Damien Leads Week 7 Boys Rankings

Damien, the defending cup holders of  SGV Championships continue to lead this year’s team rankings, which measure team depth as well as quality.

The top three of Damien, Covina and Walnut are unchanged from last week, but the point totals are dropping as more performances are added to seasonal records.

All three teams featured prominently last weekend at the national Arcadia Invitational.  Senior Thaddeus Smith (Damien) was the top local performer with his 10.71/21.55 double in the sprints.

Gary Hawkins
Gary Hawkins

The big change this week was Gabrielino, moving up eight spots to rank 11th.  They had a number of strong performances at their dual meet and on the weekend, especially Gary Hawkins’ 14.41 school record in the Highs at Arcadia.  However, much of their jump came from inputting all of their dual meet performances into the database this week. La Serna entered the rankings at 14th, also on the strength of dual meet performances.

On Friday night, fourteen local teams competed alongside a national field at the South Pasadena Tiger Invitational.  There were wins from three SGV athletes: 1:58.02 800m by Tim Corvese (Damien, Jr), 9:35.02 3200m by Donald Brown (El Rancho, So) and 6-02 high jump by Gavin Hong (Gabrielino, Sr).

Seven partial SGV teams made the trip to Orange County for the Irvine Distance Carnival – where California senior Samuel Bautista doubled back from Arcadia to finish second overall, 4:23.36 in the 1600m.

SGV Boys Team Rankings – Through April 11th

  1. 140 – Damien (Last week – 1)
  2. 136 – Covina (2)
  3. 129 – Walnut (3)
  4. 99 - Ayala (5)
  5. 95 - Bonita (4)
  6. 84 – Monrovia (=6)
  7. 79 - Claremont (=6)
  8. 76 – California (8)
  9. 69 – Arcadia (10)
  10. 70 - Rowland (9)
  11. 59 – Gabrielino (19)
  12. 54 – Arroyo (13)
  13. 54 - Rosemead (11)
  14. 49 – La Serna (NR)
  15. 48 – South Hills (12)
  16. 48 – South Pasadena (18)
  17. 48 – West Covina (14)
  18. 43 - Baldwin Park (15)
  19. 43 - Bishop Amat (17)
  20. 36 - Glendora (NR)

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These rankings are based on the current SGV Performance List.  Points are awarded for up to three athletes in each event, with 5 points going to athletes ranked 1-9, 4 pts to 10-18, 3 to 19-27, 2 to 28-36 & 1 to 37 to 45.  Relays are 7 points to ranks 1-9, 5 to 10-18 & 3 to 19-27.

Almost all invitational meets are uploaded into the database.  It is up to individual schools to upload dual meet results, and most do not.

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