Clovis West High's girls, led by gold medal performances by sisters Nikki and Nonny Okwelogu and Anginae Monteverde, placed third as a team at the Nike Track Nationals in Eugene, Ore.
The Golden Eagles' eight-member group scored 7,759.62 points to finish behind Chandler (Ariz.) Track Club (8,096.71) and Long Beach Poly Track Club (7,881.48). Twelve teams competed in all.
Nikki Okwelogu, a sophomore, won the shot put in a school-record 42 feet, 111/4 inches, senior Nonny Okwelogu captured the discus (150-10) and Monteverde took the pole vault (12-6) in a meet that ran in conjunction with the USA Outdoor Championships during the weekend.
Nike financed travel, lodging and food for the team and two coaches in a meet staged at Oregon University's Hayward Field.
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"The girls were treated as stars," Clovis West coach Martin Palavicini said. "They had personal lockers with their names on them and were given shoes, warm-ups and uniforms.
"It was really cool, really professional. The girls thought it was better than Christmas."
The Eagles, coming off a runaway Central Section team title, also received a fourth and a sixth from Alyssa Monteverde in the 100 high hurdles (14.16) and long jump (17-8), seventh places from Katherine Kass in the mile (5:10.60) and Taryn McDonald in the high jump (5-13/4), a ninth from Paris Turner in the 400 (1:00.80) and an 11th from Lauren Sharwood in the 800 (2:23.13).