CCS boys track

 Fabian Hunkin's quest to get back to the state meet in the discus for North Salinas takes another step Saturday at the Central Coast Section trials.
 The senior will go into the trials ranked third at 149-feet. Owner of a career best of 154-7, Hunkin is familiar with the ring, having thrown his last two meets at Gilroy High.
 Hunkin will be a sleeper in the shot as his season best of 50-6 would likely put him in the finals. The top eight extend their season into the CCS finals in eight days.
 The road back to state for King City distance ace Roman Munoz is coming into focus in the 1,600, as the senior has had two more weeks to build back his endurance.
 Having missed five weeks with leg injuries, Munoz ran comfortably in capturing the MTAL title two weeks ago in 4:22.38. He ran 4:18 earlier this spring.
 Munoz is seeded No. 4 in the section trails. Last year he qualified for state with a mark of 4:17.71 at the CCS finals.
 Looking to return to the CCS finals is MTAL shot put champion Daniel Contawe of Soledad, who is ranked fifth at 49-8 1/2. The senior has a career best of 51-2.
 Flying under the radar all year, Isaiah Guerra will go into Saturday's trials ranked No. 1 in the triple jump for North Salinas with a mark of 44- 1/2.
 Times are dropping in the 300 intermediate hurdles as six runners are under 40 seconds this spring, including Salinas' Jonathan Chagnon, who has a best of 39.31.
 Gabilan Division 400 champion Isaiah Blanco ran just fast enough to win at last week's Master Meet for Palma. His season best of 50.21 moves him into the No. 3 spot based on times.
 Putting his name into the 100 meter hat is teammate Emilio Martinez, who dipped under 11 seconds last week with a mark of 10.96, moving him into the top six.
 A pair of sleepers in the 3,200 include Palma's Sam Lavorato and North Salinas' Brandon Gutierrez while Palma's Jack Fling has cleared 14-feet in the pole vault.

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