CCS girls track

Central Coast Section Track and Field Finals
Friday at Gilroy High, 3 p.m.
  Laurel Wong never goes into a meet looking to reach an expectation. That just might take the fun out of competing.
 The Santa Catalina sophomore has a passion for track and field. And she's good at it as she will go into Friday's Central Coast Section finals the favorite in the pole vault.
 "It would be nice to get a personal record,'' Wong said. "But I just want to have fun because I love the sport so much.''
 Of course, success helps and Wong has had her share this spring, having soared to a county record 13-feet-2 in April, the fifth best mark in the state.
 A state finalist last year as a freshman, Wong will be looking to become the first county athlete to win a CCS girls pole vault title since Iran Serrano did it for Gonzales in 1998.
 It's hopeful that Santa Catalina will have two CCS champions as Mikayla Revera will chase titles in the 200 and 400 meters.
 A two-time state meet participant, Revera has CCS leading times of 56.00 in the 400 and 24.68 in the 200 this spring.
 Revera and Wong will also run legs on the Cougars 400 relay team which includes Avery Blanco and Barbara Avalos. The foursome is coming off a school record time of 49.51 last week.
 Chasing Revera in the 200 will include Salinas sprinter Brooke Oleson, who dropped the 400 at the CCS trials to focus on the 200, where she comes in ranked third based on trial marks (25.01).
 Taking up the hurdles for the first time this year proved to be a wise decision for Kate Riordan, who will go into the 300 low hurdles seeded No. 7 at 46.70.

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