways in track and field

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Koen Cayabyab was invited to compete at the annual MP Striders Youth Sectional hosted at Burbank High School in Sacramento. He took first place in the 200- and 400-meter races, and second place in the 100 meters.
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With the culmination of the NCAL Track and Field season coming to a close in mid May, the Chicago Park Trailblazers just weren’t ready for the season to end.

After a strong showing within the county, the team was eager to take its act on the road to test the skills of teams outside the county. Chicago Park was invited to participate in an event, where teams from Weimar, Rocklin (Academy), Foresthill, Bowman and Colfax competed.

After dominating shot put and discus throughout the NCAL season, Chicago Park’s Tori Bower and Hailee James, took first and second, respectively, in the eighth- grade girl’s shot put and discus events.

Gabby Biittner dominated the 400 meters, 800 meters and long jump at the eighth-grade level, while little sister Jade Biittner won the 100 meters and 1,600 meters at the seventh-grade level. The Biittners also teamed with Tori Bower and Anna Miles to win the 4×100 relay at the 8th grade level with a winning time of 1 minute, 1.23 seconds.

Due to low numbers, the sixth-grade relay team was a hybrid of two females, Jada Moore and Kate Fore, one male, Seth Arcand, and fourth-grader Jackson Miles. This team never lost throughout the NCAL season and kept the streak intact by winning their 4×100 relay with a time of 1:02.

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Miles proved to be the most dominant of all athletes this year at the elementary level, going undefeated at the fourth-grade level in the 50 meters and 200 meters and never finishing lower than third in three races at the 6th grade level in the 100 meters.

At the seventh-grade boy’s level, Koen Cayabyab was looking to complete an undefeated season at the event in Foresthill. He swept first place in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters.

Cayabyab was also invited to compete at the annual MP Striders Youth Sectional hosted at Burbank High School in Sacramento, which attracts top middle school athletes from the greater Sacramento region. He took first place in the 400 meters in 58.56 seconds. Cayabyab also won the 200 meters in 26.25 and took second place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.95.

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