Robinson represents us well at Heptathlon Championship

Publish Date: 
Apr 24, 2018

Hartnell College sophomore Sherise Robinson had been primarily a sprinter in high school while attending North Salinas High School. During the course of her two years as a Lady Panther, Robinson slowly learned she had more talents than she may have been aware of. Those abilities helped to two consecutive top three finishes in the Northern California Heptathlon Championship. She will have a second opportunity to represent Hartnell College at the CCCAA Championship in Bakersfield in the heptathlon as a result of her new personal best 4,220 points.
    On day one at Diablo Valley College, Robinson started the day off with a lifetime best 15.85 in the 100 meter hurdles. It was her first ever sub 16 clocking the event, one she's only competed in a hand full of times in two years. The mark moves her to fourth in Northern California in the event. She had a season best in the high jump (4'7") and lifetime best in the shot put (28'1') before running her second best 200 meters of her life (25.79). She was the winner of the 200-meter event that ranks her fifth in Northern California. The second day would also be filled with lifetime bests with two the events improving on previous marks. After a mediocre long jump of 15'7.75", Robinson proceed to crack the 100-foot mark for the first time in the javelin with a toss of 101'2 to also qualify to the Northern California Championship. She capped her heptathlon by winning the 800 meters in 2:26.87 a lifetime personal best. Her two-day total of 4220 points came up just 14 points short of second place but moved Robinson to sixth best in college history.
    The two-day state championship heptathlon will be contested May 17-18 should Robinson choose to compete in the event. She is currently ranked second in the 400 meters, fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, fifth in the 200 meters, and is a member of top four ranked 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.