Welch second in triple jump
Kamaiya Warren and Solomon Welch each won medals at the CIF State Championship track & field meet on Saturday in Norwalk.
Warren pulled off the double for which she has waited three years, taking third in both the shotput and discus. After reaching Saturday’s final on her last throw of Friday trials, Warren clinched third on her final throw with a toss of 45’10 3/4”. The UCLA-bound senior didn’t have a discus throw under 147 feet, but her best throw of 158’09” was more than 15 feet short of the winner, Billie Jo Grant of Arroyo Grande. Warren scored 12 points for the Panther girls, who finished tied for ninth overall with 16 points.
The other St. Mary’s points came from Danielle Stokes’ fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Stokes ran the race in 14.17, more than a quarter-second slower than her best time, and blamed her finish on contact with another runner.
“I was making contact with (J.W. North’s Domenique Manning),” Stokes said. “We hit each others’ arm four times in the race.”
St. Mary’s Bridget Duffy finished ninth in the 3,200-meter final, with Berkeley resident and Head-Royce senior Clara Horowitz winning the event.
Welch was the only boy to score for St. Mary’s, taking second in the triple jump with a leap of 48’05 3/4”. The boys’ 4x100 relay team finished seventh.