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Lompoc's Shemar Savage, seen as he wins the 100-meter run during the Los Padres League track finals at Santa Maria High School last year, won the 100- and 200-meter races last weekend at the Atascadero Memorial. He also set meet records in both events.

Len Wood, Staff

Lompoc High track and field delivered a stellar day at the Atascadero Memorial Meet on Saturday – producing numerous first-place marks in San Luis Obisipo County, both on the boys and girls sides. 

One of the multiple winners was Shemar Savage – who took first in three separate events in the 100 meter, 200 meter and helped run the anchor leg of the Braves’ 4X100 relay team that raced their way to a first place mark of 44.84.

“If there had been an athlete of the meet award, he would have received it,” said LHS track and field coach Jake Brown.

Savage went on to shatter personal best marks in the 100 (10.86) and the 200 (22.53) while setting meet records in both races.

Juan DeLuna won the discus throw with his toss of 145 feet, 3 inches. DeLuna also took second in the boys shot put throw with his heave of 45-5.

Brown added that Dallas Canley had a strong day as well in the relay and 100-meter dash.

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The girls had an equally impressive day, as Casidy Cunningham and Kylie Yanez were two big winners in their events. Cunningham, who will attend Columbia University next fall, took first in the long and triple jump. Yanez, who attended the Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table on Monday, won both hurdle races.

Cunningham also took second in the 100-meter dash. The next Brave to place a high mark in that event is a newcomer to the LHS track and field team: Ayziah Simmons, who placed fourth in the event.