We got a bit behind on SGV meet week and it’s time to catch up. The performer of Week 9 is Bishop Amat’sÂ Jessica GallardoÂ – who was Athlete of the Meet at the SGV Champs on the strength of her 1600/800 double.
But we wanted to be sure honor our week 8 best performer, juniorÂ Malia AvilaÂ of Walnut. Â Malia dropped a huge PR 44.39 while finishing second in the Seeded Race at the Mt.SAC Relays. Â Her time was 2.01 seconds better than her previous best, and she now ranks #19 All-Time in the SGV.
In other All-Time Performances at Mt.SAC, just behind Malia in the same race, La Salle seniorÂ India Hines’Â 44.61 moves her to #23 AT SGV, and her 36-09.75 triple jump ranks her #41 AT. Â In the 800,Â Gallardo ran 2:14.65 to move to #16 AT SGV, while her soph Amat teammateÂ Ally Palomino is now #17 AT SGV at 10:49.94 in the 3200.
The best performance at Mt.SAC came from the Arcadia 4×400 relay. Â They won the Invite race in a school record and #10= All-Time SGV performance of 3:48.90. Â They are currently ranked #5 in California for 2015.
Most of the best marks from the SGV Champs are covered above, but we should take special note of the 1600 – it had three All-Time SGV Performances and Five School Records! Â Gallardo andÂ San Dimas soph Trinity Ruelas were followed byÂ Stephanie CortezÂ (Sr, California) at 5:04.41 – a school record and #25 All-Time SGV. Â Next across wereÂ Demi MarineÂ (Jr, Covina) – 5:07.71 andÂ Rochelle ViramontesÂ (So, Whittier) – 5:07.80 – both new school records. Â And then came Brenda Dorantes (Jr) – 5:08.35, also under the old Whittier record. Â It was really a great race.
The final two All-Time marks came in a dual meets, and it shows the value of auto-timing these meets. Last Thursday against Gabrielino (and SGV Champ Helen Tade) Rosemead junior Tammy Vien ran 15.03 in the 100 hurdles – a school record and #40 All-Time SGV. Temple City’sÂ Karlly FengÂ (Jr) reached 11-00 in the pole vault vs. San Marino, and now ranks #12= All-Time.
Here is the updated 2015 All-San Gabriel ValleyÂ list for the girls. The long jump has the most, with 11 athletes reaching the All-SGV standard, and the throws each have two. Â 86 athletes and relays have hit the standard, and average of 5.3 per event.