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Redondo girls lead local athletes at CIF Track and Field Prelims

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Kristen Hamlin will represent Redondo Union in four events at the CIF Southern Section Championships on Saturday at Cerritos College. Photo by Ray Vidal

Kristen Hamlin will represent Redondo Union in four events at the CIF Southern Section Championships on Saturday at Cerritos College. Photo by Ray Vidal

Redondo Union’s Kristen Hamlin qualified for the CIF Championships in four events while leading the Sea Hawks to a strong performance in the Division 2 Prelims last Saturday at Moorpark High School.
The CIF Southern Section Championship finals will be held Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Cerritos College.
Hamlin finished 4th in the 300 hurdles (45.17), 5th in the 100 hurdles (15.11), 8th in the 100 (12.24) and ran the second leg on Redondo’s 2nd-place 4×100 relay team with Kennedy Hardemion, Tairyn Montgomery and Anastasia Chiodo.
Chiodo also finished 7th in the 100 with a time of 12.09.
Amber Gore (2:13.54) and Anevay Hiehle (2:15.07) placed 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the 800 and were members of Redondo’s 4×400 relay team with Breya Wynne and Zuri Henderson that finished 2nd at 3:53.59.
Redondo freshman pole vaulter Kaitlin Heri tied for 1st with a mark of 11 feet.
Mira Costa’s Shante Robinson won the 300 hurdles (43.42), placed 6th in the 100 hurdles (15.65) and ran the opening leg on the Mustang’s 4×400 relay team with Emily Jones, Myra Elrington and Camille Mills placing 6th with a time of 3:59.16.
Natasha Brunstein will represent Mira Costa in the 1,600 after finishing 3rd at 5:04.73.
Also in Division 2, South Torrance’s Alexis Henry qualified in the 100 (2nd, 12.03), 200 (4th, 25.10) and the 4×100 relay with Mari Dear, Alyana Canister and Darrian Jones who finished 4th at 48.62.

Redondo’s Dustin Herold qualified in three events at the Prelims. Photo by Ray Vidal

Redondo’s Dustin Herold qualified in three events at the Prelims. Photo by Ray Vidal

South distance standout Kim Coscia placed 3rd in the 1,600 at 10:46.08.
North Torrance will be represented by dual threat Jasmine Bass, who won the triple jump with a mark of 38 feet, 11.5 inches and placed 6th in the long jump (17-0.75) along with Tiara Scott who finished 7th in the 400 (57.79).
Torrance will send Tyra Jackson (8th, long jump, 16-7.75) and Cherry He (9th, triple jump, 36-2.5) and West will be represented by Zoe Anderson (9th, long jump, 16-6).
In Division 1, Peninsula sophomore Tunika Onnekikami qualified in the 200 (24.91) and 400 (56.07) while teammate Tammy McVickar advanced in the long jump with a mark of 5-6.
In Division 4, Bishop Montgomery will send its 4×100 relay team of Bernadette Amofa, Angela Francis, Maddy Grant and Zia Norris which finished 9th at 51.05 along with Tess Allen (7th, high jump, 5-0).
In boys competition, Redondo will send three runners to compete in the 800. Sergio Rodriguez (4th, 1:55.97), Dustin Herold (5th, 1:55.70) and Nicolas Wells (8th, 1:56.67) also qualified in the 4×400 relay with Jerone Jackson after turning in a 6th-place time of 3:26.02.
Herold also finished 4th in the 1,600 at 4:18.76, Carlos Suarez finished 3rd in the 3,200 (9:18.54) and Tate Curran took 9th in the pole vault (13-6) for the Sea Hawks.
Mira Costa’s Robert McMahon finished 7th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.84.
In Division 1, Peninsula thrower Mitchel Charles advanced in the shot put (57-1) and discus (171-1).
Palos Verdes distance runners qualified in Division 3. In the 1,600, Miles Irish finished 2nd (4:19.85) and Luke Letwin placed 9th (4:22.83). Casey Celestin finished 3rd in the 3,200 with a time of 9:12.66.
In Division 4, Bishop Montgomery’s Marlique Straughter took 3rd in the high jump clearing the bar at 6 feet, 2 inches.

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