Several athletes with local ties will be competing at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships which start today in Eugene, Ore.
Perhaps the best chance at a win will come from Corey White in the javelin. White hails from San Jose but competed in track and football at the University of Redlands for two years before transferring to USC.
Rialto High School product Damien White will run the 200 meters. He was academically ineligible last year at Cal State Los Angeles but will run representing a track club.
UC Riverside will have two entrants with Rancho Cucamonga native Brenda Martinez competing in the 800 meters and Big Bear’s Chad Hall competing in the 1,500 meters. Martinez finished second in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Division I nationals a couple weeks ago but is running the 800 because she has a better chance of making the US team in that event.
Will Leer, a couple years removed from a Division III national title at Pomona-Pitzer, now runs professionally and will also run the 1,500.
We’ll keep track of their progress this week!