Jasmyne Graham of Eleanor Roosevelt is No. 1 ranked for a reason. The USC-bound senior ran U.S. No. 5 All-Time in the 100m hurdles in 13.17, as Mecca McGlaston clocked U.S. No. 6 All-Time 13.18, but she wasn't done yet. Dedicating the race to her grandpa, Graham ran U.S. No. 9 All-Time 40.73 in the 300m hurdles as she walked away with her first career state titles.
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DAY TWO - FINALS
- Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta had a tough first race where his team dropped the baton in the 4x100m relay leaving the door opened for the team from Chaminade lead by TJ Brock to win with a US #10 time of 40.75! Norman came back to run the 400m and 200m dashes setting new U.S. No. 1 times in both! His time of 45.19 in the 400m ties for 6th All-Time, and his 200m time of 20.30 also ranks 6th All-Time. Norman then helped his 4x400m relay team take third and led his Vista Murrieta team to clench there first ever team title!
- TJ Brock ties the U.S. No. 3 100m dash ranking with a time of 10.34, after helping his team to a 4x100m title. At the end of the race he pulled up with a left hamstring injury causing him to pull out of the 200m dash.
- The boys distance events saw some big times with Caleb Webb of Big Bear High School running a new U.S. No. 5 8:47.30 in the 3200m. That time was .08 sec faster then Big Bear alums Ryan Hall. Robert Brandt (Loyola High School) took 2nd in the 3,200m setting a new U.S. No. 9 mark of 8:51.97. Austin Tamagno has placed the past three years at the state meet running 4:09 each time. His freshmen year he was third, then as a sophomore he was second, and now finally as a junior he placed 1st with a time of 4:09.13.
- Matt Katnik of St. John Bosco finished just off his own U.S. No. 1 shot put record with a throw of 72 even.
- Justin Collins of Carson posted a new U.S. No. 6 mark of 36.67 in the 300mH. Collins aslo ran the 110mH placing 3 (14.15) behind Joseph Anderson of Upland (13.77) and Alexander Billing of Simi Valley (13.68). Both Billing's and Anderson's time's rank in the U.S. top 10!
- It was a big night in the distance events as we saw two new U.S. No. 1 marks in both the 1,600m and 3,200m. Destiny Collins of Great Oak set a new U.S. No. 1 in the 3200m with a time of 9:53.79. Collins also ran the 1600m and finished 3rd (4:41.30) behind Marissa Williams of Palisades who took 2nd (4:39.88) and Amanda Gehrich of Tesoro who took 1st (4:39.33). Gehrich and Williams 1600m times rank U.S. No.1 and U.S. No. 2.
- The girls 800m race was one for the ages with the fastest qualifying times in California state history. It was a rocky start for the race after two false starts one that left Cassie Durgy disqualified and the other disqualifying senior and two time defending state champion Mikaela Smith. When the race finally got underway it was Erica Shroeder who came out with the state championship with a new U.S. No. 7 time of 2:07.08.
- Jasmyne Graham dominated the hurdle events bringing home double gold in the 100mH and 300mH. Gram set new U.S. No. 9 All-Time, 40.73 in the 300mH and a new U.S. No. 5 All-Time 13.17 in the 100mH. Mecca Mcglaston who fished second to Graham in the 100mH ran a U.S. No. 6 All-Time 13.18.
- Kennedy Jones of Castro Valley High School jumps a new U.S. No. 3 42-05.25 to win the girls triple jump! Earlier this year jones finished 2nd at Arcadia to Tara Davis who also sits on the U.S. top ten list at No. 7. Davis finished in 2nd with a jump of 41-06.75.
- Zaria Francis pulls off a huge double winning both the 100 and 200 meter dash! Both Francis 200m time (23.09) and 100m time (11.31) rank U.S. No. 2. Zaria had some tough competition in both events racing against the sophomore from Oaks Christian Lauren Rain Williams who finished in second in both events. Williams 200m (23.16) and 100m (11.39) times rank U.S. No. 3.
DAY ONE - PRELIMS
A year stronger from the 2014 CIF Finals when he finished as a California state runner-up in the 200 and 400, Michael Norman of Vista Murietta dominated Day 1 by clocking 20.98 200m and 47.05 400m in the prelims as the fastest qualifier for each event.
- Pre-meet favorite Austin Tamagno (US #5 4:06 Mile) of Brea Olinda wins his heat of the 1600m easily, clocking 4:13.82, as Ross Walker advances with the fastest prelim time of 4:13.78 to win heat 2.
- US #1 shot putter Matt Katnik throws 71-5.75 to advance as top qualifier! His PR is 72-3, but he's looking for the California State Meet Record of 74-4 in the finals tomorrow. He also advances to discus finals.
- Two false starts delay the Boys 100m dash, including one that looked like it may result in the disqualification of US #7 and pre-meet favorite T.J. Brock of Chaminade. However, the junior is left with a warning and he advances safely in 10.47, just off his wind-legal best of 10.42. He comes back to win his 200m heat in 21.16, though he has a lot on his hands for the final as US #1 Michael Norman of Vista Murrieta makes it look easy, winning heat 1 of the 200m in 20.98. Norman is also the fastest qualifier in the 400m, clocking 47.05 - nearly jogging until Zachary Shinnick challenged him for the win. Sophomore Shinnick safely advanced with his 47.34, a PR.
- Isaac Cortes of Great Oak is the fastest qualifier in the 800m with 1:52.19. The junior flew to a solo US #4 4:06 1600m/ US #20 1:51.44 double at the Southern Section Division Finals, but is bypassing the 1600m to focus solely on the 800m. Isaac Trevino of Centennial is the top seed with his US #18 1:51.39
Deepest 800m final ever? All 12 qualifiers broke 2:10, led by sophomore Jacquelyn Hill of Etiwanda with a monster kick for 2:08.06.
- This could be the fastest 800m final in California state history, as all 12 girls run under 2:10! In fact, No. 13 Juliana Mount runs 2:09.55 and does not advance.Two-time CIF champion Mikaela Smith of Clovis North wins heat 1, advances as No. 3 qualifier in new season-best with 2:08.06 as sophomore Jacquelyn Hill of Etiwanda throws down a monster kick to pass Hannah Benoit of Buchanan (2:08.37) and is the surprise top qualifier in US #11 2:08.06. The run is her first-ever sub-2:10.
- Great Oak's Destiny Collins famously fell in the 1600m finals last year, but still rallied for second place. The US #2 4:40 girl is leaving nothing for chance this year, as a potential invite to the adidas Dream Mile is also on the line. Collins is the fastest qualifier with a relaxed 4:47.26, just ahead of Marissa Williams (4:47.36), while Amanda Gehrich had to hold off a fast-closing Lauren Moffett in heat 2 as both finished in 4:50. Collins will take on Fiona O'Keeffe in the 3200m on Saturday.
- Jasmyne Graham of Eleanor Roosevelt is No. 1 ranked for a reason. The USC-bound senior tied US #4 13.45 in the prelims of the 100m hurdles! Just behind her was Agoura sophomore Tara Davis, who set California State Sophomore Class Record and Ventura County Record in 100m hurdles with 13.48 effort. Davis leads state finalists in triple jump with 40-8 effort, just off her own US #6 40-9.25.
- In the longer 300m hurdles, a surprise leader emerges in Dani Johnson of Cathedral Catholic, who improves from US #21 42.14 to US #5 in 41.34! US #2 super-sophomore Jurnee Woodward advances safely in 42.02, well off her PR 41.10, but surely with plenty leftover for the finals. Morganne Hill rounds out the favorites, nearly improving her own US #9 with a 41.78 run, as all three win their respective heats to make for a loaded final.
- US #9 Hannah Waller of Buchanan advances to 400m finals with fastest time, clocking 53.78. The junior has run 53.57 this year and reportedly looked like she was jogging. Freshman Kirsten Carter of Santa Rose is second-fastest qualifier, winning heat 2 in 54.94. Could the untested freshman take down the junior favorite, Waller?
- Oaks Christian advances everyone safely, as the Lions attempt to make a run for the first-ever state title in school history. That tasks necessitates no small doing, but US #1 200m runner Lauren Rain Williams and UCLA commit Schuyler Moore are up to the task - the ladies advanced safely with 100m times of 11.7/11.85, though US #2 Zaria Francis owns the fastest prelim time at 11.52. Francis also storms through 200m qualifying rounds, hitting US #8 23.51!