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CIF-SS Divisional Finals Info
Saturday, May 23rd @ Cerritos College
Field events @ 11 a.m.
Running events @ 1 p.m.
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Saturday could be a banner day for locals at the CIF-Southern Section divisional track and field finals. Several area competitors put themselves in solid positions toward possible individual titles following strong efforts at their respective CIF-SS prelims. To continue, click thread
None were better than Bishop Amat High School’s Sheldon Price, who turned quite a few heads Saturday after recording the quickest time of the day in the 100-meter run – 10.60 seconds – to beat defending state champion Randall Carroll of Cathedral in the Division III prelims at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. He also outdueled Damien’s Taylor Herrera, who ran a solid 10.66 for the No. 2 spot in the Division II prelims.
Several other area competitor also had solid efforts. Here’s a brief breakdown of how locals fared in each division:
Diamond Bar’s Joel Baez led a group of four area athletes to qualify for Saturday’s finals at Cerritos College. He took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 5 inches.
West Covina’s Taylor Bernhard was fourth in the pole vault with a leap of 10-6. Others to qualify included West Covina’s Ricky Johnson, ninth in the 110 hurdles (14.98), and Diamond Bar’s Samuel Rockwood, fifth in the high jump (6-7).
Herrera led the efforts, with his second in the 100 and third in the 200 (21.70). The senior, who will attend Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, qualified for the state finals last year.
Glendora’s Chris Ramsey, a former sprinter turned middle-distance runner, also is in position to score a title, taking the No. 2 spot in the 800 with a time of 1:59.97.
This is the Valley’s most-productive division, with 10 area athletes qualifying among the top three in their respective events.
The qualifiers are led by Bishop Amat’s Sheldon and Kylie Price. The brother-and-sister tandem blew away the competition at the prelims. Sheldon Price was first in the 100 and third in the 200 (21.60). Kylie Price countered that with a first in the 100 (12.07), third in the 200 (25.21) and a fourth in the long jump (17-11).
The other big performance was turned in by the Diamond Ranch duo of Karynn Dunn and Graham Victors.
Victors turned some heads with a first place in the shot put (57-11). Dunn, one of the top area athletes the past two years, was first in the 100 hurdles (14.41) and triple jump (38-1) and a solid second in the long jump (19-3).
Also taking a top qualifying spot was Charter Oak’s Eric Rogers, who was first in the triple jump (46-6).
Other solid performances were turned in by San Dimas’ Erika Kalmar, third in the 400 (58.84); St. Lucy’s Sarah Barnum, third in the triple jump (35-11); Diamond Ranch’s Koree Hines, third in the 110 hurdles (14.94); La Puente’s Edward Bonita, third in the triple jump (45-3); and Diamond Ranch’s Jared Jones, who tied for first in the high jump (6-2).
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