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Mt SAC Saturday: Two Screamers – Hibbard 15:08 and Walnut 93:08 – Lead the SGV

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: Noah Hibbard (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: Arcadia turned a strong effort, finishing 9th/79:43. La Serna was unable to hold their usual tight 1-5 grouping, and finished 11th/80:16.  Marco Perez  – 25th/15:37 was best for the Lancers and Jacob Hsu 29th/15:38 led the Apaches.

In the Girls Team Sweeps: Walnut was 4th/93:08 and Arcadia 11th/100:13. Chloe Arriaga 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. Joyce Wu was solid up front for the Apaches at 10th/18:02, but the rest of the team had a big of rough day.

SGV Top 10’s and Team Rankings After the Jump Continue reading Mt SAC Saturday: Two Screamers — Hibbard 15:08 and Walnut 93:08 — Lead the SGV

SCV Invite: Melanie M with Another Win!

Final Results Are Here

It looks like most of the SGV schools ran partial or B Teams here.

The exception is the Girls Varsity Small Schools Division.

Melanie Mach (Sr, Rosemead) won here second Invite in a row with an 18:21 effort – a 90 second improvement from 2017! She was 5 seconds clear of Flintridge Prep‘s Haley Allen in 2nd.

Prep won the race, contested over a rolling 3-mile course in 97:02. Rosemead was 2nd in 100:19.

Bell Gardens – Quick Results

Live Results are here

Boys Combined: Noah Hibbard (Sr, Arroyo) is the SGV’s best at 2nd/14:41 on this flat, 3-mile course. Others in the Top 10:

  • Oswaldo Cervantes (Sr, Nogales) – 3rd/14:46
  • Joshua Orellana (Jr, Arroyo) – 4th/15:00
  • Jesse Alvarado (Jr, Walnut) – 6th/15:09
  • Eduardo De Paz (Jr, Baldwin Park) – 8th/15:15
  • Daniel Echeveste (So, Bonita) – 9th/15:17

Top 10 Teams (Out of 44 Teams)

  • Arroyo - 2nd
  • Claremont B – 4th
  • Bonita – 6th
  • Glendora – 7th
  • Los Altos – 10th

Girls Combined: Chloes Arriaga (Sr, Walnut) scorches the wet course to win big in 16:28

Emma Arriaga (Sr, Walnut) – 4th/17:16 was the only other SGV Athlete in the Top 10 of this meet that featured a very strong girls field.

Top 10 Teams (Out of 40)

  • Claremont B – 2nd
  • Walnut – 3rd
  • Arroyo – 5th
  • Bonita – 6th
  • Glendora – 9th

 

SGV Girls Rankings – Week 6: Claremont Even Further Ahead

Claremont again tops the list. 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 with Arcadia and Glendora moving up two spots.

2018 San Gabriel Valley XC Rankings – 10/6

  1. Claremont (Previous – 1st)
  2. Walnut (2nd)
  3. Bishop Amat (4th)
  4. La Cañada (3rd)
  5. Arcadia (7th)
  6. Mayfield (12th)
  7. Bonita (5th)
  8. Glendora (10th)
  9. California (8th)
  10. La Serna (6th)

Detailed Team Analysis through the Top 15 after the jump

Continue reading SGV Girls Rankings — Week 6: Claremont Even Further Ahead

2018 SGV Track & Field Championships

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

 

Here are the results

 

More to follow

Week 11: Big Times at CIF Prelims

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 other 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.  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

  • G400/55.78 - Shalee Reynolds – Sr, Glendora – #15
  • G400/56.24 - Shyann Reynolds – Sr, Glendora – #20
  • G400/57.45 - Sami Riggs – So, Bonita – #46
  • G100H/14.64 - Micah Fulton – Jr, Muir – #23
  • G300H/44.34 - Shaylynn Wynn – Jr, San Dimas – #21
  • GHJ/5-03 - Ulani Rouse-Wells – Jr, Los Altos – #50=
  • GPV/11-00 - Emeliza Fernandez – So, California – #14=
  • GLJ/18-02 - Stephanie Yen – Jr, Arcadia – #37
  • BPV/15-00 - Garrett Silva – Sr, California – #27

And here are the latest 2017 All-SGV Lists

Week 10: Buehner & McGuire Top League Finals Week

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 was Arcadia junior Lauren Buehner. 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 places her #19 A-T SGV.

Lauren Buehner (R) wins the SGV Meet over fellow AT’ers Shalee & Shyann

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 are last week’s other All-Time Performances:

  • G 400/56.41 - Shyann Reynolds – Glendora, Sr – #21
  • G 400/56.43 - Shalee Reynolds - Glendora, Sr – #22
  • G 400/56.97 - Christina Taylor – South Pasadena, So – #32
  • G 300H/45.26 - Shaylynn Wynn - San Dimas, Jr – #44
  • G 4x100R/47.73 - Glendora – #18
  • G 4x400R/3:53.75 - Glendora – #39

There were 51 new or improved girls All-SGV performances and 60 for the boys. Here are the updated lists:

SGV T&F Week 9: The Action Was At the SGV Champs

The local Track & Field action in week 9 of the 2017 season was at the SGV Championships, where California and Arcadia repeated as the boys and girls team champions.

Chloe Arriaga (So, Walnut) and Thomas Prata (Jr, Damien) were Athletes of the Meet, and so also our Athletes of the Week.

Here are the latest All-SGV Lists for 2017 – there were 24 additions or improvements to the list for the Girls and 29 for the Boys

And here are this past week’s SGV All-Time Top 50 Performances:

  • G 800/2:16.37 - Trinty Ruelas – Bishop Amat, Sr – #39
  • G 100H/15.04 - Citlalli Anguiano – La Mirada, So – #45
  • G 4x100R/48.03 - Glendora – #35
  • B Pole Vault/14-07 - Thomas Prata – Damien, Jr – #45=

League Dual Meet competition concludes this week while the Prep League will contest our area’s first League Championship meet on Friday, April 28 at John Burroughs HS in Burbank

 

2017 SGV Champs: Cal and Arcadia Repeat

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 High – Boys Champs

Cal just edged out Glendora 52-47, finding over half their points from a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 3200, led by Angel Aguirre at 9:32.87

Arcadia, with a strong 107.5 points, was led by doubles from Lauren Buehner and Stephanie Yen.  Lauren won the 400m, breaking her own meet record with  a 57.00, and the 200, while Stephanie won the long jump, triple jump and a second in the 300 hurdles.

Chloe Arriaga (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’s Thomas Prata 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 Ruelas (Sr, Bishop Amat) 800m/2:16.67 and Taylor Crockem (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

  • Jenesis Sanford (So, Muir) 100m/12.44
  • Jenesis Sanford (So, Muir) 200m/25.96
  • Gianna Beasley (Fr, South Pas) 400/58.46
  • Gianna Beasley (Fr, South Pas) 800/2:21.04
  • Callie Gurthrie (So, Marshall) 1600/5:18.98
  • South Pasadena 4×400 Relay/4:03.50

Boys…

  • Bishop Amat 4×100 Relay/44.55
  • Arcadia 4×400 Relay/3:33.14
  • Matthew Garcia (So, Chino) Pole Vault/13-07

Results:

 

SGV Championships Preview

Nearly 1400 athletes from forty-five schools will contest the 12th Annual San Gabriel Valley Championships this Saturday, April 22 at 10:00am on San Dimas High School’s fast Mondo surface.

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.