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Sneak preview: Grand Masters track and field championships

Sneak preview: Grand Masters track and field championships

When: Today, Veterans Memorial Stadium, Buchanan High

Starting times: 4 p.m., field events; 5 p.m., track events

Impact: Top three finishers in each event advance to the CIF State Championships at Buchanan on June 4-5

Returning boys champions: Jerrid Lewis, Ridgeview (800 meters); Sean Johnson, Buchanan (110 and 300 hurdles); Johnny Carter, Ridgeview (triple jump); Matt Darr, Frontier (shot put and discus)

Returning girls champions: Jenna Prandini, Clovis (100, 200, long and triple jumps); Macy Bricks, Buchanan (1600); Alyssa Monteverde, Clovis West (100 hurdles); Taylor Jackson, Frontier (300 hurdles); Holly Waseloff, Buchanan (pole vault)

Defending boys team champion: Buchanan

Boys team outlook: Buchanan has a major obstacle in Redwood, which is pursuing its first boys crown since 1948. The Rangers are balanced, featuring Idarre Coles in the high jump (6-9), triple jump (45-01/2) and 100 (10.90); K.C. Pearce in the 100 (10.83); Dillon Root in the 100 (10.87), 200 (22.09) and long jump (23-31/4); and Justin Vilhauer in the 1600 (4:11.2) and 3200 (9:13.99).

Defending girls team champion: Clovis

Girls team outlook: A year after edging Buchanan by a point, Clovis is banking on another 40 points from Prandini, but a lot of help will be required to compete with Clovis West's depth.

Boys ranked in the state: Korey Thieleke, West (100, 6th, 10.64; 200, 7th, 21.41); Justin Vilhauer, Redwood (1600, 4th, 4:11.2); Johnson, Buchanan (110 hurdles, 5th, 14.13; 300 hurdles, 9th, 37.83); B.J. Kelley, Central (110 hurdles, 10th, 14.43; 300 hurdles, 10th, 37.85); Idarre Coles, Redwood (high jump, 5th, 6-9); Carter, Ridgeview (long jump, 1st, 24-5; triple jump, 1st, 50-10); Dillon Root (long jump, 5th, 23-31/4); Kyle Fraley (pole vault, 10th, 15-3); Darr, Frontier (discus, 1st, 194-11; shot put, 2nd, 63-21/4); Willy Irwin, Clovis East (discus, 2nd, 189-2; shot put, 3rd, 61-51/2)

Girls ranked in the state: Prandini, Clovis (100, 3rd, 11.73; 200, 4th, 23.97; long jump, 1st, 20-2; triple jump, 4th, 39-53/4); Monteverde, Clovis West (300 hurdles, 2nd, 42.43); Lacie Rasley, Shafter (discus, 6th, 146-10; shot put, 3rd, 46-7); Alex Collatz, Stockdale (discus, 1st, 180-9; shot put, 4th, 45-91/2)