El Toro’s Tobin, Woodbridge’s Garner tarry severe initial day during CIF State Track Finals

CLOVIS – The foe Friday in a 99th CIF State Track and Field Championships during Buchanan High of Clovis was about one thing: survival.

To have a possibility during winning a pretension Saturday, a athletes knew they had to do adequate to validate for a finals.

El Toro’s Hannah Tobin had to put adult a quarrel in her feverishness of a girls 1,600 meters.


“I knew a foe went out fast,” Tobin said, “but we didn’t wish to be too distant behind. we knew we was only going to have to hang on and make a push.”

Tobin regularly attempted to make moves on a outside, though finished adult fifth in a initial heat.

“Some people fell back, so we was means to (make a push),” Tobin said. “When it’s a do-or-die moment, everybody has that pull during a finish and those girls are tough.”

Tobin had to wait for a formula of a second feverishness and acknowledgment from her manager that she had done it to a finals. The Northwestern-bound comparison competent 10th out of 12.

“So pumped,” Tobin said. “I’ve worked 4 years for this. I’m blank promenade for this. If we didn’t make it, it would’ve been a flattering unhappy day.”

Haley Herberg of Capistrano Valley was clever as always in a 1,600 and competent in fifth.

Woodbridge’s Emily Garner competent for a finals in a high burst and triple jump. She competent simply in a high jump, that authorised her to concentration on a worse triple jump.

“It’s scary,” Garner said. “Sometimes when we do a jump, we can tell if it’s good or bad. Today, we had no idea. It was unequivocally nerve-wracking.”

Maliyah Medley of El Toro also competent in dual events – a girls 200 and 400.

Segerstrom’s Nyree Brown had a tighten call in a girls 300 hurdles. She entered a foe seeded eighth and finished eighth of a 9 qualifiers.

“Can’y be dissapoint about relocating on,” Brown said. “My start felt unequivocally good. we felt when we got to a fourth hurdle, it was a unequivocally bad stutter. we kind of galloped onto it.”

Brown didn’t set a personal record she was looking for, though she took easy condolence in creation it to a finals.

“I wasn’t awaiting this during all,” Brown said. “It wasn’t large in my mindset to make it to state. Now, subsequent year, hopefully we can get even better.”

In a boys 300 hurldes, Los Alamitos’ Jose Rubio and Santa Margarita’s Blake Hennesay qualified. It was a second gift for both.

Rubio started his day with a unsatisfactory display in a prolonged jump.

“It was unequivocally prohibited and a object was violence me down,” Rubio said. “I couldn’t find my mark. we attempted to use that to put all towards a 110 hurdles.”

Rubio competent eighth out of 9 in a 110 hurdles. His prolonged day came softened in a 300 hurdles.

“I was like, let’s only do this,” Rubio said. “It’s a final eventuality of a day. Let’s do it.”

Rubio was behind as a foe came around a curve, though he pushed tough on a backstretch to win his feverishness and validate fourth.

“He started pulling away, though we was like, no,” Rubio said. “I wanted to qualifiy.”

Hennesay continued his clever late-season pull to finish second in his 100 feverishness and validate in eighth.

“I had a good start,” Hennesay said. “My center of a foe was a small bit of missed opportunity, though we finished flattering well. Crazy competition, man.”

Hennesay was roughly some-more considerable in a 300 hurdles. He ran stride-for-stride with a state’s No. 1 Joseph Anderson of Upland and was forward by a curve. Hennesay competent sixth.

While Rubio couldn’t get by in a prolonged jump, Malcolm Wesley of Santa Ana Valley competent in 11th.

Tommy Brown done certain his time divided from a Mater Dei football group was time good spent. Brown competent eighth in a shotput and bested his personal record by scarcely a full feet during 55 feet, 11 inches.

“I’m only carrying fun,” Brown said. “None of (my football teammates) believed me that we was good until we told them I’m blank a open diversion to go to a state meet. I’m vehement to be out here and throw.”

Brown didn’t start how he wanted to, though he got focused and finished good to qualify.

“Warm-ups, my initial integrate powers were a small short,” Brown said, “so I’m like we need to get hyped up. Mentally, we was only meditative about a ideal chuck and removing it out far.”

Brown had copiousness of support from a stands with his father, who is also a Mater Dei shot put record holder, Vince, in a stands.

“He talks a lot of smack,” Brown said. “I get hyped adult whenever he’s around. we got to get him.”

Marina’s Kyle Tsu and Jake Arnold also competent in a boys shot put. Tsu finished second and Arnold finished 10th.

Christian Lavalle of Mission Viejo combined to a county throwing fortuitous in boys discus.

Los Alamitos’ Faimalie Sale was a double-qualifier in throws. Sale finished fourth in a shot put and eighth in discus. Costa Mesa’s Felicia Crenshaw also competent in discus in seventh.

Santa Margarita pulled off a double in a girls relays (400 and 1,600).

Dana Hills competent fourth in a girls 1,600 send after a print finish in a third heat.

Trabuco Hills’ Sean Lee competent with one burst in a boys high jump. The eventuality competent a required 12 athletes after a second round. Lee upheld on a initial round.

Five county athletes competent in a girls stick vault. Rachel Baxter of Canyon competent with only one attempt. Santa Margarita’s Erin Gerardo and Kate Thomas, Mater Dei’s McKenna Caskey and Orange Lutheran’s Emily Coombs also qualified.

Three county vaulters competent in a boys side. Marina’s Michael Magula, Newport Harbor’s Ryan Fegan and JSerra’s Fernando Martinez all got by to a finals.

Orange County had dual athletes strech a lectern in a Paralympic races.

Kyla Schilz of Los Alamitos was second in a girls 400, and Joseph Lehmenkuler of Mission Viejo was second in a boys 400.


CIF State Track and Field Championships
At Buchanan High, Clovis
Orange County qualifiers for finals
100: 8. Hennesay (Santa Margarita) 10.57
200: No O.C. qualifiers
400: No O.C. qualifiers
800: No O.C. qualifiers
1,600: No O.C. qualifiers
110H: 9. Rubio (Los Alamitos) 14.04
300H: 4. Rubio (Los Alamitos) 37.41, 6. Hennesay (Santa Margarita) 36.95
400 relay: 7. Mission Viejo 41.75
1,600 relay: No O.C. qualifiers
HJ: 1. Lee (Trabuco Hills) 6-05.00, 2. McDonald (JSerra) 6-05.00
LJ: 11. Wesley (Santa Ana Valley) 22-07.75
TJ: No O.C. qualifiers
PV: 4. Magula (Marina) 15-04.00, 5. Fegan (Newport Harbor) 15-04.00
SP: 2. Tsu (Marina) 60-11.75, 8. Brown (Mater Dei) 55-11.00, 10. Arnold (Marina) 55-08.75
DT: 7. Lavalle (Mission Viejo) 175-02
100: No O.C. qualifiers
200: 6. Medley (El Toro) 23.88
400: 4. Medley (El Toro) 53.92.
800: No O.C. qualifiers
1,600: 5. Herberg (Capistrano Valley) 4:51.61. 10. Tobin (El Toro) 4:53.11.
100H: No O.C. qualifiers
300H: 8. Brown (Segerstrom) 44.11
400 relay: 4. Santa Margarita 46.57.
1,600 relay: 4. Dana Hills 3:46.67. 8. Santa Margarita 3:49.65
HJ: 1. Garner (Woodbridge) 5-4. 1. Given (Los Alamitos) 5-4.
LJ: No O.C. qualifiers
TJ: 9. Garner (Woodbridge) 39-3.25
PV: 1. Baxter (Canyon) 12-6. 3. Gerardo (Santa Margarita) 12-6. 4. Caskey (Mater Dei) 12-6. 7. Thomas (Santa Margarita) 12-6.
SP: 4. Sale (Los Alamitos) 43-11.25. 9. Green (El Toro) 41-9.
DT: 7. Crenshaw (Costa Mesa) 146-10. 8. Sale (Los Alamitos) 146-8.

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