Here are the results – SGV Champs Results 08 – except for the boys 3200. Just after the first runner finished, somebody kicked knocked out the power cord to the timing system. The places are accurate, but disregard the times except for the winner.
Our Athlete of the Meet awards were named this year in honor of the recently departed Milan Stewart Jr. Mr. Stewart was the long time coach of the Vikings Track Club of West Covina and later the head track coach at West Covina High School.
So this year’s Milan Stewart Jr Memorial Athlete of the Meet awards go to seniors Johanne Boulat of Arcadia and Thomas Finnigan of Glendora. Johanne was a quadruple gold medalist with dominating wins in both the 100 and 300 hurdles (15.63/48.21), the long jump (16’7″) and triple jump (35’2-1/2″). Quite a day! Thomas began his day with a meet record time of 4:24.44 in the 1600, and defended his 2007 title in the 800 with a strong 1:59.09 effort.
Other AoM awards, divided by event areas:
Sprinter/Hurdlers: Tommy Cogburn of South El Monte (1st 100 and 200 – 11.07/22.93 – and 2nd 4×100) and Secoral Yanez of Covina (1st 100 and 200 – 12.76/26.66 and 4×100, 2nd 4×400)
Distances: Renaud Poizat of Arcadia (2nd 800 and 1600 – 2:00.11/4.25.89) and Brittnie Munoz of Rosemead (1st 1600 and 3200 – 5:16.99/11.29.19)
Field Events: Marcus Denerson of Glendora (1st in the discus and 2nd in the shot – 142’5″/45’6-1/2″) and Chantel Diaz of Covina (1st in the discus and sixth in the shot – 112’10″/28’8-1/2″, plus a leg on the winning 4×100 relay!)
The only meet record on the girls side came from Arcadia in the 4×400 with a fine 4:03.99. Among the boys, the new records were set by Finnigan in the 1600 and Adam Cobos of Claremont with a 6’0″ effort in the high jump.
Thanks to the athletes for their efforts and passion and to all the volunteers who made the event possible.