By Steve Breazeale

Junior Kelsey Benoit capped off his successful 2013 track and field campaign with a seventh place finish in the shot put at the CIF State Track and Field Championships on June 1.

Benoit was able to muster up a throw of 58 feet, 8 inches in the preliminary rounds on May 31 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, putting him in fifth place in the qualifying stages.

In the finals, Benoit bettered his previous attempt by tossing a throw that measured 58 feet, 11 3/4 inches, good enough for the seventh place finish.

Great Oak’s Nick Ponzio won the event with a throw of 66 feet, 2 1/2 inches.

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