Over 1300 athletes braved the heat and competition to make the 2012 San Gabriel Valley Championships a great meet. Forty-Five schools took part, the most ever. 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.
Monrovia was the big winner in the boys team competition with 98 points to runner-up Arcadia‘s 52.5. The Wildcats only win was a MR in the Shot Put from UCLA bound Ellis McCarthy, but they scored in almost every other event to make up their total. Hosts Glendora were the Girls champs by a margin of just 2.5 points over Monrovia. Like the boys winners, the Tartans scored in 14 of the 16 events and had wins from Makayla Jacoub (PV) and Rocki Bartholomew (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.
The Athletes of the Meet were both from meet newcomers Bonita. Toure McCully 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. His teammate Marissa Scott was the girls winner on the strength of her triple win in the 800, 1600, 3200. She won by considerable margins in all three and just missed the MR in the 800.
The sprinter/hurdler awards go to Toure and Skyler Buchanan (Monrovia) 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. The boys distance award was also a tough call, with three different and excellent winners, but we gave the edge to Daniel De La Torre‘s (La Salle) MR win in the 3200, taking down our oldest meet record on a hot day.
Cassie Ramirez (Northview) is the field athlete of the meet on the strength of a MR win in the shot and 2nd in the discus. Michael Harris (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. Miya Wensley (Webb) is the girls winner with three 3rds in the LJ, TJ, & HJ.
On the Frosh/Soph level, Arcadia was the boys and girls winner, with Glendora the runner up in both. There were eight F/S meet records, led by Monrovia soph 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.