It seems that Cerritos College will be the place to be for local track and field fans this weekend.
The City Section finals will be held May 28 and the Southern Section Masters Meet May 29, both at Cerritos College.
For many years, the City finals were held at Birmingham High in Van Nuys. However, due to a growing number of complaints about the difficulty in traveling to the San Fernando Valley for many schools, the City Section has hoped it found a more centralized location.
Many local prep track and field teams in the L.A. City Section and Southern Section are preparing for a chance to compete in the CIF State track meet, scheduled for June 5-6 at Veterans’ Memorial Stadium in Clovis.
Local Southern Section Masters Meet boys’ qualifiers included Serra’s 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams; St. John Bosco’s 400-meter relay team; Loyola’s 400-meter relay team; Branden Estrada (St. John Bosco) and Robert Brandt (Loyola) in the 1,600-meter run; Brandt and Loyola teammate Nicolaus Jakowec in the 3,200-meter run; Zinovian Cannady and Jaiden Woobey (Serra) in the 110-meter hurdles; Isaiah Jewett (Cathedral) in the 400-meter dash, Cathedral’s 1,600-meter relay team, Matt Katnik (St. John Bosco) in the shot put.
Local Southern Section Masters Meet girls’ qualifiers included both 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams from Serra and St. Mary’s Academy; Jaela Williams (Serra) and Kyra Anderson (St. Mary’s Academy) in the 100-meter hurdles; Jasmin Reed (Serra) in the 100 and 200-meter dashes; Aliyah Hale (St. Mary’s Academy) in the 300-meter hurdles; Madison Golden (Serra) in the 200-meter dash, and Joylyn Daily (Culver City) in the 200-meter dash
Demorea Carter of Lynwood High finished second in the boys 400 meter in Division 2 and Timmothy Roberts of Verbum Dei won the Division 4 300-meter hurdles, but both failed to qualify for the Master’s Meet.
Carter is an alternate at the Masters Meet.