Updates from Day 1 of the CIF state track championships

Phil Jensen and I have arrived at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Buchanan High in Clovis. We’ll try to provide some updates here as we can. Feel free to add in your own updates in the comments. Hit refresh throughout the day for updates.

Heritage’s Alex Horncliff finished 17th in the boys discus and was the East Bay’s top finisher in the event.

De La Salle’s Michael Barton took third in a very fast 110 hurdle heat in 14.30 and ends up with the fourth best time of the day. Kennedy-Richmond’s Kenneth Walker III also qualified with the seventh-fastest time of 14.35.

None of the East Bay boys qualified for the finals in the long jump. The NCS’s top qualifier, El Cerrito’s Trevell Wallace, did not compete. Reached by phone, he said he found out at 5 a.m. that he would have to skip the trip due to an illness to his mom. He entered with the state’s fifth best mark of 23-11. The Bishop O’Dowd freshman Nate Moore is the East Bay’s top finisher in the long jump at 21-5 3/4. He took 19th.

Clayton Valley’s Michael Stupka qualified ninth in the boys 400, edging the 10th place finisher by .01 seconds. His mark of 48.31 was a PR and school record.

Las Lomas’ Kenny Grimble became the lone boy to win his heat with his 300 hurdles time of 37.63, a PR that’s the second fastest time run today.

In the boys triple jump, three East Bay athletes qualified. Dublin’s Keremiah Crockett has the second best mark at 48-1 1/2. Bishop O’Dowd’s Trent Trammel is eight at 46-3 3/4 and Hayward’s Jonte Grant is ninth at 46-3 1/4.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.