DP’s Scarvelis moves up to No. 2 all-time in state; San Marcos wins meet

In her last high school meet at Dos Pueblos and in the ring she’s practiced in for the past four years, Stamatia Scarvelis went out with a bang.

The two-time CIF State Champion in the girls shot put, extended her state-leading mark to 53-9.25 at Thursday’s dual meet against San Marcos. The massive throw ranks second all-time in state history and fifth all-time in the U.S. It came just five days after winning the county meet, where she went under 50 feet for the first time this season.

Her recent heavy weight workouts are obviously paying off.

The UCLA-bound Scarvelis trails only Anna Jelmini of Shafter in the state record book. Jelmini has a state best of 54-04.75, set in 2009.

Scarvelis led the nation earlier this season, but Raven Saunders of South Carolina overtook her with a historic toss of 56-08.25 last month, reported the web site PrepCalTrack.

The DP senior’s throw on Thursday moved her past Natalie Kaaiawahia of Fullerton (53-07.75 in 1983) and San Luis Obispo’s Karen Freberg (53.07.50 in 2001) on the California all-time list.


She surpassed her previous PR of 53-3.50, set at the Trabuco Hills Invitational in March.

Scarvelis remains the national leader in the discus at 172-7.

As for the crosstown meet, San Marcos won both the boys and girls competition. The Royals girls took a 61-45 decision, while the boys prevailed 66-48. The girls earned a share of the Channel League title with Ventura.

Jill Fisher won the 100 (12.65) and 200 (26.20) and Aanavi Karandikar edged out DP’s Megan Gee in the 100 hurdles to lead the San Marcos girls. Freshman Erica Schroeder won the 800 in 2:17 and Delaney Werner captured the 400 for the Royals in 59.9, adding 10 points to the team total.

Esteban Alfaro led San Marcos sweeps in the 100 and 200 with times of 11.10 and 21.8 and was part of the winning 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Elijah Johnson and Tyson Miller went 1-2 in the 400 for the Royals (50.06 and 50.86). Jon Wilson continued his winning ways in the 300 hurdles (41.97) and he also captured the long jump.

For Dos Pueblos, Addi Zerrenner won the girls distance double in her last competitive laps around the DP track. She won the 1600 in 5:02 and the 3200 in 11:02.50. Niema Poindexter doubled in the long jump (17-4.25) and triple jump (36-8). Gee took first in the 300 hurdles and Scarvelis won the discus at 149-01.

Jon Dickinson captured the discus (150-02) and shot put (52-1.75) to lead the DP boys. Tyler Bradford led a Charger sweep in the 800 with a time of 2:02.65.