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Lakewood Track & Field

CIF Track: Lakewood’s Future Bright After Strong Showing

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It’s been obvious all year to anyone who’s been paying attention that Lakewood’s track and field program is building something from the ground up. The Lancers proved just how bright their future is on Saturday at the CIFSS Division 1 Track and Field Finals at Moorpark.

The Lancers quartet of Amaya Rice, Jai’ya Jones, sophomore Naleyah Davis, and freshman Brooklyn Lee finished seventh in a time of 47.18.

Even more impressive were the placements that Jones and Rice brought home individually in the sprints, with Jones taking 3rd in the 100 and 5th in the 200, while Rice finished 4th and 9th.

With Jones a junior and Rice a sophomore, there’s no doubt that 2024 will be the Lancers’ most anticipated track season in recent memory.


Girls’ 4×100, 7th, 47.18

Girls’ 100: Jai’ya Jones, 3rd, 12.00

Girls’ 100: Amaya Rice, 4th, 12.03

Girls’ 200: Jai’ya Jones, 5th, 24.48

Girls’ 200: Amaya Rice, 9th, 24.97

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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.