June 2, 2012
McClatchy's Montiero-Williams takes 2nd in state boys long jump

McClatchy's Jordan Montiero-Williams, who came into the CIF State Track and Field championships as the No. 15 seed in the boys long jump, placed second in tonight's championship finals at Buchanan High School in Clovis.

Montiero-Williams, a senior, jumped a personal best 23 feet, 9.75 inches to finish behind champion Adoree Jackson of Serra of Gardena. Jackson, a sophomore, jumped 25-0.50.

Redlands' Walter Jones finished third with a jump of 23-9.50. Montiero-Williams' mark was wind-aided.

Montiero-Williams, also a football standout for McClatchy, had a previous best of 23-5 at the Sacramento Meet of Champions April 28.

He won Metro Conference and Sac-Joaquin Section Division II-III and Masters titles, but didn't come close to matching that Meet of Champions PR.

Montiero-Williams also made a huge improvement over last season. He didn't make it past the state meet trials, finishing 21st.

In other area results tonight:

• Rosemont's Nia Dorner finished second in the girls 400 meters with a time of 55.272 seconds, edging Great Oak of Temecula's Khala Taylor (55.275). State leader Renetia James, a senior at Serra of Gardena, won in a time of 53.98 seconds. Dorner, trying to become the Sac-Joaquin Section's first state girls sprint champion, couldn't match her personal best of 54.81 set in Friday's trials.

• Del Oro's Casey Wheeler placed fifth in the boys 110 hurdles (14.35) and sixth in the boys 300 hurdles (37.86).

• Bear River's Kendal Nielsen placed sixth in the girls triple jump (38-7.25) and eighth in the girls long jump (18-7.50).

• Oakmont's Edixon Puglisi ran 1:54.09 to finish seventh in the boys 800.

• Del Oro's Brie Simmons finished ninth (44:10) in the girls 300 hurdles. Fairfield's Daje Pugh won in a time of 40.57.

• Foothill's Lawre'll Dobbins had a no-height in the girls high jump, missing on all three attempts at 5-3.

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