Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from May 16-21, and then vote for who you think is best this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, May 27.
Lauren Rain Williams
Williams produced one of the most prolific prep performances at Saturday’s CIF Southern Section finals, recording the fourth fatest time in California history in the 100 meters (11.17 seconds) and the third-best mark in national history in the 200 meters (22.44 seconds) to capture Division 4 titles in both events and propel Oaks Christian to a convincing Division 4 team title.
Ahrens won the Division I pole vault championship at the CIF Southern Section championships at Cerritos College on Saturday. After finishing tied for first place at 12-3 with Burroughs’ Sarah Prystupa, Ahrens won a jump-off at 12-9 to take the crown. Ahrens moves on to the CIF-SS Masters Meet on Friday.
Long Beach Poly
Sophomore sprinter Ariyonna Augustine provided a highlight for Long Beach Poly fans last Saturday at the CIF-SS track and field championships, winning two gold medals. Augustine’s wind-legal PRs of 11.64 in the 100 and 23.47 in the 200 qualified her for Masters in both events, and were particularly impressive since only one other sophomore competed in either race. Augustine claimed a pair of championships on the day, the first Poly sophomore to double in the sprints since Ariana Washington.
The Saints standout won the Division 3 high jump at the CIF Southern Section meet on Saturday at Cerritos College with a mark of 5 feet, 5 inches. She ranks fifth in the Southern Section and eighth in the state in that event. Earlier she won the Valle Vista League title in that event with a best of 5-6, capping a career in which she went undefeated in her speciality. She also runs on the 4×100 relay.
Fulton picked the best day of the year to have her biggest day in track. The sophomore doubled at the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 track finals at Cerritos College, winning the long and triple jumps with personal bests on both. Fulton tied for first in the long jump (18 feet, 6 1/2 inches) with Micheletta Forbes of Indian Springs. Fulton hit her mark on her first attempt. She won the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet 3 inches on her second attempt. Both marks earned her spots in this week’s CIF-SS Masters Meet on the same track.
The sophomore pitcher helped pull off arguably the biggest upset of the first round of the CIF-SS playoffs, a 3-2 road win over sixth-seeded Santiago of Corona. Guerrero limited the 20-win Sharks to two runs and worked her way out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to secure the win.
Forbus, who also made CIF-SS Finals in the 100 meters, really excelled in the long jump. It was in that event that Forbus jumped 18 feet, 6 1/4 inches, winning the Division 3 title at Cerritos College on the second-best jump tiebreaker. The performance also advanced her to the CIF-SS Masters Meet. It is the second straight year she qualified for Masters in the event.
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