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Bruins bound for Masters meet

Bear River High School’s track-and-field duo of Nicole Jackson and Rachel Welz once again turned in personal records Thursday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III meet at Modesto Junior College.

Jackson took first place in both the 100 and 300 hurdles to qualify for next week’s section Masters Meet at Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium.

Jackson’s time of 15.23 seconds in the 100 hurdles broke her previous school record time. Welz was right behind in second place with a personal record of 15.71.



Jackson’s time of 45.79 in the 300 hurdles was also a personal record. Welz finished fourth in 46.40, also a personal best, also qualifying in both events for next week.

“It is exciting,” Jackson said of her times continuing to improve. “I definitely hope they come down next week. I’m hoping the competition will help me step it up a notch and bring my times down even lower.”




In qualifying in the hurdles events, Welz will now compete in four events next week. She took first in Tuesday’s high jump competition and third in the long jump.

“I didn’t think I’d do that well in the 100 (Thursday),” she said. “But it was nice.”

Bear River junior Jared Murnan barely missed qualifying for the section Masters Meet in the high jump Thursday. Murnan cleared the bar set at 6 feet, but was edged out of the sixth – and final qualifying spot – by one miss.

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