Serra High athletes took center stage at the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 preliminaries at Carpinteria High on Saturday.
Zinovian Cannady took fourth place in the 110 hurdles in 15.64, ninth in the 300 hurdles in 41.63 and led off the second-place 400 relay (43.42) and fourth-place 1,600 relay (3;29.05) to qualify for the CIF finals in each event.
Serra’s Jaela Williams took second in the 100 hurdles (15.38), eighth in the 100 and was apart of the second-place 400 relay (47.20) and fifth-place 1,600 relay (4:07.39) to qualify.
Also qualifying for Serra was Jasmin Reed, who took third in the 200 (24.78) and fourth in the 100 (12.15); Jaiden Woobey, who took sixth in the 110 hurdles (15.49); Tyron Johnson, who was eighth in the 400 (51.02), ninth in the 200 (22.73) and was apart of the qualifying 400 and 1,600 relays; Madison Golden, who was eighth in the 200 and ninth in the 100; Cameron Hayes, who was fifth in the 100 (11.27); Malik Roberson, who was ninth in the 100 (11.20); Akinyele Turner, who was fourth in the 300 hurdles (41.08); and Roderick Atkinson, who was third in the long jump (20-08.50) and fifth in the triple jump (43-10).
Not to be outdone was St. Mary’s Academy. All qualifying for St. Mary’s was Kyra Anderson, who won the 100 hurdles (15.09) and was on the second-place 1,600 relay (3:59.38); Aliyah Hale, who was third in the 400 (57.60), third in the 300 hurdles (45.21) and on two qualifying relay teams; Briana Shufford, who took fifth in the 100; Anaiah Brown, who was sixth in the 100; and Treasure May, who was seventh in the triple jump (34-01).
For Bishop Montgomery, Tessa Allen tied for fifth in the high jump (5-02); Justin Moore was fifth in the 300 hurdles (41.69); and Jade Murray was second in the triple jump (35-03.75) to qualify.
For Vistamar, Pilar Kalra took fifth in the pole vault (9-0) and Lizzie Sadilek took ninth in the high jump (5-0) to qualify.
For Chadwick, Nick Benson took second in the long jump (20-10) and Laura Goy finished eighth in the pole vault to qualify.
Bryce Bentley qualified for the finals in the 400 and will be St. Bernard’s lone representative.
And the Morningside 1,600 boys relay team, anchored by Christian Williams, took third in 3:28.92 to qualify.