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City Section Standouts Battle in Championship Meet
By Amanda Scurlock, Sports Writer
Published June 1, 2017

Carson High School earned the top three spots for girls long jump (Justin Traylor/T.G. Sportstv1)

Carson and Dorsey High Schools proved to house the most talented sprinters during the 2017 City Section Track and Field championships.

The Colts took the top three spots for girls 100m and 400m dash.

Colts senior Kaelin Roberts championed the girls 200m by running 23.53 seconds and the 400m at 53.95 seconds. Tyjai Boyle won the girls 300m hurdles for Carson at 45.95 seconds.

Mark Nunez of Dorsey came in first place for boys 200m and 400m dash. Hurdles events belonged to senior Dakari Douglas, who put on a 14.72-second performance on the 110m hurdles race and a 39.27 time for the 300m hurdles event. Demetrius Douglas came in second for the 110m hurdles with a 15.17 time.

At 46.13 seconds, the Colts also won the girls 4x100m relay with View Park high school coming in second and Dorsey at third. Carson won the girls 4x400m relay with Dorsey taking second and View Park taking third.

Dorsey bested the boys 4x200m relay by outrunning Taft and University with a 1:33.36 time. The Dons also dominated the 4x400m relay at 3:22.84 seconds, Hamilton came in at second with 3:25.54 and Eagle Rock was in third with 3:27.17.

Junior Jonon Young led the way for the Carson sweep of the long jump and the triple jump. Young jumped 18’11.25” on her second attempt in the long jump and 39’2.25” on her only successful attempt in the triple jump.

Dorsey Sophomore Miracle Johnson won the girls shot put with a 36’3.25” throw. Senior Arrun Palacio brought a boys triple jump championship title for the Dons, besting Palisades’ Bailey Jones and Granada Hills’ Josiah Laney with a 48’2” effort.

Dorsey reached first place in the 4x200m and 4x400m relays (Photo by Rob Helfman)

Dons football and sprinting standout Antwoine Williams ran the 100m in 10.79 seconds, but came second to Hamilton senior Jacques Wilson’s 10.73-second effort.

Crenshaw High School was prominent throughout the Inclusive Sports (IS) circuit. Senior Jalan Thompson won first place for the IS long jump with 15’, Carlos Rodriguez of Grant came in second and Ramon Alaniz of Verdugo Hills came in third place.

Crenshaw became champions of the IS girls 4x100m relay with a 64.39 effort. Jasmine Blackmon and Rosa Tolentino earned second and third place respectively in the IS girls 100m final, and Natalie Vasquez of Franklin came in first with a 14.99 record.

Senior Marquice Bowman defended the Cougars in shot put with a 49’1.75” toss. The performance came second to Tobi Orisaray of El Camino Real, who threw a meet winning 50’2.75”.

The Hamilton Yankees made great strides at the championship meet with senior Joseph Anderson clinching the long jump title. Anderson reached 21’8” on his second attempt, beating Palisades’ Jones and Grant senior Rogee Gibson.

The Yankees mastered the 4x100m relay with a 41.99 record, forcing the Dons to second place and El Camino Real in third. Senior Omar Ali represented Hamilton by clinching the top spot in the IS boys 100m (12.68 seconds) and the IS boys 400m (59.63 seconds).

The Qualifying heats for the State championship will take place at Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA from June 2-3.

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