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CLOVIS — Cabrillo senior Haleigh Batty struggled at the finals of the CIF State Track and Field Championships Saturday, finishing 10th in the Girls long jump.

Batty's best jump was 18 feet, 1.75 inches.

San Marcos senior Erica Schroeder medaled in the Girls 800, finishing sixth in 2 minutes, 9.54 seconds.

She was making her third appearance at the state meet. Schroeder won the 800 as a sophomore. She did not medal in the event last year.

The top six finishers in each event medaled.

Arroyo Grande senior Ban Taylor finished ninth, in 4:18.87 in the boys 1,600.

He couldn't match the personal best of 4:14-plus he ran to get into the state meet. Taylor took advantage of two scratches at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet, the qualifier for the state competition, and ran a personal best by some three-plus seconds.

Batty jumped 19 feet or better multiple times this season, but she had just one jump over 18 feet Saturday.

The Cabrillo senior won the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship at the divisional finals last month. Her personal best was the 19-8.50 mark she posted to win at the Los Padres League Finals.

The divisional title was Batty's first.

SM Valley Amateur

The Santa Maria Valley Amateur, the premier golf event on the Central Coast, will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, at Rancho Maria Golf Club.

The entry fee is $150 per player and includes green fees, range balls, a tee prize, closest to holes, prizes, trophies and a cart and barbecue on Sunday.  

There are 4 divisions – a Championship flight, a Senior flight and 2 flights for players with valid handicaps.  

For more information, call Rancho Maria at 937-2019.

Swoosh skills and drills clinics

Swoosh Basketball is holding skills and drills clinics for boys and girls every Tuesday and Thursday at Valley Christian Academy on Santa Maria Way.

The clinics run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and cost $10.

Both fundamental and advanced skills will be taught by Santa Ynez High School girls basketball coach Mike Alexander along with several high school varsity, college and Nike coaches.

Call or text Alexander 949-424-3141 or email at for more details.

Pioneer Valley sports physicals

Sports physicals for the Pioneer Valley High School 2017-18 school year will take place Tuesday, June 6 in the 500's row of classrooms at the school.

The cost is $20, and the physicals are good for the full year. Athletes in all sports are welcome. Physical packets can be picked up in the front office or in the athletic training room.


Sports Reporter