San Diego Track Roundup : El Capitan’s Boggess Sets Personal Best in the Discus

Four of the best prep track athletes in the state--and in two cases, the nation--competed in the Grossmont League finals Friday at Monte Vista High School.

But with little to motivate them except pride, the quartet--El Capitan’s Brian Boggess, Mount Miguel’s Jackie Anderson, Grossmont’s Darcy Arreola and Valhalla’s Mark Dani--combined to produce only one San Diego County or personal best.

Having little competition was nothing new for Boggess. The senior has been the county leader in the discus and the shotput all year by a wide margin. Boggess is also the state leader in the shot with a personal best of 60-feet 1 1/2-inch, and is second in the state in the discus, with a previous best of 183-9.


Friday, Boggess bettered his previous best in the discus, throwing 183-11 on his final toss. Boggess won the shot by nearly 10 feet with a throw of 59-8 1/2, his third best attempt of the year.

Anderson, a junior, won two events, but with marks below her best.

Anderson jumped 41- 1/2 in the triple jump at the Michelob Invitational Feb. 23, the second best in the nation this year. Her best jump outdoors is 40-3.

Anderson’s best effort Friday was 38-5 1/2, coming on her final attempt. Anderson appeared to be well behind the board on all of her attempts, and didn’t have much speed on her approaches. Still, she beat Grossmont freshman LaFrania West, who jumped 37-2, by more than a foot.

Anderson is also the county leader by two inches in the high jump, with a best of 5-8. Anderson and Jennifer Clinger of El Capitan each cleared 5-4, but Anderson won the competition because she had fewer misses.

Mount Miguel teammate Nichelle Strachan, who has leaped 19-4, defeated Anderson in the long jump. Strachan jumped 18-1 to set a meet record. Anderson was second at 17-11.

Arreola is the national leader in both the 800 (2:10.0) and 1,500 meters (4:28.29) and is the county leader in the two-mile (10:36.0). Arreola won the 880 yards by 60 yards with a time of 2:12.9. Arreola won the mile with a time of 4:56.8. Tammy Kniffing of El Capitan was second at 5:25.8.

Dani ran a national indoor record at the Michelob Invitational of 8:49.1. He didn’t come anywhere near that mark Friday, running a 9:07.5. Robbie Lopes of Monte Vista was second at 9:38.9.

Monte Vista’s Erik Peterson was the San Diego Section champion last year in the high jump with a leap of 6-7. Peterson cleared 6-7 to win the high jump, but it was below his best of 6-8 1/2.

Peterson tried to break the league record of 6-9, but failed to clear three times at 6-9 1/2. Matt Farmer of Monte Vista and Mike Tapley of El Capitan were second at 6-4.

Ron Young of Mount Miguel won the two sprints with meet records. Young ran a fast 10.7 on the dirt track to win the 100 meters, and won the 220 in 22.3.

BOYS: 100 meters--Ron Young (Mount Miguel) 10.7; 220--Ron Young (Mount Miguel) 22.3; 880--James Fraser (Monte Vista) 1:56.5; 440 relay--Helix 43.1; High jump--Erik Peterson (Monte Vista) 6-7; Triple jump--Matt Farmer (Monte Vista) 45-11; Shotput--Brian Boggess (El Capitan) 59-8 1/2; Discus--Brian Boggess (El Capitan) 183-11.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Nichelle Strachan (Mount Miguel) 12.6; 880--Darcy Arreola (Grossmont) 2:12.6; Mile--Darcy Arreola (Grossmont) 4:56.8; Two mile--Lisa Lechner (Valhalla) 11:23.4; 120 low hurdles--Dana Copeland (Grossmont) 15.3; 330 low hurdles--; 440 relay--Grossmont 50.3; High jump--Jackie Anderson (Mount Miguel) 5-4; Triple jump--Jackie Anderson (Mount Miguel) 38-5 1/2; Long jump--Nichelle Strachan (Mount Miguel) 18-1; Shotput--Robin Longwell (Grosssmont) 37-8; Discus--Robin Longwell (Grossmont) 132-9.


Vista High School won 14 of 32 events to dominate the meet, hosted by Vista at Mira Costa College’s all-weather track. The boys’ hurdles were the highlight of the meet. Doug Eagle of Poway ran a county-best in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles of 38.95. Brian Lockwood of Vista ran a 14.79 to win the 110-meter high hurdles, the second fastest in the county this year.

Vista’s Tom Booker won the 100 with a time of 11.0 and Eric Robinson won the 200 with a time of 22.34. The Vista 400-meter relay team ran a fast 42.8 in winning the event. Other Vista winners included Tom Cross in the triple jump at 42-6 1/2, Blake Risner at 6-4 in the high jump and Jay Rafail 13-6 in the pole vault.

Vista’s girls also won seven events. Jenny Lawrence of Vista ran a fast 46.9 in the 300-meter low hurdles. Kira Jorgensen won both the 1,600 (5:02.7) and 3,200 (10:55.3).

Denise Upsher of Torrey Pines ran a county best in the 400 meters of 57.11. Upsher also won the 800 with a fast 2:13.5.

BOYS: 100 meters--Tom Booker (Vista) 11.00; 200 meters--Eric Robinson (Vista) 22.34; 400 meters--Tim Pipes (Fallbrook) 49.15; 800 meters--Shawn Forehand (Mount Carmel) 1:56.0; 1,600 meters--Gonzalo Rodriguez (Vista) 4:25.1; 3,200 meters Daryl Shepard (Poway) 9:41.6; 110-meter high hurdles--Brian Lockwood (Vista) 14.79; 300-meter intermediate hurdles--Doug Eagle (Poway) 38.95; 400-meter relay--Vista 42.8; Mile Relay--Fallbrook 3:21.7; Pole Vault--Jay Rafail (Vista) 13-6; High Jump--Blake Risner (Vista) 6-4; Long Jump--Glen Reyes (Orange Glen) 21-11; Triple Jump--Tom Cross (Vista) 42--6 3/4; Shotput--Steve Stephen (Fallbrook) 51-10 1/2; Discus--John Adams (Fallbrook) 152-7.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Michele Clemons (Vista) 12.66; 200 meters--Michele Clemons (Vista) 26.74; 400 meters--Denise Upsher (Torrey Pines) 57.11; 800 meters--Denise Upsher (Torrey Pines) 2:13.5; 1,600 meters--Kira Jorgensen (Vista) 5:02.7; 3,200 meters--Kira Jorgensen (Vista) 10:55.3; 100-meter low hurdles--Michelle Stropes (Mount Carmel) 16.2; 300-meter low hurdles--Jenny Lawrence (Vista) 46.9; 400-meter relay--Vista 49.6; Mile Relay--Fallbrook 4:01.9; High Jump--Heidi Ivie (Vista) 5-0; Long Jump--Lora Stowe (Torrey Pines) 17-3 3/4; Triple Jump--Lynda Jones (Mount Carmel) 36-6 1/2; Shotput--Starla Ahu (Vista) 38-3; Discus--Sandy Stevens (Fallbrook) 130-0.


Lincoln’s Michelle Outlaw stole the show at the league meet at University City High. Outlaw, a junior, won the 100-meter low hurdles in a time of 14.1, two-tenths of a second better than her previous county best. However, Michelle Collum of Point Loma ran a 13.9 in the City Eastern League meet. Outlaw also won the 300-meter low hurdles with a county-best 45.1, and the long jump at 17-7. Chaundra Temple, also of Lincoln, won the 400 in 1:01.5 and the 800 in 2:27.2.

Crawford won six of the boys’ events, and Lincoln won four. Lincoln’s Charles Paterson won the 110-meter high hurdles (15.3) and 300-meter low hurdles (41.6).

BOYS: 100 meters--Patrick Rowe (Patrick Henry) 10.8; 200 meters--Damion Cormier (Crawford) 22.4; 400 meters--Patrick Rowe (Patrick Henry) 49.4; 800 meters--Shawn Rover (St. Augustine) 2:08.2; 1,600 meters--Mark Davis (San Diego) 4:21.4; 3,200 meters--Mark Davis (San Diego) 9:27.2; 110-meter high hurdles--Charles Paterson (Lincoln) 15.3; 300-meter intermediate hurdles--Charles Paterson (Lincoln) 41.6; 400 relay--Crawford 43.0; Mile Relay--Crawford 3:35.8; Pole Vault--Brian Monroe (San Diego) 12-0; High Jump--Brian Angelo (Hoover) 6-2; Long Jump--Paul Franklin (Crawford) 21-11; Triple Jump--Paul Franklin (Crawford) 43-9; Shotput--Mike Boyd (Hoover) 48-6; Discus--Chip Delancy (St. Augustine) 144-8.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Michelle Outlaw (Lincoln) 12.3; 200 meters--Onie Ferguson (Crawford) 26.6; 400 meters--Chaundra Temple (Lincoln) 61.5; 800 meters--Chaundra Temple (Lincoln) 2:27.2; 1,600 meters--Christina Eng (Crawford) 5:45.3; 3,200 meters--Anna Naranjo (Hoover) 12:22.9; 100-meter low hurdles--Michelle Outlaw (Lincoln) 14.1; 300-meter low hurdles--Michelle Outlaw (Lincoln) 45.7; 400 relay--Lincoln 55.3; Mile Relay--Crawford 4:11.6; High Jump--Shaundel Reddic (Crawford) 5-0; Long Jump--Michelle Outlaw (Lincoln) 17-7; Triple Jump--Shaundel Reddic (Crawford) 34-5; Shotput--Michelle Campbell (Crawford) 37-3; Discus--Michelle Campbell (Crawford) 93-5.


Rex Edwards won the 100 meters with a time of 10.7. In the 800 meters, Manute Barragan of Kearny recorded a winning time of 1.56.5.

Jerry Black of University City won the 330 intermediate hurdles in 39.8.

Laura Chapel of University City won the girls’ 800 meters (2:13.4) and 1,600 meters (5:01.4). Tami Clay of University City won both sprint races.

BOYS: 100 meters--Rex Edwards (La Jolla) 10.7; 200 meters--Ed Taylor (Clairemont) 22.7; 400 meters--Kevin Archer (Kearny) 50.0; 800 meters--Manute Barragan (Kearny) 1:56.5; 1,600 meters--Mike Rauner (University) 4:35.2; 400 meter relay boys: University City 43.5; 1,600 meter relay--Kearny 3:25.0; 100 meter high hurdles--Anthony Wolfe (La Jolla) 15.3; 300 meter intermediate hurdles--Jerry Black (University City) 39.8; Long jump-- Charles Huff (La Jolla) 22-5; High Jump-- Paul Sjobrg (Mission Bay) 6-1;

Shotput--John Corlett (Kearny) 50-3.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Tami Clay (University City) 12.7; 200 meters-- Tami Clay (University City) 27.8; 400 meters--Kristi Bache (University) 1:01.2; 800 meters-- Laura Chapel (University City) 2:13.4; 1,600 meters--Laura Chapel (University City) 5:01.4; 100 low hurdles--Stephanie Williams (University City) 14.8; 300 meter low hurdles--Stephanie Williams (University City) 46.3; 400 meter relay--University City 52.3; 1,600 meter relay-- University City and University 4:16.5. High Jump--Wendy Palmer (La Jolla) 5-2; Long Jump--Nedra Dillon (Mission Bay) 16-; Shotput--Amy Baker (University City) 34.8. METRO CONFERENCE

Sweetwater’s Terry Rodgers won the 100 and 200 meter races but the Bonita Vista boys’ track team still came away with the Metro-Mesa League championship at Southwestern College. Rodgers won the 100 (10.85) and the 200 (21.92). Both times, he defeated Greg Rylaarsean of Chula Vista.

Despite Rodgers’ wins, Bonita Vista finished with 62 points to beat Chula Vista (58 1/2) and Hilltop (58). Sweetwater was fourth.

In the Mesa League girls’ meet, Hilltop won 10 of the 15 events to take the title. Chula Vista, which was second won the other five events. Yvette Niles won the 100-hurdles, the 300-hurdles and the long jump for Chula Vista.

Southwest swept the boys’ and girls’ championships of the Metro-South Bay League. Led by Ron Hurdle, who won the long jump (22-5), the 100 meters (10.9) and the 200 meters (22.38). Southwest scored 93 points to beat Castle Park (69) in the boys’ event.

In the girls’ meet, Southwest scored 93 points and behind the performance of Tracy Crawford (40-5 shot put, 153-0 1/2 discus) and Michele Wilkes (5-0 high jump) and 1:01.85 in the 400 meters). Marian was second with 40 points.

MESA LEAGUE BOYS: 100 meters--Rodgers (Sweetwater) 10.85, 200 meters--Rodgers (S) 21.92, 400 meters--Collins (S) 51.19, 800 meters--Callan (Bonita Vista) 2:01.41, Mile--Callan (BV) 4:39.23, Two mile--Wallbank (Hilltop) 10:40.0, 120 HH--Reyes (Montgomery) 15.24, 300 IH--Mark Reyes (M) 41.77, 400 relay--Sweetwater 43.88, Mile Relay--Sweetwater 3:30.34. High jump--Peter (BV) 6-3, Long Jump--Hyner (Chula Vista) 21-3 1/2, Triple jump--Hyner (CV) 43-10 3/4, Pole vault--Pedro (M) 13-0, Shotput--Dominiak (H) 47-3 3/4, Discus--Dorrell (BV) 136-8.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Wada (Hilltop) 12.46, 200 meters--Wada (H) 27.27, 400 meters--Sanpardo (H) 1:00.6, 800 meters--Gorman (H) 2:20.7, Mile--Gorman (H) 5:30.29, Two mile--Reza (Chula Vista) 12:16.43, 100 LH--Niles (CV) 15.98, 300 LH--Niles (CV) 48.78, 400 relay--Hilltop 50.9, Mile relay--Hilltop 4:13.45, High jump--Jones (H) 4-6, Long jump--Niles (CV) 16-10 1/2, Triple jump--Edwards (CV) 33-5, Shotput--Doucette (H) 29-10 1/2, Discus--Doucette (H) 120-2.

SOUTH BAY LEAGUE BOYS: 100 meters--Hurdle (Southwest) 10.9, 200 meters--Hurdle (S) 22.38, 400 meters--Ellis (Mar Vista) 52.76, 800 meters--Balvaneda (S) 2:01.65, Mile--Kohler (Castle Park) 4:47.78, Two mile--Kohler (CP) 10.25.08, 110 HH--Shaw (Coronado) 15.15, 300 IH--Berry (Southwest) 40.98, 400 relay--Castle Park :44.5, Mile relay--Southwest 3:35.16, High jump--Kaness (CP) 5-10, Long jump--Hurdle (S) 22-5, Triple jump--Padilla (MV) 42-11, Pole vault--Nguyen (CP) 14-0, Shotput--Tomlinson (S) 48-5 1/2, Discus--Tomlinson (S) 141-2.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Canada (Castle Park) 12.5, 200 meters--Canada (CP) 26.72, 400 meters--Michelle Wilkes (Southwest) 1:01.85, 800 meters--Nancy Caparaz (S) 2:23.37, Mile--Duigter (Coronado) 5:40.7, Two mile--Dugger (C) 11:27.0, 100 LH--Pendegraft (S) 15.9, 300 LH--Caparaz (S) 49.41, 400 relay--Southwest 51.74, Mile relay--Southwest 4:18.7, High jump--Wilkes (S) 5-0, Long jump--Canada (CP) 16-10 1/2, Triple jump--Sharp (Mar Vista) 31-2 1/2, Shotput--Crawford (S) 40-5, Discus--Crawford (S) 153-0 1/2.

CITY EASTERN LEAGUE Point Loma’s Michelle Collum ran a county-best 13.9 in the 100-meter intermediate low hurdles to capture the league title at University City High. Collum’s previous best time in the event was in the league preliminaries Tuesday, when she had a 14.2.

The Morse High girls’ relay teams captured the title in the 400-meter relay (50.5) and 1,600-meter relay (4:05.6).

Morse’s Yolanda Fitch won the league crown with victories in the 100 meters (12.3) and the 400 meters (59.06). Teammate Kim Mathews won the 200 meters in 26.1.

Kartsi Leppaluoto of Madison tossed the shotput 41-10 1/2 to win.

In the boys’ events, Osmand Swanegan of Morse captured the league titles in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles (15.1) and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (40.0).

BOYS: 100 meters--Mike Conway (Patrick Henry) 10.8; 200 meters--Charles Hampton (Patrick Henry) 22.5; 400 meters--Larry Williams (Morse) 49.2; 800 meters--George Puryear (Patrick Henry) 1:59.6; 1,600 meters--Lawrence Threat (Morse) 4:27.7; 100-meter high hurdles--Osmand Swanegan (Morse) 15.1; 300-meter intermediate hurdles--Osmand Swanegan (Morse) 40.0; 400-meter relay boys--Henry 42.7; 1,600-meter relay--Morse 3:21.3; high jump--Greg Hilzer (Mira Mesa) 6-7; long jump--Joel Bowden (Patrick Henry) 21-2 3/4; shotput--Ray Rowe (Mira Mesa) 51-6 1/2.

GIRLS: 100 meters--Yolanda Fitch (Morse) 12.3; 200 meters--Kim Mathews (Morse) 26.1; 400 meters--Yolanda Fitch (Morse) 59.06; 1,600 meters--Nikki Zimmerman (Mira Mesa) 5:33.1,600 meters--Denise McFayden (Mira Mesa) 2:23.1; 100-meter low hurdles--Michelle Collum (Point Loma) 13.9; 300-meter low hurdles--Darla Vaugh (Mira Mesa) 46.36; 400-meter relay--Morse 50.5; 1,600-meter relay--Morse 4:05.6; high jump--Lynn Patrick (Serra) 5-4; long jump--Cherisce Poole (Patrick Henry) 17- 3/4; shotput--Kartsi Leppaluoto (Madison) 41-10 1/2.