Arroyo Grande leads local qualifiers for Masters track meet

Eagles are sending four to Masters meet; San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Nipomo, Morro Bay all have one qualifier

sports@thetribunenews.comMay 18, 2013 

Arroyo Grande High’s Elijah Holt won the 110 hurdles Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 finals with a time of 14.26 seconds.

MARK SMITH

Eight local athletes qualified for the CIF Masters Meet at the Southern Section divisional track and field finals in Walnut on Saturday.

From Arroyo Grande High, Elijah Holt won the Division 2 boys 110-meter hurdles in 14.26 seconds, Jade Fuller won the girls 800 in a school-record 2 minutes, 13.93 seconds, and Madison Jacobs placed second in both the girls shot put, at 44 feet, 4 inches, and the discus, at 152-11, qualifying in both events.

Fuller set a school record in the 800 and took more than two seconds off her previous personal record.

Also advancing to the Masters Meet is freshman Josephine Graeber, who finished second in the girls long jump at 17-11.

Alex Mero tied for third in the girls high jump at 5-3 for Arroyo Grande.

In Division 3, Atascadero’s Angelica Cusworth, San Luis Obispo’s Connor Hall and Nipomo’s Taylor Nevitt qualified for the Masters Meet.

Cusworth placed second in the girls 300 hurdles in 43.71, Hall tied for third in the boys pole vault at 15-6, and Nevitt placed third in the girls shot put at 40-2, a PR. 

Nevitt won the girls discus at 115-6, but did not qualify for Masters in the event.

Cusworth also competed in the 400, placing eighth in 58.26.

Kelsey Harper of San Luis Obispo placed second in the girls long jump at 17-5½, and the Tigers’ boys 1,600 relay team set a school record when they finished fifth in 3:20.91. The team consisted of Hall, Pricer Hitchcock, Chris Toh and Raymond Smith.

In Division 4, Morro Bay’s Allie Sulaitis finished third in the girls 800 in 2:15.61, good enough to qualify for Masters.

Also from Morro Bay, Sierra Emrick finished second in the girls pole vault at 9-6, and Billy Vedrin was third in the boys high jump at 6-1.

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