Pintos, Lady Pintos advance to State Track Championships

CHS tracksters who finished in the top four of their event at Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia to advance to the State Track Championships May 18-19 (Friday-Saturday) at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, front row, from left, are Seth Fairchild, 4x100 Meter Relay; Sydney Deeken, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and 200 Meter; Liz Kirby, 3200 Meter (Kirby broke the CHS record); and Garret Baquet, 4x100 Meter Relay and 4x400 Meter Relay; back row, Walker Borghardt, Triple Jump, 100 Meter and 4x100 Meter Relay; Logan Rowles, 4x400 Meter Relay; Phillip Longan, High Jump; and Nathan Thibon, 4x400 Meter Relay. (Anthony Price, who was not present for the picture, finished in the top four in the 200 Meter, 4x100 Meter Relay and 4x400 Meter Relay.)

CHS tracksters who finished in the top four of their event at Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia to advance to the State Track Championships May 18-19 (Friday-Saturday) at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, front row, from left, are Seth Fairchild, 4x100 Meter Relay; Sydney Deeken, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and 200 Meter; Liz Kirby, 3200 Meter (Kirby broke the CHS record); and Garret Baquet, 4x100 Meter Relay and 4x400 Meter Relay; back row, Walker Borghardt, Triple Jump, 100 Meter and 4x100 Meter Relay; Logan Rowles, 4x400 Meter Relay; Phillip Longan, High Jump; and Nathan Thibon, 4x400 Meter Relay. (Anthony Price, who was not present for the picture, finished in the top four in the 200 Meter, 4x100 Meter Relay and 4x400 Meter Relay.) Photo by April Arnett.

California High School tracksters competed at Class 2 Sectionals Saturday at Centralia, where a number of Pintos and Lady Pintos finished in the top four of their event to advance to the State Track Championships May 18-19 (Friday-Saturday) at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City.

"There were approximately 30 teams at sectionals," California Coach Rick Edwards said. "And there were eight competitors in each event."

The Pintos finished in fourth place as a team with 61 points, while the Lady Pintos finished in seventh place with 44 points. Blair Oaks won the girls' division with 94, while Fatima won the boys' division with 100.

For more of this story check out the May 16 issue of the California Democrat.

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