Five individuals and one relay team from San Mateo County qualified for the CIF State Track and Field Championships Saturday in Clovis.
Friday evening’s state preliminaries at Buchanan High School saw Menlo juniors Charlotte Tomkinson and Kyra Pretre each qualify in the girls’ 800 meters. Terra Nova senior Carly Watts and Notre Dame-Belmont senior Krissy Smoot each qualified for the finals in the discus and shot put. The Serra boys’ 4x400 relay team also advanced.
Carlmont junior Kaimei Gescuk qualified for the girls’ 3,200 by virtue of her CCS championship run Friday, May 17.
Tomkinson — the two-time Central Coast Section champ in the 800 — made the state cut with a time of 2 minutes, 12.26 seconds. Pretre also made the cut, recording the 11th best time out of 12 qualifiers with a 2:13.65.
Watts and Smoot qualified in two events apiece. In the girls’ disc, Watts recorded the third-best prelims throw of 153 feet, 10 inches. Smoot earned the 12th and last cut with a throw of 139-06. The rankings were identical in the shot put. Watts had the third top throw at 46-00 1/4. Smoot earned the final spot at 41-03 3/4.
The Serra boys’ 4x400 relay team — Liam Kilbridge, Liam Pearl, Terence Loville and Nate Sanchez — qualified for the finals with the eighth-best time of 3:18.55.
Other trials performances: In the girls’ 100, Menlo-Atherton senior Jessica Eagle finished in 20th place in the prelims in 12:32 seconds. The M-A girls’ 4x100 relay took 14th in 47.95 seconds. In the boys’ 100, senior Francisco Sanchez ranked 24th in 11.08 seconds.
In the girls’ 100 hurdles, Menlo senior Alexandra Chan took 13th in the prelims with a PR of 14.60 seconds. The Menlo girls’ 4x400 relay finished 22nd overall in 4:05.80.
In the girls’ 1,600, Half Moon Bay senior Claire Yerby took 18th in 5:01.63.
In girls’ long jump, St. Ignatius sophomore Megan Ronan, a Burlingame native, took15th with top distance of 17 feet, 1.75 inches.