Mo Greene Invitational Breaks Records
Mo Greene Invitational Breaks Records

Oaks Christian School hosted the fastest track meet in the country at the recent Maurice Greene Invitational this March, with the event setting records before the running, jumping, and throwing had even begun. With 33 schools in attendance, there were a record 1,579 athletes entered in the meet. This was the highest total number of competitors in Mo Greene history, but also the most athletes assembled on the Oaks Christian campus for any competition in any sport in OCS history.

Additionally, there were 16 meet records set including 5 varsity meet records which were also stadium records of which 3 were established by OCS athletes. With 56 EPI nationally ranked marks, the Mo Greene 2017 produced the highest total of any meet in California so far this year. Big compliments came from a number of coaches in regards to the organization and reception provided by the track & field team and the volunteers who made this meet not only possible, but executed with excellence.

The performance of the meet arguably was delivered by senior Carolyn Wilson in the 400m, which wasn't surprising given that Wilson had already set the national leading mark in the 400m indoors at the Simplot Games in February. Her outdoor time is the third fastest time to date this year. Wilson's time of 53.67 beat her personal best and OCS record set at last year's Arcadia Invitational (53.84).

Senior Trent Robinett posted an OCS record for the full mile distance with a 4:32.71 and then followed it up by posting an OCS meet and stadium record with a come-from-behind victory in the 3200m. Robinett's 9:32.86 beat previous record holder Charlie Petrie's 9:34.90 set in 2009.

Senior Cassidy Palka demonstrated why she is the defending state champion in the high jump equaling the meet and stadium records in the high jump with a 5' 6" leap.

Other notable performances include senior Colin Schaub, who ran a 2:00.39 in the 800m, which is the fastest time ever posted by an OCS athlete in Thorson Stadium history. Junior Talin Lewis got in on the action by posting the first ever sub-40 by an OCS athlete in the 300IH in Thorson Stadium. Finally, the quartet of Schuab, junior Chasen Geisler, senior Nick Moore, and freshman Bryce Farrell combined to win the 4x400, also the fastest time posted by an OCS 4X400 squad in Thorson Stadium.