Placer’s Crider claims triple-jump title

By: Journal Sports Staff
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Lucas Stancliff needs one more big day on the track to earn a ticket to the CIF State Championships. Brett Crider got the job done Thursday evening at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento. Crider claimed the Sac-Joaquin Section championship in the triple jump, clearing 46 feet, 10 inches to out-leap a talented field of 24. Crider became the first Masters Meet champion from Placer since Stuart Eastman won the 3200 meters in 2001. Stancliff will look to join his teammate at the state championships next Friday in Fresno. He clocked the third-fastest qualifying time in the 800 meters Thursday. Stancliff raced to a time of 1 minute, 56.32 seconds to land in the finals today. He will begin his day by running the 1600, where he is a longshot to make the top three and land a berth to the state meet. In the boys 4x400 relay, Del Oro qualified for the finals while Placer placed 10th and will be an alternate for tonight’s final. In the girls discus, Colfax senior Emily Colon just missed out on the top six, placing seventh with a toss of 109 feet, 5 inches. Del Oro’s girls 4x100-meter relay team will race in the finals today after Ciara Clement, Mackenzie Landry, Brie Simmons and Briana Ruiz qualified in fourth place with a time of 49.37 seconds. Placer’s 4x100 relay squad finished 19th in the preliminary round. Kody Combs, Collin Burnett, Dalton Dyer and Christian Perry ran for the Hillmen. In the girls 800, Del Oro junior Caitlin Devitt-Payne landed the eighth of nine qualifying spots for today’s final. Devitt-Payne finished in 2:19.68. Placer senior Kayla Reeves raced to a 2:22.82 to finish in 20th.