Over 1300 athletes braved the heat and competition to make theÂ 2012 San Gabriel Valley ChampionshipsÂ a great meet.Â Forty-Five schools took part, the most ever.Â Six Varsity meet records were set, fewer than last year, but the last two years had so many outstanding athletes that the pace of change was bound to slow at some point.
MonroviaÂ was the big winner in the boys team competition with 98 points to runner-upÂ Arcadia‘s 52.5.Â The Wildcats only win was a MR in the Shot Put from UCLA boundÂ Ellis McCarthy, but they scored in almost everyÂ other event to make up their total.Â HostsÂ GlendoraÂ were the Girls champs by a margin of just 2.5 points over Monrovia.Â Like the boys winners, the Tartans scored in 14 of the 16 events and had wins fromÂ Makayla JacoubÂ (PV) andÂ Rocki BartholomewÂ (DT)
Highlighted performances were the boys 110m Hurdles, where four (!) athletes broke the meet record and the boys 3200, where the meet’s only remaining record from the first year in 2006 finally went down.
TheÂ Athletes of the MeetÂ were both from meet newcomersÂ Bonita.Â Â Toure McCullyÂ broke the tape three times, in a MR 110 hurdles against our strongest field, in the 100m and in the 4×100 relay, and he was 3rd with PR in the long jump.Â His teammateÂ Marissa ScottÂ was the girls winner on the strength of her triple win in the 800, 1600, 3200.Â She won by considerable margins in all three and just missed the MR in the 800.
The sprinter/hurdler awards go to Toure andÂ Skyler BuchananÂ (Monrovia)Â Skyler, who’s headed to Howard University this Fall, won the 200m and was 2nd in the 100, and won the long jump as well.
The girls distance award goes to Marissa.Â The boys distance award was also a tough call, with three different and excellent winners, but we gave the edge toÂ Daniel De La Torre‘s (La Salle)Â MR win in the 3200, taking down our oldest meet record on a hot day.
Cassie RamirezÂ (Northview) is the field athlete of the meet on the strength of a MR win in the shot and 2nd in the discus.Â Â Michael HarrisÂ (Monrovia) is the boys choice with a long jump and triple jump double
De La Torre is the boys Small (Div. IV) Schools Athlete of the meet.Â Â Miya WensleyÂ (Webb) is the girls winner with three 3rds in the LJ, TJ, & HJ.
On the Frosh/Soph level,Â ArcadiaÂ was the boys and girls winner, with Glendora the runner up in both.Â There were eight F/S meet records, led by Monrovia sophÂ Madison Herrera‘s three bests in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and the long jump.
Thanks to all who competed and to those who worked so hard to make this a great day.
Next year’s meet will be Saturday, April 20 – so start planning and training today!
Results & Top Ten Lists
- 2012 SGV Results (pdf)
- 2012 SGV Results (html)
- Varsity Top Ten All-Time Performers (2006-12)
- Frosh/Soph Top Five All-Time Performers (2006-12)
Keep checking back, many, many photos are coming.