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Top IE Athletes Qualify for CIF Masters Track & Field

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The annual pilgrimage of top flight CIF-SS track & field athletes traveled down the 91 Fwy to compete at Cerritos College.

This year’s contingency was well represented by the Inland Empire. In all divisions and in nearly every event, local athletes made their mark.

For the athletes, the goal is the same, to make the CIF Master’s meet in Sacramento.

In order to accomplish that, each must compete against 36 other top competitors from all four CIF divisions. Only the top nine go on.

For the knowledgeable track and field observers at Cerritos, some must have thought it was the day of the Stewart’s. Carter High School’s Shanice Stewart (New Mexico) and AB Millers’s Devonte Stewart (USC).

Shanice Stewart of Carter competed in the 4 x 100 m, the high jump, long jump and the 100m hurdles. She took first in the long jump with a leap of 18’03” and placed second in a blazing 100m hurdle race to Ayala’s Brea Buchanan in 14.25. Stewart will compete in both events in Sacramento.

USC bound Devonte Stewart was the speed demon of the boys divisions. Devonte posted one of lowest times in many years as he broke the 200m tape in 20.89. For an encore, he won the D- 1 100 m as well.

Cajon’s Ayana Gales qualified for the Masters in the triple jump and the girls 4 x 100 in a time of 47.58. Her teammates include, Janesha Anthony, Gabby Bell and Haley Sanner.

Rancho Cucamonga’s Jordie Munford ran two sensational hurdle races as she finished second in the 300 m hurdles in 42.12 and posted a nifty 14.06 in the D-1 100m hurdles.

Check local listings for Fox Sports West coverage of the CIF Masters meet from Sacramento, this weekend.

Look for Inland Empire athletes to do well.

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