Four Bruins make the qualifying cuts |

Four Bruins make the qualifying cuts

John HartShawn Lawrence (center) leads the field in the 1600-meter run.
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AUBURN – Four members of the Bear River Track and Field team turned in big time performances at the Sierra Foothill League meet at Placer Friday.

Briana Thomas, Shawn Lawrence, Chris Kincanon and Chelsea Haverty finished in the top six in their individual events to earn a spot in the Sac-Joaquin Sub Section at American River College in Sacramento Wednesday.

Thomas led the way for Bear River with three berths.

The senior took third in the shot put (33 feet, 51/2 inches), fourth in the discus (103-2) and fifth in the long jump with a distance of 14-111/2.

Lawrence set a personal record in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 28.26 seconds to take sixth. The junior also qualified in the 3,200 (9:59.56) a fourth place finish.

Chris Kincanon smashed his personal record by more than eight six feet in the discus with a distance of 130-91/2. The senior also took sixth in the shot put (43-5 1/2).

Haverty, a sophomore, finished third in the long jump with a distance of 15-23/4.

“I was really proud of Chris. We were pretty much counting on Lawrence and Briana to continue. They qualified last year and for them to qualify again was great, but it was kind of an added bonus to see Chris Kincanon, a guy who’s been with us four years, to have come along and do great,” Bruin head coach Scott Savoie said.

“And we were all concerned about Haverty, she has really been hurting lately. She was basically out of commission for a week and a half and to come back and take third was really nice,” he added.”

Nellie Lira-Giammona turned in a time of 5:37.41 to take seventh in the 1,600 and make to trip to the subs as an alternate.

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