It’s difficult to reward excellence in California track & field. We are the biggest state but one of only a hand full that have only one division for the championship. The CIF Southern Section is bigger than all but three states, and just the San Gabriel Valley is bigger than fifteen states.
That means that otherwise excellent performances can get lost in our massive state and in the CIF-SS. That’s why we created the All-SGV Standards for each event in track & field. The standards are 98% of the 100th best mark achieved in California in the previous year.
The result is a list of very strong marks, with an average of 8 SGV athletes meeting the standard in each event each year.
Here are pdf’s with the athletes that have already met the standard for the 2017 season.
The strongest event in the SGV so far is the 3200m, where a whopping 11 boys and 10 girls have already met the standard.