By Diane Tran
This past summer, former PHHS student Reonna Collier did not have her transfer paperwork filed to the Central Coast Section Office, the area in which she moved to and lost all of her four state titles won at CCS.
“If you strip the titles because of some administration reason, then it still doesn’t change her records! We all know that she topped CCS with her talent and skill. We all know that her records are legit and she’s the same beast, she always was,” Teammate Alwin Matthew argues.
She won last season in the 300 hurdles as a PHHS freshman and continued to win other CCS championships in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and the 4×400 relay. Without her transfer paperwork filed, Collier lost all of her CCS titles that she gained last season.
According to Mercury News, PHHS sports director Pete Simos explained, “It was an administrative oversight. We’re going to put things in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
Collier was known as a hardworking athlete during her time at PHHS, which got her to where she is now.
“She was a funny, hyper person, easy to talk to, and whatever she did, she did it with all her heart,” Teammate Ryan Coburn states.
She always tried to improve every step along the way.
“[She is] very confident. She knew she was good. Very good. She backed that up with her hard work and trained really hard with Chi,” Alwin explains.
She will be missed as a former pirate; however, her new school will gain a remarkable new student.