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Division II track: Queen Creek's Harris grabs first title

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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:55 am | Updated: 3:16 pm, Mon May 14, 2012.

Queen Creek’s Dedrick Harris grabbed his first state championship, as the junior came away with the 300-meter hurdle title at the Division II state track championships Saturday at Mesa Community College.

Harris, a junior, won the title with a personal-best 38.40 seconds. He was second in the 110-high hurdles with a time of 14.71.

McClintock senior Eduardo Roa capped his season with a second-place finish in the 3,200. Roa clocked a 9:30.15.

Click here for complete results from the Div. II track and field state championships

Other East Valley individual placers:

McClintock:  Josh Aberle, 5th in the long jump (21-11).

Campo Verde:  Jon Moreno, 8th in the discus (141-0)

Queen Creek:  Kevin Parkinson, 5th in the 300 hurdles (40.22).

Division II girls

Queen Creek was the top finisher from the East Valley, finishing sixth with 31 points. Tucson teams swept the top three spots, as Salpointe won the title with 85 points, followed by Canyon del Oro with 72 and Ironwood Ridge with 52.

Shaylin McGhee was the top point scorer for Queen Creek, finishing second in the discus with a throw of 113 feet, 9 inches. She also finished fifth in the shot put at 34-7 ¼. Maddie Belnap also had a podium finish, placing third in the triple jump at 36-3.

Marcos de Niza’s Savannah Whitehead earned a silver medal in the pole vault, clearing 11-0.

Other place winners

Queen Creek: Kayla Forbis, fifth in 400 meters (58.74); Summer Crewse, 7th in 100-meter hurdles (15.65).

Tempe:  Diana Garcia, fifth in 3,200 (11:37.63), 7th in 1,600 (5:22.15); Leticia Shaban, 8th in 3,200 (11:54.38)

Apache Junction: Selena Quiroz, fifth in triple jump (34-1 ¾).

Campo Verde:  Savannah McNair, 8th in shot put (33-7 ¾); Meg McDowell, 8th in 300 hurdles (46.68)

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