The last time a female Hart hurdler made it to C.I.F Prelims was back in 2013 by Lindsey Estrada. Since then no female competitors have been able to make it. Many have tried to qualified through Foothill League Finals, but have come up short. Until Kendall Delavega came and has shown promise that can resurrect the female indians.
Her first year showed her taking down the the JV Record helped by her former teammate, Kassie Matthews at League Finals back in 2014. She then doubled up and was league champion in the 300mH and 400 JV Division. Her second year was riddle with hamstring, and ankle problems; all though, she was able to still to qualify for C.I.F Prelims.
C.I.F Prelims she was only .01 from tying her personal best in the 300-meter-hurdles event; however, did not qualify for finals. Although personal records or qualifying would have been nice it was all about the experience to go against the best of the best in your division and eventually State.
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This upcoming season will test Kendall through her health on the track. With last season not going as planned it should be interesting to see if her body will cooperate with her.
When it comes to league the 300mH title is up in the air for anybody to take. With Canyon's prize hurdler Seanna graduated no one is a sure definite to win it all; except for Hart's Kendall Delavega and Saugus's Abbey Bryant.
Kendall Delavega Career Highlights
PR 300mH: 47.97 @ 2016 Foothill League Prelims PR 400m: 60.97 @ 2016 Foothill League finals 2016 Foothill League JV 400m Champion 2016 Foothill League JV 300mH Champion (JV Record)