The Carson girl’s 4x100m relay team is made up of (L-R) Taylor Johnson, Christina Gray, Tiffany Williams and Kaitlyn Williams (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

The Carson Colts girls track and field team continues on their reign of dominance with their win in the 2024 CIF City Section Championships. The Colts have won the City Section title for the eighth consecutive time.

Their 4x100m relay team put on a strong showing in the CIF State Championships, their 46.01 put them in third place. They won the City Section with a 46.20 performance.

“I think it went pretty well, we PR’ed, all of our handoffs went good,” said Kaitlyn Williams, who ran anchor in the 4x100m relay. “We all executed our legs how we should.”

Tiffany Williams, the twin sister of Kaitlyn Williams, noted how remaining calm was key in the City Finals.

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“I had to get out and I had to make sure I pass it to my sister and hold or extend whatever lead we had,” Tiffany said.

The girl’s 4x400m relay team came in second in the City Section at 4:02.19 and placed 20th in State at 4:03.94.

The Carson boy’s 4x100m relay team includes (L-R) Jerald Evangelista, Craig Walker, Kameryn Hurst, and Jayden Rendon (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

“I couldn’t be happier with just being able to go and assist my team and watch how they do on their individual races,” said Taylor Johnson, who competed in both the girl’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

The Colts boy’s track and field team put on a strong showing as well, coming in third in the City.

In the City Finals, the boy’s 4x100m relay came in second with a 41.65. Relay member Craig Walker was coming off a foot injury.

“I just know I’m not 100 percent, but I can’t fold because I still got teammates relying on me,” Walker said.

They came in 12th in the State preliminaries.

“Throughout all the injuries and stuff, it actually helped us get closer and get that charisma,” Jerald Evangelista said about competing in the relay. “Being close friends with your relay partners definitely helps with chemistry.”

Lauren Williams (left) is a two-time City Section champ in the shot put. Jaya Westby competed in hurdles events and the 4×400 relay (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

Christina Gray is the City Section champion in the 100m (11.68), 200m (24.20) and the long jump (17-2.50). In the State prelims, she was seventh in the 100m, 12th in the 200m and 13th in the long jump.

Lauren Williams, the older sister of Williams and Tiffany, earned her second consecutive CIF City Section title in the shot put with a 39-8.25. She reached the State finals, coming in eighth.

Williams was also a contending sprinter during the City Championships, coming in second in the 100m (11.95) and third in the 200m (24.65).

Jayden Rendon won the boy’s 300m hurdles (38.02) and came in second in the boy’s 110 hurdles (14.62) during the City Section finals. Rendon came in second place for the 300m hurdles for the State finals with a 37.59.

“The hurdles is a very tough event and you have to be very, very focused,” Rendon said.

Evangelista won the boys long jump in City with a 22-9.50. He came in seventh in State in the event with a 23-1.5. Jaya Westby finished second in the girl’s 300m hurdles in the City Finals. She was also a member of the 4x400m relay team that competed in the State Prelims.

“It means a lot to know that we have a winning streak,” Westby said. “[We] try to keep the legacy going for future kids.”