MURRIETA -- Tucked in between the Arcadia Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays, the Inland Empire Championships still produced 27 gold elite standard marks along with a host of special performances from some of the absolute elite athletes in CA.
Yucaipa senior sprinter Asani Hampton wasn't on the track for long but when he was, it was a show-stopper. Hampton just missed his CA-leading time in the 100m (10.47) when he blistered the field in 10.49 (1.5). Hampton, signed with Michigan, came back later to post a CA-leading 200m of 21.21 (1.9).
Roosevelt senior Breanna Bernard-Joseph won the 300m hurdles in 42.96 (just over her existing meet record of 42.43), anchored a meet record-setting 4x400m relay (3:51.19/CA #3) and placed second in the 100 hurdles (13.99/-0.9) to meet record-setting winning Danae Dyer (13.90).
It was the first time this season that Bernard-Joseph has dipped under 14 seconds in the 100 hurdles.
Dyer (Frank Bellino photo above) is CA #2 with her 13.68 from Arcadia (US. #5). Notch her up a slot for wind-legal readings because Jada Hicks' (CA#1/US #3) 13.54 at a league dual, had a 2.4 meters per second wind reading, 0.4 over the allowable for record purposes.