Strong early season performances in SoCal track and field

Eric Sondheimer
Contact ReporterVarsity Times Insider

If the early season times and marks by Southland prep athletes are any indication, it's going to be a very good year in track and field.

At the South County Classic on Friday in Mission Viejo, Malik McMorris of Mater Dei won the discus with a nation-leading mark of 190 feet, 7 inches.

Matt Katnik of St. John Bosco recorded a winning mark of 68-6 3/4 in the shot put.

Mason Coppi of Dana Hills won the 1600 in 4:15.34. Freshman Maliyah Medley of El Toro sped to times of 12.58 and 25.13 in the girls' 100 and 200.

Austin Tamagno of Brea Olinda ran 3:46.94 in the 1500 at Occidental College, the seventh-best mark in California history.

Robert Brandt of Loyola ran 8:56.89 in the 3200 at Redondo. Marissa Williams of Palisades won the girls' 3200 in 10:25.93.

Earlier this week, Nick Abboud of Riverside King ran 14.48 in the 110 high hurdles.






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