CLOVIS -- As Skyline High's Destiny Smith-Barnett moved to the front of her 200-meter race at the end of the curve Friday at the CIF state track and field preliminaries, a fan in the stands yelled, "She's breaking them down. Did you see that?"

Yes, Smith-Barnett broke down her heat competition in the girls 100 and 200 at Buchanan High, and state fans certainly noticed.

She first won her 100 heat in 11.40 seconds, a wind-legal time that has been surpassed by only three girls in the nation this season, according to DyeStat.com. One of those girls is Long Beach Poly's Arianna Washington, who ran 11.37 on Friday.

Then Smith-Barnett motored her way to another personal record in the 200 with a heat win in 23.75. Again, only Washington, the defending champion in the 100 and 200, was faster in the preliminaries (23.26).

"At the prelims, I just wanted to ease my way in and in the finals, blow it up," said the UNLV-bound Smith-Barnett. "I hope I have a little more excitement left in me."

Dublin's Mecca McGlaston also made a lasting impression in very warm conditions. The sophomore took the lead for good in the second half of her 100 intermediate hurdles heat, leading over the final four hurdles to win in a huge personal record of 13.62 seconds (wind-aided). It was the top time in the event Friday.

"When I saw (Cathedral Catholic's Dani Johnson) creep up a little bit, I told myself ... I've got to win," McGlaston said.

Finals for all events will be held Saturday. Field event finals start at 4:30 p.m., and track finals being at 6 p.m.

Castro Valley's Nate Moore kept alive his chance at history by easily qualifying for the finals in the boys triple jump and long jump. The defending champion in both events is attempting to become the first boy in state history to win state championships in both those events in consecutive years.

It took the Oregon-bound Moore one attempt in the triple jump to qualify, which was a benefit in the scorching heat. His mark of 48 feet, 9¾ inches was one of only four marks over 48 feet.

In the long jump, it took Moore two attempts to qualify. After his opening mark of 22-7, he soared 24-2¾ for the best mark in the preliminaries.

"Obviously, getting the No. 1 seed in the long and triple, I couldn't be happier about that," said Moore, who was also very happy about his 400-relay team winning its heat in 41.51 to advance. Jalen McFerren and Cam Edwards preceded him, and he handed off to Aaron Jones.

De La Salle's Marquis Morris was another defending champion who advanced smoothly into the finals. The 2013 champion in the 110 high hurdles first won his heat in that event in a wind-aided 13.91, only .01 behind his winning time in the finals last year. He had the No. 3 qualifying time into the finals.

"I think I got out pretty well to the first hurdle. I just had to keep focused," said Morris about his 110 hurdles race. "Tomorrow is all about staying focused and staying clean."

Morris also won his heat of the 300 intermediate hurdles and had the fifth-fastest qualifying time (37.69).

In the boys high jump, American's David Chukwu was tied with two other competitors for first with a first-attempt clearance of 6-7. In the girls high jump, Foothill's Rachel Reichenbach cleared her first attempt at all three heights she attempted, including 5-7 in which she was the only competitor to do so. Granada's Kirsten Mork cleared 5-7 on her second attempt and was tied for second with three other competitors.

San Ramon Valley's Lauren Larson finished tied for first in the girls pole vault preliminaries with a mark of 11-9.

Like Smith-Barnett, San Leandro's Gabriella Cantrell qualified for the finals in both the girls 100 and 200. She had the fourth-fastest time in the 200 (23.83) and the sixth-fastest time in the 100 (11.72).

For Amador Valley, Ja'Maun Charles qualified for the boys 100 finals with a time of 10.66, and Conner McKinnon qualified in the boys 800 with a time of 1:52.46.