San Diego Prep Track : El Capitan’s Boggess Throws State Best

El Capitan High School coach Dave Storm said it was only a matter of time before thrower Brian Boggess did in a meet what he had done so often in practice.

Storm said Boggess has been throwing the shotput about 59-feet all year in practice, but before Thursday the senior’s best throw was a county-leading 57-feet 11 3/4-inches. Thursday in a meet Grosmont League dual meet against Grossmont, Boggess threw a state-best 59-2, as the Vaqueros beat the Foothillers, 96-40.

Boggess also won the discus with a throw of 169-11. He leads the county in that event with a throw of 174-8.

Storm said the reason Boggess did well Thursday was he finally relaxed.


“I think he’s gradually loosening up mentally,” Storm said. “I think the more big meets he’s in, the more he’ll loosen up and get better and better.”

Boggess will compete against the best throwers in the state at the Sundevil Invitational on Saturday.

In other San Diego area meets:

Morse 106, Serra 26--Sophomore Melvin Maxwell leaped 45-0 1/2 in the triple jump, the third best in the county this year, for the host Tigers. Maxwell was competing in the triple jump for only the second time, and also had a leap of 44-6 1/2. He jumped 43-4 1/2 last week against Henry. Morse’s Larry Williams won the 880 in 2:01.9.


San Diego 78, Lincoln 51--The Hornets’ Patrick Rowe, whose 10.7 in the 100 meters is tied for the best in the county, ran a 10.8 to win the 100, and ran 22.3 in the 200 to tie the county best. Lincoln’s Marcus Hopkins was a tenth of a second behind his teammate in the 100, but finished in a dead heat with Rowe in the 200. The Cavers’ Marc Davis cruised to victory in the 1,600 (4:28).

University City 88, Kearny 47--Jerry Black won three events with impressive marks for the host Centurions. Black, a senior who did not compete last year, won the long jump with a jump of 22-3, the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.2, and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 41.6.

Orange Glen 80, San Dieguito 56--Freshman Glen Reyes won the 100 (11.2), 200 (22.7) and long jump (21-2) to pace the Patriots. Orange Glen’s Craig Hartsuyker won both the 300 intermediate hurdles and the 110 high hurdles, in 41.9 and 15.4, respectively. Steve Clinger broke an Orange Glen school record with his 150-6 throw in the discus.

Escondido 72, Carlsbad 64-- Jumbo Malsack paced the Cougars, throwing the shotput 49-5, for a personal best, and the discus 140-9. Carlsbad was led by Adrese Bilal, who captured the 120-yard high hurdles (15.1) and the 100-yard dash (10.2).



El Capitan 68, Grossmont 59--The Vaqueros ran a fast 4:11.8 in the mile relay, but Storm said it could have been faster. Anita Bradley, the third runner, left too early and then had to wait to take the baton from Tammie Hiler. Hiler then caused Bradley to fall when Hiler stepped on Bradley’s foot.

Darcy Arreola won the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter races for the Foothillers, though her times were far from her best. Dana Copeland won the 300 low hurdles (49.3) and the 100 low hurdles (15.7).

San Diego 79, Lincoln 48--Michelle Outlaw ran a county-best 14.6 in the 100-meter low hurdles for the Hornets. Outlaw is second in the county in the 300 low hurdles and was scheduled to run but missed the race.


Morse 68, Serra 59--Yolanda Fitch, who has the county’s second-best time in the 100 (12.2), won the 100 in 12.3. Kim Matthews won the 220 meters in 27.0 to lead the Morse girls. The Tigers’ mile-relay team finished in 4:20.1.

University City 104, Kearny 23--Laura Chapel won three races, the 800, 1,600 and 3,200, but Centurions’ Coach Rick Mitchell said she was resting herself for Saturday’s Sundevil Invitational. Junior Stephanie Williams won the 100 (15.3) and 300 low hurdles (49.4) for the Centurions. Sophomore Tami Clay ran a 12.8 to win the 100.