With Arcadia behind them, San Diego Section track and field athletes settle into three more weeks of dual meets, weekend invitationals, and league trials before Section trials May 20 and finals May 27 at Mt. Carmel, and the state meet in Clovis on June 2-3.
Scripps Ranch’s Alex Barr ran :4:14.51 in the 1600 meters last month in the Mt. Carmel Invitational and holds the state lead. Equally impressive was sophomore Karson Lippert of La Costa Canyon.
Lippert’s :47.83 clocking in the 400 at Arcadia ranks No. 17 all-time in San Diego County and is the best ever for his class. Rashid Shaheed of Mt. Carmel was the San Diego Section leader at :48.47 in 2016.
Leading among the girls is the 2:11.24 800 by La Costa Canyon’s Kiley M cCarthy, fourth in the state.
San Diego performers in the state top 10, followed by the state leader in those events:
|100||Fletcher, Scripps Ranch||:11.91 (10T)||Reed, Gardena Serra||:11.58|
|800||McCarthy, La Costa Canyon||2:11.24 (4)||Brewer, San Ramon California||2:07.90|
|Roberson, La Jolla||2:11.54 (10)|
|1600||Brown, La Costa Canyon||4:58.77 (9)||Herberg, Capistrano Valley||4:52.06|
|300 Hurdles||Scott, Vista||:44.26 (10)||Anderson, Norco||:40.41|
|High Jump||Phillips, Santa Fe Christian||5-6 ½ (6)||Trupe, Santa Ynez||5-10|
|Hickey, Coronado||5-6 (7T)||Hamm, Bakersfield Stockdale||5-10|
|200||Ellis, Mt. Carmel||:21.6w (8T)||Hampton||Yucaipa, :21.20|
|400||Lippert, La Costa Canyon||:47.83 (2)||Bowens||L.B. Poly, :47.34|
|800||Barr, Scripps Ranch||1:53.8 (4)||Scales San Jose Bellarmine||1:50.64|
|Shot Put||Hardan, San Pasqual||58-1 ¾ (6)||Wilson, Clovis Buchanan||66-1|
|Pole Vault||Sheldon, Mission Hills||15-7 (8)||Curran, Redondo Beach Redondo||17-1|
|Long Jump||Hull-Littleton, Olympian||23-9 ¾ (4)||Enochs, Yucca Valley||23-11 1/2|
|Olave, Mission Hills||23-6 (7)
|Taylor-Stewart, St. Augustine||23-4 ½ (10)|
|Triple Jump||Mitchell, Point Loma||46-5 ¼ (6)||Stevenson, Temecula Great Oak||48-6|