Six from Roseville, Granite Bay qualify for track and field State Championships
Five runners and one jumper from Roseville high schools will compete in the 94th annual CIF State Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday in Clovis.
Ashley Kittle of Woodcreek and Marisa Carino of Oakmont placed second and third in the girls 800-meter run Friday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championship in Elk Grove. Edixon Puglisi and Karlie Garcia, both of Oakmont, finished third in the boys 800 and girls 3,200, and Trent Brendel of Granite Bay was the runner-up in the boys 3,200.
Puglisi and Kittle recorded the quickest times in Thursday’s preliminaries, and both ran quicker in the finals, Puglisi finishing in 1 minute, 55.14 seconds and Kittle in 2:14.34.
But Darrell Jackson of Fairfield lowered his time by nearly four seconds in the finals — to 1:53.83 — and girls winner Brittany Anselmo of Ponderosa ran more than four seconds quicker at 2:14.29 and nipped Kittle at the wire. Carino’s time was 2:15.45.
Brendel’s time in the boys 3,200 was 9:23.98. Hunter Tyler of Woodcreek placed fifth at 9:38.92.
Garcia was timed in 10:53.33 in the girls 3,200, and Karina Nunes of Woodcreek finished sixth at 11:14.35.
Also, Brian Graber of Granite Bay will be the lone freshman in the high jump field Friday. He placed third at the Masters Championship at 6 feet, 3 inches.
Local fifth-place finishers included Sami Gomez of Woodcreek in the girls 1,600 (5:16.9), Mike Mathews of Woodcreek in the 110 hurdles (15.14) and Annelise Spargo of Granite Bay in the pole vault (11-2).
Jon Horvath of Woodcreek was sixth in the boys 800 at 1:57.22.
94th ANNUAL CIF STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
When/Where: Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.
Times: 3 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.