The Southern Section schools performed highly at the CIF State Championship in Clovis over the weekend. Serra high school girls’ clinched a state title for the second year in a row as Murrieta Mesa won the state championship for boys’ track and field.
Junior sprinter Jazmyne Frost had a 11.57-second run for the girls’ 100m to place first, with seniors Ariyonna Augustine (11.65) of Poly in Long Beach and Aaliyah Wilson of Stockdale High School (11.72) coming in second and third respectively.
For Murrieta Mesa, Christian Shakir-Ricks placed third in the boys’ 100m dash with a 10.54s time, Kazmier Allen of Tulare Union came in first place with a 10.44s time.
Serra bested Calabasas and Sheldon high schools with a 45.69s time in the girls 4x100m. Great Oak finished first for the boys’ 4x100m, they ran a 40.99s time. Poly high school came in fourth, landing a 41.50s time with Murrieta Mesa on their heels with a 41.51s time.
Yet, Murrieta Mesa bounced back in the 4x400m boys’ final, a 3:10.86s time would give them first place over Clayton Valley (3:12.31s) and Wilson of Long Beach (3:12.88s). Southern Section schools won the top three spots in the 4x400m girls’ final. Bonita paced the competition with a 3:42.62s time, Serra took second place with a 3:44.37s time and Chino Hills came in third with a 3:45.44s time.
Jaden Ellis of Vista del Lago came in first place in the boys’ 110m hurdles. Senior Andre Butt of Carson, the only City Section competitor in the heat, came in at eighth with a 14.67s time.
Jada Hicks of Upland won the girls’ 100m hurdles with a 13.35s time. In the boys’ 200m final, Shakir-Ricks ran a 20.98s time to come in first, outrunning Yucaipa’s Asani Hampton (21.13s) and Andrew Franco (21.28s).
Bishop O’Dowd sprinter Tierra Robinson-Jones dominated the 200m final with a 23.66s time, Augustine came in second with 23.70 and Frost in third with 23.76.
In the boys’ 400m, Matthew Okonkwo of Murrieta Mesa came in fourth with a 47.52s time. Marin Catholic’s Max Glasser would pace the race with a 46.97s time. For the girls’, Robinson-Jones came in first place (52.37s) with Maliyah Medley of El Toro High School at second (53.08s) and Kristen Carter of Santa Rosa at third (54.07s).
Cathilyn McIntosh of Del Oro (2:05.27) and Jason Gomez of Westmont (1:50.21) came in first place for the girls’ and boys’ 800m.
Porte-joie Tshiaba of Dorsey came in third place for the boys’ high jump with his 6-08.00 jump. Abbie Burke of Poly in Riverside and Rachel Glen of Wilson in Long Beach tied for first place in the girls’ high jump finals, both having a 5-10.00 performance.
For the girls’ long jump, Indiah Turner of Carson reached 19-03.00 on her first attempt, this would put her in second place.
For boys’ teams, Murrieta Mesa amassed 35 points from their competitions, Great Oak came in second with 30 points and Clayton Valley at third with 28 points. For girls’ teams, Serra made 36 points with Oak Ridge at a close second with 33 points and Calabasas at third with 31. Poly of Long Beach came in fourth with 24 points.