All-Bee Boys Track and Field: First Team, Honorable Mention, Coaching Kudos

The Fresno BeeJune 28, 2013 

DARIUS ARMSTEAD

Vitals: Senior, Mt. Whitney

Stopwatch: One of the Pioneers' most accomplished athletes in school history, he placed second in the state in the triple jump with a school-record 48-63/4 and also tied for third with a section season third-best 6-9 in the high jump.

DAVID BOOKER

Vitals: Senior, Western

Stopwatch: Placed sixth in the state in the long jump (23-13/4).

CODY BRAZEAL

Vitals: Senior, Buchanan

Stopwatch: Placed fifth in the state with a 4:11.30 1,600 that ranks No. 4 all-time among section seniors. He'll also take to Arizona State a 4:07.72 time in the 1,600 as a junior that ranks No. 3 in section history.

URIEL CABANAS

Vitals: Senior, Madera South

Stopwatch: Placed second in the section Masters Championships and sixth in the state in the 800. His 1:52.35 in the state finals is a school record and No. 11 all-time in the section.

JOE HERRERA

Vitals: Junior, Western

Stopwatch: Won the section and placed eighth in the state 400, where he clocked a school-record 47.99.

JOSE HERRERA

Vitals: Senior, Madera South

Stopwatch: Bee All-Star Runner of the Year in cross country turned the difficult double by placing third in the Masters 1,600 and 3,200. His season bests of 4:12.03 and 9:07.82 in the events are school records.

KYLE LAWSON

Vitals: Sophomore, Clovis

Stopwatch: Section champion in the 300 intermediate hurdles.

L.J. MOORE

Vitals: Senior, Central

Stopwatch: Tied for third in the state in the high jump. His season best of 6-10 is a school record.

KEVIN NUTT

Vitals: Junior, Edison

Stopwatch: One of the Masters meet's highest scorers with 14.25 points by placing third in the 200, fourth in the 100 and running legs on 400 and 1,600 relays that finished first and sixth. The 400 relay then placed fifth in the state.

TAYLOR SMITH

Vitals: Senior, Buchanan

Stopwatch: Won the section and tied for third in the state in the high jump. His season-best 6-101/4 is a school record and No. 24 nationally for the season. Now he leaps to the Air Force Academy.

ADAM SOESMAN

Vitals: Junior, Buchanan

Stopwatch: Spun a rarity by winning the section 100 high hurdles after coming out of the first heat of slower qualifiers.

JOEY SOUZA

Vitals: Sophomore, Kingsburg

Stopwatch: One of the Masters Championships' leading scorers with 16.5 points by winning the long jump, tying for fifth in the 200 and placing sixth in the 100. His season bests of 10.83 in the 100 and 22.10 in the 200 are school records. And the 100 time equals No. 6 all-time in the section for a sophomore.

KEVIN SUNDBERG

Vitals: Senior, Fowler

Stopwatch: Had the section's Nos. 1 and 2 throws for the season — 178-10 in the discus and 58-3 in the shot.

— Andy Boogaard, with statistics courtesy of Ron Blackwood

 

Honorable mention

Aaron Andrade, senior, Redwood

Jacob Bilvado, sophomore, El Diamante

Carter Duerksen, senior, Buchanan

Adriel Gibbs, senior, Hanford

Trevor Groom, sophomore, Clovis West

Scott Hickam, junior, Golden West

Xavier Jones, junior, Dinuba

Kasey Knevelbaard, sophomore, Immanuel

Guillermo Marcial, senior, Sanger

Donte McDaniels, senior, Selma

Connor Morello, sophomore, Clovis

Cooper Neal, senior, Edison

Connor Nolen, junior, Clovis North

Louie Pancotti, senior, Clovis East

Chase Rodriguez, freshman, Clovis East

Dalton Welch, senior, Clovis East

Evan Whitlock, senior, Madera

Blake Wright, junior, Edison

Coaching kudos

Brian Weaver, Buchanan: Became the first boys coach in section history to win five consecutive Masters titles. He also captured a section-record fifth girls crown.

Danny Alberty, Edison: Tigers placed second in both the boys and girls Masters meets. He's won four section titles (three boys, one girls).

 

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