With the Cerritos College crowd clapping in unison, Shane Rowan popped the longest triple jump of his life.
The San Marcos senior went 47-3 — two feet over his previous best — to win the Division 3 title at the CIF-SS Divisional Track and Field Championships on Saturday.
Rowan’s career jump started a big day for local athletes.
Four athletes captured CIF titles, and locals achieved qualifying marks in 10 events for next week’s CIF Masters State Qualifying meet at Cerritos.
The other local champions are state leader Nick Scarvelis of Dos Pueblos in the Division 2 shot put with a mark of 63-8.75; Hannah McDaniel of San Marcos in the Division 3 girls high jump at 5-6 and Connor Reck of Santa Ynez in the Division 4 800 with a time of 1:53.84.
Elysia Hodges of San Marcos finished two-hundredths of a second behind Omhunique Browne of San Marino in the 300 hurdles in Division 3. Hodges was timed in 43.58 and Browne in 43.56.
Complete meet results: http://www.royalresults.com/liveresults/
The San Marcos girls 4×400 relay team of Kaylin Koopmans, Marie Brashears, McDaniel and Hodges also placed second and dropped their PR time under 3:50, clocking 3:49.08, the fifth fastest time of the day. Harvard Westlake won the race in 3:48.14.
The marks of all four individual event winners, the relay team and Hodges qualified them for the Masters. Also advancing are Nick Scarvelis in the discus (180-09, 2nd place in Division 2), Sergey Sushchikh in the 3200 (9:12.01, 3rd), Marina Plesons in the girls pole vault (11-9, 4th) and freshman Stamatia Scarvelis in the girls shot put (39-11, 3rd), all from Dos Pueblos.
The top nine marks overall in running events qualified for the Masters. The field events varied. In the girls pole vault, for instance, 11 athletes advanced.
The Santa Ynez boys 4×400 relay team is an alternate after posting the 10th fastest overall time of 3:20.71.
As has been his custom, Reck went out fast in the 800 and never lost the lead. Luke Decker of JSerra stayed close for a while, but he couldn’t maintain the pace the Harvard-bound Reck set and fell back. Reck said he beat his PR by three seconds.
Hodges looked strong coming out of the final turn of the 300 hurdles. She said the difference in the race came down to the amount of clearance over the hurdles. Despite coming up short, Hodges was happy with her time.
The results of other locals athletes who competed in finals included:
San Marcos girls 4×100 relay (Hodges, Koopmans, Courtney LaViale, McDaniel), fifth in Division 3 in a school-record 48.54.
Cody Uhrig, Santa Ynez, fourth in the Division 4 400, 49.27.
Joshua Yaro, Cate, fourth in the Division 4 high jump, 6-0.
Kaytee Krivulka, Santa Ynez, fourth in the Division 4 discus, 116-02; Rachel Szeyller, Santa Ynez, fifth, 115-0; Amanda Frazier, Santa Ynez, seventh, 105-04.
Zach Foss, Santa Ynez, fourth in the Division 4 pole vault, 12-09.
Kaci Mexico, Santa Ynez, fourth in Division 4 pole vault, 10-03.
Wyatt Craddock, Carpinteria, sixth in the Division 4 shot put, 46-10.5.
Marie Brashears, San Marcos, sixth in the Division 3 800, 2:18.09.
Nicole Poindexter, Bishop Diego, sixth in the Division 4 long jump, 16-3.5
Shelby Dunlap, Carpinteria, seventh in the Division 4 300 hurdles, 46.31; seventh in the high jump, 5-0.
San Marcos boys 4×400 relay (Tristan Lake, Dillon Kraus, Randee Harvey, Philip David), seventh in Division 3, 3:24.39.
Carpinteria boys 4×400 relay (David Cornejo, Aron Uribe, Travis Madden, Alex Rodriguez), eighth in Division 4, 3:29.66