CLOVIS -- The St. Mary's High girls 1600-meter relay team of Spencer Moore, Carly Schulz, Kenady Jackson and Chloe Jenkins placed fifth in the CIF state track and field championship finals on June 7.
Jenkins made a big move into fifth on her 53.6-second anchor leg, and the Panthers, who finished with a time of 3:48.07, held off Deer Valley (3:48.44) and St. Mary's Academy-Inglewood (3:48.44). The Panthers were only .08 behind Oaks Christian-Westlake Village, which finished in fourth.
In the girls 800 meters final, Jenkins finished eighth in a school-record 2:11.31. The previous school record was set by Bridget Duffy in 2002 (2:11.66).
St. Mary's Ron Smith was ninth in the boys triple jump final with a mark of 46 feet, 9 inches. The junior achieved that mark on his first attempt,
The St. Mary's girls 400 relay team of MaAne' Mosley, Schulz, Jackson and Jenkins just missed qualifying for the final. In the preliminaries on June 6, the Panthers were third in their heat with the 10th-fastest overall time of 47.34 seconds. The ninth-fastest and last team to make the finals, host Buchanan-Clovis, had a time of 47.28.
"Our 4 by 1 team ran great. It was our fastest time of the year. They have put together a really good final three weeks of the season," said St. Mary's sprint coach Jay Lawson.
Schulz was fourth in her heat of the 300 low hurdle preliminaries with a time of 43.55, the 12th-fastest time overall. Mosley was 19th in the girls long jump preliminaries (17 feet, 10 1/2 inches).
El Cerrito's Kayla Robinson ended an excellent freshman season with a third-place finish in her preliminary heat of the 100 intermediate hurdles (14.09 for the 10th-fastest overall time, just .06 behind the ninth-fastest time) and a sixth-place finish in her heat of the girls 100 (12.10).
In the boys preliminaries, St. Mary's Ja'Vion Robinson was sixth in his heat of the 110 high hurdles (14.83). Teammate Harold Terrell was 16th in the high jump (6-5).