The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
College of San Mateo Jack Phillips claimed the community college state championship in the men’s high jump. And he put himself in the Bulldogs history books doing it.
After tying a program record earlier in the year, Phillips eclipsed the mark with a jump of 6 feet, 11 inches Saturday at the California Community College Athletic Association track and field championships at American River College in Sacramento. The previous mark was set in 1964 by Ted Winfield at 6-10 1/4, which Phillips tied earlier this season at the Bob Rush Invitational at Bulldog Stadium.
Phillips battled City College of San Francisco freshman Rodney Morgan — who as a senior at Galileo-SF in 2015 was already clearing 6-8 — and both cleared 6-11 then failed to clear 7-1. Phillips landed his 6-11 jump on the second of three attempts, with Morgan clearing the same height on his third attempt; Phillips recording the jump in the earlier round stood as the tiebreaker, giving the Burlingame High School graduate the title.
In the men’s decathlon, CSM’s Nick Pallas placed fourth in the two-day event. Pallas — a graduate of San Mateo High School — was tops in the long jump (21-7 1/2) and the shot put (41-8), and recorded a 106-7 in the discus; a 12-3 1/2 in the pole vault; and a 138-5 in the javelin. In the track events he recorded a time of 11.76 seconds in the 100 meters; a 52.37 in the 400; a 16.28 in the 110 hurdles; and a 5:26.38 in the 1,500.
In the women’s heptathlon, CSM freshman Caroline Trevithick — a graduate of Mills High School — placed ninth. Her fellow Mills graduate Tulouna Langi took eighth in the shot put with a top throw of 38-11 3/4 and ninth in the discus at 121-9.
CSM’s Talon Galvez-Bennett — a Serra graduate who claimed the Coast Conference pole vault championship earlier this season — took fifth place in the men’s pole vault with a top vault of 16 feet, 3/4 inch.
CSM’s Patrick Ng took sixth place in the men’s shot put with a top throw of 51-7 1/4, while Chris Garvey took eighth place in the javelin with a top throw of 156-9.
The CSM men’s team took ninth overall with 27 points.
The information in this report was compiled from a press release from the College of San Mateo sports information department courtesy of Fred Baer.