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 46 Performances that were among 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.