Girls Barrier Breakers

With Kathleen Durand becoming the first Empire athlete to ever break the 140 foot mark
barrier in the discus I thought it would be fun to look at some of the other
barrier breakers in Empire history.

By Jim Crowhurst

First to break 12 seconds in 100m
11.78 +2.5/11.87 +1.1 Kirsten Carter, Santa Rosa 2017

First to break 140 feet in Discus
Kathleen Durand, Maria Carrillo 2013 144-3

First to break ten and eleven feet in Pole Vault
Shail Pec-Crouse, Santa Rosa 1997 11-0

First to break 15 seconds in 100m High Hurdles
Katie Schukle, Santa Rosa 1996 14.57

First to break 25 seconds in 200
Tamika Brown, Fort Bragg 1993 24.88

First to break 4 minutes in 1600m Relay
Santa Rosa 1991 3:59.54

First to break 19 feet in Long Jump
Amey Mitchell, Rancho Cotate 1990 19-8

First to break 45 and 44 seconds in 300m Low Hurdles
Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa 1987 43.27

First to break 5:00 in 1600 meter run
Laurie Hollingworth, Piner 1981 4:54.27

First to break 120 & 130 feet in Discus
Lee Plevney, Lower Lake 1981 132-8

First to break 40 feet in 4 kilo Shot Put
Lynette Colter, Rancho Cotate 1981 40-2 3/4

First to break 2:20 in 800 meter run
Laurie Hollingworth, Piner 1980 2:13.16

First to break 11:00 in 2 mile run
Dana Flint, Ukiah 1979 10:59.8

First to break 15 seconds in 100m Low Hurdles
Annette Richardson, El Molino 1978 14.7y

First to break 18 feet in Long Jump
Deanne Neff, Montgomery 1978 18-0

First to break 40 feet in 8 lb. Shot Put
Sandi Binns, Clear Lake 1978 40-2¾

First to break 50 seconds in 440 yd Relay
Hogan 1976 49.4

First to break 60 seconds in 440 yd run
Phyllis Barnes, Hogan 1976 57.7

First to break 5 feet in High Jump
Pat Dittus, Ukiah 1976 5-0

First to break 100 feet in Discus
Cheryl Warren, Sonoma 1976 104-9 1/4