Cal High's Ricks excels in middle distance races

California High's Madison Ricks, pictured in a 2012 competition, has established herself as one of the North Coast Section's best middle distance runners in 2014. Entering this week, Ricks, a senior, ranked third in the NCS in the 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 14.87 seconds, a mark she set at the Arcadia Invitational on April 11. Ricks and other members of the California track and field team will compete in the Sacramento Meet of Champions May 3 at American River College.