Citrus Valley track and team program primed for CIF success

Posted: May 6, 2012 at 6:16 am

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With CIF Prelims on the horizon, a healthy sprinkling of confidence doesn't hurt, and neither does a flood of league titles.

That's the way the Citrus Valley High School track and field program is looking at its trip to the Division 3 meet at Estancia High School, where the program hopes to take the Costa Mesa event by storm this coming weekend.

The Blackhawks, who breezed through the Mountain Valley League to a pair of team championships, are now headed to the first round of CIF competition on Saturday, and will be doing so fresh off a dominating showing at MVL Finals.

After the Citrus Valley boys reeled off their first undefeated league campaign, and the girls did so for the second straight year, the two squads combined to win 18 of 30 events at Thursday's finals, turning in a number of standout performances that highlighted a home meet the hosts dominated from start to finish.

Sophomore Rian Young-Werner won the long jump and had a hand in the winning 4x100 relay, but it was in the triple jump where she shined the brightest.

Her jump of 39 feet, 9 inches not only won the event but set a personal record.

According to Blackhawk coach Marie Honeyfield, she has a puncher's chance of heading to the CIF State meet, but it will take a serious effort out of the youngster.

"If she goes with her A game, she might make it to state," Honeyfield said. "But it won't be easy. She's really, really got to come with her A game."

On the boys side, Apeti Adadevoh is Citrus Valley's horse, as the senior long jumper is the third-best in Division 3.

Honeyfield knows he won't be an easy athlete to oust either.

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Citrus Valley track and team program primed for CIF success

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