Arcadia victories are Dunn deals
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ARCADIA - Diamond Ranch High School junior standout Karynn Dunn had her eyes on a first-place finish during Saturday night's session of the 41st annual Arcadia Invitational at Salter Stadium.
The holder of the nation's seventh-best mark in the long jump got in the winning groove early by capturing the women's 100-meter seeded hurdles before taking first in the long jump.
Dunn crossed the finish line in a personal-best 14.15 seconds to finish ahead of Colony's Sakaya Bolton (14.49) and Carter's April Pate (14.60).
I didn't expect to do my fastest because I'm just learning to get the real technique of hurdling, so whatever came out if it, was what it was, Dunn said. It was nice because, at first, I was having trouble with my start and I was high on the hurdles so I was a little nervous about how the rest was going to go.
I pulled it off, though.
California junior Chelsey Kamson finished seventh (15.04).
Dunn later captured her specialty with a jump of 19 feet, 8<MD+,%30,%55,%70>3/<MD-,%0,%55,%70>4 inches in the long jump. Dunn finished fifth in the triple jump (39-4<MD+,%30,%55,%70>1/<MD-,%0,%55,%70>2) while Chino Hills junior Melissa Keltner was seventh (38-10).
I had hoped that I would do better, but it's really hard to run when it's this hot, Fata said.
Fata also qualified in the 800 and the two-mile, but opted to just run in the mile.
I chose to just focus on this race, Fata said.
Damien senior Kris Danielson finished tied for fourth in the men's pole vault with a jump of 15-7. St. Paul's Dusty Brown finished 17th.
It wasn't nearly enough to match Los Gatos senior Nico Weiler, who set a meet record with a jump of 17-4.
Damien's Taylor Herrera finished fourth in the men's seeded 200.
Los Altos High's Kristin Rimbach finished fourth in the high jump with a jump of 5-7. Arcadia's Karen Han tied for sixth at 5-5.
The Conquerors finished seventh in the women's 4x100 seeded relay.
Arroyo senior Derek Thomas was fifth in the men's 1-mile invitational in 4:18.40.
Arcadia's Ryan Ernst was 12th in the seeded mile in 4:26.99.
Long Beach Poly's Joey Hughes set a meet record in the men's 400 invitational in a time of 46.97 while Poly's 4x100 relay team set a meet record in the women's 4x100 invitational (46.27).
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