May 27, 2011
Martinez, Snelling double winners at tonight's Masters finals

Elk Grove junior Nick Martinez and Kennedy senior Breonntae Snelling were double winners at tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Masters track and field championships at Hughes Stadium.

Martinez won the boys 110 high hurdles in 14.39 and had a section-best 37.92 in winning the 300 hurdles. Snelling won the boys 100 in 10.66 and took the 200 with a 21.57, both section bests.

In other highlights:

• Fairfield junior Deja Pugh blazed to a 13.90 in the girls 100 hurdles, shattering the section record of 14.09. She also won the 300 hurdles.

• Duke scholarship signee Ian Rock of Davis, ranked seventh in the state, won the boys pole vault at 15 feet, 6 inches. Rock also won the long jump on Thursday with a personal best 23-7.75.

• Vista del Lago senior Emily Cooper, headed to Long Beach State, won the girls 100 in 12.21 and took second in the 200 at 24.59.

• Davis athletes Trevor Halsted, a senior, and freshman Sophie Meads won the boys and girls 3,200, respectively. Halsted finished in 9:14.45 and Meads in 10:56.74.

• Jesuit's Stephen Boals qualified for the state in his second event, winning the shot put with a toss of 59-6. He placed third in the discus on Thursday.

• Sophomores Madeleine Ankhelyi of Vista del Lago and Nia Dorner of Rosemont won events. Ankhelyi placed first in the 1,600 with a section best 5:01.43; Dorner won the 200 in 24.59 and qualified in the 400 with a third-place finish.

• Defending boys 200 section champion Shaq Thompson of Grant placed a state-qualifying third at 21.77.

• Placer County was well represented in the boys and girls 4x400 relays. The Del Oro boys won in 3:19.70; the Oakmont girls in 3:59.26.

• Foothill junior Law'rell Dobbins won the girls high jump at 5-6.

• Del Campo's Jordan Rushing won the boys 1600 in 4:17.87.

• Monterey Trail's Delvonte Johnson placed first in the boys 400 at 48.84.

Results are provided by Red Cap Timing

- Bill Paterson

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