Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2013 SJS State Meet Distance Contenders

Top 3 make state from SJS unless you can qualify by surpassing the 2013 At-Large Time Standards.  Additions?  Changes?  Comments?

Girls 800m.
The favorite:  Brittany Anselmo Ponderosa HS
Threats:  Ashley Kittle Woodcreek HS, Faith Makau Enoch HS, Laney Teaford Davis HS
Wildcards:  Amy Heyn Del Oro HS, Camille Boudreaux St. Francis HS, Kendall Derry Bella Vista HS

Boys 800m.
The favorite:  Adrian Coleman Benicia HS
Threats:  Paul Mohr Davis HS, Jon Horvath Woodcreek HS, Garrett Migliozzi Nevada Union
Wildcards:  Jack Ploeg Elk Grove HS, Jacob Zufelt Whitney HS

Girls 1600m.
The favorite:  Madeleine Ankhelyi Vista del Lago HS
Threats:  Faith Makau Enochs HS, Fiona O'Keeffe Davis HS, Christine Redor Ponderosa HS
Wildcards:   Clare Carroll Vista del Lago HS, Peyton Bilo St. Francis HS, Amy Heyn Del Oro HS

Boys 1600m.
The favorite:  Steven Grolle Sonora HS
Threats:  Jack Scranton Davis HS, Patrick Jagerson Del Campo HS, Sam Stoll Jesuit HS
Wildcards:  George Miao Rocklin HS, Abraham Alvarado Atwater HS, Neilson Pawless Roseville HS

Girls 3200m.
The favorite:  Madeleine Ankhelyi Vista del Lago HS
Threats:  Mackenzie Mills Vintage HS, Fiona O'Keeffe Davis HS, Lauren LaRocco St. Francis HS
Wildcards:   Karlie Garcia Oakmont HS, Clare Carroll Vista del Lago HS, Sophie Meads Davis HS

Boys 3200m.
The favorite:  Trent Brendel Granite Bay HS
Threats:  Jack Scranton Davis HS, Ryan Hodgens Whitney HS, Tyler Sickler Will C. Wood HS, Abdul Hamid Sheldon
Wildcards:  Paul Zeiss Granite Bay HS, Bradford Caton Avilla Pleasant Grove HS, Trevor Stephens Del Oro HS, Sean Jagerson Del Campo HS, Toby Qualls Placer HS

Next:  NorCal Distance Preview article


Anonymous said...

ayyy yo steven grolle aint even that good tho

Anonymous said...

In the SJS section steven grolle is the one of fastest returning milers.
Also Maggie Bell was omiited

Anonymous said...

Maggie is not running track but will play soccer.

Anonymous said...

if jack scranton decides to run the mile he will wreck the field no competition. remember that kid last year? that fool could RACE. beat nick ratto down the homestretch at stanford to win it. beat trevor fuhriman down the final 200 at woody wilson to win it. beat jordan rushing down the last turn at SAC MOC to win it. that kid can kill it in the mile.

Anonymous said...

Scranton was unbeaten last year at the 1500/1600/mile during an awesome 2012 outdoor season derailed by freak injury. Ran 4:16 1600 and 4:17 full mile mid-season. Grolle a great runner no doubt but Scranton should be THE favorite, no question.

Anonymous said...

Both Brynn Sargent of Bella Vista and Ryan Hodgens of Whitney ran faster 1600 times than Stoll, Alvarado, and Maio. Those guys should definitely be considered threats this year with those returning faster times.

Anonymous said...

Another talented runner sucked into the club soccer scene. I'm not anti soccer, but after that kind of success in xc why would you not do track?

Play for your school in winter and club in the summer... These club soccer coaches are awful. What are they promising? A scholarship? She probably as a full ride (or close to it depending where she wants to go). An Olympic medal?

The club scene is getting gets to skip playing for their school now too. Sad how there is no school pride or sense of community anymore.

It's all so sad.

Anonymous said...

Laney Teaford from Davis is definitely a contender in the 800 - 2:16 PR.

Also former Masters champion Sophie Meads from Davis is a potential contender in the 3200. Wouldn't be surprised to see her return to previous form this track season.

Ariel Young from Rio Americano (formerly of St. Francis) has crazy potential (5:10 mile in 8th grade) - could be a dark horse.

Maggie Bell would be favorite in 800 for sure and strong contender in mile if she does end up running track (and not staying with soccer).

Anonymous said...

Sophie Mead slipped back and was surpassed by several girls. Forget about Ariel Young. Laney Teaford could definitely be a factor. SJS plays spring girls soccer, not winter.

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