Sunday, January 06, 2013

2013 Central Section Distance Races State Meet Contenders

The top 3 qualify to the state meet from the Central Section unless you can qualify by surpassing the 2013 At-Large Time Standards.  Additions?  Changes?  Comments?

Girls 800m.
The favorite:  Sami Ikuma Clovis West HS
Threats:  Mikaela Smith Clovis North HS, Kylee Strausser Bullard HS, Korey Jones Edison HS, Maddy Nikkel Buchanan HS
Wildcards:  Annette Acosta Exeter HS, Kaitlyn Pacheco Clovis HS, Danille Pacheco Clovis West HS

Boys 800m.
The favorite:  Ivan Gonzalez Ridgeview HS
Threats:  Cody Brazael Buchanan HS, Uriel Cabanes Madera South HS, Derek Acevedo Clovis North HS
Wildcards:  Kevin Chavira Bullard HS, Ismael Guzman Madera South HS

Girls 1600m.
The favorite:  Hagen Reedy Buchanan HS
Threats:  Ali Teliha Bullard HS, Maddy Nikkel Buchanan HS
Wildcards:   Kelsee Pottorff Clovis North HS, Lashya Morgan Ridgeview HS, Taylor Samson Clovis West HS, Mikayla Sodersten Clovis HS

Boys 1600m.
The favorite:  Cody Brazeal Buchanan HS
Threats:  Blake Haney Stockdale HS, Ismael Guzman Madera South HS
Wildcards:  Jacob Barger Frontier HS, Jacob Bilvado El Diamante HS, Chris Mata Centennial HS

Girls 3200m.
The favorite:  Hagen Reedy Buchanan HS
Threat: Leigh Moffett Clovis North HS, Yesenia Silva Exeter HS
Wildcards:   Molly Pruett Centennial HS, Sydney Roman East Bakersfield HS, Katie Sandoval Clovis North HS, Brittany Laygo Clovis East HS, Mikayla Sodersten Clovis HS

Boys 3200m.
The favorite:  Blake Haney Stockton HS
Threats:  Jose Herrera Madera South HS, Angel Gil Shafter HS
Wildcards:  Connor Fisher Stockdale HS, Danny Garcia McFarland HS, Kyle Miller Tulare Union HS, Robie Reid Exeter HS


BillDavey said...

Do you really not count Blake Haney (4:07) as the favorite in the 1600?

Albert Caruana said...

Cody Brazeal beat Haney in the 1600 last year in the section final. These are pre-season rankings and could change as the season progresses but for now, Brazeal is the favorite.

Anonymous said...

Brazel v Haney is a very tough one to handicap...its going to be a fast and fun race to watch. Hopefully we see them face of long before central section finals - like at Cal Relays or even before...perhaps at Arcadia though that tend to be a 3200 biased meet for the top runners.

Albert Caruana said...

Don't get me wrong. I totally get why Haney could be considered the favorite but I just went with the defending champion. It should make for an exciting season and hopefully both runners will be healthy and ready to roll.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Haney this year in XC?

Kevin said...

both were hurt in XC. but you may as well put them both as favorites, nearly impossible to differentiate based on current evidence. 407 vs 408 prs, defending champ vs. dream miler. too fine a line to call either way.

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