PREP TRACK ROUNDUP : Soccer Standout Wins 100, 200 and Long Jump


Jason Boyce of Corona del Mar surprised a few people at the Sea View League track and field finals Friday night at Irvine High.

Boyce, a sophomore, upset Charlie Davidson of Saddleback in the 100 meters.

Boyce, who also won the long jump and 200, came from behind in the 100 meters to nip Davidson at the finish line, winning the race in 10.9 seconds. Davidson was second in 11.0.

"I wasn't too sure at the end, but I felt I would pull through (against Davidson)," Boyce said. "I won by 1/10th of a second."

Boyce said he doesn't concentrate on track and field because of soccer. He was named to the second-team All-Southern Section in soccer.

"I don't know . . . ," Boyce said. "I just wish I had more time to work on track."

His opponents are probably hoping he won't concentrate on track. Boyce defeated Woodbridge's Brian Carlson in the long jump, stretching out to 21 feet 1 3/4 inches. He then came back to capture the 200 in 21.9 over Woodbridge's Greg Muniz (22.3).

In the boys' 400 relay, Boyce ran a leg on the Sea Kings' team, which placed second (44.3). It was in the 400 relay that Saddleback and Davidson encountered trouble.

The Roadrunners were in second behind Woodbridge in the relay when Mel Lete and Davidson dropped the baton on the last exchange.

"I thought we had the race in hand," said Jim Knapp, Saddleback coach. "But Woodbridge has a lot of overall depth in events this league is weak in."

It was the relay mishap and Woodbridge's depth which contributed to Woodbridge winning the team championship over Saddleback, 167-132. The Warriors' Muniz and the team's triple jumpers helped.

Muniz, a senior, won the 300 intermediate hurdles over Davidson in 38.1, captured the 400 meters (50.4), and placed second to Davidson in the 110 high hurdles.

Woodbridge amassed 27 points in the triple jump with Greg's brother, Tony Muniz, leading the way, winning the event at 44-7.

Other notable performances included:

--University's Andrea Bill, taking the girls' shot put (39-7) and discus throw (140-3) over Newport Harbor's Gina Heads. Tony Mancuso won the boys' shot put (58-8).

--University's Holiday Molway a double winner in the 400 (58.7), setting a new school record and in the 800 (2:17.6). And teammate Tanja Brix, a double winner in the 1,600 and 3,200, helping University capture the girls' team title.

--Woodbridge's Jeff Clark, winning the pole vault (13-9) and freshman Meisha Wilson-Duval taking the girls' 100 and 200.

In the Olympic League boys' finals:

Ayala Wins--At Fullerton College, Matt Marksbury won the 100 in 10.76 and the 200 in 22.49 for Brethern Christian, which finished second with 104 points to Ayala's 210.

In the Olympic League girls' finals:

Orange Lutheran Wins--Orange Lutheran freshman Barbara Boisvert set meet records in the 800 (2:19.54) and 1,600 (5:07.52) as the Lancers finished with 209 points, 61 1/2 ahead of Ayala at Fullerton College.

Orange Lutheran also got two wins from Erika Ebel (100, 200), Lori Wright (300 hurdles and long jump) and Kara Stephens (discus, shotput). Stephens set a meet record with her 121-3 1/2 throw in the discus.

In the Orange League boys' finals:

Valencia Wins--Kevin Alexander won the 100 and 200 meters and his brother, Korey, was second in each race to lead Valencia to the team title at Brea-Olinda High.

Kevin Alexander ran the 100 in 10.80 to Korey's 10.90. In the 200, Kevin ran 21.42 and Korey ran 21.92.

Valencia scored 171 points to defeat Brea (second with 160) and Anaheim (third with 56).

In the Orange League girls' finals:

Valencia Wins--Helped by victories in the 100, 200 and 400, the Tigers defeated Brea, 160-119. Mary Folino won the 100 in 13.05 and Cherie Jacques won the 200 (26.71) and the 400 (59.32) for Valencia.

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