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1997 Boys' Track and Field Preview | Six Teams to Watch

Brea Olinda

March 10, 1997

Coach: Dan King (seventh year).

1996: 15-3, 5-0 in league, Orange League champion, 11th in Southern Section Division III finals.

Key returners: Lutz Braun, Jr., 1,600, 3,200; Michael Cortez, Sr., 800, 1,600; Guillermo Esparza, Sr., 100, 200, 400; Scott Lieng, So., 100, 200, 400; Richard Meraz, Sr., SP, DT; Jim Norum, Sr., SP, DT; Cameron St. Clair, Sr., PV; Tom St. Clair, So., PV; Matt Saverino, Jr., 100, HJ, LJ, TJ; Michael Solis, Sr., 1,600, 3,200; Brandon Tellez, Sr., 110 HH, HJ, TJ; Shawn Tellez, Sr., HJ, LJ, TJ; Stephen Willmer, Jr., 200, 400.

Key newcomers: Steve Alegria, Fr., 100, 200; Michael Barr, Sr., 1,600, 3,200; Rich Boehm, So., SP, DT; Phillip Castillo, So., 3,200; Mike Cooper, Fr., 100, 200; Ryan Flores, So., 1,600, 3,200; Kyle Haigh, So., 3,200; Mike Perrance, Jr., DT.

Outlook: King says this is the strongest team in school history. Among the team leaders are Norum, the Division III discus champion, Cameron St. Clair, section runner-up in the pole vault, and the Tellez twins, Brandon and Shawn. Brandon, the league MVP, high jumped 6-4 and Shawn high jumped 6-3 and triple jumped 42-0 last season.

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