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Cosumnes Oaks' McFarland Takes State Title in Hurdles

May 29, 2024 05:08PM ● By Alejandro Barron

Myles McFarland stands at the podium after winning the gold in the 110m Hurdles (39”) with a mark of 13.69 for a personal record at the 104 annual CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High School in Clovis on May 25, 2024. Photo courtesy of @myles_mcfarland_ on Instagram

ELK GROVE, CA (MPG) - The 104 annual CIF State Track and Field Championships took place on May 24 and 25 at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High School in Clovis. 
Many local athletes competed, with one particular athlete from Cosumnes Oaks bringing home the gold at the state championship. 
In the 110m Hurdles (39”), Myles McFarland, the senior of Cosumnes Oaks, also took first place with a personal record mark of 13.69 to become the first area runner to win the state title in this competition since 1936. 
“I just want to thank God to be able to come here for this performance,” McFarland said in an interview for MileSplit CA. “It’s an amazing feeling and I believed I could win so I went out there and proved to everybody else that I was the better guy today.” 
Last year in the state finals, McFarland said he was disqualified so it was amazing for him to come back and handle business. 
The San Jose State commit for track and field said it means a lot for him to be the big competition for other runners at a place like the State Championships. 
“It means a lot to have that target on my back, but I was made to deal with these things and through all the tribulations and trials and I always find a way to be that guy,” he said. 
McFarland ends his high school career as state champion and to emphasize that, he said on his best day he cannot be beaten. 
Also for Cosumnes Oaks in the long jump, freshman Tatiana Youngblood placed eighth with a mark of 18-04.50.