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Track & Field News

There is a happy ending to what seemed like a difficult and painful story when we first reported it this past spring. You may remember the young man who chose to have his foot amputated because it caused him so much pain. We caught up with him Thursday at the College of San Mateo.

Taking place at the College of San Mateo on the Bay over three days from June 20 until June 22, the competition, the first to be held on the US west coast, will be a major target for top US stars in the absence of a World Championships in 2014.

There will be at least one familiar face at CSM when the school hosts the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships June 20-22. Gary Dilley has been a face of the Peninsula track and field scene for the better part of three decades.

Scott Chiesa set a CSM record in the men’s javelin throw while Moreen Pahulu and Aaron Volkman won individual titles at Saturday’s Northern California Community College Track and Field Championships.

The CSM squad showcased its abilities by medaling in all four men’s disciplines and three women’s disciplines Saturday.

College of San Mateo will host the U.S. Paralympics track and field championships in June, the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Tuesday, bringing the competition to California for the first time.

CSM has used its legs to manufacture runs as Freshman shortstop Miles Mastrobuoni has swiped 18 bags on the season. As usual, the CSM track and field team has a number of standouts on throws. In the pool, CSM freshman Kawei Tan is seeded among the top five in the state in a quintet of events

College of San Mateo’s Evan McDaniel claimed the first men’s title on Saturday at the CCCAA Track and Field Championships hosted by CSM, effectively winning the shot with his first put of 55 feet 10½ inches.

College of San Mateo shot putter extraordinaire Evan McDaniel was a 175-pound thrower who qualified for the Nevada state track and field meet as a senior at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nev. in 2005.

Hurdler Evan Skovronski and thrower Evan McDaniel blew away the competition to win Northern California track and field titles at American River College in Sacramento over the weekend.