TRACK: The road to Mt. SAC and the CIF finals begins at Saturday’s CIF prelims

Division I, Trabuco Hills High School: Division 1 prelim heat sheets
Division II, Moorpark High School: Division 2 prelim heat sheets
Division 3, Estancia High School: Division 3 prelim heat sheets
Division 4, Carpenteria High School: Division 4 prelim heat sheets


By Fred J. Robledo, Staff Writer
The road to the CIF-Southern Section track and field finals at Mt. San Antonio College on May 19 will take shape on Saturday during the prelims, held at four locations.

Most San Gabriel Valley hopefuls are competing in Division 2 and 3, with the Division 2 prelims at Moorpark High School and Division 3 at Estancia High School.

Rowland senior Nick Rivera headlines the Division 2 boys prelims, hoping to qualify in the 1,600 and 800 meters.

Rivera’s 800 time of 1 minute, 53.71 seconds at the Hacienda League finals was the seventh-fastest in the state and the leading mark of all D2 qualifiers.

Claremont’s Klyvens Delunay is among the state’s best in the boys long and triple jump.

Delunay is the state leader in the triple jump, setting the mark of 49 feet, 6 inches at the Arcadia Invitational. He has the state’s fourth-best mark in the boys long jump, leaping 23-11.

Glendora’s Makayla Jacoub is one of the favorites in the Division 2 girls pole vault. She is tied with several others with a leading qualifying mark of 10-8. Jacoub’s teammate Rocki Bartholomew is hoping to capture the girls discus. She has the second-best qualifying throw (133-01).

Ayala freshman Jaela Williams has a chance for medals in three events. She is among the favorites in girls long jump and 100 and 300 hurdles. Her teammate, junior Ifunanya Gwacham, is a contender in the triple jump.

At the Division 3 prelims at Estancia, Bonita senior Toure McCully enters with the leading qualifying mark in the boys’ 110 hurdles (14.33), and is hoping to qualify for the finals in the 100 meters and long jump.

Diamond Ranch senior Andrew Fischer is a favorite in the 300 hurdles with a second-best qualifying time of 37.80. But he will have to contend with Damien’s Jarrett Gonzalez, who boasts the leading qualifying time of 37.56.

Bonita sophomore Nikki Wheatley, who was the area girls basketball player of the year, is among the favorites in three events, the long jump, triple jump and high jump.

Bonita distance specialist Marissa Scott is competing in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 races.

In the Division I prelims at Trabuco Hills, West Covina’s Jimmy Frazier boasts the third-best qualifying time in the 110 hurdles at 14.61

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  • The Dashing Dozen’ers

    Conventional wisdom says that to advance to the CIF Finals, one should be at least in the Top 12 seeds. Of course anyone could have a ‘run of a lifetime’.

    Below are all of the SGV athletes in the Top 12 of their individual events; if they also are in the Top 12 in a relay, it has been posted as well. For High jump, I listed all locals with at least 6′. Several athletes are in the Top 12 in four events, good luck on Saturday:

    Div I
    Veronica Yamane (Arcadia) 1600m, 3200m
    Sergio Gonzales (Arcadia) 1600m, 3200m
    Taylor Smith (C Hills) 400m,
    Alex McElwee (Arcadia) 400m, 4x400R
    Tony Moseley (Aracdia) 800m, 4x400R,
    Sophie Amodia (Glendale) 300m H
    Janise Qin (Arcadia) SPut
    Francisco Martinez (D Bar) HJ

    Div II
    Christian Eagan (Ayala) 1600m
    Nick Rivera (Rowland) 1600m, 800m, 4x400R
    Evan Scheerer (Ayala) 1600m
    David Galvez (Rowland) 1600m, 4x100R, 4x400R
    Jaela Williams (Ayala) 100m H, 4x100R, 300m H, L Jump
    Cade Lindsey (Glendora) 110m H
    Brittany Brown (Claremont) 100m
    Morgan Brown (Ayala) 800m, 4x400R
    Robyn Brown (Ayala) 300m H, 4x400R
    Errol Romney (Nogales) 300m H
    Ryan Sanchez (Glendora) 3200m
    Makaayla Jacoub (Glendora) PV
    Ifunanya Gwacham (Ayala) L Jump, Triple J
    Rocky Bartholomew (Glendora) Discus
    Klyvens Delunay (Claremont) L Jump, Triple J
    Ryan Kent (Ayala) S Put, Discus

    Div III
    Emily Hubert (B Amat) 1600m, 3200m
    Dillon Nobbs (Bonita) 1600m
    Kia Smith (Monrovia) 100m H, 4x100R
    Toure McCully (Bonita) 110m H, 100m, L Jump
    Jarrett Gonzales (Damien) 110m H, 4x100R, 300m H, 4x400R
    Darius Yabrough (Pomona) 110m H, 100m
    JR Nelson (Wilson) 110m H, 300m H, 4x400R, H Jump
    Gabriel Aceves (L Altos) 110m H
    Skylar Buchanan (Monrovia) 100m, 4x100R, 200m, L Jump
    Brittany Fulton (L Altos) 100m
    Darren Andrews (B Amat) 100m, 200m
    Amanda Mansoorbekht (Monrovia) 800m
    Marissa Scott (Bonita) 800m
    Vincent Pacheco (Northview) H Jump
    Robert Prata (Damien) H Jump
    Adam Williams (Damien) 800m
    Belle Chiu (Covina) 300m H
    Andrew Fischer (D Ranch) 300m H
    Kilan Pace (D Ranch) 300m H, L Jump
    Andrew Cruz (L Altos) 300m H
    Candice Williams (S Hills) 200m
    William Mitchell (Northview) 200m, 4x400R
    Donovan Davis (Pomona) 200m
    Dominque Wheatley (Bonita) H Jump, L Jump, Triple J
    Dre Mercado (Covina) P V
    Emily Sanchez (Covina) Triple J
    Cassie Ramirez (Northview) S Put
    Melissa Rake (S Lucys) S Put
    Sabrina Thomas (Monrovia) Discus
    Michael Harris (Monrovia) L Jump, Triple J
    Josh Webster (S Hills) Triple J
    Ellis McCarthy (Monrovia) S Put
    Logan Tracey (Damien) Discus

  • CIF Final ‘Fours’

    Has anyone ever gone to CIF Finals in T&F in 4 events?? Maybe McClain??

    The post below listed 4 S Gabriel V runners that might have a chance to advance in 4 events:

    Jaela Williams (Ayala)
    Jarrett Gonzales (Damien)
    JR Nelson (Wilson)
    Skylar Buchannan (Monrovia)

    L. Phelps comes to mind also as well as Ron Brown

  • List must include Angela Williams

    If anyone went to CIF Finals in 4 things it has to be Angela Williams, a local track star that made records at USC and went to 2 Olympics for the USA – 2004, and 2008

  • Phillips not Phelps??

    I believe the guy meant to say L. Phillips instead of L. Phelps, dont know any L Phelps from the area in track and field