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Purvis third in World Youth 100 meters

St. Elizabeth High’s Ashton Purvis finished third in the women’s 100 meter final at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Sudtirol, Italy today.

Purvis produced a wind-legal time of 11.48, only .01 behind second-place finisher Allison Peter of the Virgin Islands. Jodie Williams of Great Britain won the event in 11.39.

Less than 2 1/2 hours earlier, Purvis won a 100-meter semifinal heat with a wind-legal time of 11.53. Purvis ran four 100-meter races in two days, and finished first in her heat in the first three races.

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Vanegas committs to Stanford

With his senior year still ahead of him, Redwood Christian High star pitcher A.J. Vanegas orally committed to Stanford today.

The 6-foot-3, right-hander with a fastball that ranges from 90-93 MPH went 9-2 with a 1.20 ERA and posted100 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings of work in his junior year. He guided the Eagles to the North Coast Section Division V championship game, their first section title game appearance in school history.

It has been quite a few weeks for Vanegas. He was also selected to play in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic at Petco Park in San Diego on Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. He was the only Northern California player selected to the West squad, which has seven states rep­resented. Vanegas was also selected for a tryout in North Carolina in September for the USA Baseball 18U National Team, and was the only Bay Area player to be invited.

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Monte Vista’s Wallace named Adidas All-American

Monte Vista High School junior Jordan Wallace, who played defender on a Mustangs team that reached the North Coast Section finals, was chosen as an Adidas All-American.
This will allow him to play in the National Lacrosse Classic which will take place in Germantown, Maryland in July.
He will be on a team representing the Northern California region in a tournament that will feature 500 of the top underclassmen in the country.

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Spring Athletes of the Year

We’re two-thirds of the way through our roll-out of the All-East Bay and All-San Mateo County teams of the Spring season. Only baseball and softball remain to be released. Those teams will be in tomorrow’s paper. If you haven’t seen the first two day’s worth of teams (which include the region’s top swimmers, track and field stars, boys golfers and tennis players, and boys and girls lacrosse players), then you can check them all out online with our fancy flash presentation.

Just click here, and enjoy.

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Purvis, Brewer win titles

St. Elizabeth High’s Ashton Purvis and James Logan’s Ciarra Brewer both won events at the World Youth Track & Field Trials in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Wednesday.

Purvis, competing for E.O.Y.D.C., won the girls 100 meters final by .21 seconds with a wind-legal time of 11.61. She also took first in the 200 final by .33 seconds with a time of 23.38, which is faster than her winning time in the event at the California Interscholastic Federation state championships.

Brewer, competing for Mission Valley, won the girls triple jump with an impressive wind-legal leap of 43 feet, 4 1/4 inches. The wind reading was -0.9 mps. She won the event by more than two feet, and the mark is nearly five inches farther then her CIF state-winning mark.

All three of the winning marks Wednesday met the entry standards for the IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy on July 8-12