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All-Santa Clarita Valley Boys Track and Field: Canyon's Jeremy Kimmer

Kimmer was among the best in the Foothill League in multiple events

Posted: June 17, 2013 9:23 p.m.
Updated: June 17, 2013 9:23 p.m.

Canyon junior Jeremy Kimmer is The Signal's 2013 All-Santa Clarita Valley Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

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Jeremy Kimmer once said he wished he was allowed to compete in more than the maximum of four events allowed during Foothill League dual meets.

The rest of the league was probably fortunate he was limited to just the four.

Even so, the Canyon junior did plenty of damage each and every week of the league season.

He then carried on with one of the best postseason runs of any track and field athlete in the area, which only made it easier to honor him as The Signal’s 2013 All-Santa Clarita Valley Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

In dual meets, Kimmer’s standard four events were the high jump, triple jump, long jump and pole vault.

He usually finished first or second in each one of them.

But he showed he was capable of more.

On April 6 at the pretigious Arcadia Invitational, Kimmer finished with a school-record 5,952 points in the decathlon with high school implements.

That included a combination of sprint events, hurdles, throws and jumps.

Kimmer is very capable in every one of them.

His specialty this year clearly emerged as the jumps. He won the triple jump and high jump at nearly every league dual meet and finished second in both events at the Foothill finals.

He also added a second place finish in the pole vault.

The 6-foot, 4-inch junior leapt as far as 43 feet, 8 inches this year in the triple and 14 feet even in the pole vault.

His finishing touch on the season was an extended postseason run in the high jump, which peaked with his school-record mark of 6 feet, 9 inches at the CIF-Southern Section finals. That gave him a runner-up finish in Division II.

He followed that up a week later by performing well enough in the CIF-SS Masters Meet to qualify for his first state championship meet.

Though Kimmer was unable to advance beyond the state prelims, he left a sizeable impression on the local track and field community.

The high jump took him to state this year, but it might be his skill in so many other events that take him to the next level.

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