Soquel’s Kevin Kiff, a 6-foot-2 190-pound junior tight end and linebacker, and several other locals competed at the Nike SPARQ Combine at Laney College in Oakland on Saturday.
More than 1,100 athletes were tested in a variety of drills, including 40-yard dash, shuttle, vertical jump and power ball throw, which was done while kneeling. Athletes’ result in each category helped them received a SPARQ score.
Kiff tested as the highest local, finishing 374th with a score of 60.42.
Santa Cruz’s Dale Stoller [5-7, 150], a sophomore running back, finished 400th at 59.04. He ran 4.74 40-yard dash, the 57th fastest finish.
Doug Leonard and Riley Cameron, also sophomore running backs for the Cardinals, was the third- and fourth-highest locals, finishing with a score of 51.84 and 47.28 respectively.
Athletes from Scotts Valley and Pajaro Valley also competed. The Grizzlies sent the most athletes  from the county. Santa Cruz was second with six.
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