Central Section Athletes Earn 23 Medals at CIF finals

June 2, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Central Section starred in Saturday's CIF State Track and Field finals, earning 23 medals and winning five state championships.

Action News cameras were out at Veterans Memorial Stadium for the boys' discus event, won by Brendan Song of West Hills at 188 feet, eight inches.

Locally, Clovis West's Harvard-bound Nikki Okwelogu won the girls' discus at 173 feet, nine inches.

Clovis North sophomore Mikaela Smith wins the 800 meters at a just over two minutes and eight seconds.

Ridgeview of Bakersfield's Ivan Gonzalez won boys 800 meters in just over one minute 50 seconds and change.

And Stockdale of Bakersfield's Blake Haney won two state championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter distance races.