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CIF-SS Master’s Track & Field Meet features local Catholic athletes

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More than 30 athletes and 10 relay teams from area Catholic Schools have qualified for the CIF-SS Master’s Track and Field Meet, to be held May 26 at Arcadia High School.

The list features Damien senior Zachary Shinnick, who posted the fastest qualifying time in the boys’ 400 meters, 46.93.

Second-best marks among boys’ competitors include Colby Corcoran, St. John Bosco junior, 9:18.08 in the 3200 meters, and Khalid Hunter, Chaminade senior, 23 feet in long jump. Among girls’ competitors, Marymount junior Malina Yago, has the second-fastest 800-meter time, 2:23.04; Santa Margarita senior Kate Thomas, the second-best pole vault, 12 feet 9 inches; and the Santa Margarita 4x100-meter relay team, second-fastest time, 46.28.

Several competitors qualified in more than one individual event, and may also participate in relays. Among the girls: Jasmin Reed, Serra senior, 100 and 200 meters; Trinity Ruelas, Bishop Amat senior, 1600 and 3200 meters; Nikki Merritt, Santa Margarita junior, 100- and 300-meter hurdles; and Allaida Patterson, Louisville senior, shot put and discus.

Catholic school qualifiers for the Master’s Meet girls’ events also includes:

---100 meters: Jazmyne Frost, Serra sophomore.

---400 meters: Lauren Drysch, Santa Margarita senior.

---800 meters: Gwynn George, Santa Margarita junior.

---4x100 meter relay: Santa Margarita, Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks, Serra and Mater Dei.

---4x400-meter relay: Santa Margarita.

---High Jump: Liana Edgar, Santa Margarita senior, and Sara Griffith, Rosary junior.

---Long Jump: Sophia Chiaramonte, Mater Dei sophomore.

---Triple Jump: Elizabeth Weeks, Santa Margarita senior, and Bianca James, Mater Dei senior..

---Pole Vault: Santa Margarita seniors Kate Thomas, McKenna Caskey and Erin Gerardo.

---Shot Put: Danielle Mataele, St. Paul sophomore.

            Among boys’ events qualifiers, Blake Hennesay, Santa Margarita junior, will compete in the 100 meters and 300-meter hurdles. Other qualifiers include:

---100 meters: Branden Smith, Paraclete senior, and Christian Grubb, Notre Dame/SO sophomore.

---400 meters: Zachary Shinnick, Damien senior.

---800 meters: Alemany seniors Kevin Wilkinson and Max Valadez.

---1600 meters: Charlie Sherman, Loyola senior.

---3200 meters: Colby Corcoran, St. John Bosco junior.

---110-meter hurdles: Kyle Sandoval, Servite senior.

---4x100 meter relay: Paraclete and Servite.

---4x400-meter relay: Loyola, Chaminade and Alemany.

---High Jump: Earnest Sears, Alemany senior; Matthew Molina, St. Francis sophomore; Jordan Baylis, Bishop Montgomery junior.

---Long Jump: Khalid Hunter, Chaminade senior, and Trent McDuffie, Servite sophomore.

---Pole Vault: Fernando Martinez, J.Serra senior, and Thomas Prata, Damien junior.

---Shot Put: Kylan Wilborn, Notre Dame/SO senior, and Tommy Brown, Mater Dei junior.

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