Foster, McCuskey-Hay chasing gold at State Track finals – Marin Independent Journal

Two Marin County athletes will be going for gold Saturday at the California State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan Higher in Clovis. St. Ignatius freshman Ellie McCuskey-Hay, a San Rafael resident, certified in the girls lengthy jump and San Domenico’s Joaquin Foster certified for Saturday’s finals in the boys 800 meter with a private-greatest time of 1:53.89 — a college record.

McCuskey-Hay arrived in Clovis on Friday with a possibility to compete for gold in 4 events at the California State Track and Field Championships: the lengthy jump, the one hundred and 200 meter sprints and the 4×100 relay.

She certified for Saturday’s finals in the girls lengthy jump on her initially try of the day on Friday afternoon. Her mark of 18 feet, ten 1/two inches in the preliminaries placed her seventh amongst the 12 athletes to advance. MLK High’s Alyssa Hope led the field at 20 feet, four 1/four inches. McCuskey-Hay enhanced by an inch more than her initially-location work from the Central Coast Section Championships held on Might 20. Marin Catholic senior Millie Weitz did not log an try in Friday’s prelims for the girls lengthy jump.

McCuskey-Hay, a member of Marin Waves Track Club, anchored the St. Ignatius 4×100 girls relay group to a 15th-location finish in 47.99 seconds. The time was quickly, but not quickly adequate to join the field of nine qualifying teams. Final results of qualifying for the girls one hundred and 200 meter sprints had been unavailable at press time. Finals are scheduled to commence at four:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Branson School’s Adeline Johnson was scheduled to compete in the girls 1600, but did not get started.


The Novato Knicks open the Norm Thompson Pacific Baseball League season this week, with a 3-game set in Lincoln against the host Potters from Might 26-28. The Knicks’ schedule also incorporates games against teams from the California Collegiate League and the Bay Region Collegiate League. The Knicks’ roster of collegiate players incorporates members of junior college, NAIA and NCAA teams, such as College of Marin, Sonoma State and Chapman University.

• A pair of College of Marin standouts announced their plans for the future by means of Twitter this week. Novato Higher alum Jake Tirk announced his selection to continue his playing profession at the University of Hawaii at Monoa. The suitable-hander was six-four in 14 begins for the Mariners final season, with 109 strikeouts and a three.00 ERA. Meanwhile, Jake Ferguson, a Tam Higher grad, revealed he has committed to Eastern Illinois University. Ferguson hit .342 for College of Marin final season.

• The San Rafael Pacifics are scheduled to host the Martinez Sturgeon at Albert Park in San Rafael at six p.m. on Saturday. The Pacifics, who defeated the Marysville Drakes, eight-, on Might 21, hosted the Dublin Leprechauns on Friday evening. Final results had been not accessible at press time.

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