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Tritons Advance to CIF-SS Track and Field Prelims
For the first time in school history, the San Clemente boys track and field team captured a third consecutive league championship. The Tritons won the Sea View League team championship following its performance at the league finals meet on May 14.
The Tritons boys team will send 13 athletes to the CIF-SS Prelims at Trabuco Hills High School on May 14. The list of CIF-SS Prelims qualifiers includes: Jack Shippy (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4×100-meter relay, long jump), Hunter Clark (400-meter, 4×400-meter relay), Connor Dunne (400-meter, 800-meter, 4×400-meter relay), Carlos deJesus (1,600-meter, 3,200-meter) Bennett Secrest (high jump), Aaron Nesbit (long jump, triple jump, 4×100-meter relay), Sean Kelsay (pole vault), Dade Amon (shot put, discus), Devon Barr (discus), Jeremy Brady (4×400-meter relay), Hayden Sanders (4×400-meter relay), Russell Donaldson (4×100-meter relay) and Austin Whitsett (4×100-meter relay).
The San Clemente girls track and field team took third place at the league finals and earned a second place overall finish in the Sea View League.
Anna Gillis placed first in the both the shot put and discus throws. Chloe Patterson won the 100-meter hurdles. The list of other CIF-SS Prelims qualifiers includes: Julia Becker (high jump), Rylee Kerr (400-meter, 4×100-meter relay, 4×400-meter relay), Emilie Bennett (200-meter, 4×100-meter relay, 4×400-meter relay), Natalie Crapo (4×100-meter relay), Sidney Giles (4×100-meter relay), Anezka DeGree (4×400-meter relay) and Marina McDonough (4×400-meter relay).
Volleyball Advances Past Eagles in Playoff Opener
Playing without two starters, the San Clemente boys volleyball team defeated visiting Santa Margarita in four sets in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 1 Championships on May 12. The Tritons will travel to play seventh-seeded Westlake on May 12.
Against the Eagles, the Tritons (23-9) were without Aaron Strange and Paul Castellana, who are nursing injuries. San Clemente got contributions from all over its roster, including a 15-kill effort by Jess Hunt. Dillon Waikle chipped in 10 kills and Kyler Presho added eight. Presho also led the team with six blocks. Kian Feiner had 27 assists and Sean Carroll had 20 digs. Bryce Curtis, who sprained his ankle recently, returned to the lineup and recorded six kills and seven digs.
Boys Tennis Defeats JSerra in First Round of Playoffs
The San Clemente boys tennis team defeated visiting JSerra 13-5 in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 2 Championships. The Tritons will travel to play Villa Park in the second round on May 13.