Track & Field: Poly's Ariana Washington wins 100

On Saturday night at the Arcadia Invitational, Long Beach Poly's Ariana Washington showed why she has won back-to-back titles in both the 100 and 200 meters.

The Oregon-bound senior won the Invitational girls 100-meter dash in a wind-aided 11.38 seconds, the second-fastest in the nation under any conditions this season. She also anchored the Jackrabbits' 4x100 relay, which finished third.

Poly's 4x400 relay of Hollie Harris, Autumn Wright, Kaelin Roberts and Ebony Crear won in 3:47.23. 

Defending state pole vault champion Kaitlyn Merritt of Santa Margarita cleared 13 feet, six inches to repeat and Dos Pueblos senior Stamatia Scarvelis broke the meet shot put record with a throw of 52 feet, 1.25 inches and won the discus with a throw of 172 feet, seven inches.  

Margaux Jones of Redlands leaped 20 feet, 1.50 inches to win the long jump. Harvard-Westlake's Courtney Corrin was seventh.   

Bethan Knights of Northwood was third in the 3200 in 10:04.05 and City Section champion Marissa Williams was 11th in 10:25.02. Three-time winner Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley didn't race suffered a stress reaction in her leg earlier this week and didn't run in the 3200.  

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