Pleasant clocks wind-legal 10.14 to match performance at last year’s event, teammate Neal runs fastest all-conditions girls 200 with wind-aided 23.36 effort; Notre Dame’s Johnson and Long Beach Wilson’s Luckey join Long Beach Poly boys and Culver City girls 4×400 with top marks entering state meet
By Pete Marshall for DyeStat
MOORPARK, Calif. – The CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet is technically a qualifier for next week’s State Championships in Clovis.
There are no team awards given out, and for many, the most important goal is just to qualify for the California state meet.
But the best in the Southern Section don’t like losing at any point during the month-long postseason schedule and some remarkable results are the byproduct.
Serra’s Rodrick Pleasant tied his own wind-legal state record in the 100-meter dash, Upland’s Davis Davis-Lyric nearly equaled his state-leading 110-meter hurdles mark, Long Beach Poly produced a new state-leading boys 4×400-meter relay performance, as did the Culver City girls 4×400, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame’s Aja Johnson achieved a new state-leading shot put effort, and Castaic’s Meagan Humphries qualified in four events Saturday at Moorpark High School.
A week after Pleasant ran a wind-aided 10.09 seconds in the 100 to win the Division 4 title and produce the fastest all-conditions performance in California prep history, the Oregon commit ran a wind-legal 10.14 to match his time from last year’s Masters meet at Moorpark.
Pleasant also ran a wind-legal 20.71 to earn the 200 title, after clocking a 20.53 to secure the Division 4 championship May 13.
Davis-Lyric ran 13.85 seconds in the 110 hurdles April 8 at the 55th Arcadia Invitational. He ran a wind-aided 13.89 on Saturday to prevail. Later, he also took sixth in the 300 hurdles to qualify for state in that event.
“Winning is definitely a goal for me, but the bigger goal would be to get a fast time,” said Davis-Lyric, who wants to run 13.5 in the 110 hurdles. “I know if I win, I would get that (fast time).”
Humphries was in more of “just qualify” mode, but did exactly that in advancing to state in all four of her individual events: high jump (first), long jump (third), 200 (fourth) and triple jump (sixth).
Humphries did not try to jump higher than 5-7 (1.70m) after she was the only athlete in the field to clear the height, and the junior took only two attempts in the long jump and qualified following a pair of opportunities in the…
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