Harvard-Westlake's Chapus advances to World Youth 1,500 final

Harvard-Westlake's Cami Chapus ran a personal-best 4minutes, 22.69 seconds in the 1,500 meters Wednesday to place sixth in her heat and qualify for Saturday's final at the seventh IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships in Lille, France.

Chapus, who ran 4:25.61 to make the U.S. roster June29 at the World Youth trials in Myrtle Beach, S.C., ascended to No. 3 nationally and 15th on the world's 17-under performance list this year.

Chapus now boasts the fastest outdoor prep time in the country this year in the mile (4:42.71), the No. 2 mark in the 1,600 (4:40.88) and the third-fastest effort in the 1,500.

Chapus is one of two Americans to advance to the 12-runner final, along with Hannah Meier from Michigan's Grosse Pointe South High (4:25.28).

Kenya's Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (4:16.95), who won Chapus' heat, leads all qualifiers.

Oaks Christian selected Div. IV school of the year

After winning Southern Section titles in football, boys' basketball, girls' soccer and softball, Oaks Christian was selected Div. IV state school of the year by Cal-Hi Sports.

Oaks Christian also had its girls' basketball team reach the division finals, its baseball team advance to the semifinals, in addition to strong finals performances by its boys' and girls' track and field teams.

Locals help San Gabriel to pair of fourth-place finishes

San Gabriel Volleyball Club secured fourth-place finishes Advertisement in the boys' 16- and 17-under club divisions recently at the USA Junior National Championships at Minneapolis Convention Center.

Verdugo Hills' Chris Suarez and St. Francis' Michael Bacall, Thomas Banks and Tyler Korzun contributed for San Gabriel's 17-under team.

Burroughs' Shayne Beamer, Daniel Jacobs and Bryant Lagmay, Providence's Phil Harvey, St. Francis' Christopher Thompson and West Ranch's Christian Cayabyab led the way for the 16-under team.

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