Saturday, June 07, 2014

O'Brine Earns 12th in State In Discus Throw

by Steven Shaff, St. Francis H.S. Ass't A.D.

St. Francis senior Kayla O’Brine finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 126-9 at the CIF Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon.
It was nice to come here and finish my senior year strong,” said O’Brine, who advanced to the finals with a throw of 142-6 in the prelims on Friday. 
St. Francis' discus thrower Kayla O'Brine

The Elk Grove product was one of three throwers competing in the finals for the second consecutive season. She also finished 12th as a junior and was a three-time qualifier overall.

Stamatia Scarvelis from Dos Pueblos won the event with a throw of a 163-7.

O’Brine, who will compete for the UCSB Track and Field program next year, had a season-best of 147-1 at the Arcadia Invitational. The throw ranked second in the Sac-Joaquin Section and fifth in the state entering the state meet.

She won the Delta River League title and recorded nine first-place finishes over the course of the season. She also finished  third at the section meet and second overall at the Masters meet to qualify for the state championships.
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