Jack Keough-LansfordÂ (Jr, Claremont) was the San Gabriel Valley’s top performer at Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Divisional Championships in Riverside. Jack ran 14:53 – 4th best All-Time SGV on this 3-mile course. He finished 12th in Div. II and 14th overall while leading the Wolfpack back to Fresno for the California State Meet.
SGV athletes earned two podium finishes, both in Div. III. Pasadena sophÂ Isaiah GivensÂ was 2nd/15:02 andÂ Saket SamaÂ (Jr, Arroyo) was 3rd/15:07 – both lifetime bests that rank them 9th and =15th All-Time SGV on this course.
These three were among eleven SGV boys to earn All-CIF (Top 15) Honors in the biggest & strongest regional meet in the world. Baldwin Park senior Eduardo De PazÂ repeats the honor from 2018.Â This was the most to earn All-CIF status since 2015 and an excellent performance by our region. The SGV makes up about 12% of the CIF-SS, so we’d expect 9 All-CIF Honors. Here’s the full list…
Div I – 15:13 -Â Jared AlderferÂ (Sr, California) – 13th
Div I – 15:14 -Â Gerald BaltzerÂ (Sr, La Serna) – 14th
Div II – 14:53 -Â Jack Keough-LandfordÂ (Jr, Claremont) – 12th
Div III – 15:02 -Â Isaiah GivensÂ (So, Pasadena) – 2nd
Div III – 15:07 -Â Saket SamaÂ (Jr, Arroyo) – 3rd
Div III – 15:21 -Â Eduardo De PazÂ (Sr, Baldwin Park) – 8th
Div IV – 15:26 -Â Johnathan ZavalaÂ (Sr, Wilson) – 6th
Div IV – 15:34 -Â Jonathan PhiefferÂ (Sr, Wilson) – 10th
Div V – 15:50 -Â Hudson BillockÂ (Jr, Flintridge Prep) – 9th
Div V – 15:51 -Â Bennett OakesÂ (Jr, Flintridge Prep) – 11th
Div V – 16:01 -Â Dean WolfeÂ (Jr, Webb) – 14th
Ten of the eleven advanced to the California State Meet, Givens, De Paz and Wolfe as individuals and the rest with their teams. Alderfer of Cal was unlucky to be the sixth individual from a non-qualifying team in Div. I (five advance), so his fine performance will be his last this year.
Jared did, however, leave his mark on the SGV All-Time Performers list for the Riverside course, improving from 16:04 last year to 15:13 to rank #24 A-T SGV. Here’s a list of athletes that either joined or improved their place on the list at Finals or Prelims.
- Â Â Â 4th/14:53 -Â Jack Keough-LansfordÂ – Jr, Claremont
- Â Â Â 9th/15:02 -Â Isaiah GivensÂ – So, Pasadena
- =10th/15:05 -Â Jesse AlvaradoÂ – Sr, Walnut
- =15th/15:07 -Â Saket SamaÂ – Jr, Arroyo
- =18th/15:08 -Â Matthew MoraÂ – Sr, Santa Fe
- =22nd/15:12 -Â Yoon ChoÂ – Sr, Claremont
- Â Â 24th/15:13 -Â Jared AlderferÂ – Sr, California
- =25th/15:14 -Â Gerald BaltzerÂ – Sr, La Serna
- =25th/15:14 -Â John SesteagaÂ – So, Glendora
- =25th/15:14 -Â Lukas AmareÂ – Sr, Diamond Bar (at Prelims)
- =34th/15:19 -Â Tianyuan PeiÂ – Jr, Arcadia
- =47th/15:26 -Â Johnathan ZavalaÂ – Sr, Wilson
You can view the updated list here:Â SGV XC Top 50 Riverside