The new, earlier cross country and track season kicks off this week. There’s only a few meets this weekend, with most teams holding off their first competition to next weekend (or even the next) so we’ll call this Week Zero.
Two of the three meets, the Fastback Invitational and the Riverside Showcase are on short courses, so expect to see teams focus on novice and developing athletes, with many leaving their top runners out of the entries. The third race, The Great Cow Run in Cerritos is a full 3 miles, and top teams often come prepared to run fast here.
2018 was a solid year for our boys as the top athletes and the top teams were tightly bunched in the final 2018 All-San Gabriel Valley Track & Field lists.
Four boys each earned All-SGV honors in three events: Chuma Azinga (San Marino, Sr) – 110 hurdles, High Jump & Triple Jump; and Ryan Cowgill (Claremont, Jr), Xian Shively (Poly, Sr), and Noah Hibbard (Arroyo, Jr) each in the 800m, 1600m & 3200m. But Noah was the only athlete to also place in the California Top 100 in each his three All-SGV events, so he earns top honors for 2018.
Monrovia bunched performances in the sprints, hurdles & relays to led all schools with 9 All-SGV performers and relays, followed closely by California,Claremont and La Serna with seven each.
The All-San Gabriel Valley Standard is 98% of the 100th best mark achieved in California in each event the previous year. An average of 8.3 boys met the standard in each event, while 2.8 per event ranked among California’s 100 best.
The SGV’s best event was the 800m, where a whopping 19 boys earned All-SGV status, with five ranking in the State 100.
You can download and view the complete 2018 Boys Track and Field All-San Gabriel Valley list here: 18 Final All SGV Boys
Arcadia senior Stephanie Yen who will be attending UCLA this Fall, was 2018’s top All-San Gabriel Valley performer, meeting the All-SGV standard in five events: 200m, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Stephanie’s marks in the long hurdles and long jump also ranked in the California Top 100 for 2018, and the mark in the latter event, 18-04.50, leaves her ranked #28 on the SGV All-Time Performers List.
Bonita led all schools with 13 All-SGV performers and relays, followed closely by Arcadia and Claremont with twelve each.
The All-San Gabriel Valley Standard is 98% of the 100th best mark achieved in California in each event the previous year. An average of 6.6 girls met the standard in each event, while 3.8 per event ranked among California’s 100 best.
Our girls’ best event was the 3200m, where 14 girls met the standard, with 7 ranking in the State 100.
You can download and view the complete 2018 Girls Track and Field All-San Gabriel Valley list here: 18 Final All-SGV Girls
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