School: Buhach Colony
The Week: Coward won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 discus championship with a throw of 135 feet, 1 inch. The victory qualified her for the Masters championship this week in Elk Grove.
School: Golden Valley
Event: Shot Put
The Week: Olabode won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 shot put title with a throw of 58 feet, 3.5 inches to earn a trip to this week's Masters championship at Elk Grove.
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This story was originally published May 28, 2014 2:49 PM.