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Track and Field: Lane, Brady claim first place finishes at Malibu Invite

Ella McKinna-Worrell (right) runs in a race during the Malibu Invitational track meet on Saturday, March 18, at Malibu High School. Photos by Alex Vejar/22nd Century Media
Junior Cooper deNicola pole vaults over the bar during the Malibu Invitational.
Senior Maverick Baglietto leaps over the high-jump bar during the Malibu Invitational track meet Saturday, March 18.
Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor
2:52 pm PDT March 20, 2017

There’s no place like home. Just ask Claudia Lane and Sierra Brady. 

The Sharks’ standout sophomores both claimed first-place finishes and set personal records at the Marie Smith Malibu Invitational Saturday, March 18, at home. Lane took first in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, while Brady notched the top place in the pole vault. Their achievements were among the 27 Top 10 finishes Malibu recorded. 

Lane dominated both of her races. She ran a blazing, personal best time of 10:37.62 in the 3,200m, nearly two minutes faster than the runner-up from Foothill Tech. She recorded a 5:10.99 in the 1,600m, winning by 17 seconds to mark the third time she has won this event so far this season. 

Brady propelled herself to a 10-07 mark in the pole vault, well above the runner-up’s mark of 8-06. It was a personal best for the sophomore, who previously PR’d with a 10-06 in the season opening meet March 4.

But it wasn’t just the girls getting all the glory. 

On the boys side, Maverick Baglietto finished in the Top 5 in all four of his events. His best came in the high jump where he recorded a 5-10 mark — a new record for the senior — which was good for second place. 

Baglietto also finished third in both the 110m hurdles (17.49) and in the shot put (38-10.50). He was fourth in the discus (112-07). 

Cooper deNicola rounded out the Top 10 performances on the boys side, taking fifth with a 9-00 mark for his highest finish of the season so far. 

Back on the girls’ side, Ella McKinna-Worrell claimed two second place finishes for the Sharks. She ran a personal best times of 59.52 in the 400m — which was just .21 seconds behind the winner from Chaminade — and 48.68 in the 300m hurdles. Teammate Collette Aldrich was just behind her, finishing third in 50.36. Aldrich also took fifth in the 400m (1:03.65). 

The Sharks dominated the long jump and were led by Fiona Delaney, who finished second. She hit a new personal best, leaping a 14-08. Teammates Eva Conrad went 14-02.50 and Anya Adorni-Mindel jumped a 14-00, which were good for sixth and seventh place, respectively. Delaney had three Top 10 performances in the meet, finishing seventh in the 200m dash (31.06) and 10th in the 400 (1:11.36).

Conrad and Adorni-Mindel were neck-in-neck in the 100m hurdles, too. Adorni-Mindel claimed third in 18.18, while Conrad was fourth in a time of 18.50. The latter also took sixth in the 300m hurdles (54.47).

Rivers Redclay claimed fourth in 100m and fifth in the 200m, running a 14.40 and 29.93, respectively. Kiara Lunsford also had two Top 10 finishes, taking eighth in the discus (56-03) and 10th in the shot put (22-09). Harley Rader took eighth in the 800m in a time of 2:48.64. 

The Malibu girls 400m relay team also finished second and Emily Tario took 10th in 3,200m (15:30.25) to round out the day’s Top 10 performances.