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Posted by King Track & Field at Jul 15, 2021 8:25AM PDT

Though the ML King track season ended almost a month ago, the recognition for a fine 2021 season both for the program and for individuals continue to pour in. For the 16th year in a row, the Wolves boys and girls teams finished in the Riverside County top ten poll. The boys were ranked 5th and the girls were ranked 6th.

In the final rankings of the top 40 performances in each event in the entire state, 5 athletes from King made their way unto the various lists. Edgar Ortega made the list in the 1600 with his 4:17.53 and Francisco Zavaleta made the 3200 list with his 9:14.65. Jared Beasley’s 15-3 in the pole vault had him in the top 10 in the state while Brandon Benson’s 46-1 in the triple jump placed him 7th in the state. Alyssa Hope, only a sophomore, also settled in the top 40 in both the long jump and triple jump.

Benson was awarded “honorable mention” on the All-State Track and Field team.