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2009 SGV Champs – April 25

The Fourth Annual San Gabriel Valley Track and Field Championships will be held on Saturday, April 25th at West Covina High School, beginning at 10:00am.

Last year’s meet was the biggest yet, with 22 schools taking part despite the conflict with the MtSac Relays, and it was the deepest meet so far.  This year we hope to expand the meet to include many more of the 55 schools in our target area and to take further steps toward becoming a complete and high quality regional championship meet

The format remains the same as before, with Frosh/Soph and Varsity divisions for girls and boys, with roughly the top 45-48 athletes accepted for Varsity races and the best 36 accepted in F/S races and all field events.

For more information, contact Bob Ramsey:

Meet details: 09-sgv-intro.pdf  2008 Schedule: sgvsched08.pdf

Final Results -2008

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.

New Schedule and Start Time

We’ve slightly revised the schedule for the SGV Championships, due to adding heats in a few races and reevaluating the time allocated to the different events to make sure we stay on schedule.

Key change:  The start time for running events is now 10:00am 

And so:

The Third Annual San Gabriel Valley  Track and Field Championships

Saturday, April 19th

Hosted by Glendora and West Covina at West Covina HS

All Events begin at 10:00 am

Boys and Girls Varsity and Frosh/Soph Divisions

Spectator Admission: $5


You can download a copy of the revised meet schedule here.

Accepted Entries & Performance Lists!

OK, here we go!

Here are the Accepted Entries, by teams, and the Performance Lists, by event.  (Excel versions of the same lists have been emailed to all of the coaches).

Based on these lists, we will post a revised schedule in this spot later today.

Again, the basic details:

The Third Annual San Gabriel Valley  Track and Field Championships

Saturday, April 19th

Hosted by Glendora and West Covina at West Covina HS

Field Events:  10 am    Running Events 10:30

Boys and Girls Varsity and Frosh/Soph Divisions

Spectator Admission: $5

Registration Deadline – Now Tues. 4/15 This Friday, April 11th

Our big day is fast approaching, so coaches, be sure to enter your athletes on time!  But, who doesn’t need a little extra time, so we’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday, April 15, at 9:00pm.  Acceptances will be posted later that evening or on Wednesday morning.

You can download the latest version of our information sheet, which also has instructions on how to register, here: sgv-invite-info-2.doc

Confirmed Participants

We’re less than two weeks away from the Third Annual San Gabriel Valley Track and Field Championships.

Here is a list of confirmed (either in writing or verbally) participants:

Arcadia*, Azusa, Bishop Amat*, California, Charter Oak, , Claremont, Covina, Duarte, Gabrielino, Glendora, La Salle, Northview, Rosemead, St. Francis, St. John Bosco*, St. Lucy’s*, San Marino, South El Monte, Temple City, Webb, Wilson (HH) and West Covina. (*=first time participants)

There is still time and space to accommodate more teams and athletes from the San Gabriel Valley. We’re looking forward to a great day.


Welcome to the new home for the San Gabriel Valley Track and Field Championships, hosted by Glendora High School

The Third Annual meet will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2008, and (for this year) will be held at West Covina High School’s new all-weather facility. There will be Varsity and Frosh/Soph divisions for boys and girls in all of the CIF championship events.

Last year eighteen schools participated, and the increasing quality of the meeting was shown with 26 DyeStat Elite marks (top 100 in the state), including fine performances from California State Meet qualifiers Cori Carter (Claremont), Mishelle McNamara (Covina), Christy Adamyk, Jordan Edmund, and Madeline LeDuc (Glendora), Hoku Ho (Temple City) and Jesus Correa (Rosemead). Complete meet results are here: 2007 Results

We want to have even greater breadth of competition and quality of performance in this year’s meet. We already have commitments from over 25 schools but are looking for participation from every school in the San Gabriel Valley, especially from each school’s strongest competitors.

We’re looking forward to a great day of competition in April. Please check back frequently as we build our site. While the webmaster is busy relearning the html he forgot, you can get more information by downloading the following documents:  basic-details.doc;  letter-to-coaches.doc and