Only two Redwood Empire athletes advanced to the finals of the CIF State Track & Field Championships at Clovis, but the duo made the most of it. Both kids earned points Saturday, with Petaluma junior Allison Scranton finishing sixth in the discus and Maria Carrillo senior Dante Hay crossing seventh in the 800 meters.
Both rose to the level of competition, setting personal records that far outstripped their performances both at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions a week earlier and during Friday's preliminaries.
Scranton threw the discus 141 feet, 3 inches on her third and final attempt in the finals.
Hay completed the 800 in 1:52.36 while employing a new strategy.
At the MOC, he raced to the front of the pack and did his best to hold on, eventually finishing third. This time he hung back and saved energy before making his move.