The latest on Day 2 of the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Clovis High shot putter Jonah Wilson wound up the top performer from the Central Section as the lone gold medalist.
In all, the section had 16 medalists, including 11 from the Fresno area.
Clovis North pole vaulter Brooke Tjerrild and Buchanan shot putter Jacob Wilson each won silvers.
Sanger’s Chinenye Agina took third in the girls high jump, as did Jonah Wilson in the discus.
Rancho Verde-Moreno Valley is the CIF State Boys Track and Field Champion, while Long Beach Poly won the overall girls title.
On the boys side, Rancho Verde had 49 points to Oaks Christian-Westlake Village’s 29. Clovis was fourth with 20 and Buchanan (10) tied for 14th.
For the girls, Long Beach Poly (31) was followed by Agoura (30) and Serra-Gardena (25).
Fresno High’s Evert Silva made the podium in the 3,200, finishing sixth in 9:07.43.
Callum Bolger of San Luis Obispo won in 8:53.91, with Luis Grijalva of Armijo-Fairfield in 8:54.65 and Cooper Teare of Saint Joseph Notre Dame-Alameda in 8:55.93 rounding out the top three.
Silva was ninth last year in 9:02.46, a race won by Teare in 8:51.85 with Bolger third.
It’s a triple for Agoura’s Tara Davis, who added the triple jump title to her earlier victories in the 100 hurdles and long jump.
Davis’ top mark was 42-11.75, on her third attempt after one pass.
Kali Hatcher of St. Mary’s-Berkeley was the only other competitor to top 41 feet, with her 41-1.25 earning her the silver.
Clovis North’s Brooke Tjerrild had to accept silver in girls pole vault after missing three attempts at 14-0.
Canyon-Anaheim Rachel Baxter, the state record-holder and a threat to the national mark, cleared 14 feet, then missed three tries at 14-5.
Buchanan High shot putter Jacob Wilson smiled while up on the podium, happy to be taking home a silver.
But as a fierce competitor, it still was irksome that he finished behind someone.
Even if it was his cousin.
Clovis’ Jonah Wilson had won the event with a best of 66 feet, 2¾ inches while Jacob’s top heave was 63-8.
“It was a tough day overall,” Jacob said. “Not every meet goes how you want it. If someone else is going to beat me, I wanted it to be him.”
Jonah, of course, was thrilled to win.
Even if it meant beating his cousin.
Added motivation came from a somewhat disappointing showing earlier in the discus, where he is the all-time state record holder but on Saturday finished third.
“That’s the reason I placed first in shot put,” Jonah said. “I was expecting first or even second (in discus).
“Ultimately, that’s the reason I won shot put because of the third place in discus. I was not happy.”
Jonah’s top mark in the discus was 198-2. Jacob just missed the top six to get on the medalist podium, finishing at 178-1, with Liberty-Bakersfield’s Corbin Chronister sixth at 182-10.
Vista Murrieta’s Javelin Guidry, a University of Utah commit in football, is the first to win 100 state championships in Texas and California, completing the double in a wind-aided 10.13 – the fastest time in this state’s prep history.
Guidry won the Texas 5A championship a year ago for Cedar Park in 10.41, then moved to the Inland Empire ahead of the 2016-17 season.
Tulare’s Kazmeir Allen was sixth in 10.48.
Valley cousins Jonah Wilson of Clovis and Jacob Wilson of Buchanan have gone 1-2 in the shot put.
Jonah’s state-winning mark: 66 feet, 2.75 inches. Jacob, who was fourth last year, had a top toss of 63-8.
Another state record fell, this time in the 110 high hurdles as Oregon commit Joseph Anderson captured a repeat title in 13.33 seconds.
Anderson’s winning time last year was 13.59.
Agoura’s Tara Davis earlier set a meet record in the girls long jump.
Oak Ridge Maddy Denner of Oak Ridge-El Dorado won the girls 1,600 in 4 minutes, 44.89 seconds – which is the nation’s fourth-best time this season.
Olivia O’Keeffe of Davis was second in 4:51.02. No one from the Central Section advanced out of Friday’s prelims.
Clovis North’s Jacob Veres was fifth in boys high jump at 6-5.
Trabuco Hills-Mission Viejo’s Sean Lee is your state champ at 6-11. Exeter’s Josh Outten was ninth at 6-3.
No high school girl in American history has run the 100-meter hurdles faster than Agoura High’s Tara Davis. Alas, it was wind-aided.
Davis clocked a 12.83 seconds to win her second gold of Saturday’s finals. But because the wind speed registered +3.7, above the +2 legal limit, it won’t count as a national record.
The Georgia-bound senior goes for her third gold in triple jump later in the program.
Agoura High superstar Tara Davis is off to a great start in her bid for three state championships, leaping a state record 22 feet, 1.25 inches in the long jump finals – a day after qualifying first in all of her events.
Davis broke Marion Jones’ 24-year-old meet record with an earlier jump of 22-1, then improved on it in her final attempt.
The longtime national record is 22-1.75, set by North Carolina's Kathy McMillian in 1976.
Later on, Davis goes for gold in the 100 hurdles and triple jump.
Homefield advantage didn’t help Clovis’ Jonah Wilson or Buchanan’s Jacob Wilson in the discus final.
Jonah Wilson, the state record holder, threw a best of 192 feet, 8 inches to finish third behind Pittsburg’s Iffy Joyner (203-8) and Oak Park’s Robbie Otal (202-0).
Cousin Jacob Wilson finished seventh at 178-1 at an event that awards medals to the top six in each event. The UCLA-bound senior fouled on four of his six attempts.
Both Wilsons get another crack at a state title in the shot put, where they are ranked 1-2 in California.
CIF TRACK FINALS: CENTRAL SECTION MEDALISTS LIST
▪ Boys shot put: Jonah Wilson, Clovis, 66-2.75
▪ Boys shot put: Jacob Wilson, Buchanan, 63-8
▪ Girls pole vault: Brooke Tjerrild, Clovis North, 13-6
▪ Boys discus: Jonah Wilson, Clovis, 198-2
▪ Boys shot put: Daniel Viveros, Liberty-Bakersfield, 62-4.5
▪ Boys 800: Moises Medrano, Highland, 1:51.67
▪ Girls high jump: Chinenye Agina, Sanger, 5-8
▪ Girls discus: Jocelynn Budwig, Fowler, 162-10
▪ Boys high jump: Jacob Veres, Clovis North, 6-5
▪ Boys 800: Andrew Scherf, Clovis, 1:52:34
▪ Girls 100: Aaliyah Wilson, Stockdale, 11.85
▪ Girls shot put: Alicia Viveros, Liberty-Bakersfield, 44-9
▪ Boys 100: Kazmeir Allen, Tulare, 10.48
▪ Boys discus: Corbin Chronister, Liberty-Bakersfield, 182-10
▪ Boys 3,200: Evert Silva, Fresno, 9:07.43
▪ Girls pole vault: Elizabeth Funk, Clovis West, 12-6