Future Trojans Excel At 2015 CIF T&F Championships|
June 17, 2015
Just as the USC track and field team was creating a buzz in Eugene, Ore. at the 2015 NCAA Track & Field Championships last week, the Trojan recruits were also putting on an impressive performance at the 2015 CIF State T&F Championships in Clovis, Calif. from June 5-6. Leading the way was hurdler Jasmyne Graham who won both the 100m and 300m hurdle races en route to being named the 2015 California Girls Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Graham, from Eleanor Roosevelt HS in Corona, Calif., won the 100m HH finals with a time of 13.17 (+1.4) which was the fastest time run by a high school runner this season. She also posted the fastest high school time this season in winning the 300m IH final with a time of 40.73.
Matt Katnik of St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, Calif. won the state shot put title with a best mark of 72-0 (21.94m). Katnik had a best mark this season of 72-3 which ranks 10th on the all-time high school shot put list and was the top throw among high school athletes this season by nearly three feet. Katnik also took fifth in the discus throw with a mark of 183-0 (55.77m).
Nathan Bultman of West Ranch HS in Stevenson Ranch, Calif. was second in the shot put with a mark of 63-11.25 (19.48m). His best shot put this season of 64-5 ranked seventh among high school athletes this season. Bultman also placed seventh in the discus throw at the state meet with a toss of 179-6 (54.71m).
Margaux Jones of Redlands HS in Redlands, Calif. took second in the girls long jump with a best leap of 20-4.25 (6.20m). That jump ranked sixth among high school athletes in 2015.
Mikaela Smith of Clovis North HS in Fresno, Calif. reached the girls 800m final, but fell and did not finish the race.