The field event finals begin today at 4:30 p.m. and the running finals with start at 6 p.m. We will have all the action on the blog starting around 5 p.m. I will keep my eye on local athletes and try to grab some comments from the athletes and put them on the blog. I will do my best to get some pictures up here. Here are some links you will want to know.
Alitta Boyd in the long jump.
Above is a link to a video with James Logan’s Ciarra Brewer after she won the girls triple jump state title.
Above is a link to a video with Moreau Catholic’s Alitta Boyd. This is just after she finished in second place in the triple jump. Sorry if you can’t hear it well, but it is the best I can do with what I have.
8:31 p.m. — This will be my last post on the blog because I am getting swamped with results and need to help put stuff together for the newspaper. Final word from here is Alitta Boyd finished second in the long jump. Carondelet’s Adrienne Johnson won the high jump and Deer Valley triple jumper Hammed Suleman won that event. St. Elizabeth’s Ashton Purvis won the 200 in 23.46. For times and other results from the rest of the night visit the link above.
7:28 p.m. – Boyd is in second place in the long jump with a mark of 20-2. The leader is Dunn at 20-3.25. Still four more jumps to go, I believe.
7:26 p.m. – Alitta Boyd is now competing in the long jump – her final event of her high school career. I believe she just marked at 20-2 and is in second place at the moment. I will try to get this updated ASAP.
7:25 p.m. – Reggie Wyatt just won the boys 400 in 46.13. The Oakland Raiders are probably looking into drafting this guy to play WR. haha, just joking.
6:43 p.m. – Chase Wheeler of De La Salle was just given his award for winning the long jump.
6:38 p.m. – Arroyo’s Danny Thomas didn’t have his best race today and finished out of the medals in the boys 1,600. Thomas looks spent after running a personal-best in the preliminaries on Friday. Still, a great season for the junior.
6:13 p.m. – De La Salle had the lead on the final 100 in the 400 relay but Serra from the Southern Section had a stronger anchor and won the event in 40.67. Long Beach Poly finished second in 40.75 and DLS came in at 40.85.
6:05 p.m. – De La Salle’s Chace Wheeler just took the lead in the boys long jump with a mark 25-2.25 and now he has to rush over to compete in the 400 relay. This is funny. The race is about to start and Wheeler is rushing over to his lane. Wheeler’s jump was wind legal.
5:54 p.m. – Boyd jumps 42-3.5 on her final jump so it will be Brewer as the state champion. Brewer had a final jump of 42-6.75. A great series by the sophomore, Brewer.
5:44 p.m. – Boyd’s steps just seem to be off, as she just runs through the board in her second attempt of the final round for a scratch. She will have one more jump. Meanwhile, Brewer continues to jump about three inches behind the white board but still is getting some unbelievable marks. She jumps 41-8 on her second attempt of the final round and is still the leader.
5:42 p.m. Baker of St. Mary’s just did her second jump of the final round. She had a mark of 40-5.5.
5:37 p.m. – Brewer jumps 42-7 in the girls triple jump. She is really getting some good jumps in. Alitta jumped 41-10 in her first jump of the final round. Each have two more jumps.
5:30 p.m. We have five jumpers over 40 feet in the girls triple jump. All four of the NorCal girls are over 40 feet. Brewer is in the lead with Boyd in second.
5:23 – Boyd scratched on her final leap and Ciarra Brewer leaps 42-11.5 on her final leap to make Boyd’s national mark short lived. Brewer takes the lead heading into the final round of three jumps each.
5:20 p.m. – The final round of jumps in the girls triple jump and Boyd still has the lead.
5:11 – Boyd leaps 42-4.25 to take the lead. It is wind-legal and is the No. 1 mark nation!!
5:09 – Through a round of jumps: Alitta Boyd (Moreau Catholic)-Scratch, Ciarra Brewer (James Logan) - 41-8, Lauren McGlory (James Logan) 40-1, Baker’s (St. Mary’s) first jump was missed. she jumped 38-11 the second time.
4:55 p.m. – A real nice day out here at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. I would say it is about 80 degrees or so out here. A little breeze going but nothing major. The girls triple jump has started and the boys long jump is about to begin. I will focus on the girls triple jump for a while since there are four NCS participants.
4:44 p.m. – The field events have just begun. Moreau Catholic’s Alitta Boyd and the rest of the field have taken their run throughs. I will be adding my thoughts and updates on here as quickly as possible. Like yesterday, if you want live time results click on the link above. If you have any questions, place them in the comment section.