Three local girls will compete in state track finals


Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy will have some company on the final day of the 97th annual CIF State Track & Field Championships after Gunn's Gillian Meeks and Menlo-Atherton's Kathryn Mohr survived Friday's preliminaries at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.

Lacy earned her berth in the finals of the girls' finals-only 3,200 meters by finishing second at the Central Coast Section Championships last weekend in San Jose.

Meeks was the first to join Lacy as she earned the final qualifying berth in the 1,600 by clocking personal best of 4:56.40 for 12th place. Meeks, a junior making her second trip to the state meet, finished seventh in the first heat that saw Destiny Collins of Great Oak run the fastest time of 4:47.26.

Meeks was the only runner from the CCS to advance to the finals in her event.

Mohr, also a junior, made it three for the finals by finishing in a three-way tie for ninth place in the girls' pole vault. She cleared 11-8, just off her personal best of 12 feet.

Three other local athletes did not advance out of Friday's prelims.

Palo Alto junior Eli Givens, who had qualified in three events, failed to advance in all three. He was 15th overall in the 100 in 10.94, needing to run 10.84 to advance. TJ Brock of Chaminade had the No. 1 time of 10.47.

In the long jump, Givens leaped 20-5 and finished 22nd. He needed to reach 21-10 to advance in the event he won at CCS with a wind-aided 22-5 1/2. The No. 1 qualifying mark was 24-2 1/2 by Joey Souza of Kingsburg.

And, in the 200, Givens false-started. Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta had the No. 1 time of 20.89.

Gunn junior Maya Miklos was 10th overall in the girls' 300 hurdles in a season best of 43.19. She just missed the ninth-place qualifying mark of 43.07. She ran 42.55 last year to finish sixth in the state meet. The No. 1 qualifying time was 41.34 by Dani Johnson of Cathedral Catholic.

In the 100 hurdles, Miklos was 21st overall in 15:30. She needed to run 14.04 to advance. The No. 1 qualifying time was 13.45 by Jasmyne Graham of Roosevelt.

In the boys' 800, Menlo-Atherton senior Adam Scandlyn ran a personal best of 1:55.39 but finished 19th overall. He needed to run 1:54.07 to advance. The No. 1 qualifying time was 1:52.19 by Isaac Cortes of Great Oak.

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