Coast Conference track

Hartnell took an early lead in its bid for a fourth straight men's Coast Conference track and field title, thanks in part to a 1-8 sweep in the 10,000 meters.
 That's not a misprint.
 Led by conference champion and Alvarez graduate Jorge Sanchez, the Panthers took the first eight spots in the men's 10,000 finals, chalking up 38 of their 62 points.
 That's how you win a conference team title.
 School record holder Dustin Samms repeated the feat in the hammer by defending his title for the Panthers.
 The women closed the first day 11 points out of first after just a handful of events. All-American Malena Grover ran the second fastest time in the state in breaking the meet record in the 10,000.
 Despite heavy winds on Wednesday, Grover's mark of 37:36.20 was just one second off the Hartnell school record. She also ran the fastest time in the 800 prelims.
 The rest of the finals are slated for Saturday at De Anza College in Cupertino.
 MPC sits in third place in the women's competition after the first day, in part because of Kyana Rivera's conference winning mark of 17-feet-11 in the long jump.
 BreAnn Scally ran the fastest time in the 400 low hurdles for MPC in the prelims.

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