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Hawk athletes compete at Masters
Marc Bejaran's career with Central Valley High School's varsity track and field team was brief and filled with success.

The first-year high jumper advanced all the way to the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet.

He placed 16th in a field of 24 on Friday at Sacramento City College's Hughes Stadium.

"I can't be disappointed with my overall year," Marc said. "I surprised a lot of people. I had a lot of fun."

Bejaran would have advanced to the CIF State Meet had he matched his personal-best mark of 6-4, which he cleared the previous week on his way to a second-place finish at the Division III championships. He could have also earned an at-large berth (6-6).

"I wasn't nervous at all," said Marc, who cleared 5-10 and 6-0 on his second attempts and missed all three tries at 6-2. "I think that might have been a bad thing. I was expecting to move on. I knew it was not going to be my day after warming up. I was having trouble getting over the opening height and I couldn't figure out why."

Bejaran had a highlight-filled senior season, including five first-place finishes, two seconds, one third and one fifth. He finished runner-up at Divisionals.

"I'm looking forward to jumping at Modesto Junior College next year," Bejaran said.

Hawk junior Jasveen Brar also saw her season come to an end last week.

Seeded 22nd, Brar clocked a personal-best time of 48.40 seconds en route to a 16th-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles at Masters on Thursday.

"She would have had to run the race of her life to move on," Reynolds said. "I still think she did a great job. She got faster and faster each week."

Jasveen took sixth at Divisionals (48.49) and second in the VOL (48.89).

She finished 17th (49.44) at the 2008 Masters competition.

"She's going to work harder during the offseason because she wants to go farther her senior year," Reynolds said. "She has a good idea of what it takes to move on."