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TRACK & FIELD: 2 Ripon field athletes qualify for Masters
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STOCKTON — Ripon High’s Chris Cook and Emily Qualle have their spots secured for next week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet.

Half of the field events along with the track trials took place in Day 1 of the SJS Division IV-V meet Tuesday at Chavez High. The top five placers and others with at-large qualifying marks advance to Masters.

Cook finished as the runner-up in the Division V shot put with a mark of 46 feet, 7 inches. The Trans-Valley League’s two-time champion in the event was edged out by Capital Christian’s Darien Semedo by 3 inches.

Qualle finished third in the discus, advancing with a throw of 99-01. Tino Raygoza competed in the pole vault — he took second at the league meet last week — but results were not posted as of press time.

The Indians are advancing to the divisional finals in eight track events. The competitors with the top eight times make the finals.

Ryan Daggett is safely through to the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdle finals. He won his heat in the 300 hurdles and is seeded second overall with a new personal record of 41.51 seconds. The junior ended up fourth overall in the 110 (16.07).

Two freshmen made it to the 800-meter finals. Bennie Dimas turned in the fifth best time in the boys 800 in 2:06.24, while Laila Irigoyen also took fifth in the girls race in 2:29.48.

The girls 4x400 clocked the seventh fastest time in 4 minutes, 27.59 seconds, and the boys relay is the No. 8 seed with a 3:44.59 time.