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Track & Field Chargers advance in CIF

By Lennie Nelson

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flo100-stamatiascarvelis15 members of the Dos Pueblos track team competed at the CIF Southern Section D2 Prelims on Saturday in Moorpark. Around half of them will be moving on to Southern Section Finals next weekend.

Senior Addi Zerrenner finished 2nd overall in the girls 3200m run in a season best of 10:36. This is her 2nd time in 3 years qualifying for Finals. Also in the 3200m race was Freshman Natalie McLure who finished 18th in a time of 11:35, but will not advance. McClure also had the 4th fastest freshman performance in the race.

As per the usual, the Charger’s throwing contingent performed well. Three time defending State Champ Stamatia Scarvelis took care of business and advanced easily in the Shot Put and Discus. She threw 49-10.50 in the Shot and 150-08.00 in the Disc, to win both events. Her brother Nicholas, a Dos Pueblos alumnus, won the PAC-12 title for the Shot Put for UCLA on Saturday. Stamatia will also be competing for the Bruins next year.

Senior Jon Dickinson competed in both Discus and Shot Put and advanced to Finals for the Shot Put. His throw of 50-02.00 was good enough for 8th place and the 2nd to last thrower to advance. He threw 147-03 in the Discus. Senior Joey Ochoa competed in the Shot Put as well, after finishing 2nd at the Channel League Finals last week. On Saturday, he threw 51-05.00 for 7th place.

Senior Niema Poindexter launched a 36-07.25 in the Triple Jump for 7th place and a spot at Finals. Sydney Eilbacher tied for first in the Girls Pole Vault with a season best of 11-00.00. In 2013 as a Junior, she made it all the way to the Southern Section Masters meet for Vault. Also in the Pole Vault competition was Sophomore Carmen Villarruel who tied for 17th place with a vault of 10-00.00. On the Boys side, Senior Tate Cutcliffe No-Heighted in his Vault attempts, ending his season.

A girls 4×400 relay team of Caylin Canales, Lana Ta, Megan Gee, and Natalie Bauer also competed. They finished 22nd out of 39 teams in a time of 4:08.

In their last races for Dos Pueblos, Andrew McGuan competed in the 1600m and Tyler Bradford ran the 800m. Bradford was tripped up and fell in the first lap of his race. He completed the race, but will not move on. McGuan ran 4:33 for 30th place overall in the 1600m.

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