CLOVIS — At this stage of the track and field season, few, if any, have had a campaign that did not include obstacles.
From mental hurdles to physical ailments, the athletes that have made the CIF State Track and Field Championships have persevered through a grueling month of pressure.
Overcoming that adversity is what makes reaching the pinnacle of this high school sport that much more special for Marina throws coach Mike Giron.
Kyle Tsu and Jake Arnold advanced in the shotput, and Michael Magula qualified in the pole vault, as the Vikings sent three to the CIF State Finals on Friday night at Clovis Buchanan High.
“Both of them being here, it’s a big statement,”...