Saturday, June 03, 2017

California State Meet Predictions

For fun, you can enter the winners of all the events at the upcoming California State Track and Field meet in the comment section below. You can see my picks below. There are certain events that I am quite certain of the winner and some events where it is a coin flip. 

Girls 400 Relay: Carson (confident) NOPE
Boys 400 Relay: Rancho Verde (confident) Oaks Christian (had fastest trials time) YUP
Girls 1600: Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy (ready to win) NOPE
Boys 1600: Luis Grijalva Armijo (Liam Anderson Redwood could upset field) YUP
Girls 100 hurdles: Tara Davis Agoura (confident) YUP
Boys 110 hurdles: Joseph Anderson Upland (confident) YUP
Girls 400: Shea Anderson Norco (confident) YUP
Boys 400: Zachary Shinnick Damien (watch out for Myles Ellis Antelope) YUP
Girls 100: Jasmin Reed Serra (somewhat confident) NOPE
Boys 100: Javelin Guidry Vista Murrieta (Isaiah Cunningham has won 2 out of 3 races this season) YUP
Girls 800: Alyssa Brewer California (lock) YUP
Boys 800: Alex Scales Bellarmine (confident) NOPE
Girls 300 hurdles: Shea Anderson Norco (Jurnee Woodward will give her all she can handle) YUP
Boys 300 hurdles: Joseph Anderson (Wants the double hurdle victory) YUP
Girls 200: Jasmin Reed Serra (Let's see how she does in 100) NOPE
Boys 200: Isaiah Cunningham Rancho Verde (fairly confident) YUP
Girls 3200: Claudia Lane Malibu (lock) YUP
Boys 3200: Cooper Teare (this could be interesting) NOPE
Girls 1600 Relay: Carson (They crushed field last year.) Might be without Roberts so could it be a NorCal school? YUP on the NorCal team winning...BOD!
Boys 1600 Relay: Rancho Verde (They should win) YUP

Girls Long Jump: Tara Davis Agoura (confident) YUP
Boys Long Jump: Bryan Thompson Rancho Verde (Can Sanjay Kettles St. Mary's B hit another big jump?) Matthew DeRoos (comfortably ahead of field at trials but will have to repeat performance in finals) YUP on Sanjay Kettle and huge final jump to win.
Girls Triple Jump: Tara Davis Agoura (confident) YUP
Boys Triple Jump: CJ Stevenson Great Oak (fairly confident) YUP
Girls High Jump: Cassie Ackemann San Lorenzo Valley (ready to win state) NOPE
Boys High Jump: Sean Lee Trabuco Hills (If not Lee, then Sears) YUP
Girls Pole Vault: Rachel Baxter Canyon, Anaheim (lock) YUP
Boys Pole Vault: Tate Curran Redondo Union (fairly confident) YUP
Girls Shot Put: Pamela Amaechi Lincoln (fairly confident) YUP
Boys Shot Put: Jacob Wilson Buchanan (fairly confident) NOPE
Girls Discus: Pamela Amaechi Lincoln (fairly confident) NOPE
Boys Discus: Jonah Wilson Clovis (should win) Robbie Otal only guy over 200 feet in prelims. NOPE
Girls Team Champion: Carson (should win) Need a healthy Roberts to rack up points. NOPE
Boys Team Champion: Rancho Verde (lock) Losing 400 relay hurt but not panicking yet. YUP

18 comments:

Jackson8or said...

Yeah Cooper!

Anonymous said...

Girls 1,600 Denner is peaking at the right time and will be tough.

Anonymous said...

Cooper for sure. I'm assuming his toe is okay but should he risk it?

Anonymous said...

8:45 guy healthy and waiting, should be a good one. Can't wait!

Albert Caruana said...

I think the winner of the girls 1600 will be either Rylee Bowen, Maddy Denner or Annie Boos. This is Rylee's third state meet and in my mind has the best finish of the group. Denner is perhaps the least experienced of the three and I have been very impressed watching her race. Boos just won the 1600 at the SS Masters meet. The wildcard is Olivia O'Keeffe. She finished 3rd last year but was dealing with an injury earlier this season. She stunned everybody by winning the Division I state XC final so can she pull off another victory here?

If Cooper was 100% healthy, I would say he would be a heavy favorite to win. Now that he is dealing with a toe injury, does he come back to the pack a bit? Callum Bolger ran 8:45.x at Arcadia and is totally focusing on this event. You can also add Michael Vernau and Evert Silva as well as Luis Grijalva but he is doubling. It will be very interesting.

Selena McKinney said...

Wow!! 1600 preliminaries came down to 5 girls finishing in 4:51 and change in heat 1, and 4 girls in 4:52 and change in heat 2!! Denner won her heat and Skahill won hers.

Anonymous said...

Jett who?

Albert Caruana said...

Jett Charvet...doubled at NCS and fresh 800 at state but tremendous run for him.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Not only did Carson not win the girls team title, but they didn't even score a single point.

Albert Caruana said...

There is a very fine line between winning (last year for Carson) and not scoring a point (this year for Carson). I believe they had all their team back this year but you have to get it done on the track.

Anonymous said...

Bolger blew Teare away that last lap, closed in 55

Albert Caruana said...

No question that Callum Bolger deserved victory yesterday for his well timed run and kick. I also think that Cooper was not racing at his best due to the toe injury that he has been dealing with the past few weeks. These are just the breaks (literally) of the game. Congrats to Callum and best wishes to Cooper on a healthy finish to his season.

Anonymous said...

Chamber's run was amazing, negative splits in a 1:51 race. Did not see that coming after the trials. Top 5 in the 800 all jr's too.

Albert Caruana said...

I am sure you meant Charvet but yes, it was very impressive. He doubled in both the 1600 and 800 at NCS and obviously dropping the 1600 was a big key to his success in the 800. He did run 1:53.x after running the 1600 a few weeks ago but winning state with a low 1:51 was really impressive.

Anonymous said...

Dinner negative split in the girls 1600 running 2:15 last 800 in route to her victory m put a whopping on the field!

Coach Tim said...

Carson's star (Kaelin Roberts) suffered a hamstring injury in the 4x1 final, which is why she scratched the 400, 200, and presumably the 4x400.

Anonymous said...

Saint Mary's Berkeley coach Jeff Rogers
2 state champions in the high jump
1 state champion in the triple jump
1 state champion in the long jump

Anonymous said...

Regarding SMB's jumpers they will have a returning boy jumper 9th grader who made the finals in both the LJ (7th 22-10) & TJ (5th 46 8.75) and of course Kali Hatcher who was a scorer in both jumps as well.

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