Fresno City College track and field standouts Moesha Davidson and Melody Harris are state champions.
Davidson finished her two-year career with the Rams as a two-time state champion when she won the long jump at 19 feet, 7.5 inches at the state championships in San Diego last weekend, while Harris won the javelin with a throw of 162 feet, 7 inches.
“It’s been what I’ve been dreaming about for the past year,” said Harris, who went to Hanford High. “My dreams came true.”
Starting the whole season I wanted to get back-to-back champion. When that happened it really made me happy.
Fresno City standout Moesha Davidson on winning the long jump
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Harris also finished fourth in the heptathlon with 4,124 points to earn All-American status in the event. Davidson, meanwhile, couldn’t repeat in the 100 meters, finishing second in 11.60 seconds. She also was second in the 100 high hurdles (13.81) and fourth in the triple jump (11.35), earning All-American status in every event.
Davidson said she was ecstatic about her long jump victory, adding that she “can’t complain too much” about her other finishes.
“Starting the whole season I wanted to get back-to-back champion,” said Davidson, who prepped at Kings Christian in Lemoore. “When that happened it really made me happy.”
Deshaunda Morrison of College of the Sequoias won the 100 high hurdles by a half-second in 13.76. Also for the Giants, Meleni Rodney won the 400 meter dash in 54.16.
On the men’s side, Bryce Huggins of COS won the long jump (24-9 3/4 with a slight aiding wind of 2.3 meters per second).
Softball honors – Fresno City pitcher Sarah Santana and second baseman Renee Ortega were named All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Santana and Ortega helped lead the Rams (39-7) to the Central Valley Conference championship going 18-0 and on a trip to the NorCal playoffs, where they lost in the Super Regionals to state runner-up Sacramento City.
Santana set the state mark with 38 wins in a single season.
State baseball finals at Euless – Santa Rosa, San Joaquin Delta, Cypress and Golden West will play in the double-elimination final four for the state title beginning Saturday at John Euless Ballpark.
Cypress (30-13) comes in with five state titles with the last coming in 2013 – all under coach Scott Pickler.
Delta (31-11) has reached the state final four for a third straight season and lost the past two finals to Orange Coast for the state title.
Golden West (29-14) is making its first appearance in school history.
Santa Rosa (35-8) returns to the state final four for the first time since 2013 and is coached by Damon Neidlinger, who guided the Bear Cubs to their last championship in 2005.
Fresno City football golf tournament – The Fresno City football team will host the Ram Huddle Club Golf tournament on June 13 at Copper River Country Club.
Entry fee is $150 per player, and the deadline to enter is June 6.