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Valerio Finishes 11th in Pole Vault at SoCal Regional Prelims

Valerio Finishes 11th in Pole Vault at SoCal Regional Prelims

Allan Hancock College freshman Davina Valerio tied for 11th place in the women's pole vault during the Southern California Regional Prelims on Saturday at Riverside College. The Pioneer Valley High School graduate cleared 8 feet, 10.25 inches on her first attempt to tie with three other jumpers for 11th place in the field of 21 women. The top nine advanced to next week's regional final for a chance to qualify for the 2019 CCCAA State Championships. Valerio needed to clear 9-4.25 to qualify for the final.

Valerio also finished 20th in the long jump with a top leap of 15 feet, 0.75 of an inch, which came on her first attempt. The top 12 advanced to next week's finals, leaving Valerio 15.5 inches shy of advancing. San Diego Mesa's Holly Stallman finished first with a top mark of 20-0.25.

Valerio qualified for SoCal Prelims by finishing second in the pole vault and third in the long jump at the Western State Conference Finals.

Freshman Mireya Martinez finished third in the 3,000-meter race walk exhibition. She finished in 24:54.67. Cuesta's Kasey Shaw won the exhibition with a time of 21:17.76.