8th Annual San Gabriel Valley Championships
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at West Covina High School
This is a regional championship meet, limited to the seventy Southern Section public and private schools within the broadly construed San Gabriel Valley. Our area is somewhat defined by the coverage areas of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star News, and Whittier Daily New. Geographically, the meet boundaries are the mountains to the north, the L.A. County line to the east, the Arroyo Seco (but including La Canada) on the west, and the 5 Freeway to the south.
Because our schools are separated into different CIF divisions and leagues, many of our athletes will never have the chance to compete head to head. And because the Southern Section has such deep competition, many otherwise excellent athletes never have the chance to compete in a championship setting. This meet creates that competition and that championship setting.
Competition is offered for boys and girls at the Varsity and Frosh/Soph levels for both – which gives our younger athletes a championship experience as well.
There are no minimum entry standards, but we only accept the top* 32-48 entries per gender in Varsity races, and top 24-32 in Frosh/Soph races, and the top 12-24 in the Field Events at both levels.
Points of Emphasis for 2013
- New Timing System – We’ve contracted with Finished Results to provide timing services for the meet, which will include a large electronic results board and the ability to award medals on the track immediately after each race.
- Guaranteed Entries - the growth in the meet’s depth of quality and breadth of participation means that it is becoming harder for teams to gain entry. This year, to assure broader participation, every participating school is guaranteed three Varsity entries per gender, and all Varsity relay entries will be accepted
- Closer Attention to Broad Representation - More so than in the past, we will give preference the the top athlete from one school over the #3 or #4 athletes from another school when their marks are close.
- Closer Scrutiny of Qualifying Marks – we’ve continued to receive a number of, um, optimistic entry marks, requiring us to create a system that assures that the genuinely qualified athletes make the meet. So this year, preference will be given to documented marks. A documented mark must be 1) achieved in an invitational with publicly posted results or 2) if achieved in a dual meet, it must be recorded contemporaneously on Athletic.net.
To take part in this year’s event, please contact meet director Bob Ramsey at email@example.com
Complete meet details here or down-loadable here: 13 SGV Meet Details-Rev