Kimball High junior Allan Hunter had the best finish out of five local athletes competing at the California Interscholastic Federation Track and Field Championships this weekend at Buchanan High School in Clovis.
Hunter took second place in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 9¼ inches on Saturday, the second day of the meet. It is his best mark yet, and is also a school record, reached on his sixth and final jump. He qualified for the finals with a jump of 22-10 in Friday’s preliminaries.
Hunter also competed in the triple jump, and placed 15th with a mark of 44-10¾ in Friday’s preliminaries, and did not advance to the finals in that event.
West High junior Warren Williams placed third in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 13.92 seconds after winning his heat in the preliminaries with a time of 13.83.
In Saturday’s race he came in behind state champion Jamar Marshall of St. Mary’s High, who set a new meet record (13.31), beating the old record (13.33) set in 2017. Caleb Foster of Clovis North High School placed second (13.67). Foster was also the winner of the long jump (25-0) and triple jump (49-9½).
West junior Melisa Toilolo placed seventh in the girls shot put with a throw of 43-7¼, on Saturday, beating her throw of 42-9½ from Friday’s preliminaries. She also placed 13th in the discus (139-0) and missed qualifying for Saturday’s finals by 6 inches in that event.
Tracy High junior Jason Reyes placed 11th in the boys discus, reaching his best distance yet (159-0) on his first throw of the day in Friday’s preliminaries. It advanced him to Saturday’s finals, but he did not improve on his mark from Friday. Reyes also placed 25th in the shot put (47-0).
West junior Brandon Lindner placed 18th in the long jump (44-2¼) with his third jump on Friday, and did not advance to Saturday’s finals.