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The Times' All-star Boys' Track Team

June 17, 2004

The USC signee won the 200 and placed fifth in the 100 in the state meet after sweeping both events in the Southern Section Division I finals. Had bests of 10.50 in the 100 and 20.97 in the 200.

*--* FIRST TEAM Derrick Jones, Long Beach Poly Sr. 100, 200

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*--* David Gettis, Dorsey Jr. 400

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Track and field athlete of the year successfully defended his state title and helped Dorsey finish third in the team standings.

*--* Bryan Rodie, Royal Sr. 800

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Rodie, who has signed with Boise State, ran a season-best 1:52.04 to win the state title after surging into the lead entering the final straightaway.

*--* Mark Matusak, Loyola Jr. 1,600

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A stress fracture in his left foot prevented Matusak from racing from late Match until early May, but he won the state title in 4:15.89 after surging past favored Brandon Bethke of El Toro with 100 meters left.

*--* Andrew Tachias, Covina Sr. 3,200

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Azusa Pacific-bound Tachias won the Masters Meet in 9:09.06 and placed third in the state championships in 9:13.28.

*--* Marquis Profit, Muir Sr. 110 HH, 300 IH

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Profit won the high and intermediate hurdles in the Masters Meet before finishing second in both races in the state meet. Had bests of 13.86 in the high hurdles and 37.11 in the intermediates.

*--* Long Beach Poly 400 Relay

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(Antonio Harris, Jr.; Vincent Joseph, So.; Adrian Brown, Jr.; Derrick Jones, Sr.) Jackrabbits placed second in the state championships. Had a best of 41.12.

*--* Long Beach Poly 1,600 Relay

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(Julian Sylve, Sr.; Rodney Van, Sr.; Travon Patterson, So.; Derrick Jones, Sr.) Jackrabbits ran a season-best 3:13.74 to win their fourth consecutive state title and hand national leader Dorsey a rare loss.

*--* Matt Turner, Chaffey Sr. High Jump

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Turner was among the most consistent jumpers in the Southland, clearing 6-9 to win the Southern Section Division I title and 6-8 to win the Masters Meet and place third in the state championships.

*--* Josh Lubeck, Royal Sr. Pole Vault

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Lubeck cleared a school-record 16-0 to place second in the state championships after finishing third in the Masters Meet and second in the Southern Section Division I final.

*--* Demitri Mosby, Gahr Sr. Long Jump

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Mosby won the state title with a leap of 24-3 3/4 after winning the Masters Meet with a career-best 24-6 1/4. He also won his second consecutive Southern Section Division III title.

*--* Michael Johnson, Rancho Cucamonga Sr. Triple Jump

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Johnson bounded a wind-aided 50-2 3/4 to finish second in the state championships after winning the Masters Meet at 49-0 1/4 and the Southern Section Division I title with a career best 49-2.

*--* Mark Lewis, Arroyo Grande Sr. Shotput

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The Oregon signee had the five farthest puts in the state final, capped by his winning effort of 63-5 1/2. His best of 65-11 came in the Pac-5 League finals.

*--* Eddie Cornell, Ridgecrest Burroughs Sr. Discus

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Cornell, who signed with Long Beach State, finished second in the state championships and was runner-up in the Arcadia Invitational in April with a career best of 203-5.

Coaching Staff of the Year: Dorsey

(Coach Ralph Tilley; assistants Mark Andrews, Stan Johnson, James Robertson.) Dorsey totaled a meet-record 125 points in romping to the City Section title and finished third at state.

*--* SECOND TEAM Terrail Lambert, St. Bonaventure Sr. 100 Lionel Larry, Dominguez Sr. 200 Kenny Moon, Corona Sr. 400 Michael Haddan, Woodbridge Sr. 800 Brandon Bethke, El Toro Jr. 1,600, 3,200 Kai Kelley, Dorsey Sr. 110 HH, 300 IH Taft 400 Relay (Elijah Wells, Jr.; Jariel Bytheway, Sr.; Brian Waldon, Jr.; Jamere Holland, So.) Dorsey 1,600 Relay (Kai Kelley, Sr.; Courtney Williams, Jr.; Marquise Charles, Jr.; David Gettis, Jr.) Donny Thompson, Canyon Springs Jr. High Jump Dustin Deleo, Los Alamitos Sr. Pole Vault Andre Crenshaw, Antelope Valley So. Long Jump Rolando Felizola, Downey Sr. Triple Jump Stephen Field, Arroyo Grande Sr. Shotput Matt Gray, Esperanza Sr. Discus

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