Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta set a meet record with a time of 10.28 seconds in the 100-meter dash.
Citrus Valley’s Claire Graves held a brief lead before Sultana’s Stefani Gaskell surged ahead and wouldn’t be reeled in. Gaskell held off a strong kick from Graves to win in 10:52.00, which was .75 ahead of the Citrus Valley junior. Yucaipa’s Delaney Ellsworth was third (10:53.32).
The Redlands East Valley girls 400-meter relay team of Azariyah Scott, Madelynn Gray, Arian Brown and Emerald Bowens held off Rancho Verde to win the relay in what Bowens said was a school-record time of 47.85 seconds.
Jennifer Sandoval liked the sport first, then realized it could be the means to an end.
Sandoval, the standout cross country and track and field runner, signed Friday with San Jose State.
“I felt like it was the right fit for me because … I got along well with the team,” she said. “I saw how their atmosphere was and their work ethic, and I really liked that.”
Sandoval was the Daily Bulletin runner of the year and a first-team runner for The Sun last cross country season when she finished fourth overall in Division II at the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. She completed the course with a time of 17 minutes, 32.8 seconds.
Sandoval said she had several scholarship offers, but wanted a full scholarship, which many of them were not willing to give. In the end, it was between San Jose State and Azusa Pacific.
“I know I’m going to need to get faster, I want to run three miles in the 16s,” she said. “So I’ll be OK when I run the longer distances in college.”
Not only does she expect to run cross country for the Spartans, she said she said in track she could run the 5,000 meter, 10,000 meter and/or 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Here are San Bernardino County CIF-SS Masters Track and Field competitors, and if they qualified for state or not
Big Bear: Caleb Webb (3200)
Chino: Taylor Crocken (shot put)
Colony: Khalil Dorsey (110 hurdles, long jump)
Etiwanda: Jacquelyn Hill (800)
Jurupa Hills: Devon Reed (3200)
Los Osos: Tomi Adegoke (long jump), Aidan Christensen (300 hurdles), Tyler Merkley (shot put, discus), Michael Pertusati (discus), Caleb Repp (400).
Rancho Cucamonga: girls 4×400.
Redlands: Claire Crowley (800), Margaux Jones (long jump), Juanita Webster (triple jump, 300 hurdles)
Silverado: Tia Cooke (long jump, triple jump)
Upland: girls 4×100 team, Mikaela Adolphus (400), Joseph Anderson (110 and 300 hurdles), Skyler Daniel (high jump), Jada Hicks (100 hurdles)
Yucca Valley: Michael Perrance (long jump)
Did not qualify for State:
Alta Loma: James Wilson (triple jump)
Indian Springs: Micheletta Forbus (long jump)
Rancho Cucamonga: Jalyn Harris (400)
Redlands: Juanita Webster (100 hurdles)
Redlands East Valley: Emerald Bowens (100),
San Gorgonio: Kyle Jenkins (shot put)
Summit: Jennifer Sandoval (3200)
Upland: Kierra Davis (200), Antonio Woodard (200).
Flanked by his parents and with coach Jonathan Stiles behind him, Big Bear’s Caleb Webb signs with the University of Portland (Courtesy photo from Kathy Portie/Big Bear Grizzly)
The two-time All-Sun Cross Country Runner of the year and two-time CIF State cross country champion has decided where he will run in college.
Big Bear senior Caleb Webb signed his National Letter of Intent last week to run at the University of Portland.
“It’s a smaller school and I come from a small town,” Webb said. “It felt like the right place. It’s nice to get this off my back.”
Webb said he was deciding between Portland and Colorado as to where he would sign.
“Caleb may be the most significant recruit we have ever signed,” Portland coach Rob Conner in a press release. “He is a tremendous student and extremely serious runner. Very few high school runners are ready to make an impact at the college level as freshmen but Caleb is the kind of talent that will. I couldn’t be more excited to have him joining us. … His range is incredible but we think he will lean toward the longer distances,”
Webb recently set a school record by running a time of 8 minutes, 52.17 seconds in the 3200 meters, surpassing the record of 8:55 set by Olympic marathoner and fellow Big Bear native Ryan Hall. Continue reading →