NORWALK — Jaycee Olsen and Jake Taylor qualified for the CIF State track and field finals on their third throws Friday. One of the local high school throwers still might not make the trip to Clovis next week.
Olsen's fourth-place finish in the discus event at the CIF Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College might signal the end of her high school athletic career. The Corona del Mar senior said she might skip the state meet after she heaved the disc 139 feet.
"The thing is, [next] Saturday I have my prom," Olsen said. "It's my last prom and I'd really like to go to that. I already have a date."
The only date Taylor is worried about is next Friday. The state preliminaries at Buchanan High are on that day.
The Newport Harbor senior earned his ticket after taking fifth in the boys' shot put with a personal-best 56-7 effort. If Taylor advances out of the state prelims to the finale on Saturday, you won't see him at Newport Harbor's prom later that night.