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PREVIEW: 30 Long Beach Entries Prepping For CIF-SS Track & Field Masters

This Saturday at El Camino College, 30 entries from five Long Beach schools will compete in the CIF Southern Section Track & Field Masters Meet, a collection of the best of the best talent around Southern California and also the qualifying event for May 24-25’s CIF State meet.

Long Beach Poly leads the way with 17 entries, and the newly-minuted CIF-SS Division 1 boys champion and girls runner-up need Saturday to go well in order to qualify enough athletes to stay in the hunt for the team state titles. Wilson continues its excellent year with seven entries, including three individual events from Rachel Glenn. St. Anthony, Lakewood, and Millikan all have a pair of entries.

Because the Masters Meet combines all four divisions of the CIF-SS Finals, it’s truly a “best of the best” meet, and always produces exciting performances. This year, the top six finishers in each event will qualify for the CIF State meet–those who finish lower than sixth can still qualify by hitting an at-large standard, although that isn’t likely.

Here’s a full listing of the Long Beach athletes who will be competing this Saturday as well as where they’ll be seeded in their event. The meet begins at 11 a.m. with running events starting at 12:45 p.m.

Girls’ 4×100: Long Beach Poly 1st, 46.62 (Lauren Reed, Saundria Martin, Queen Okoh, Zanae Woods)

Boys’ 4×100: Long Beach Poly 1st, 40.87 (DeAngelo Chester, Kenyon Reed, Anthony Johnson, Keon Markham)

Girls’ 100 Hurdles: Asjah Atkinson (St. Anthony, 2nd, 14.18), Rachel Glenn (Wilson, 4th, 14.44)

Boys’ 110 Hurdles: Liam Anderson (Long Beach Poly, 2nd, 14.39)

Girls’ 400: Samarra Monrroy (Millikan, 2nd, 54.87

Boys’ 400: Everett Steward (Long Beach Poly, 6th, 47.99)

Girls’ 100: Saundria Martin (Long Beach Poly, 3rd, 11.83), Queen Okoh (Long Beach Poly, 4th, 12.06)

Boys’ 100: Kenyon Reed (Long Beach Poly, 5th, 10.68), Anthony Johnson (Long Beach Poly, 8th, 10.74)

Boys’ 800: Armando Bryson (Wilson, 4th, 1:52.98), Jesus Nichol (Wilson, 8th, 1:53.74)

Girls’ 300 Hurdles: Rachel Glenn (Wilson, 1st, 41.48)

Boys’ 300 Hurdles: Liam Anderson (Long Beach Poly, 7th, 39.16)

Girls’ 200: Saundria Martin (Long Beach Poly, 3rd, 24.23)

Boys’ 200: Kenyon Reed (Long Beach Poly, 4th, 21.52), DeAngelo Chester (Long Beach Poly, 6th, 21.58)

Boys’ 3200: William Frankenfeld (Long Beach Poly, 3rd, 9:11.33)

Girls’ 4×400: Long Beach Poly (2nd, 3:47.74), Wilson (3rd, 3:47.99)

Boys’ 4×400: Long Beach Poly (2nd, 3:14.66), Wilson (3rd, 3:15.53)

Girls’ High Jump: Rachel Glenn (Wilson, 1st, 5-6)

Girls’ Long Jump: Asjah Atkinson (St. Anthony, 5th, 18-08.25), Queen Okoh (Long Beach Poly, 8th, 18-3)

Girls’ Shot Put: Cherish Washington (Lakewood, 7th, 40-00.50), Destiny Okoh (Long Beach Poly, 10th, 39-00.50)

Girls’ Discus Throw: Cherish Washington (Lakewood, 7th, 134-05)

Boys’ High Jump: Alan Tabales (Millikan, 12th, 6-4)


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.