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West Valley’s Rogers reaches discus final at CIF state track and field championships

Shasta County has one CIF track and field state finalist in West Valley thrower Natalie Rogers.

West Valley’s Natalie Rogers is a state finalist in discus. (FILE PHOTO — Contributed photo)

Shasta County has one CIF track and field state finalist in West Valley thrower Natalie Rogers.

Rogers took seventh place in the discus and was one place and two inches short from being a dual event state finalist after her performance Friday at the 101st CIF State Track and Field Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis.

The Eagle senior dominated her way to a Northern Section championship in the discus by more than 17 feet with a PR of 146 feet, 9 inches. Shot put was a little closer with a 2.5 inch victory. One week later on the biggest stage for a high school athlete, Rogers nearly put herself into Saturday’s state final in both events.

Rogers, who is headed to NCAA Division I Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for track, threw 144-11 in the discus and 41-1.75 in the shot put.

The only other Northern Section competitor to reach the state finals is Trinity’s Lauren Harper, who took fourth in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 12.26 seconds, a personal record for her.

Below are the results for all Northern Section competitors by event.

GIRLS

100 meters: Yreka’s Alisha McFall was 25th in 12.88.

200 meters: Foothill’s Zoey Bishop was 25th in 26.65.

400 meters: Foothill’s Bishop was 28th in 1:01.88.

800 meters: Trinity’s Lauren Harper was fourth in 2:12.26 to qualify for Saturday’s final.

1,600 meters: U-Prep’s Grace Gaddy was 27th in 5:16.93.

3,200 meters: Race scheduled for Saturday.

100 hurdles: Chico’s Hailey Fune was 12th in 14.58.

300 hurdles: West Valley’s Maddie Steele was 25th in 52.65.

4×100 Relay: Foothill’s team of Sophia Porzio, Zoey Bishop, Teagan Richards and Melody Wu was 26th in 50.55 seconds.

4×400 Relay: Foothill’s team of Savana Dutton, Grace Dudley, Melody Wu and Zoey Bishop was 23rd in 4:07.88.

Shot Put: West Valley’s Natalie Rogers was 13th with a throw of 41-1.75 on her first attempt, missing the finals by two inches. Her second throw was 40-6.25 and she fouled on her third attempt.

Discus: West Valley’s Rogers was seventh with a throw of 144-11 to advance to the finals. Her first attempt was 141-2 and she fouled on her third attempt.

Pole Vault: Corning’s Addie Galantine couldn’t clear the opening height of 11-6 with three other competitors.

High Jump: Etna’s Teagan Ford took 25th with a jump of 5-2, which she cleared on her third attempt.

Long Jump: U-Prep’s Lexi Jones was 22nd in 17-2.5, which she achieved on her second attempt. Her first was 16-4 and she fouled on her third.

Triple Jump: Chico’s Hailey Fune was 25th in 32-7.75. Her second jump was 30-8.75 and she passed on her third attempt.

BOYS

100 meters: PV’s Dante Jackson was 25th in 11.09.

200 meters: PV’s Jackson was 19th in 22.30.

400 meters: U-Prep’s Quinn Danner-Bocks was 25th in 51.04.

800 meters: Wheatland’s CJ Duncan was 20th in 1:57.34.

1,600 meters: Enterprise’s Nick Torres was 26th in 4:29.29.

3,200 meters: Race scheduled for Saturday.

110 hurdles: Foothill’s Dylan Northrup was 15th in 14.68.

300 hurdles: Foothill’s Northrup was 23rd in 40.44.

4×100 Relay: Foothill’s team of Tyler Carey, Riley Doyle Isaiah Putnam and Jayden Gordon was 24th in 43.02 seconds.

4×400 Relay: Paradise’s Jared Mackay, Patrick Roehling, Gabriel Price and Jacob Weldon was 16th in 3:21.17.

Shot Put: Wheatland’s Michael Sappa was 26th with a throw of 46-3.75. He fouled on his first and third attempts.

Discus: West Valley’s Payton Fuller was 20th with a throw of 146-6. His fouled on his first attempt, reached the final mark on his second and his third went 134-6.

Pole Vault: Las Plumas’ Nicholas Small didn’t record a height, missing the opening mark of 14-9 along with eight other competitors.

High Jump: Enterprise’s Lucas Wright couldn’t clear the opening height of 6-4. Only 21 of the 41 competitors cleared the opening height.

Long Jump: CORE Butte’s Justin Pulsifer finished 23rd at 20-4.75, achieved in his third and final attempt. His first and second attempts were 19-8 and 18-11.25, respectively.

Triple Jump: Las Plumas’ Jeramiah Havens was 16th in 44-7. He fouled on his first and third attempts.

T.J. is a national-award winning journalist passionate about local news and telling the story no one else knows about. He’s roamed sidelines, baselines and bleachers in the North State since 2010 and is a content producer from sunup to sundown. Sports are a hobby he shares with his wife Tracy where they’ve spent many dates around a field or court of some sort.

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