Most of the SGV’s schools are in Divisions 3 & 4, so only eight local schools competed on Saturday, but those schools are some of our best, and the performances showed it.
Running in the Boys Individual Sweeps:Â Noah HibbardÂ (Sr, Arroyo) was 6th/15:08 and the Knights were equally good finishing 3rd/79:33. Noah is now =31st best All-Time SGV at Mt. SAC. (The A-T best is 14:24, #50 is 15:16)
In the Boys Team Sweeps:Â ArcadiaÂ turned a strong effort, finishing 9th/79:43.Â La Serna was unable to hold their usual tight 1-5 grouping, and finishedÂ 11th/80:16.Â Â Marco PerezÂ – 25th/15:37 was best for the Lancers andÂ Jacob HsuÂ 29th/15:38 led the Apaches.
In the Girls Team Sweeps:Â WalnutÂ was 4th/93:08 andÂ ArcadiaÂ 11th/100:13.Â Chloe ArriagaÂ again led the way for the Mustangs with a 3rd/17:21 finish. Walnut just missed putting four under 19:00, but their 4-5 gap grew a little bigger, which could hurt them in the post-season.Â Joyce WuÂ was solid up front for the Apaches at 10th/18:02, but the rest of the team had a big of rough day.
Claremont again tops the list.Â They may be the best team in both the Southern Section and in California, and are certainly among the ten best in the country. So, yeah, they’re also the best in the SGV
Girls teams show more surprises and changes during the year than the boys typically do, due to the way frosh can have a bigger impact among the girls. The biggest movement is Mayfield, up to 6th, along withÂ ArcadiaÂ andÂ GlendoraÂ moving up two spots.
2018 San Gabriel Valley XC Rankings – 10/6
Claremont (Previous – 1st)
Bishop Amat (4th)
La CaÃ±ada (3rd)
La Serna (6th)
Detailed Team Analysis through the Top 15 after the jump
Bishop Amat won their first Boys Team Championship – led by male Athlete of the Meet Nick Guajardo. Nick won the 400m in a SGV leading 48.88 (5th best ever in the meet) and led of the winning 4×100 relay at 43.09, the best time in SGV this year.
Arcadia defended the Girls team Championship and won both the Boys & Girls Frosh/Soph Championships.
The Apaches were led by female Athlete of the Meet Lauren Buehner who was honored for her unprecedented 4th straight championship in the 400m.
There were 12 All-Time Meet Performances for both the Boys and the Girls, and 12 in the Boys Frosh/Soph Division and 3 in the Girls
The San Gabriel Valley is just one part of the massive CIF Southern Section. Bigger than all but three states, just advancing to CIF is like going to any otherÂ state meet, and our CIF Finals is superior to making almost every other State’s Finals.
That’s why we should give great honor to the athletes who have advanced to Saturday’s big meet at Cerritos College. Â The SGV will be represented by…
Div. I: 6 boys, 9 girls and 1 relay
Div. II: 8 boys and 11 girls
Div. III: 30(!) boys, 16 girls and 8 relays
Div. IV: 6 boys, 14 girls and 2 relays.
And here are this past week additions to the San Gabriel Valley All-Time Performers Lists
The 2017 season concluded with a bang for most of the SGV athletes as the leagues held their championship meets.
The top female performer this week wasÂ Arcadia junior Lauren Buehner.Â The long sprinter won both events at the Pacific League Finals in historic times. Her 24.90 200m moves her to #38= All-Time SGV and her 400m was even stronger – her 56.35 placesÂ her #19 A-T SGV.
The top male performer is pole vaulter Max McGuire (Sr, Claremont). A 13-04 jumper coming into the season, Max has PR’d four times this year, capped off by his 15-00 clearance to win the Palomares League title. He now ranks #27= A-T SGV.
Here areÂ last week’s other All-Time Performances:
G 400/56.41 -Â Shyann ReynoldsÂ – Glendora, Sr – #21
G 400/56.43 -Â Shalee Reynolds -Â Glendora, Sr – #22
G 400/56.97 -Â Christina TaylorÂ – South Pasadena, So – #32
G 300H/45.26 -Â Shaylynn Wynn -Â San Dimas, Jr – #44
G 4x100R/47.73 -Â GlendoraÂ – #18
G 4x400R/3:53.75 -Â GlendoraÂ – #39
There were 51 new or improved girls All-SGV performances and 60 for the boys. Here are the updated lists:
The California Condors and Arcadia Apaches repeated as boys and girls team champions on a hot day at the 12th Annual SGV Championship meet.
Cal just edged out Glendora 52-47, finding over half their points from a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 3200, led byÂ Angel AguirreÂ at 9:32.87
Arcadia, with a strong 107.5 points, was led by doubles fromÂ Lauren Buehner andÂ Stephanie Yen.Â Lauren won theÂ 400m, breaking her own meet record with Â a 57.00, and the 200, while Stephanie wonÂ the long jump, triple jump and a second in the 300 hurdles.
Chloe ArriagaÂ (So, Walnut) was the girls Athlete of the Meet on the strength of her wins in the 3200m and 1600m. She ran 4:54.59 in the four lapper, just off the meet record and her best from earlier this year.
The male Athlete of the Meet went to the strongest individual performance of the meet. Damien’sÂ Thomas PrataÂ jumped 14-07 to win the pole vault, second best in meet history and #45= All-Time SGV.
There were two other Varsity Meet Records: Trinity RuelasÂ (Sr, Bishop Amat) 800m/2:16.67 andÂ Taylor CrockemÂ (Sr, Chino) Shot/41-08.25
There were 46 Performances that were among the Top 10 All-Time for the Meet (cf. the updated lists below)
There were a whole bunch of Meet Records in the Frosh/Soph Division as South Pasadena took both team championships. The new Record holders are
This area championship meet matches up schools and athletes to compete against their neighbors, regardless of league assignment and CIF division. The SGV’s is one of six regional championship meets taking place in the Southern Section this weekend, including the South Bay Championships, the Inland Empire Championships (San Bernardino & Riverside Counties) and the Championship meets for Orange, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
The Arcadia girls and California boys are looking to defend their team titles. The Apaches will be challenged by Walnut, Glendora and St. Lucy’s, while the Condors will try to hold back Damien, and Arcadia.
On the girls side, the top talent is in the field events with California Top 10 ranked Micah Fulton (Muir) leading the long jump and triple jump and Chino’s Taylor Crockem leading the shot and discus.
The top race will probably be the GV 3200 with Chloe Arriaga (Walnut) Trinity Ruelas (Bishop Amat) and Mikaela Ramirez (Ayala) facing off. The same three will meet earlier in the 1600.
Glendora’s Reynolds Twins, Shalee and Shyann, who have each gone 56.xx in the 400, will be in that race, where they’ll face Samantha Crosmer (St. Lucy’s) and Lauren Buehner (Arcadia). They will also run the 100 hurdles, where they hope to catch up with SGV leaders Malia Avila (Walnut) and Citalli Anguiano (La Mirada)
Among the boys, the top race will probably be 1600, where Mt. SAC 800 Champ Jake Lamb (Glendora) will step up to challenge Ayala’s two sub-4:20 men, Stephen Khan and Zach Arias.
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