CLOVIS -- Dublin High's Mecca McGlaston was not going to be denied in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles Saturday at the CIF state track and field championship finals.
McGlaston, a sophomore, surged in the last 5 meters to win the race with a personal record of 13.54 seconds, holding off Jasmyne Graham of Roosevelt (13.60). Pattriana Perry of Vacaville was third (13.64).
"I knew (Perry) was creeping up on me," said McGlaston. "I thought 'attack ... stay aggressive."'
McGlaston was overjoyed after crossing the finish line. She threw both arms in the air, then knelt on the Buchanan High track with her head on the ground.
"I was just overwhelmed with joy and praise," she said. "I learned I'm really competitive and if I really want it, I can get it."
It is the fourth straight year that an East Bay girl has won the event. Sasha Wallace, who attended Holy Names until she transferred to Castro Valley for her senior season, was the champion in 2012-2013, and St. Mary's Trinity Wilson was the 2011 champion.
The East Bay received a couple of second-place finishes in the sprints.
First, Skyline's Destiny Smith-Barnett placed second in the 100 with an excellent time of 11.63. Long Beach Poly's Arianna Washington won the event in 11.22, announced as the No. 10 all-time mark in the country.
"I messed up big-time at the start. That cost the race," she said. "I was concerned more about getting back into the race than winning the race."
Then Gabriella Cantrell, who was fifth in the 100 (11.73), placed second in the 200 with a time of 23.85. Smith-Barnett was third in 23.98.
"I'm just relieved. I got out of (this season) healthy. I'm happy," said Cantrell after the 200.
The St. Mary's 1,600 relay team of Spencer Moore, Carly Schulz, Kenady Jackson and Chloe Jenkins placed fifth with a time of 3:48.47. The Deer Valley team of Sasha Newman, Briana Guillory, J'Ley Fagalar and Mariama Hilburn placed sixth with a time of 3:48.44.
Castro Valley's Kennedy Jones placed sixth in the triple jump with a mark of 39-43/4. Her first attempt was 39-23/4, and her best mark occurred on her third attempt.
Monte Vista sophomore Brooke Starn was sixth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:53.36.
A couple of athletes just missed finishing in the top six. Foothill's Rachel Reichenbach was seventh in the high jump with a leap of 5-6, and Granada's Kirsten Mork was tied for eighth with the same mark.
San Ramon Valley's Lauren Larson was eighth in the pole vault (11-41/4). St. Mary's Chloe Jenkins also had an eighth-place finish, in the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:11.31.