It’s that time of year.
Fire-delayed league finals didn’t slow San Diego Section track and field athletes in their pursuit of May-June honors. Seven new state top 10 performances were recorded (see table below).
Poway’s Brandon Lucas turned a wind-assisted :10.64 100 meters and hustled to a :21.18 200 (County No. 13 all-time) in the Palomar League finals. Mission Hills Suzie Acolatse ran :11.83 in the Valley League 100.
Oceanside’s Kevin Dodds moved up in the triple jump at 48-1, with wind, while teammate Jordan Miller proffered a wind-aided 23-8 long jump.
Poway’s Charlie Bush cleared 15-9 in the pole vault and Mt. Carmel’s Tobe Ezeokoli logged :48.16 in the Valley League 400.
Lucas and other members of Poway’s fine short and long relay teams sat out those events but will be action this week. Brian Thomas, the Section 400-meter leader from Scripps Ranch, scratched from the 200 after struggling to :53.87 and seventh place in the Eastern League 400.
Ill or injured, Thomas would have to get a favorable nod to be byed into the San Diego Section trials.
Although she did not break into the state’s top 10, Cathedral’s Dani White raced over the 100 hurdles in :14.28, Section No. 3 all-time, in Western finals.
White’s teammate, Hannah Labrie-Smith, No. 2 in the state 300 hurdles at :42.24, was cut a break when Long Beach Poly’s Ebony Crear, the leader at :41.46, stumbled and fell in a Southern Section divisional meet.
Unless Crear is politicked into the Southern Section final this week, Labrie-Smith will have one less formidable rival in the upcoming meets.
Section trials will be at Mt. Carmel Saturday. Girls competition starts at 9 a.m., followed by the boys at 2 p.m.
Overlooked in the table is Augusta Thomason of Rancho Bernardo, who is third in the state with a 12-foot, 7-inch pole vault.
|Shot PutB||1||65-5 1/2||Doton Ogendeji||Madison||Mt. San An tonio||04/19/14|
|100 HurdlesG||2||:42.24||Hannah Labrie-Smith||Cathedral||Arcadia Invitational||04/12/14|
|200B||2||:21.18||Brandon Lucas||Poway||Palomar League||05/19/14|
|3200B||3||8:53.95||Steven Fahy||La Costa Canyon||Arcadia Invitational||04/12/14|
|Triple JumpB||6||48-1w||Kevin Dodds||Oceanside||Valley League||05/19/14|
|3200G||6||10:23.50||Emma Abrahamson||LaCosta Canyon||Arcadia Invitational||04/12/14|
|1600G||8T||4:55.39||Kelly Bernd||Canyon Crest||vs. Mt. Carmel||04/17/14|
|400 RelayB||8||:41.62||Poway||Escondido Invitational||05/02/14|
|Long JumpB||8||23-8w||Jordan Miller||Oceanside||Valley League||05/19/14|
|100B||9T||:10.64w||Brandon Lucas||Poway||Palomar League||05/19/14|
|100G||10T||:11.83||Suzie Acolatse||Mission Hills||Avocado East||05/19/14|
|800B||10||1:53.60||Derek Morton||Mt. Carmel||vs. Westview||04/03/14|
|Discus||10||180-2||Doton Ogundeji||Madison||vs. Eastlake||03/06/14|
|High JumpB||10T||6-8||Luis Carson||Bonita Vista||vs. Eastlake||04/13/14|
|PoleVaultB||10T||15-9||Charlie Bush||Poway||Palomar League||05/19/14|
|Triple JumpB||10||47-3 ½||DeAndre Benson||Point Loma||Eastern League Trials||05/13/14|
|400B||10||:48.16||Tobe Ezeokoli||Mt. Carmel||Valley League||05/19/14|