TRK: Schroeder breaks Channel League meet’s 800 record

San Marcos' Erica Schroeder ran the fastest 800 time at the Channel League Championships on Friday. (Presidio Sports File Photo)

Erica Schroeder ran the fastest 800 time ever  at the Channel League Championships. (Presidio Sports File Photo)

Erica Schroeder set a new meet record and Natasha Feshbach, Cameron Shinn, Jennifer Nnoli were double winners at Friday’s Channel League Track & Field Championships.

Schroeder broke the 800 meter record held by Ventura High’s Kris Kochel dating back to 1986. The new time is 2.12.22, overtaking Kochel’s mark of 2.13.70. Schroeder, a San Marcos sophomore, added an eight-second win in the 1600 with a time of 4:57.50.

Feshbach won titles in the long jump and 100 hurdles while placing a close second to San Marcos’ Devon Block-Funkhouser in the 300 hurdles.


The girls 100 and 200 meters was decided between two freshmen. San Marcos’ Nnoli placed first ahead of Santa Barbara’s Janelle Knight in both events.

Ventura athletes won a majority of events in the boys competition. Titles from the Santa Barbara schools were claimed by San Marcos’ Tyson Miller in the 400, Dos Pueblos’ Hunter Clark in the 3200, San Marcos’ Kele Mkpado in the 110 hurdles and SB’s Kiasa Salgado in the 300 hurdles.

The Dons boys relay teams finished second in each relay. Andres Castro, Pauls Bruns and Will Pritchard ran on both teams.

The top athletes continue on to CIF Prelims next Saturday.

Josh Fry qualified in three events for the Chargers: pole vault, 110 hurdles and high jump. In total DP has six boys going to CIF as individuals and five girls.