Ryan Roberts

Ryan Roberts led from start to finish to win the 800 meters, Thursday.

The Half Moon Bay High School track and field team got a chance Thursday to check out the site for this year’s Peninsula Athletic League Track and Field Thursday.

At least the varsity team will know everything there is to know about Terra Nova.

Aside from the strong wind, everything seems to be OK.

In the team competition, host Terra Nova edged Half Moon Bay, 53-50, with El Camino finishing third with 33 points.

El Camino won the boys competition with 81 points. Half Moon Bay was second with 57 points with the host Tigers scoring 26.

Terra Nova will be hosting the varsity championships April 27 and May 4.

The frosh-soph championships take place April 28 at Westmoor.

The weather wasn’t the best for the meet. It started with a stiff breeze and ended with a light rain. The meet was long finished by the time of Thursday’s thunder and lightning show.

At the windiest time, participants dreaded getting out of their sweats.

“I was hoping to get under 5:26 in the 1,600,” Kylie Freeburg said. “The wind made it more difficult.”

Freeburg won the race in 5:35. She won two more races, taking the 400 and the 800.

Danielle Peranich won both hurdle races as well as the long jump and triple jump.

Logan Marshall and Ryan Roberts were among the running winners for the Cougars.

The highlight for the boys came in the field where winner Devon Smith set a personal best in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 8 inches on his second attempt.

“I learned to make adjustments,” Smith said. “As soon as I cleared it I thought, it was about time. Hopefully 5-10 comes soon.”

Half Moon Bay goes to Woodside for the three-way meet with the Wildcats and Capuchino on Thursday.

Half Moon Bay participates in Saturday’s Bearcat Invitational at San Mateo.

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