San Luis Obispo High’s Abrianna Torres and Templeton’s Savannah Camacho will be returning in multiple events to the CIF State Track and Field Championships.
Camacho set a personal record and finished second in the girls 800 meters at the Southern Section Masters track meet Friday with a time of 2 minutes, 7.65 seconds. Camacho set her previous best of 2:08.30 at Arcadia earlier this season.
“It was an excellent race,” said Jim Barodte, Camacho’s personal distance coach. “She ran it really well, considering it was less than an hour after the 1,600.”
Camacho finished third in the 1600 at 4:52.37.
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“She’s a tough competitor and she showed it today,” Barodte said.
Camacho qualified for the state meet in both events but will scratch the 1,600 in favor of her stronger event. She qualified last year in both, but only ran the 800, finishing second to Amy Weissenbach of Harvard-Westlake. Weissenbach again edged Camacho on Friday, finishing first in the 800 with a time of 2:06.18.
The top five finishers in each event, and those that surpass state qualifying standards, advance to the state meet Friday and next Saturday at Buchanan High in Clovis.
Torres qualified in three events. She placed third in the long jump (19 feet, 0 1⁄4-inch), fifth in the triple jump (38-9) and fifth in the 100 meter hurdles (14.76 seconds). She will compete in all three events next weekend.
Elena Clarke placed second in the girls pole vault (12-3) for the Tigers.
Tess Rountree of Paso Robles finished fourth in the girls high jump, clearing the state mark of 5 feet 5 inches.
Heather Hawes of Nipomo will advance to state after finishing fourth in the girls discus throw (132-7). Hawes was the 12th and final seed entering the event.
Clarke, Rountree and Hawes qualified for state for the first time, as did Garrett Weinreich of Arroyo Grande, who finished seventh in the boys shot put (56-111⁄2). Weinreich advanced by bettering the state qualifying standard of 55-2.
Paso Robles’ Matt Sepulveda placed 10th in the boys discus (168-4) and missed the state mark by one foot.
Kevin Limon of Nipomo placed eighth in the boys pole vault (14-2) but fell short of the state qualifying mark.
CIF-Southern Section Individual Playoffs
Atascadero’s boys doubles team of Devin and Kyle Barber lost to Thousand Oaks’ Chris Lees and Daniel Minami, 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 16 at Seal Beach.
Lees and Minami are the top-seeded doubles team out of the Marmonte League, while the Barbers were the top team from the PAC 7.
“It was a close match,” Atascadero assistant coach Amy Barber said. “The other team was really solid. It was close, but they just returned a little bit better. Devin and Kyle came down and gave it their all, and fell just a few points short.
“They made a few mistakes, but they can hold their head high. They are proud of their season.”