SAN DIEGO — It happens soon after football season ends. El Camino High School's Darron Norris, known for his moves in the offensive backfield during the fall, begans working on his moves out of the starting block in preparation for the track and field season.
Norris, the defending San Diego CIF champion at 100 and 200 meters, will begin his senior track season in the Sunkist Indoor Invitational track meet at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Friday. He will be running the 60-yard dash against Hawthorne's Henry Thomas. Last season, Norris finished second to Thomas in the 200-meter dash at the state meet.
Norris began training two weeks after the El Camino football team's San Diego 2-A Conference championship win against Chula Vista at San Diego Stadium.
Norris, who suffered a hamstring pull last spring, is in good shape after the football season.
The Sunkist girls half mile will feature four San Diego runners: Monte Vista's Tracey Baker, University City's Laura Chapel, Mount Carmel's Lesley Noll and Torrey Pines' Denise Upsher. Stats and more stats: Sweetwater (15-2) is San Diego County's leading offensive prep basketball team with an average of 91.5 points per game. Monte Vista (13-1) has the best defense, allowing an average of 42.7 points per game. Poway (13-0), Patrick Henry (14-0) and El Camino (10-2) are the only teams ranked in the top 10 on both offense and defense.