The California Condors and Arcadia Apaches repeated as boys and girls team champions on a hot day at the 12th Annual SGV Championship meet.
Cal just edged out Glendora 52-47, finding over half their points from a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 3200, led by Angel Aguirre at 9:32.87
Arcadia, with a strong 107.5 points, was led by doubles from Lauren Buehner and Stephanie Yen. Lauren won the 400m, breaking her own meet record with a 57.00, and the 200, while Stephanie won the long jump, triple jump and a second in the 300 hurdles.
Chloe Arriaga (So, Walnut) was the girls Athlete of the Meet on the strength of her wins in the 3200m and 1600m. She ran 4:54.59 in the four lapper, just off the meet record and her best from earlier this year.
The male Athlete of the Meet went to the strongest individual performance of the meet. Damien’s Thomas Prata jumped 14-07 to win the pole vault, second best in meet history and #45= All-Time SGV.
There were two other Varsity Meet Records: Trinity Ruelas (Sr, Bishop Amat) 800m/2:16.67 and Taylor Crockem (Sr, Chino) Shot/41-08.25
There were 41 Varsity Performances that were the Top 10 All-Time for the Meet (cf. the updated lists below)
There were a whole bunch of Meet Records in the Frosh/Soph Division as South Pasadena took both team championships. The new Record holders are
This area championship meet matches up schools and athletes to compete against their neighbors, regardless of league assignment and CIF division. The SGV’s is one of six regional championship meets taking place in the Southern Section this weekend, including the South Bay Championships, the Inland Empire Championships (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties) and the Championship meets for Orange, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
The Arcadia girls and California boys are looking to defend their team titles. The Apaches will be challenged by Walnut, Glendora and St. Lucy’s, while the Condors will try to hold back Damien, and Arcadia.
On the girls side, the top talent is in the field events with California Top 10 ranked Micah Fulton (Muir) leading the long jump and triple jump and Chino’s Taylor Crockem leading the shot and discus.
The top race will probably be the GV 3200 with Chloe Arriaga (Walnut) Trinity Ruelas (Bishop Amat) and Mikaela Ramirez (Ayala) facing off. The same three will meet earlier in the 1600.
Glendora’s Reynolds Twins, Shalee and Shyann, who have each gone 56.xx in the 400, will be in that race, where they’ll face Samantha Crosmer (St. Lucy’s) and Lauren Buehner (Arcadia). They will also run the 100 hurdles, where they hope to catch up with SGV leaders Malia Avila (Walnut) and Citalli Anguiano (La Mirada)
Among the boys, the top race will probably be 1600, where Mt. SAC 800 Champ Jake Lamb (Glendora) will step up to challenge Ayala’s two sub-4:20 men, Stephen Khan and Zach Arias.
The top area girl was Glendora senior Shyann Reynolds, with five big performances. She took the GHS 400m record from her twin sister Shalee with a 56.62 to rank #26 All-Time SGV, ran 44.97 in the 300m Hurdles to move #33 AT, PR’d in 100m Hurdles, and contributed to a GHS record in the 4x100m relay and a #40 AT 4x400m Relay. Whew!!!
On the boys side Ryan Renken (Sr, Claremont) ran the #9 SGV All-Time best in the mile at MtSAC. He was third in the screaming fast race, edging out and taking the school record from teammate Owen Bishop, running 4:11.02!
The big Track & Field action on week seven was at the massive Arcadia Invitational. Two Claremont athletes turned in strong efforts in the 3200 to be our Athletes of the Week.
Senior Owen Bishop ran in what was probably the strongest boys 3200m race ever, with nine athletes under 8:50 and twenty-five under 9:00. Owen was just (!) 23rd in the race, but his time of 8:57.44 – a fifteen second PR, moves him to ninth on the All-Time San Gabriel Valley Performers list.
His senior teammate Annie Boos was 11th in the Girls Invitational 3200m and her time of 10:26.15 moves her to #6 All-Time SGV.
Annie just edged out Walnut soph Chloe Arriaga and Amari Prude (Bonita-11) for the week’s top honors.
These two were one of 11 boys and 32 girls marks that either exceded or improved on a pervious mark that met the All-SGV standards.
This was a strong week for All-Time SGV performances, with eight more making the list or improving their position:
After Week Six of San Gabriel Valley Track & Field, there were 16 additions or improvements on the Boys All-SGV lists, and 23 on the girls.
Micah Fulton, a junior at Muir, had the top performance of the past week. Her 19-02.50 long jump at Trabuco Hills moved her to #10 All-Time SGV. She also jumped 39-05 in the triple jump, just ahead of Charter Oak junior Sela Pastrana at 39-03.75. Both TJ marks would make the SGV All-Time Top 10, but without a wind reading they have to be considered wind aided.
The SGV’s other All-Time marks came from the Reynolds twins from Glendora. Shalee ran 56.77 in the 400m at Trabuco, followed by Shyann at 57.13. They now rank 25th and 36th All-Time SGV.
It’s difficult to reward excellence in California track & field. We are the biggest state but one of only a hand full that have only one division for the championship. The CIF Southern Section is bigger than all but three states, and just the San Gabriel Valley is bigger than fifteen states.
That means that otherwise excellent performances can get lost in our massive state and in the CIF-SS. That’s why we created the All-SGV Standards for each event in track & field. The standards are 98% of the 100th best mark achieved in California in the previous year.
The result is a list of very strong marks, with an average of 8 SGV athletes meeting the standard in each event each year.
Here are pdf’s with the athletes that have already met the standard for the 2017 season.
These lists are still rough drafts. We’re pretty confident that we’ve found everything that’s available on the internet, and many coaches have helped with their school records and All-Time lists, but we know that there are many marks that have been lost over time. Please contact us in the comments if you have info on marks that would make the list.
But this is what we have. There are six boys with ten All-Time marks that are currently competing, and twenty-six girls with thirty-nine marks taking part in the 2017 season. With more to come!
A few notes on the list: in events where wind readings were recorded, we’ve only used wind legal marks. We’ve also used the current year’s California Top 100 marks as a standard for inclusion on the list – so there are several girls events where the All-Time list does not reach to 50. We have also tried to include every SGV team’s school records on the list, but this part is admittedly spotty.
This will be the twelfth edition of this championship meet that matches the best athletes from the San Gabriel Valley
Fifty-Three Schools will be competed in 2016 and we hope to expand that number this year
The meet will feature some of the top athletes in the nation and the state as well as multiple heats on both the Varsity and Frosh-Soph levels. This is the one time we get to compete against our neighbors, and only our neighbors, regardless of school size.
The meet begins at 10:00 am.
You can download a copy of last year’s meet schedule here.