Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Central Coast Section Track and Field preview coming up...

The link to the Central Coast Section preview for the upcoming 2019 Track and Field season is below. Feel free to comment below on the top athletes and teams in CCS and if you know of any new athletes who will have an impact at the section and state levels.

Trivia question: CCS has one defending state champion returning this season. Who is that athlete? 

Here is a link to the top marks in CCS all-time thanks to Hank Lawson.
http://lynbrooksports.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/TRACK/ccsalltm.htm

NEW!
https://ca.milesplit.com/articles/255886-central-coast-section-track-field-season-preview

15 comments:

Jared Steele said...

Carly Watts from Terra Nova. Defending CCS champion in both Shot Put (6th at State) and Discus

Albert Caruana said...

Asking for defending state champion...will post the defending section champions in the preview.

Anonymous said...

Laurel Wong of Santa Catalina, girls' pole vault

Albert Caruana said...

Correct on Laurel Wong. She will have a shot to win another individual state title but will any other CCS competitors contend for a state title?

Anonymous said...

It looks like there are a few CCS boys who will double at the section final, and 3 guys that have a real chance to win 2 championships. I am always curious what double among the following people think is the toughest to pull off: 800/1600; 1600/3200; 800/3200.

Albert Caruana said...

Great question.

Alex Scales pulled off the 1600/800 double so that has been done before. I am sure we could find others that may have turned the same double. I think the 1600/3200 is doable as well and has been done before. I think winning the 800 and coming back and winning the 3200 would be the toughest in my mind.

Who else feels the same or differently?

Garrett MacQuiddy said...

I agree Albert, the 800 and 3200 are very close together at CCS, and the athlete also needs to have the speed for the 800 and the endurance for the 3200

Anonymous said...

I'd imagine anyone who has got a chance to win CCS in the 800, but not 1600 is more likely involved in their teams 4x4 than 3200.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Garrett about the 800/3200. It is both the least likely and toughest double to do mostly because of talent but also because of the timing. Of the more likely doubles, the 1600/800 is the next toughest, as evidenced by Scales missing state last year in the 800 because he had a harder than expected 1600 one hour prior. The easiest and most likely is the 1600/3200, especially if you are a 1600 specialist. That’s why you see guys like Colonna, Garcia, and Walker doubling at CCS, and the 3200 specialists like Miranda, MBR, and Mackenzie just running one race.

Anonymous said...

Yep. I agree with Mr. MacQuiddy. To pull off that 800/3200 double you'd likely need a guy who could run in the 1:55/4:16 range while having a Crystal PR in perhaps the 15:20s.

Albert Caruana said...

I think with the 3200 specialist who focus on that event and having to double back after the 800, that makes it for a very tough double.

Anonymous said...

Getting ready for the track season by rewatching some great performances at the 2018 CCS finals:

1600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg0uIGiVQpA
800: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVMhCXr2V70
3200: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpBYhaNBC7w

Albert Caruana said...

Thanks for posting those. Always fun to look at races from the previous seasons before they are just a memory.

Anonymous said...

Who do you think can win the 800 between Cairns and MacQuiddy with both most likely doubling with Cairns in the 4x400 and MacQuiddy in the 1600? Or maybe someone else

Anonymous said...

I think Cairns and MacQuiddy will be back and forth all year. If Garrett tries to double at CCS, similar to what was mentioned about Scales above, he would be disadvantaged in the CCS 800 final. Ian doubling in the 4x400 will have no impact on their battle. Both will go to state and Garrett will likely have to make a choice about which distance he wants to run.

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