Chris Waschura makes history at CCS


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Woodside High's junior Chris Waschura won both the 1,600- and 800-meter titles at the Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships Friday night at Gilroy High to earn a trip to the state meet. A resident of Portola Valley, he is the first junior to sweep the middle distance races in Central Coast Section championship history, winning with times of 1:56.61 and 4:19.00.

He had only an 80-minute rest between the events.

Waschura was the only guy at the CCS finals this year to get two gold medals in individual events.

He holds Woodside High record for the 800m and the 1,600m and was on the teams that have the Woodside relay records for the distance medley and 4x800m relay.

Waschura will be competing in the state meet for the second time. The state event will be held June 3-4 at Buchanan High in Clovis.

He also has qualified to represent Woodside High School in the New Balance Track Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina in mid-June.

You can watch the two races on YouTube by clicking the links below:

CCS Finals 2011 Boys 800m.

CCS Finals 2011 Boys 1600m.

Woodside High's Jason Chandler finished fourth in the 400 dash at the CCS finals.

Also the Woodside's Wildcats took a seventh-place finish in the boys competition at Gilroy.

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Posted by Susan Kritzik
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Thank you for covering Chris Waschura's great victories at CCS and the accomplishment of other Woodside High School athletes (at last!).

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