CONCORD, CA (Aug. 23, 2023) — Incoming senior Zoe Lahanas placed third in the women’s 17-18 800 meter finals at the National Junior Olympics at the end of July in legendary Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus.
Representing Diablo Valley Track & Field, she posted a personal best of 2:12.57 at Nationals on the track that hosted last year’s World Athletics (Track and Field) Championships.
The versatile Lahanas also entered the long jump and 400 meters at Nationals. Competing unattached, CVCHS junior teammate Logan Remington competed in the boys 15-16 discus (30th) and shot put (18th).
Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.