CLOVIS >> The stage was set. The crowd was ready for Tara Davis.
One last triple jump to end a brilliant high school career and a historic state meet performance.
It was a short mark but Davis received the applause worthy of a triple champion at the CIF State track and field finals at Buchanan High School.
“I didn’t care about that last jump. I just wanted to get back on the runway and finish one last time,” Davis said.
The tears came during the post-meet fireworks. A realization that Davis had ended her career as one of California’s most versatile athletes.