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June 8, 2010 > Track and field state championships

Track and field state championships

By Gary van den Heuvel

James Logan High School's girls track and field team saw their winning streak come to an end, though not without some stellar individual performances. The North Coast Section champions finished tied for third place at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championships, held at Buchanan High School in Clovis on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5.

Logan scored 21 points, tied with St. Mary's Academy-Inglewood, and trailing behind only overall team winner Long Beach Poly (51.33 points) and Clovis (28 points).

Thandi Stewart set a couple of personal records at the meet. In the 400-meter finals, Stewart finished fourth with a personal best of 53.79 seconds, and in the 300 low hurdles, she led the race until the final seconds, when defending champion Kori Carter of Claremont High School overtook her. Stewart's second-place time of 40.45 seconds (Carter's time was 40.44) was the fastest nonwinning time in history.

Stewart's teammate Ciarra Brewer finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 41-10.25 feet.

Logan's boys were represented by senior Khalid Jones, who finished fourth in the 400 meters but set a personal best with a time of 47.94 seconds.




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