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Ripon’s Clara Schoolland makes state final in high jump
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 Clara Schoolland is the only area athlete moving on to day 2 of the 104th California Interscholastic Federation State Track & Field Championships in Clovis.

The Ripon High sophomore did it by breaking her own school record in preliminary round of the high jump Friday at Buchanan’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. Schoolland cleared 5 feet, 5 inches on the first attempt, and that was good enough to have her in a third-place tie heading into the final.

The championship events take place today. The girls high jump starts at 7:30 p.m.

Scholland opened with the starting height at 5-2, getting that on the first try. She then hit 5-4 on the second jump. Julia Teven of Brea Olinda and Ilicia Ross of Central are the co-leaders. The starting height today is set at 5-3. The top 12 advance.

Ripon teammate Starla Skiles competed in the hurdles. She clocked the 18th time in the 100 hurdles at 14.81 seconds and was 21st in the 300 at 45.67. Nationally ranked Morgan Herbst leads the 300 field with a 41.93, while Anisa Bowen-Fontenot (13.74) of San Diego is one just two to record sub-14-second times in the 100 hurdles.

Only the top nine — three heat winners and the next six best times — qualify for the final rounds of the hurdles, sprints and relays.

Manteca sprinter Jayden Scarver also ran two events.

He finished the 400 in 49.10 seconds for 18th place. Northview’s Dylan Ochoa is the top seed for the final with a 47.24.

Scarver competed in the 4x400 with teammates Isaiah Arechiga, Dario Rodriguez and Julian Moncada. They took 21st place in 3 minutes, 28.80 seconds. Wilson of Long Beach blazed to the top-seeded time at 3:15.08.