Mikalya Revera

 A hamstring injury that had saddled Mikayla Revera for nearly a month, and had some believing her season might be over, has heeled in time for the stretch run.
 Not only has the Santa Catalina sprinter returned ahead of schedule, but her effort on the track last Saturday was encouraging.
 A two-time state meet participant, Revera clocked the fastest time in the Central Coast Section in the 400 at 56.92, while running 25.20 in the 200 at the Bill Kearney Invitational.
 Prior to the injury, Revera had run a CCS leading 24.88 five weeks ago. The 400, though, is the race where stamina is as important as speed.
 No doubt, her absence from track workouts has her chasing her own shadow. Last spring Revera ran 54.86 to reach the state 400 finals.
 Yet, for someone, whose goal isn't to peak for another seven weeks, there's still time for the senior to regain her strength and rebuild her endurance, not to mention regain confidence in the hamstring.
 A three-time Mission Trail Athletic League champion in the 100 and 200, Revera is also a two-time defending league 400 champion for the Cougars.
 The risk, however, of running a 100 after a 400 might not be worth the reward for someone on a just heeled hamstring, whose long-term goal is to place at the state finals in the 400.
 Revera's return also puts the Cougars back into team title consideration in the MTAL. While depth is still an issue, this is a group that should win nine events among a handful of athletes.
 If Revera skips the 100 - an event Santa Catalina has some depth in - her presence in the 1,600 relay would be critical if the MTAL finals comes down to the last event.

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