2014: Escondido Meet Next Up

Madison’s Doton Ogundeji continues to lead state and national shot putters and Mt. Carmel’s Derek Morton has moved in front of California 800-meter runners.

Both are expected to take on some of the nation’s best in the annual Arcadia Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Ogundeji leads the nation with a throw of 65-4 1/2 and is 10th in the U.S. and fourth in California with a 180-foot waft in the discus.

Morton took the state lead with a  1:53.60 last week in a dual meet at Westview and is fifth in the country.

The Sundevils senior showed promise last year with bests of 1:57.80 and 4:18.16 in the 1,600 meters and cranked a 1:55.65 month ago in the Mt. Carmel Field and Distances invite.

Other San Diego Section athletes who have moved into respective state Top 10’s:

Event Rank Name School Mark
300 HurdlesG 4 Hannah Labrie-Smith Cathedral :43.4
1600 MetersG 5 Emma Abrahamson La Costa Canyon 4:55.81
1600 MetersB 7 Erik Armes Coronado 4:16.32
Pole VaultG 8T Augusta Thomason Rancho Bernardo 12-0
800 MetersB 9 Bryan Alvarado Sweetwater 1:55.30
800 MetersG 9 Kelly Bernd Canyon Crest 2:15.09
200 MetersG 9T Melissa Mongiovi West Hills :24.79
Pole VaultB 9T Charlie Bush Poway 15-7
Shot PutG 10 Kiely Osby Escondido 42-10 1/2
400 MetersB 10 Brian Thomas Scripps Ranch :48.41
1600 RelayB 10 Scripps Ranch 3:20.75
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