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ARCADIA - Selma’s DeAndra McDaniel and Kingsburg’s Kalobe Jimenez represented their schools colors at the Arcadia Invitational on April 5-6.

The meet was hosted by Arcadia High School, which is a town located northeast of Los Angeles. The two-day event featured numerous programs throughout California and the country.

McDaniel competed in the long and triple long jump events in the invitational portion of the meet.

The future California Golden Bear fell short of his personal best in the long jump with a finish 21 feet and 11 inches. His best mark in the event is 23 feet and ½ inch, which was set at the Clovis East Carnival meet on March 8. He had the eighth best finish in the long jump event at the meet.

In the triple jump event, McDaniel placed fourth in the invitational portion. McDaniel reached a personal best mark of 47 feet and 10.75 inches at the meet. His previous best mark was 47 inches and 3.75 feet at the Redcat Relays in Fowler on March 2.

For Kingsburg, Jimenez represented well for the Vikings. In the seeded portion of the meet, Jimenez placed second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.45 seconds. He also placed third in the seeded 300 meter hurdle event with a personal best time of 38.35 seconds.

He beat his previous time of 38.59 seconds in the 300 meter hurdle that accomplished at the Rafer Johnson Invitational on March 16.

His personal best in the 110 meter hurdle is 14.39 seconds, which he reached at the Stanford Invitational at Stanford University on March 30.

Track teams compete at Kings River Classic

REEDLEY - The Kingsburg and Selma track and field teams competed at the Kings River Classic at the Immanuel Sports Complex on April 5.

The Vikings had multiple athletes that finished first in their respective events. Tyler Koons, Micah Spomer, Jadon Spomer, and Cambria Brandon were the Kingsburg athletes to take gold.

Koons finished first in the 400 meters with a personal best time of 52.71 seconds. Micah Spomer placed first in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet and seven inches. His older brother Jadon Spomer set a personal mark in the triple jump at 40 feet and five inches. As for Brandon, she place first in high jump event at five feet. Her teammate Olivia Doyle was right behind her with a second place finish of four feet.

As for Selma, Mia Salinas was the only Bear athlete to finish first in her event. Salinas placed first in the 300 meter hurdle event with a time of 48.16 seconds. Salinas also competed in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays.

Selma’s girls 4x100 meter relay team had the fourth best time of the event at 52.26 seconds. The team was consists of Salinas, Monse Flores, Navanni Rizo, and Audrey Gonzalez.

As Selma’s performance in the girls 4x400 meter relay, the Bears finished third with a time of four minutes, 19 seconds, and 71 tenths of a second. Salinas, Gonzalez, Marissa Cerda, and Mari Vasquez ran in the event for Selma.

The boys 4x400 relay team for Selma finished fourth with a time of 3:47.85. The relay team consisted of Roberto Mojarro, Emanuel Bonilla, Chris Rosas, and Brenden Hidalgo.

Overall, the Kingsburg boys and girls each finished fourth place in their respective divisions. Selma finished fifth in the girls division.

Up next for the Vikings and Bears is a Central Sequoia League relay meet at Central Valley Christian today at 4 p.m. After, both teams will compete at the Sanger Metric Classic on Friday.

Tennis

VISALIA - The Kingsburg boys tennis team fell to CVC 8-1 in a CSL match on April 4.

Head-to-head results of the match were not available to the Enterprise Recorder. The Vikings are currently in second place in the CSL with a 8-2 record.

Today, Kingsburg will take on Selma in the CSL finale in match play. After, the Vikings will compete at the CSL Finals at the Immanuel Sports Complex on Friday.

REEDLEY - The Selma boys tennis team fell to Immanuel 5-4 in a CSL match on April 4.

Two days prior, the Bears defeated league opponent Exeter 5-1 at home. Head-to-head results of both matches were not available to the Enterprise Recorder.

Selma will host Kingsburg in the regular season finale today at 4 p.m. After, the Bears will compete at the CSL Finals at the Immanuel Sports Complex on Friday.

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Jeremiah Martinez can be reached at 559-583-2413 or jmartinez@hanfordsentinel.com

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