Margaux Jones, who just completed her sophomore season at Redlands High School, is scheduled to compete this weekend in the long jump at the USA Track & Field Junior Nationals. Jones is shown here competing at the CIF State Meet. (Terry Pierson / Staff Photographer)

 

Three members of the HSGameTime All-Area Track & Field team will compete at the USA Track & Field Junior Nationals beginning today (June 20) at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Nick Ponzio will compete in the shot put today. Jade Miller will run in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday with finals on Saturday. And Margaux Jones will compete in the long jump, also Friday and Saturday.

Ponzio, a recent graduate of Temecula Great Oak headed to the University of Florida, had the nation’s top shot put mark this season, 69-feet, 7.25-inches, setting a Riverside County record, and won the CIF State championship.

Miller, also a Great Oak grad, who is headed to Harvard, had the nation’s fastest time in the 300-meter hurdles, 41.02-seconds, set while winning the State title. She steps up to the college distance here.

Jones, who just completed her sophomore season at Redlands High School, is a two-time medal winner at the State Meet. She had a legal best jump this season of 20-feet, 2.75-inches and a wind-aided best of 20-03.50.

–JEFFREY PARENTI/jparenti@pe.com