April 9, 2012
Davis runner among area's top performers at Stanford meet

Davis' Jack Scranton, who won the mile in 4 minutes, 17.04 seconds, also ran the second fastest time in the United States in finishing second to Piner of Santa Rosa's Luis Luna in the boys 3,000-meter race at Saturday's Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto.

Scranton, a junior, finished in 8 minutes, 41.07 seconds. Luna, running in a separate flight, won with nation-leading 8:38.72.

In other area Stanford meet highlights:

• The Cosumnes Oaks girls won the 4,100 relay in 48.16, defeating second place Monterey Trail (48.23).

• River Valley's Mackenzie Arnold won the girls long jump in 18 feet, 3.75 inches and Monterey Trail's Phoenisha Schuhmeier was second in 17-09.50.

• Monterey Trail's Esther Higgwe won the girls 100 in 12.19.

• Del Oro's Brie Simmons finished second in the girls 400 hurdles in 63.99 and third in the 100 hurdles in 14.66.

• Del Oro's Casey Wheeler was second in the 110 high hurdles (14.90) and fourth in the 400 hurdles (56.04).

• Jesuit's Austin Mitsch was second in the boys 100 dash in 10.84.

• Folsom's Douglas Vernon-Scott placed second in the boys triple jump at 45-10.

• Rocklin's Leah Carter was second in the girls high jump at 5-5.

• Nevada Union's Cheyenne Toney was second in the girls discus at 122-01.

• Oakmont's Karlie Garcia ran the seventh fastest girls 3,000-meter race nationally this season in placing fifth in 10:12.42.

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