Thursday, June 03, 2010

Jesuit's R.J. Frasier seeks state track gold

The CIF State Track & Field Championships are littered with the ruined reputations of area high school sprinters unable to keep pace with their Southern California counterparts.

Jesuit's R.J. Frasier just might be the exception. The senior ranks among the favorites in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and the glamorous 100-meter dash at this week's meet in Clovis.

Frasier was 3 the last time a local runner, Jim McGee of Sacramento High School in 1996, won the 100 in the state finals. There has never been an area champion in the 300 hurdles, an event in which Frasier placed fifth at last season's finals.

To add intrigue, Frasier is leading a contingent of Jesuit athletes hungry to win the area's first boys state team championship since Sacramento High in 1972.

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