SGV 2014 – By the Numbers

And that’s a wrap.

When Monrovia senior Cravon Gillespie crossed the line, second!, at the California State Championships, the 2014 season ended for the athletes of the San Gabriel Valley.  And it was an extraordinary year.

Cravon ran a wind aided 10.45, after his wind legal 10.54 in the prelims, and he now ranks 10th All-Time among San Gabriel Valley performers.  Earlier, he combined with Aubrey Mosley, Octavious Spencer and Seth Raines to finish third the 4×100 relay in 41.45 – a Monrovia school record.

Tierra Adams (Muir) finished her HS career with a 7th place/43-09 effort in the shot – her best in recent weeks.  She ends up 2nd AT SGV with her 48-10.25 throw at the Pacific League Finals.

And so here is how the season went, by the numbers

One – SGV Record Set: Claire Kieffer-Wright (Sr-South Pasadena) equalled her own record with a 6-00 jump at the Arcadia Invite

Two – Boys San Gabriel Valley Top Ten All-Time Performers

  • 100m – Cravon Gillespie (Sr-Monrovia) #10/10.54
  • 3200m – Esteban De La Rosa (Sr-Arcadia) #9/8:56.55

Three – State Finalists

Six – Girls San Gabriel Valley Top Ten All-Time Performers

  • 800m – Annie Boos (Fr-Claremont) #4/2:11.64, Susie Garza (Sr-Baldwin Park) #7/2:12.98
  • 1600m – Veronica Yamane (Sr-Arcadia) #8/4:54.13
  • 100m Hurdles – Sydney Mosley (Jr-Monrovia) #6/13.88
  • 4x100m Relay – Walnut #8/46.83
  • Shot – Tierra Adams (Sr-Muir) #2/48-10.25

Six – CIF Divisional Champions

  • Div. I 1600m – Estevan De La Rosa (Sr – Arcadia) – 4:11.00 (#1 SGV 2014, #11 All-Time)
  • Div. III 4×100 Relay – Monrovia Girls – 47:23 (#1 SGV ’14, #12 AT)
  • Div. IV 800m – Alan Yoho (Sr-Flintridge Prep) – 1:56.27 (#9 SGV ’14)
  • Div. IV 1600m – Ruben Dominguez (Sr-Don Bosco Tech) – 4:13.92 (#3 SGV ’14, #21 AT)
  • Div. IV Shot – Tierra Adams (Sr-Muir) – 42-04 (Her seasonal best 48-10.25 was #1 SGV ’14, #2 AT)
  • Div. IV Pole Vault – Gareth Weiss – 14-09 (His seasonal best of 15-02 was #1 SGV ’14, #=18 AT)

Seven – Top 50 All-Time Performers in the Boys 1600m – most of any event in 2014.  Best was De La Rosa at 4:11.00.

Seven – Varsity Meet Records were set at the 2014 SGV Championships.

Nine – State Qualifiers

Sixteen – Top 50 All-Time Performers in all of the Boys Events.

Sixty-Four – Top 50 All-Time Performers in all of the Girls Events.

California State Meet – SGV Preview

We’re just over 48 hours away from the end of the 2014 track season.  While the vast majority of our area athletes have finished their seasons, and many have finished high school, seven individuals and two relays will compete tomorrow in the California State Championships in Fresno.   This is the toughest high school meet in the country.  We are not only the biggest state, we are also one of the few that only have one division in the State Meet!  Read about it here: PrepCalTrack Preview, Dyestatcal Preview  Live results will be here.

Cravon Gillespie
Cravon Gillespie

First off will be the Walnut girls 4×100 – with a seasonal best of 46.83 (8th best All-Time among SGV schools) they are likely medalists, and they don’t have a senior in the group.  The Monrovia boys 4×100 are next.  They’re run under 42.00 twice (41.72 best) so they are also likely finalists and medalists.  The Cats feature senior Cravon Gillespie who will also compete in the 100m.  He’s run 10.67w twice (10.77 legal) and he’ll likely need a PR to advance.

The SGV will be well represented in the 1600 by two Arcadia teammates.  Senior Veronica Yamane brings a 4:54.13 best (8th AT SGV) and super soph Philip Rocha checks in at 4:11.56 – both should advance.

Sydney Mosley (Jr – Monrovia) will contest the very deep 100 hurdles.  Matching her best of 13.88 (6th AT SGV) will advance, but she’s six weeks away from that mark.

In the field events, Tierra Adams (Sr, Muir) best will likely earn a medal.  She dropped a 48-10.25 bomb (2nd AT SGV) at the Pacific League meet, but has been more than six feet short of that mark at each of the three CIF rounds.

The Weiss twins from Flintridge Prep, Barrett and Gareth, both PR’d at Masters with 15-02 jumps.  They will probably need at least one more bar to advance to Saturday.

UPDATE: We picked the right photo!  Cravon led the Wildcats to a spot in the Final in the 4×100 with a 41.75 effort.  That’s the 6th best mark from the Prelims but this is volitile event, so Monrovia can finish anywhere from 1st to 9th!

A few hours later Gillespie ran a really well executed 100m, especially during the max speed and maintenance phases, and dropped a big 10.54 PR.  That was the third best time among the qualifiers, and ranks him 10th AT SGV.

Tierra Adams was the other SGV athlete to advance to the Finals, nabbing the final spot in the shot with a 42-03 effort.  If she can recover her earlier form, she can take home a medal!