NORWALK — James Knowles felt a sense of accomplishment before even running a race at the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Divisional Championships at Cerritos College on Saturday.
As the only St. Francis High athlete who qualified for the meet, Knowles was just happy to be representing the Golden Knights. Turns out, he'll be the only Golden Knight competing in the CIF Masters Meet, as well, after placing ninth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.38 seconds.
"I'm going into Masters looking to set a personal record like always, make it into state and keep on going," Knowles said.
Knowles' goal was to set personal bests in both of his races and he did just that in the 110-meter hurdles. His time of 14.62 in the 110 hurdles was good for 10th overall, making him an alternate for the Masters event, which will be held at Cerritos College on Friday, as he missed the automatic cut by .07 seconds.