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Castaic High’s baseball team isn’t the only sport putting the new school on the map after winning a CIF Southern Section title over the weekend. Junior Meagan Humphries continues to show why she’s one of the best athletes in the state after winning four individual section titles last weekend and adding Masters champion to her resume on Saturday at Moorpark High.
Humphries won the girls high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 7 inches, placed third in the long jump (19-03.75), sixth in the triple jump (38-07.75) and fourth in the 200, crossing the finish line in a wind-aided 23.54 seconds.
All four marks qualify her to compete this Saturday at CIF State Championships on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, at Buchanan High in Clovis.
Oaks Christian junior Niya Clayton won the girls 100 meter in 11.46 seconds, edging Gardena Serra’s Brazil Neal’s 11.63.
Oaks Christian’s boys 4×100 relay team made up of Lexington Leffall, Isaiah Green, Davon Benjamin and Deshonne Redeaux won the event in 41.43. Simi Valey’s Thenuk Chandrasekera, Sean Brown, Logan Pollard and Jaelon Barbarin placed second, which qualifies them for the CIF State finals.
Notre Dame had two throwers win the Masters event. Sophomore Aja Johnson threw a personal best 46 feet, 10 inches to win the girls shot put and April Fontenette won the girls discus with a throw of 162-05. Johnson also finished third in the discus (143-10).
Serra’s Roderick Pleasant won the boys 100 with a wind-legal 10.14, tying his own all-time California record he set last year. Pleasant ran a wind-aided 10.09 at the section finals last weekend, but due to the high winds the time won’t hold up in the record books. Pleasant is expected to try and beat his 10.14 time in Clovis this weekend.
LOCAL STATE QUALIFIERS
A pair of standout freshmen boys did enough to qualify for the CIF State event next weekend. Oaks Christian’ Deshonne Redeaux ran a 10.54 in the 100 and Sierra Canyon’s Jalen Aquilar-Carnes ran a 21.37 in the 200. Oaks Christian freshman Rayah Rodriguez ran a 54.44 to finish third and qualify in the girls 400.
Quartz Hill senior Adonijah Currie ran a personal best 23.41 to finish second in the girls 200.
Oaks Christian sophomore Chase Hansen finished second (48.02) in the 400 and Chaminade junior Seth Shigg finished third (48.17). West Ranch’s Bille Issa ran a personal-best 8:57.68 to finish second in the 3200.
Westlake’s boys 4×400 relay team made up of Brandon Orlow, KC Barber, Ifeoluwaleyi Orekoya and Marcus Nortey qualified with a time of 3:20.61, which placed them third in the Masters event.
Moorpark senior Victor Ezike hit a personal best 6 feet, 7 inches in the boys high jump to finish second. Westlake junior Cade Sommers qualified for the pole vault with a 15-foot vault and fourth-place finish at the Masters.
Oaks Christian junior Payton Godsey finished third in the girls 3200 in 10:28.52. Quartz Hill’s girls 4×100 finished third in 46.88 thanks to Lea Rachal, Brandee Hollins, Sanaiya Watkins and Adonijah Currie. Harvard-Westlake senior Jessica Thompson finished second in the pole vault (12-03).
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