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That race would prove crucial as Redwood captured the league title, outscoring Tam 107-106 at the MCAL track and field championships on a windy Saturday in Larkspur. Marin Catholic clinched the boys crown earlier in the day, wrapping up a remarkable MCAL season that included winning the school’s first league championship since 1994.

“This was our goal all year, to win regular season and the finals,” said Marin Catholic senior Max Glasser, a UC Davis soccer and track commit. “It’s awesome, especially senior year. We’ve all been working hard and have been together for four years. It’s a great ending to the MCAL season.”

Glasser highlighted a contingent of exceptional individual performances Saturday, winning the 200 (21.60 seconds) and 400 (50.90) by a combined 2.91 seconds. He also helped the Wildcats set a school record in the 4×100, and his anchor leg of the 4×400 brought Marin Catholic from fourth to second place.

“It was not that bad this morning (in the 1,600), but then it started to pick up, and now we’re here,” Wagner said through the howling wind. “Coming around the 200 was rough, but everyone has to deal with it, too. It started to get pretty crazy.”

Redwood junior Liam Anderson cruised to victories in the 1,600 (4:12.15) and 3,200 (9:45.72). The King of the Kick methodically separated himself in the 2-mile, going from fifth with five laps remaining to winning by a comfortable 4.3 seconds.

Tam junior Lauren Ross repeated as champion in her three individual events, sweeping the 100 hurdles (16.28), 300 hurdles (47.72) and pole vault (11 feet, 6 inches). In the latter, Ross won against Drake’s Brooke Simon (11-6) with fewer misses.

“I’m super excited about it,” said Ross, who is looking to return to state in a few weeks. “I had a bit of a rocky season in pole vault. Now that everything is becoming more comfortable I’m becoming my old self as a vaulter. I’ve been feeling it coming because my practices have been pretty good, but I’ve been waiting for it to all come together. What better meet to start at than MCALs?

In addition to Glasser, Marin Catholic earned victories from Gaven Cooke (high jump), Jack Wight (long jump, 19-06) and Jamar Sekona (discus, 47-02.50), and got strong performances from Lyle Rumon (third in 1,600 and 3,200) and Andrew Thompson (third in 800).

“It was a great day for MC track and I am so glad these boys have stamped their place in school history as champions,” Marin Catholic coach Wayne Patton said. “They all deserve it and it was one of the biggest team efforts I have ever seen. So many pieces came together over the last few weeks with us promoting some junior-varsity runners up to varsity. They were ready and the younger ones really stepped it up this weekend.”

In a photo-finish boys 800 race, Tam’s Mesgna Neghasi edged Drake’s Nicco Pompili by .07 seconds. Pompili placed fourth in the 1,600 behind Anderson, San Rafael’s Munir Kabbara (fourth in the 3,200) and Rumon, respectively. Justin-Siena’s Landon Mispagel swept the boys hurdles events.

Redwood’s Jacqueline Massey-Blake (first in 400, second in 200), Marin Catholic’s Hannah Matcham (first in long jump), Branson’s Grace Dailey (second in 800, second in 1,600) and Callie Jones (third in 1,600, third in 3,200) all had stellar showings on the girls side.

“It’s always really awesome,” Wagner said. “MCALs is always one of my favorite meets of the season. It’s so awesome to see people come out and do their best, and so many people PR here, and younger athletes really find their stride at this point in the season. I’m excited to see how people do next weekend.