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THE TIMES 1997 SPRING ALL-COUNTY TEAMS

All-county Boys' Track And Field

June 13, 1997

CHARLES CROOK

100 meters

Katella, Sr.

He plans to attend Cal State Fullerton this fall and continue to train on his own. His best time was 10.5 seconds and he won the Southern Section Division II title.

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MIKE McNAIR

200 meters

Mater Dei, Jr.

He'll be back as a fullback/linebacker in football and bring his blazing speed with him. He won the Southern Section Division II title. Best time was 21.28w.

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ROBERT PEINADO

400 meters

Savanna, Sr.

The county didn't send a single runner to the state meet in the sprints or at this distance, although Peinado ran a county-best 49.31 seconds this season.

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ERIC SOLIZ

800 meters

Costa Mesa, Sr.

The longshot that paid off at the state meet. Finished second in Southern Section Division III race and fifth at the state finals with personal-best 1:54.51.

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JASON MANHART

1,600, 3,200 meters

Trabuco Hills, Sr.

Ran strong in Division II qualifying. Continued to impress at the Southern Section finals and Masters, particularly at the shorter distance. Earned state berth in 1,600.

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DOMINIQUE DeGRAMMONT

110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles

Tustin, Sr.

The national-class prep hurdler ran the second best time in the nation (13.48 seconds) in the 110 with a pulled hamstring and won the state title. Finished fourth in the 300 at state.

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TRAVIS VANDROVEC

Pole vault

Fountain Valley, Sr.

Continued to improve right into the state finals. He was Orange County, Sunset League, Southern Section and Masters champion. Sixth in state.

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SCOTT MOSER

Shotput, Discus

Huntington Beach, Sr.

Set a state record with a 213-11 mark in the discus and had a school-record 61-10 1/2 in the shotput. Defended state title in the discus, but didn't qualify for the finals in the shotput.

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SHAD VICKERS

Coach

Tustin

The Tillers won the Southern Section Division II title and tied for sixth place at the state meet. Vickers developed the best boys' relay teams in the county.

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ELLIOTT PARKS

High jump

El Toro, Sr.

County record 7-2 at the Southern Section finals. Won Division II title. Sixth at state meet at 6-9. Plans to go on a church mission the next two years.

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MICHAEL SMITH

Long jump

El Toro, Sr.

Personal best 22-9 at Southern Section Division II finals. Replaced Parks as team's No. 1 long jumper at Masters Meet when Parks withdrew with bad back.

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CODY JONES

Triple jump

Edison, Jr.

In a lean year for county triple-jumpers, Jones led the pack with a mark of 45-8. He should challenge for a state finals berth next season.

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JULIUS WILLIAMS (Jr.), DeSHAUN FOSTER (Jr.), SHANE VICKERS (Sr.), DOMINIQUE DeGRAMMONT (Sr.)

400-meter relay/

Tustin

Though neither Tustin relay team advanced out of the state preliminaries, each was exciting to watch win the Southern Section Division II title. Best time posted was 41.48.

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DANTE MAXEY (Sr.), JAMAR JONES (Sr.), DOMINIQUE DeGRAMMONT (Sr.), SHANE VICKERS (Sr.)

1,600-meter relay

Tustin

It was left up to DeGrammont to hold the lead and to Vickers to bring the baton home. They won a Southern Section Division II title, and their best time was 3:18.98.

THE SECOND TEAM

100

Mike McNair

Mater Dei

Jr.

Time: 10.62. Finished second in Division II finals.

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200

Charles Crook

Katella

Sr.

Time: 21.29. Finished second in Division II finals.

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400

Shane Vickers

Tustin

Sr.

Time: 49.59. Also ran legs on Tustin's relay teams.

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800

Devin Lindahl

Dana Hills

So.

Time: 1:54.70. Finished seventh at state finals.

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1,600

Mark Gleason

Mission Viejo

Jr.

Time: 4:19.33. Advanced to Southern Section Division II finals.

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3,200

Tony Trueba

Huntington Beach

Sr.

Time: 8:38.68. Advanced to the Masters Meet.

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110 high hurdles

Michael Smith

El Toro

Sr.

Time: 14.28. Finished eighth at state finals.

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300 intermediate

hurdles

Al Williams

Irvine

Jr.

Time: 37.55. Finished third at state finals.

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400 relay

Woodbridge

Time: 42.35. Paul Barlow (Sr.), Myron Bownes (Jr.), Josh Taylor (Sr.), William Stovall (Sr.). Advanced to their section division final.

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1,600 relay

Santa Margarita

Time: 3:20.74. John Scheppach (Jr.), Nick Brutocao (Jr.), Billy Newman (Sr.), Michael Murray (Sr.), Garrett Thompson (So.). Finished second to Tustin at Southern Section Division II finals.

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High jump

Lester DeRaad

Tustin

Sr.

Height: 6-10. Finished fifth at state finals.

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Long jump

Ray Bardone

Edison

Sr.

Length: 22-7. Advanced to the Masters Meet.

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Triple jump

Church Loo

Newport Harbor

Jr.

Length: 44-6 1/4. Finished fifth in Southern Section Division II.

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Pole vault

Cameron St. Clair

Brea Olinda

Sr.

Height: 14-6. Tied for sixth at Masters Meet.

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Shotput

John O'Neill

Santa Margarita

Sr.

Distance: 58-6. Top county qualifier into Masters Meet.

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Discus

Jim Norum

Brea Olinda

Sr.

Distance: 178-5. Finished sixth at state meet.

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