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    Track and field: Truong fundraiser website

    June 13th, 2014, 9:42 am by ANTONIO MORALES

    Esperanza two-sport standout William Truong underwent a second surgical procedure on his neck on Thursday.

    Truong suffered a broken neck in a trampoline accident on Monday, and initially had no feelings in his legs, according to the school.

    On Wednesday, Aztecs throws coach Bill Pendleton said Truong was able to move his hands, could feel when his legs and feet are touched, and could move his foot up and down.

    A fundraiser website has been set up for Truong and can be found here.

    Truong was an all-league offensive and defensive lineman at Esperanza, and finished third in the shot put at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis on Saturday.

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    Track and field: CIF-SS Masters Meet roundup

    May 31st, 2014, 3:00 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Here are some notes from Friday's CIF-SS Masters Meet. The top six in each event moved on to state this upcoming week. Athletes could also advance to state if they hit a certain state-qualifying mark, which varied for each event: 

    Mater Dei's Malik McMorris showed off his versatility on Friday.

    McMorris cleared the state-qualifying mark of 57-09 in the shot put when he recorded a 58-07.00 on his final throw of the day.

    In the discus, McMorris threw for a state-leading 192-11. McMorris was the only boy in the CIF-SS to move on to state in both events.

    Tesoro sophomore Amanda Gehrich impressed with a 4:46.53 in the girls 1,600 to finish third. She was the only county girl to qualify for state in the race.

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    Track and field: Rosary's Hamann signs NLOI

    May 16th, 2014, 2:49 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Rosary's Laura Hamann fresh off claiming a Trinity League championship the long jump (16-08.25) and finishing second in the triple jump (35-03.50) to Mater Dei's Jazmin Moss (35-04.75) has signed with Cal State Fullerton.

    Hamann signed her National Letter of Intent this morning. She will compete in both the long jump and triple jump in the CIF-SS Division 3 prelims at Estancia on Saturday.

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    Track and field: OC Championships roundup

    April 27th, 2014, 10:28 am by ANTONIO MORALES

    A lot happened at the Orange County Championships at Mission Viejo on Saturday -- too much to fit in one story.

    Here are some things/stories from the sprints and distances that were worth noting from Saturday:

    The boys 110-meter hurdles was a very competitive race. Four runners were running essentially side-by-side as the finish line approached.

    Los Alamitos' Tyler Rios was able to barely surge ahead of the group, mainly Santa Margarita's Austin Tinsley, and went on to cross the finish line first with a time of 14.99.

    "Once I hit that last hurdle, it was just a sprint to the finish line," Rios said. "It was a close one, but I knew I had it. It was a real close race, real fun, too." 

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    Track and field: Knights to sign with Cal

    April 21st, 2014, 10:24 am by BY ANTONIO MORALES

    It's been quite the senior season for Northwood's Bethan Knights.

    First, she was named the Register's girls cross country runner of the year. Then in March, she came closer to beating Simi Valley star Sarah Baxter than anybody has before when the two tied in the 3,200 meters at the Mt. Carmel Invitational.

    At the Arcadia Invitational, Knights ran a 10:04.05 in the 3,200, which currently stands as the best time in the state.

    Today at 2:30 p.m., Knights will sign her National Letter of Intent with Cal, according to Timberwolves coach Louie Muniz.

    Knights is closing in on all-time county best time in the 3,200. Woodbridge's Christina Babcock ran a 10:04.03 in 2008.

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    Track and field: Merritt progressing as season continues

    April 16th, 2014, 7:40 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Santa Margarita's Kaitlyn Merritt won the girls pole vault competition at the Arcadia Invitational again this past weekend.

    Merritt cleared 13 feet, six inches after setting a county and meet record at Arcadia last season.

    Although Merritt won the event, which is an accomplishment in itself, she narrowly fell short of clearing 14-1.25 after clearing 13-6.

    In an intrasquad meet on Wednesday, Merritt finally got over her personal hurdle of 14 feet.

    The mark, after measurement, turned out to be 14.75. 

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    Track and Field: Merritt sets the bar higher

    April 4th, 2014, 11:36 am by ANTONIO MORALES

    Before the track and field season started, Kaitlyn Merritt wasn't quite sure how she was going to follow up on her historic sophomore season.

    Merritt set a national sophomore record in the pole vault by clearing 13-feet, 8-inches last year, which was also the county record.

    On Thursday against Orange Lutheran, Merritt answered those who were wondering what she'd do for an encore.

    Merritt set a new persnal and school record with a clearance of 13-9. The mark is also the best in California and bests her previous county record.

    The month of April is when some track and field athletes start hitting their stride, so it's possible -- or likely-- Merritt will set even more records this season.

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    Track and field: Big weekend for county athletes

    March 30th, 2014, 12:30 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    This weekend was a big one for track and field athletes in the county. There was the Beach Cities Invitational at Huntington Beach, which featured some of the best boys and girls from across the county.

    Then down in San Diego at the Mt. Carmel Invitational, Bethan Knights made some headlines across the state -- and the nation.

    Simi Valley's Sarah Baxter hasn't been beat in a 3,200-meter race in her high school career. 

    Knights pushed Baxter to the limits on Saturday, and produced a result that's not seen very often.

    Both girls raced to a stand still, and the result was too close to call at the finish line. It was deemed both girls ran a 10:07.52.

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    Share your Signing Day news, photos with OCVarsity

    February 5th, 2014, 5:00 am by

    Today is the start of the winter period to sign National Letters of Intent, and OCVarsity will be covering all of the day's events.

    We'll have signing news throughout the day plus photo slideshows. All of the recruiting content will be free to our visitors.

    If you're an athlete who plans to officially sign your NLI on Wednesday, please email the information to us at preps@ocregister.com. (We will not be including college commitments, only official signings.) 

    And parents and coaches, please email us photos of your athletes signing. (Please make sure you clearly identify each person in the photo.) These photos can be emailed to preps@ocregister.com

    Here are the sports that can officially sign during the winter period:

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    Signing Day: Orange Lutheran track quartet signs

    February 5th, 2014, 3:47 pm by By MARK COOPER

    Four Orange Lutheran track and field athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday, Lancers coach Clim Moore said.

    On the boys side, Myles Hawkins, who earned Register All-County honors in the high jump, long jump and triple jump in 2013, signed with Arizona. All-County pole vaulters Carl Johansson and David Bean inked letters of intent to compete for Texas A&M and Sacramento State, respectively.

    Taylor Saline, who made the All-County girls team in 2013 in the high jump, signed with Cal.

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