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Times All-Valley Track Teams

FIRST TEAM BOYS

MIGUEL FLETCHER, MVP

Alemany, Sophomore

100, 200 meters

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* Placed seventh in 100 meters and eighth in 200 at the state finals. Had career-bests of 10.47 in 100 and 21.06 in 200 during regular season.

RODERICK CROW

El Camino Real, Senior

400 meters

* Ran a school-record 47.9 and placed fifth in the City Section championships. He also recorded three of the region’s five fastest times.

RYAN MEUSE

Simi Valley, Sophomore

800 meters

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* The Ventura County champion ran 1:57 or faster six times, topped by a region-leading 1:55.20. He finished seventh in the Southern Section Division I championships.

SAL MARTINEZ

Ventura, Senior

1,600 meters

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* Runner-up in the Southern Section Division II championships. Ran 4:23.25 or faster six times, capped by a school-record 4:17.09 for fifth place in the Masters Meet.

WILL BERNALDO

Nordhoff, Senior

3,200 meters

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* Cal State Northridge-bound Bernaldo ran a school-record 9:04.18 to place second in the State championships after winning the Masters Meet and the Southern Section Division III title.

RANDY HURT

Rio Mesa, Senior

110-meter high hurdles

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* The Ventura County champion set a school record of 14.96 in the Southern Section Division II preliminaries and placed fourth in the final.

BRIAN THOMA

Chaminade, Junior

300-meter intermediate hurdles

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* The Mission League champion recorded the three fastest times in the region, capped by a 39.42 for second in the Southern Section Division III final.

DAJUAN HAWKINS

Newbury Park, Senior

High jump, Triple jump

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* Placed second in the triple jump and fourth in the high jump in the Southern Section Division I championships and advanced to the State meet in both events. He was the region leader in the triple jump at 47 feet and co-leader in the high jump at 6-8.

MERLIN DEMARTINIS

Harvard-Westlake, Senior

Pole vault

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* Occidental-bound DeMartinis cleared a region-leading 15-1 early in the season, but a severely sprained left ankle prevented him from jumping in the Southern Section Division III finals.

RONNEY JENKINS

Hueneme, Senior

Long jump

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* Brigham Young-bound running back set a Ventura County record of 24-9 and won his third county title, but was not allowed to compete in the Southern Section Division II championships because he didn’t show up for his 200-meter heat in the preliminaries after Coach Bill Hayes said he intentionally false started in the 100.

BROCK DIEDIKER

Newbury Park, Senior

Shotput

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* Brigham Young-bound linebacker won his second consecutive Ventura County title, placed fourth in the Southern Section Division I championships and led the region at 53-6 1/2.

JOHN DAGATA

Paraclete, Senior

Discus

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* The region leader with a school record of 161-9, Dagata placed second in the Southern Section Division IV championships for the second consecutive year.

SECOND TEAM BOYS

RONNEY JENKINS

Hueneme, Senior

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100 meters

* He won his second consecutive Ventura County title and had a personal best of 10.66.

TROY GARNER

Notre Dame, Senior

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200 meters

* USC-bound football wide receiver ran a personal best of 21.7 and placed seventh in the Southern Section Division III finals.

CHRIS FORDE

Notre Dame, Junior

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400 meters

* Ran a career best of 48.74 to place third in the Southern Section Division III championships.

TED PESZYNSKI

Monroe, Senior

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800 meters

* Ran a personal best of 1:55.57 to place third in the City Section finals and added a 1:56.31 clocking in a heat of the State meet.

WILL BERNALDO

Nordhoff, Senior

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1,600 meters

* His career best of 4:22.91 ranked fifth on the region list, but it defeated Martinez for the Ventura County title.

DAVID LOPEZ

Hoover, Junior

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3,200 meters

* Runner-up in the Southern Section Division I finals. Ran a personal best of 9:15.75 to place second in the Masters Meet.

DAVE GARRETT

Thousand Oaks, Senior

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110-meter high hurdles,

300-intermediate hurdles

* Runner-up in the Ventura County championships in both events, Garrett timed a wind-aided 14.83 in the highs and a career best of 39.84 in the intermediates.

JOSH HILL

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Camarillo, Senior

High jump

* Navy-bound Hill was the co-region leader at 6-8 and placed fifth in the Southern Section Division I finals.

BRIAN STREM

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Agoura, Junior

Pole vault

* Cleared a personal best of 14-0 1/2 to win his second consecutive Ventura County title.

LAFAYETTE BAILEY

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Littlerock, Senior

Long jump

* Improved his school record to 22-9 and placed second in the Masters Meet after a fourth in the Southern Section Division I finals.

MARCUS CARR

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Palmdale, Junior

Triple jump

* Third on the region list with a career best of 45-2, Carr placed seventh in the Southern Section Division I championships.

DENNIS FOX

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Crespi, Junior

Shotput

* Won the Mission league title with a personal best of 52-6 1/4 and placed fourth in the Southern Section Division III finals.

BOBBY DEMARS

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Westlake, Junior

Discus

* The Ventura County champion threw a career best of 151-11 to win the Marmonte League title.

GIRLS FIRST TEAM

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KIM MORTENSEN, MVP

Thousand Oaks, Senior

3,200 Meters

* Mortensen set a national high school record with a time of 9 minutes 48.49 seconds in the Southern Section Masters Meet, cutting more than 11 seconds off the previous outdoor best. Mortenson, who will attend UCLA, also won a national cross-country championship in December.

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EBONI GRAYSON

Taft, Sophomore

100 meters

* Rebounded from early-season injuries to place third in the City Section finals and ninth in the State championships after running a career-best of 12.23 in her qualifying heat.

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SHARIKA HIGGINS

Channel Islands, Senior

200 meters

* The Ventura County champion placed fifth in the Southern Section Division I finals. She also had the three fastest times in the region, led by a school-record 24.60.

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KADRINA COFFEE

Palmdale, Sophomore

400 meters

* Placed third in the Southern Section Division I championships with a region-leading 55.26 before injured quadriceps led to a disappointing sixth in the Masters Meet.

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TARA GREGORY

Crescenta Valley, Sophomore

800 meters

* Placed fifth in the State championships with a school record 2:14.24 and was third in the Southern Section Division I finals. She also ran five of the region’s top seven times.

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MICHELLE PERRY

Quartz Hill, Junior

100-meter high hurdles

300-meter low hurdles

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* Southern Section Division I champion in both events. Placed third in the lows and fifth in the highs in the State championships with school-record times of 42.68 and 14.37. Her time in the lows moved her to second on the all-time region list.

LIZ GILTNER

Chaminade, Junior

High jump

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* Three-time Southern Section Division III champion cleared a school record of 5-10 to win the State meet and move into a tie for fourth on the all-time region list.

BRIDGET PEARSON

Hoover, Freshman

Pole vault

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* Raised the region record to 11-8 and placed second in the State as well as the Southern Section Division I championships. She jumped 11 feet or higher in five meets.

KENYA CORLEY

Antelope Valley, Junior

Long jump

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* Won the Southern Section Division I title on her last jump with a school record of 19-2 3/4, a mark that moved her to seventh on the all-time region list.

JAMEKA TAYLOR

Littlerock, Freshman

Triple jump

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* Bounded a school record 37-2 and placed sixth in the Southern Section Division I championships. She was the only competitor in the region to jump better than 37 feet.

CHEREE HICKS

Littlerock, Senior

Shotput, Discus

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* Won the discus and placed third in the shotput in the Southern Section Division I championships before finishing sixth in the shotput and ninth in the discus in the State meet. She set school records of 43-3 in the shotput and 145-6 in the discus, a mark that ties her for third on the all-time region list.

GIRLS SECOND TEAM

TRANISHA HOLMES

Palmdale, Junior

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100 meters

The region’s top 100-meter competitor during the first half of the season, she ran 12.21 to win the Golden League title.

MICHELLE PERRY

Quartz Hill, Junior

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200 meters

Defeated Coffee and Holmes for the Golden League title and had a season best of 24.94.

PEGGY JOHNSON

Louisville, Junior

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400 meters

Lowered the school record five times, capped by a 56.85 clocking for second in the Southern Section Division III champi onships.

SHALUINN FULLOVE

Louisville, Senior

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800 meters, 1,600 meters

The Stanford-bound Fullove set school re cords of 2:15.69 in the 800 and 4:58.38 in the 1,600. Her 1,600 time was good enough for third in the State championships. She won both events in the Southern Section Division III finals.

JULIE HARRIS

Canyon, Junior

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3,200 meters

Lowered the school record twice, capped by a sixth-place clocking of 10:46.48 in the Masters Meet.

AKIRA KENNETT

Calabasas, Senior

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100-meter high hurdles

Frontier League champion placed fourth in the Southern Section Division III championships with a personal best of 15.07.

FRANCES SANTIN

Taft, Sophomore

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300-meter low hurdles

City Section champion placed sixth in the State meet and her career best of 43.24 moved her to sixth on the all-time region list.

JENN DETMER

Thousand Oaks, Junior

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High jump

Marmonte League champion placed fourth in the Southern Section Division I finals and had a best of 5-5.

JENNA BAUM

Thousand Oaks, Junior

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Pole vault

Set a school record of 9-6 to win the Marmonte League title and move into a tie for fourth on the all-time region list.

JAMEKA TAYLOR

Littlerock, Freshman

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Long jump

Set a school record of 18-9 to place third in the Southern Section Division I championships.

RICKISHA HERRON

Birmingham, Senior

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Triple jump

City Section champion had a best of 36-2, but an ankle injury hampered her in the qualifying round of the State meet.

CRYSTAL CRAWFORD

Thousand Oaks, Senior

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Shotput

Seventh-place finisher in the Southern Section Division I championships set four school records, topped by a best of 38-9.

MADELYN WASHINGTON

Royal, Senior

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Discus

Runner-up in the Ventura County championships, won the Marmonte League title and had a best of 109-4.


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