Simpson 8th at Rafer Johnson Invitational

Gregg DodderidgeMarch 20, 2013 

Yosemite High School distance runner Alek Simpson had the highest finish of any member of the YHS track & field team at the March 16 Rafer Johnson Invitational in Kingsburg. with an 8th place finish in the 1,600 meter race with a time of 4:37.65.

Considered won of the strongest track meets in the Central Valley, more than 20 schools participated. Traditional track powers at the meet included Clovis West, Edison, Frontier and Madera South. Frontier High of Bakersfield took the boys crown with 73 points. On the girl's side, El Diamante of Visalia was the winner with 60 points.

Top 25 Yosemite boys finishers:

200 meter: Nick Adelizi, 9, 24.12; 400: Adelizi, 19, 55.0; 1,600: Alek Simpson, 8, 4:37.65 and Liam Womack, 23, 14.53; 100 hurdles: Christian Cambrelen, 13, 18.28 and David Nobles, 19, 20.62; 300 hurdles: Cambrelen, 9, 45.0; 400 relay: Andrew Lassos, Adelizi, Cambrelen, Alex Mello, 13, 47.59; 4x200 relay: Lassos, Nobles, Mello, Braveheart Sauceda, 17, 1:46.67; 1,600 relay: Lassos, Ryan Young, Mellos, Brian Tenorio, 17, 3:58.35; High Jump: Cambrelen, 10, 5-foot-3 and Jayson Lee, 12, 5-foot-1; Pole Vault: Tenorio, 10, 9-foot-9.

Top 25 Yosemite girls finishers:

800: Brittney Hughey, 14, 2:35.48; 1,600: Hughey, 19, 5:59.79; 100 hurdles: Jessica Rudd, 13, 19.70; 300 hurdles: Rudd, 18, 55.91; 4x200 relay: Natalie Chamberlain, Brooke Veater, Rudd, Victoria Glanzer, 11, 2:12.17; 1,600 relay: Mattaya Brown, Glanzer, Rudd, Chamberlain, 13, 4:54.03; Pole Vault: Veater, 11, 6-foot-3.

Yosemite will host the Mountain Invitational Track Meet at 3 p.m., Friday, April 5.

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