Palma Places Second at MBL Track & Field Championship

The Palma track & field boys did not have the opportunity to fight for their seventh straight title at the MBL Championship on Friday, but that didn’t stop them from eight top marks in 18 opportunities and a well-earned second place finish! The team was led by Tommy Padilla ’19 who is league champion in the 3200 meters and second in the 1600 meters and ran a leg on the sixth place 4x400 team. Octavio Rubio ’18 became league champ in the 800 while also running a #7 all time effort at 1:59.44, he also was the anchor on our 4x400! Other nice marks and places were by Anthony Villegas ’20 third in the 200 and fourth in the 100 with personal best times, Micah Olivas ’20 fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200 also with PBs, Colby Caudill ’19 with a second place finish in the high jump and Reno Ditullio ’18 third, Kyle Haas ’18 second in the 300 hurdles, Arturo Ponce ’18 sixth in the 800, Oscar Rubio ’19 seventh in the 3200 and Dane Golden ’20 sixth in the long jump and “The General” Zack Taylor ’18 with a fourth place finish in the 110HH! All of these young men will be moving on to our Masters Meet next Friday night in Gilroy. Although we didn’t come home with a title, it was still an incredible night to watch all of our athletes compete to the top of their ability on the biggest stage! This year we will take #2 in the league and in the tri county area…and start planning for next year and number one again!
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Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.