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Sports - June 21, 2006

Sports Shorts

TRACK CHAMP . . . East Palo Alto's Caprice Powell put herself in position to earn a berth in the Hershey National Track and Field Championships in August by winning the 100 and 200 meters last weekend at the a regional qualifying meet at San Jose City College. Powell, who just graduated from the eighth grade at Costano School, competed in the girls' 13-14 age division Saturday. She won the 100 in 12.79 and took the 200 in 26.30. She competed against athletes from California, Nevada, Hawaii and Arizona. Powell is hoping to qualify for nationals for a third time. Two years ago, she finished fourth in the 200. Last year she took second in the 100. Powell has to wait until the remaining regionals are finished to see if her winning times hold up. Only the top eight times from the eight regionals advance to the national finals in Hershey, Pa. Powell competes for the Al Julian Track Club in East Palo Alto, which is sponsored by the EPA Kiwanis Club and the EPA School District. Powell advanced to San Jose last week by winning her events at the annual Al Julian Invitational held recently.

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