CIF-Southern Section Track Finals: Bonita’s Marissa Scott ends senior year with CIF title, Claremont’s Brittany Brown doubles in sprints

RESULTS/WEBCAST: The CIF-Southern Section track finals complete results from Saturday’s Division 1-4 races at Mt. SAC.

Over 100 photo’s from the CIF-SS track finals by Keith Birmingham
By Steve Ramirez
Bonita High School’s Marissa Scott has been one of the top athletes during the past few seasons.
She lived up to that billing Saturday.
scottbScott led the area efforts at the CIF-Southern Section divisional track and field championships at Mt. San Antonio College, taking first in the 800-meter run and a solid third in the 1,600 to qualify in both events for next week’s Masters Meet at Cerritos College.
Other top performances included Claremont’s Brittany Brown, who won both the 100 and 200 in Division 3; Bishop Amat’s Darren Andrews, who was second in the 100 in Division 3; Damien’s Adam Williams, who was second in the 800 in Division 3; Bonita’s Nikki Wheatley, who was third in the Division 3 triple jump and fifth in the long jump, and Glendora’s Cade Lindsey, who was second in the 110 hurdles in Division 3.
“My focus was to just qualify for Masters. I did that in the 800 and 1,600, so I’m real happy about that,” said Scott, who won the 800 in a personal-best 2 minutes, 13.93 seconds and finished third in the 1,600, also setting a personal best at 4:55.03. “I just wanted to move on and do my best.”
Both races were quite similar, with Scott taking the final lap with a shot at victory.
In the 800, she pulled away down the stretch to beat San Juan Hills’ Kylee Vandenberg (2:15.86) and Mater Dei’s Ashlyn Rambo (2:17.08). The opposite happened in the 1,600, where she was passed down the stretch by winner Sydney Segal (4:52.53), of Beverly Hills, and Bishop Montgomery’s Danielle Shanahan (4:53.31) to finish third.
“I was really pleased with my race in the 800,” Scott said. “I (had a personal best) last week, so I came in pretty confident. I had a good feeling. I tried to stay calm and focus and do my best.
“I ran pretty similar to what I did last week. I knew the last 400, I could really make my move, which I did.”
tandrewsAndrews finished a solid second in the 100, breaking a personal record with a 10.54.
“I’ve been practicing for this day. It was a good day today,” Andrews said.
“It feels great, putting the hard work together. Mission accomplished.”
Brown dominated the Division 2 sprint events, easily winning the 100 in 11.49 and taking the 200 in 23.68.
Wheatley, who advanced to the state meet last season in the triple jump, will again get that chance after finishing third and qualifying for the Masters with a leap of 38 feet, one-half inch. She was fifth in the long jump at 17-1/2.
twheatley“I felt I did good,” Wheatley said. “I just wanted to make it to Masters. I know I can get better and improve as I keep going on.”
Williams and Lindsey each earned second-place finishes, Williams with a 1:56.27 in the 800 and Lindsey with a 14.81 in the 110 hurdles.
Webster was third in the Division 3 triple jump at 46-9 3/4. He also qualified for Masters.
Other strong area efforts were turned in by Walnut’s Ty’Jalayah Robertson, who was third in the Division 1 triple jump and qualified for Masters with a mark of 38-1/4; Chino Hills’ Dillon Groener, who was fourth in the Division 1 pole vault at 15 feet; and Arroyo’s Sam Garcia, who qualified for Masters after a fourth-place finish in the Division 2 3,200 at 9:20.97.
Rowland’s Dylan Thompson qualified for Masters with a mark of 45-4 1/2 in the triple jump.

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