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May 12, 2012
BOYS' TRACK & FIELD CIF Southern Section Division 2 prelims MOORPARK - Newport Harbor High senior Ethan Cochran qualified first in the discus and second in the shot put Saturday at Moorpark High to advance to the finals next week at Mt. San Antonio College. Cochran's mark in the discus was 196 feet, 1 inch. Steve Michaelsen qualified third at 178-4 at Marty Taylor qualified eighth at 165-10. Cochran threw 60-1½ in the shot put. Steve Michelsen qualified third at 56-0 and Taylor qualified fifth at 54-1½.
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By Steve Virgen | May 16, 2010
COSTA MESA — At Fairview Park, not too far from Estancia High's Jim Scott Stadium, a reenactment of the Civil War took place. Sounds of cannons and old-time shotguns went off, nearly throwing off some of the runners' starts at the CIF Southern Section Division III track and field preliminaries. Yes, mini battles also ensued on the track and at the field events at Jim Scott Stadium Saturday. Athletes were fighting to get to next week's CIF finals. One battle wrapped with intrigue could be seen at the discus competition.
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June 13, 2006
SACRAMENTO ? Newport Harbor High senior Bo Taylor won the boys' discus throw and was fifth in the shot put at the prestigious Golden West Track and Field Invitational at Folsom High on Sunday. Taylor, who was second at the CIF State Championships in both events, threw the discus 205 feet, 1 inch to top the field. Korion Morris, a senior at Renton High in Washington was second with a mark of 196-7. Taylor put the shot 59-9 3/4 in an event won by Luke Pinkelman, a junior at Cozad High in Nevada.
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By Steve Virgen | May 25, 2012
NORWALK - Ethan Cochran called Friday the worst competitive day of a stellar three-year run he's had while throwing for Newport Harbor High. He was in a funk competing in the discus at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College. Cochran never appeared nervous with two throws remaining and without a qualifying mark for the State Meet. The Newport senior qualified on his fifth throw and unleashed a mark of 197 feet, 10 inches on his final throw to become the Masters champion.
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May 13, 2013
Estancia High junior Rebecca Lewis qualified fifth in the girls' discus throw at the CIF Southern Section Division 3 preliminaries Saturday at Estancia High. Lewis' mark was 114 feet. She won the Orange Coast League title in the discus the previous week with a 106-5. Lewis also won the OCL title in the shotput at 30-11. She was 12th on Saturday with a 34-0 1/2. She will compete in the CIF Southern Section Division 3 finals Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College, joining Estancia teammate Persis Williams-Mensah, a sprinter who qualified in the 100 and 200 meters.
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April 5, 2012
BOYS' TRACK & FIELD Huntington Beach 78, Newport Harbor 58 NEWPORT BEACH - Sailors senior Ethan Cochran improved on his nation-leading discus mark, winning the event with a throw of 207 feet, 5 inches at the Sunset League meet Thursday. Cochran, bound for UC Berkeley, also won the shot put with a personal-best 61-9. Steve Michaelsen (second in shot put, 56-7; second in discus, 182-3), Marty Taylor (third in shot put, 55-10; fourth in discus, 160-7) and Javier Venegas (fourth in shot put, 55-4; third in discus, 172-10)
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 24, 2013
NORWALK - Marty Taylor says his favorite event is the discus throw. The reason why, he says, is that it's more fun to watch the disc fly. When Taylor uncorks the disc for Newport Harbor High, it tends to travel far. Going into the CIF Southern Section Masters Track and Field Meet, Taylor heaved the disc the farthest out of all the boys competing in his event. Taylor's best effort last week at the Divisional finals was a 181-foot, 5-inch throw, tops in the meet, almost six feet ahead of the nearest competitor.
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June 9, 2012
Newport Harbor High senior Steve Michaelsen went through a week of practice he described as "laid-back," leading up to the Golden West Track & Field Invitational. The light approach provided a positive attitude, he said, and it translated to a second-place finish in the discus throw at Prairie City Stadium in Folsom. Michaelsen, bound for Wake Forest, threw 183 feet, 9 inches to take second place. He finished behind Jefferson Jarvis of Hidden Valley, Ore., who won with 194-9.
NEWS
May 11, 2002
Richard Dunn WALNUT - While Newport Harbor High sophomore Jillianne Whitfield aims to one day become the school-record holder in the girls discus, she's still trying to educate some on what it is exactly that she does in track and field. "I know some people who don't even know what (the discus) is," said Whitfield, whose goal is to break Cara Heads' 1995 school record of 149 feet, 5 inches. Whitfield, also a field hockey and basketball standout, didn't reach her season goal of 130 feet Friday night in the CIF Southern Section Division II Preliminaries at Mt. San Antonio College.
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March 28, 2014
GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD Newport Harbor 86, Huntington Beach 50 Hope Bender, Natalie Ward, Rachelle A La Torre and Samantha Yeager won two events each for the host Sailors in the Sunset League meet Thursday. Bender won the 200 meters in 27.6 seconds and took first in the 400 in 1:03.3. Ward won the 100 hurdles in 16.9 and 300 hurdles in 49.3. A La Torre won the shotput (37 feet, 8 inches) and discus (118-2), with personal records in each event. Yeager won the long jump (14-6)
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March 22, 2014
BOYS' TRACK & FIELD Triton Invitational SAN CLEMENTE — Newport Harbor High senior Marcel DeBarros finished second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in a time of 41.55 seconds to lead the Sailors on Saturday at San Clemente High. DeBarros was fifth in the 110 high hurdles (16.02). Senior Will Fortier was fourth in the shot put (52 feet, 9 inches) and fifth in the discus throw (150-0), while junior Stephen Mantei was fourth in the discus (151-4) for the Tars. Senior Rory Fleming was third in the 300 hurdles with a personal-record of 42.45.
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June 19, 2013
Three UC Irvine student-athletes and Newport Harbor High product Steve Michaelsen are in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Olympic heptathlete Sharon Day, a former Costa Mesa High standout, is competing at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the same venue, Drake Stadium. Competing for the Anteaters are Megan Benson (100-meter hurdles), Kaulyn Lee-McNeill (400 hurdles) and Itos Aikhionbare (shotput and discus throw)
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By Steve Galluzzo | June 2, 2013
CLOVIS - Finishing in a tie for third in the pole vault at Saturday's CIF state track and field championships in Clovis was more than OK for Orange Lutheran High junior Carl Johansson. The Newport Beach resident's goal was just to be in the top six and he exceeded his own expectations by matching his personal-best height of 15 feet, 10 inches, which he had reached one week before at the Southern Section Masters Meet. "I was pretty tired after qualifying [Friday] and I didn't do as well as I planned," Johansson said.
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By Steve Galluzzo | June 1, 2013
It took one throw for Marty Taylor to accomplish what he wanted in the discus on the first day of the CIF state track and field championships at Buchanan High in Clovis. The senior from Newport Harbor High put himself in the lead in the competition with an effort of 189 feet, 11 inches on his first attempt and didn't even need his other two throws. His throw was over two feet better than his closest competitor, Joseph Ilaoa of Homestead and was five and a half inches shy of his personal best (190-4 1/2)
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May 25, 2013
TRACK & FIELD NCAA West Preliminary Round AUSTIN, Texas - UC Irvine's Lacey Surak and Itos Aikhionbare saw their stellar 2013 seasons come to an end Saturday. Surak, a junior, had a top mark in the javelin throw of 148-0 (45.13 meters) in the prelims and did not advance to the final. Aikhionbare, a sophomore, had a best mark of 49-4 ¼ (15.04 meters) in the shotput as she was competing in her second event of the weekend. Surak was the Big West Conference champion in the javelin this season and her mark of 149-2 at the Beach Invitational April 20 ranks No. 2 in UCI history.
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May 24, 2013
TRACK & FIELD NCAA West Preliminary Round AUSTIN, Texas - UC Irvine sophomore Itos Aikhionbare did not advance in the discus throw Friday. Her best mark was 150-9 (45.96 meters) which did not make the final 12 that will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8. Friday's action was delayed over four hours due to weather in the Austin area. On Saturday, junior Lacey Surak competes in the javelin throw at 10 a.m., while Aikhionbare is in the shotput at 4 p.m. UCI sophomore Mason Miller concluded his 2013 season Friday in the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Austin, Texas.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 24, 2013
NORWALK - Marty Taylor says his favorite event is the discus throw. The reason why, he says, is that it's more fun to watch the disc fly. When Taylor uncorks the disc for Newport Harbor High, it tends to travel far. Going into the CIF Southern Section Masters Track and Field Meet, Taylor heaved the disc the farthest out of all the boys competing in his event. Taylor's best effort last week at the Divisional finals was a 181-foot, 5-inch throw, tops in the meet, almost six feet ahead of the nearest competitor.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | May 23, 2013
Three local boys and one girl will try to throw, run, hurdle and vault their way into the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Friday. Out of the Newport-Mesa foursome, only Newport Harbor High thrower Marty Taylor has reached state in the past. Taylor looks to return to Clovis for a second straight year, while Corona del Mar 400-meter sprinter Matt Hurst, CdM's 300-meter hurdler Troy Hardy and Newport Harbor's pole vaulter Peri Howser will get a chance to qualify for state at the CIF Southern Section Masters meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk.
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