BURBANK — With Greg Dotson running some of the fastest times in the nation this season in the boys' 800 meters, many figured the Burbank High senior would go deep into the track and field postseason.
However, the question persisted: Could another area athlete find continued success alongside Dotson?
That question was answered Saturday in the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College.
Not only was Dotson able to do well and qualify for Friday's CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos College, but he will be joined at the competition by Burroughs High sophomore Anthony Monroy, who is moving on in the boys' 3,200.
Providence High freshman Marylin Petrov wasn't able to advance in the girls' 100 hurdles.
True to form, Dotson — who is headed to UC Santa Barbara — put forth another fine effort, battling strong winds to win his Division I race in 1 minute, 50.42 seconds and capture a CIF championship. It was a personal-best time for Dotson, .027 seconds away from a school record and the fourth-fastest high school time in the nation this year.