Quincy High track team members Shawn Hughes and Rachel Hanna show off the medals they received after placing at the Northern Section championship meet. The two athletes excelled all year to get to the final meet. Photo submitted
Two of Quincy High School’s track athletes, Shawn Hughes and Rachel Hanna, made it all the way to the Northern Section California Interscholastic Federation’s final meet of the year at West Valley High School in Cottonwood on May 24.
Competition was fierce with 46 teams in total registered at the meet. Of Quincy’s team, only Hughes and Hanna were eligible to continue on this far.
Hughes continued his record of athletic excellence at the championship meet by claiming the silver in discus. Hughes threw the discus 150 feet, 1 inch for second place. Hughes missed the gold by 6 inches and a new Quincy High record by 9 inches.
After an amazing season of multiple gold medals, Hanna finished her last meet placing fifth in the highly competitive triple jump. Hanna blasted out 31 feet, 5 inches.
“Any year we can take two varsity athletes to the Northern Section track meet and return with two medals after competing with Division I athletes, we are living a dream,” commented the Quincy High coach, Dan Hanna.