Navarrette attended El Capitan High School in Merced where he was coached by his father, Nick Navarrette. Dominique had a throw of 186-00 last year going into the CIF State Meet, but could only get out to 155-00 and didn’t get out of the prelims.

Dominique Navarrette won the discus throw at the CCCAA State Track & Field Championship San Mateo on Friday and Saturday. COS sent 4 athletes to the competition and all scored points.

The men’s team scored 20 points for thirteenth place, while the women scored three points to finish 31st.

Navarrette attended El Capitan High School in Merced where he was coached by his father, Nick Navarrette. Dominique had a throw of 186-00 last year going into the CIF State Meet, but could only get out to 155-00 and didn’t get out of the prelims.

Switching from a 1.6 kg. high school discus to a 2.0 kg. college one, and dealing with cold February and March weather, the SoCal native was averaging less than 150-00 in the first five meets for COS.

He found his form in April and averaged 164-00 per throw thereafter, setting a personal record of 166-09 in early April and then equaling it to win the NorCals. He threw the discus 166-05 to win the state meet.

Navarrette was six feet behind the leader after four throws (of 6), when he unleashed the 2 longest throws of the day. His fifth throw of 166-05 was the winner. He ranks fourth in the national JC rankings.

Thomas Dodgen entered the decathlon competition ranked fourth in the state and that’s where he finished with a clutch performance. His strength is in the second day events, so he’s used to finding himself behind after the first day, but his ninth place in the standings put pressure on him.

He gained three places with a second place in the discus, and then finished third in the pole vault, fourth in the javelin, and third in the 1500m. Dodgen was in fifth place after nine events, but outran his competitor and finished with a season-best 5982 points. That ranks him ninth in the country among junior college decathletes.

Parker Lapsley high-jumped 6-04.75 to finish fourth in his event. He had only 1 miss along the way, breaking a tie with other jumpers who needed more attempts to clear the height.

Lapsley also excelled in the long jump, getting out to 22-03.75 during the season but not qualifying for the state meet.

Emily King finished sixth in the javelin at the state meet after finishing sixth at the NorCals. She exploded on her first throw of the day, hurling the javelin 116-11, 5 feet better than her previous season best. It was also her best throw of the day by 10 feet. She ranks 14th nationally.