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The Times' Rankings

June 19, 2002

A final look at the top 10 girls' track and field teams in the Southland:

1. J.W. North (SS-Div. I)

Senior Chaunte Howard totaled 24 points in state championships to pace Huskies to 57-53 upset of defending champion Long Beach Poly. (Previous ranking: No. 2)

2. Long Beach Poly (SS-Div. I)

Totaled record 129 points in winning second consecutive Division I title. (1)

3. Long Beach Wilson (SS-Div. I)

Placed third in Division I finals, fourth in state championships. (3)

4. Arroyo Grande (SS-Div. I)

Junior Billie Jo Grant won discus in state championships and sophomore Megan Howard was second in shotput. (4)

5. L.A. Baptist (SS-Div. IV)

Junior Allyson Felix led Knights to fifth-place finish in state championships by winning 100 and 200, and anchoring 400 relay team to sixth place. (6)

6. Atascadero (SS-Div. III)

Senior Chelsea Johnson and sophomore Kacey Lundgren gave Greyhounds 1-2 finish in pole vault in state championships. (Not ranked)

7. Woodbridge (SS-Div. II)

Junior Michelle Sanford won triple jump and placed third in long jump in state championships. (10)

8. North Torrance (SS-Div. II)

Senior Julia Pitts had top-five finishes in the 400, 300 low hurdles and high jump in state championships. (NR)

9. Gahr (SS-Div. II)

Won second consecutive Division II title. Angel Perkins won 100, 200 and 400, and ran anchor leg on winning 400 relay team. (5)

10. Corona del Mar (SS-Div. III)

Senior Julie Allen won 1,600 and 3,200 in Division III finals. (NR)

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