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Varsity Track and Field: Justin-Siena, St. Helena athletes fall short of state

Varsity Track and Field: Justin-Siena, St. Helena athletes fall short of state

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Justin-Siena senior Brandon Weaver, seeded sixth in the shot put, finished seventh with a heave of of 48 feet, 21⁄2 inches on the second day of the CIF North Coast Section Meet of Champions on Saturday at UC Berkeley.

Athletes needed to finish at least third to advance to next week’s state meet.

Fellow Braves seniors Craig Moore and Joe Nasharr improved on their 22nd and 24th seedings in the pole vault, respectively.

Nasharr finished 11th with a personal-record leap of 13-3, the same height cleared by the eighth-place finisher. He shattered his PR of 12-3, achieved in a playoff at the Class A section meet a week before.

Moore finished 14th with a leap of 12-6, also breaking his personal record by a foot.

In the girls long jump for Justin-Siena, sophomore Isabel Jennings placed 13th with a PR leap of 16-11. She had come in seeded 13th with a mark of 16-81⁄4 .

Justin-Siena’s Chris Bozzini and Joshua Gibson tried to qualify Friday for the boys 400-meter finals. Needing top-eight finishes, they came up short by placing 10th in 49.88 and 17th in 50.90, respectively. Freshman Khiley Jackson ran in the girls 400-meter qualifying and finished 19th in 61.09.

The three Braves’ 4x400 relay teams also came up short of advancing later in the day.

St. Helena senior Matteo Abreu was 13th in boys 110 hurdles qualifying in 15.92, and 17th in 300 hurdles qualifying in 42.36.

Saints freshman Julie DeVencenzi was 21st in the 300 hurdles trials in 49.48, and 22nd in 100 hurdles qualifying in 16.91.

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