CLOVIS -- Rebecca Hammar's season was on the line.
The Buhach Colony sophomore needed a throw of at least 132 feet in the discus and she was down to her final throw.
"I did not know if I was going to get in," Hammar said. "I was really scared. If I didn't make the finals I probably would have cried."
She wasn't the only one nervous. A large gathering of family and friends nervously watched and let out a roar as Hammar unleashed a throw of 134 feet and 9 inches to earn a berth into today's final at the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High School. She qualified in fifth place.
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Hammar cradled her head in her arms as her mark was posted for everyone to see.
"That was total relief," she said. "I'm really, really happy. I don't think I've been this nervous all year."
Hammar was the only area athlete to advance to today's finals.
Livingston junior Albert Millan was one of five local competitors to see their season come to an end.
Like Hammar, Millan had a tough time overcoming the jitters that come with making your first appearance at the state meet.
"I was so nervous," Millan said. "My first two throws were cautious. I don't know why. My last throw I went all out, but I guess I didn't get my hips under it."
Millan's top throw of 152 feet, 7 1/4 inches was good enough for a 12th place finish.
"I'm happy I made it here," Millan said. "I was the only one from my school. I was happy to represent Livingston High School and my family."
Golden Valley's Porsha Grayson and Buhach Colony's Rio Schwalbach competed in the triple jump trials. Grayson finished in 18th place with a leap of 36-6 and Schwalbach's jump of 35-9 1/4 was good for 20th place.
Chowchilla senior Fred Gaines finished 15th in the long jump with a jump of 21-7 1/2.
Merced's Afrikka Holloway also finished 15th in the triple jump with a leap of 44-9 3/4. Holloway needed a jump of close to 46 feet to reach today's finals.
"The runway was kind of tricky, but it was mostly me," Holloway said. "I just wasn't in the right mindset. I wasn't focused enough. I just didn't feel like I had it in me today. But I'm happy I made it this far in my last year."
Hammar also competed in the shot put and finished in 13th place with a toss of 39-2 1/4.
A top six finish today in the discus will earn Hammar a medal.
"This is what I've wanted to do all year," she said. "I'm already excited for (today)."