RIVERSIDE: For the third time in the last 5 days, the King track and field teams competed, and this time it was against Norco, a team that King has never lost to. That win streak extended as the Wolves won easily, even while resting out some of the normal varsity scorers.
Across the board, King athletes stepped up nicely into the limelight and handled their business well. Lanie Bavier and Rachel Norys both scored in the pole vault, while King swept both the long and triple jumps, along with the 1600, the 800 and the 3200.
Keiana Turner PR’d in Shot put at 33-00, Treasure Rucker improved her season best of almost 2 feet at 35-5 in Triple Jump-Kayla Sheldon jetted to a 26.5 in 200 and Karylee Taylor was a double winner.
The boys also had a strong outing despite “resting” some of their usual point-scorers. Mazin Awad was a double winner with an impressive 1600; Jacob Knerl had two big PR’s in 110 hurdles-16.1 and 300 Hurdles-41.55; Trey Anderson won twice in Long Jump and triple jump. Brian Green had an outstanding triple, scoring in the 1600, 800 and 3200; he was called upon at the last minute to fill in the vacant 3200 meters to assure King’s points, which he did with a smile. King swept the 300 hurdles, with Jacob Knerl, Cameron Jones and Ibraheim Al-Khahili earning the points there.
For King, the spate of meets is not quite over as they will go again tomorrow, as they host the annual Frosh Soph Classic on campus , an event that will bring nearly 20 teams here to compete at the frosh soph level.
Coach Corona spoke of what is and what will come next when he said, “It’s been a bit of a journey but we are where we want to be at this juncture in the season. Now that Spring Break is here that gives us a chance to rest-up a bit and take care of some of our injuries. We still have work to do and still have numerous challenges in front of us but at least for now take a bit of a breath.”