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May 6, 2011 2:42 AM by Andrew Masuda

AG boys, SLO girls repeat as PAC-7 track and field champions

The recent domination by the Tiger girls and the Eagle boys continued in PAC-7 League track and field competition. Thanks to record performances from Abrianna Torres, Elena Clarke and Christine Hoffman, the San Luis Obispo High girl's track and field team won its fifth straight title on Thursday at the league finals. The Arroyo Grande High boys completed their three-peat.

Torres, who won four events for the second straight year. She set a new meet record in the triple jump with a mark of 38 feet, 3.5 inches. The Colorado-bound recruit defended her crown in the long jump with a mark of of 18 feet, 5.5 inches, won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.78 seconds and topped it off with a victory in the 300 meter hurdles in 46.32 seconds.

Arroyo Grande High's Uriel Mendoza won three events for the first place Eagles. The junior finished first in the 400 meter run at 50.60 seconds, took the 200 meter dash in 22.70 seconds and captured the long jump crown with a mark of 22 feet, 4.75inches.

Paso Robles star Zander Souza won two events. The junior took the 1600 meter run in 4:21.67 and the 800 meter event with a time of 1:57.76.

Several athletes set meet records on Thursday. Paso Robles senior Maddy Cline won the 1,600 meter run with a time of 5:02.94 to break the previous mark set in 2007 by Karlee Owens by nearly three seconds.

San Luis Obispo High junior Christine Hoffman smashed the previous record in the girls 3,200 meter run by 16 seconds with a time of 11:03.09. Fellow Tiger Seamus Land won the boys 3,200 with a time of 9:42.24. UCLA-bound Elena Clarke set a new meet record by eight inches in the pole vault when she cleared 12 feet, 8 inches to defend her title for San Luis Obispo.

The Arroyo Grande girls swept the throws events. Madison Jacobs, a sophomore, won the shot put with a toss of 39 feet, 3 inches, edging Atascadero's Brianna Norlock by one-quarter of an inch. The Eagles Anna Vasylenko won the discus throw over Jacobs by almost two feet with a toss of 122 feet, 2 inches. Fellow Eagle Garrett Weinreich captured the boys shot put title by reaching 56 feet and half an inch. Matt Sepulveda of Paso Robles set a new personal record by almost six feet wit his winning discus throw of 170 feet, seven inches.

Righetti High's Dylan Jones won the boys 100 meter dash title over AG's Seth Jacobs by 17-hundredths of a second with a time of 11.16 seconds. The Tigers Ariel Becker, a sophomore, won the girls 100 meter crown in 12.39 seconds and took the 200 meter title in 25.66 seconds.

Other winners included AG junior Jackson Zimmerman in the high jump (6'4"), Tess Rountree of Paso Robles in the high jump (5'6"), sophomore Joey Reeves of AG in the pole vault (13'9"), Marley Miller of Atascadero in the triple jump (41'6.5"), St.Joseph's Jonathan Fields in the 110 meter hurdles (15.31), the Tigers Mikaylah Williams in the 400 meter (58.99), Matt Ross of Atascadero won the 300 meter hurdles (40.28).

The final team standings are as followed:
BOYS 1) AG-153 2) PR -97 3) ATA - 88 4) SLO - 80 5) STJ - 48
6) RIG- 45 7) PV - 27

GIRLS 1) SLO - 195 2) AG -163 3) PR - 72 4) STJ062.5 5) ATA-22
6) RIG - 12.5 7) PV - 9

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