Space athletes able to compete for titles Saturday at CIF-SS observe and discipline championships – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

There will probably be a number of medals and particular person titles handed out Saturday when Moorpark Excessive College hosts the CIF Southern Part girls and boys observe and discipline championships for all 4 divisions.

The meet can be the qualifier for subsequent week’s Masters Meet, which can be being held at Moorpark Excessive College. The CIF State championships are in two weeks at Buchanan Excessive College in Clovis.

However first issues first.

Division 3 is the place a lot of the space athletes will compete for titles, and there’s no greater headliner than Monrovia senior Madeleine Conte, who’s favored to win the ladies 100- and 300-meter hurdles.

As a junior, Conte gained the 300 hurdles and completed second within the 100 hurdles, however she has stepped it up and is among the many state’s finest in each occasions this 12 months. She is somebody to observe over the subsequent few weeks.

In final week’s CIF-SS prelims, Conte gained her warmth of the 100 hurdles in 14.77 seconds, which was in need of her private finest (14.49 at Mt. SAC). However it was nonetheless one of the best time heading into the finals, and one of the best time in all 4 divisions.

Conte additionally gained her 300 hurdles warmth on the prelims in 44.83. She ranks fourth in California within the 300 hurdles with a private finest 43.60, which she ran at Mt. SAC.

Within the boys hurdles, St. Francis’ Dario Rock has been top-of-the-line within the state all season. He ran a 14.64 in prelims to guide all rivals. Search for Rock to be celebrating on the highest podium Saturday.

Covina’s Kerry Smith is a favourite within the 400 meters with a private better of 47.33, which is the second quickest time within the state this season. Smith will even compete within the 200 meters, however he’ll run up in opposition to stiff competitors, particularly Servite’s Max Thomas.

One athlete to observe is Marshall’s Logan Davis. He had the quickest prelim occasions within the 200 (21.35) and 400 meters (48.94), although a few of the favorites eased up within the stretch, saving their finest for this weekend.

Within the discipline occasions, South Pasadena’s Nikolas Iwankiw is a giant favourite within the shot put and discus, and top-of-the-line within the state in each occasions.

Within the distance occasions, Pasadena’s Isaiah Givens is the main contender within the boys 1,600 meters with the highest qualifying time of 4:20.94. La Cañada’s Arielle McKenzie leads the ladies discipline with a qualifying better of 4:58.41. Givens can be among the many favorites within the 3,200 meters and McKenzie is among the many contenders within the 800 meters.


Glendora speedster Maya Shinnick is a contender within the 200 and 400 meters in Division 2.

Shinnick ran a 24.95 within the 200 at prelims, which was the second-fastest qualifying time. However she has run 24.29, which is the fifth-fastest time within the state this season.

The 400 meters can be an important occasion for her. She posted the quickest prelim time of 55.30, and she or he has run 55.23, which is the sixth-fastest time within the state.