CIF TRACK UPDATE: Four locals advance to Masters Meet

Four area athlets have qualified for Saturday’s CIF Masters Track&Field
Meet at Cerritos College.
What figured to be an outstanding individual
duel in last weekend’s CIF-SS girls Divisional 3,200m finals was just
that, with Whittier’s Alma Martinez finishing third and besting La
Mirada’s Stephanie Felix in fourth place by less than three seconds.
Both qualified for this week’s Masters Meet, Martinez fourth with a
time of 10 minutes, 44 seconds, and Felix eighth with a 1:46.72
The favorite this week for the 3,200m title is Woodbridge High’s
sensational junior, Christine Babcock, but another individual challenge
looms large for Martinez and Felix in what is fast becoming the area’s
best individual track rivalry.
Other locals who qualified for the Masters Meet are Schurr’s Kevin Lau,
who ran the 300 hurdles in 38.14 for third in Division I and fifth place
overall, and St. Paul pole vaulter Dusty Brown, who cleared 14 feet, 9
inches for second place in Division IV and third overall.
El Rancho’s Vincent Tovar is an alternate in the long jump after
finishing sixth in Division I with an effort of 22-3 1/2.
Other area athletes who competed in last week’s divisional finals:
La Serna’s Justine Diaz, who finished third in the Division II 800m in
2:14.10; Cantwell Sacred Heart’s Khamari English, finishing fifth in
both the Division IV 100 (10.76) and 200 (22.52); Whittier’s Luis
Dorantes, eighth in Division II 3,200 (9:38.46); and the rest of St.
Paul’s impressive quartet of junior vaulters, Ryan Cadwalader, fourth,
(13-3), and Pete Romo and Edwin Dedios, who tied for eighth with a
height of 12-3.

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