Julia Gonzalez is trying to move up in the NCS standings this fall, and using summer track as a means to get there.
With meets like Golden West in addition to AAU and USATF competition, there's plenty of summer track action in California.
Pamela Amaechi was great from the beginning in the shot put, but had to grow into her talent for the discus. See the career paths for the top 100 seniors in each event inside!
How good were this year's top seniors back when they were freshmen? In many cases, the answers may surprise you.
Alex Stout closed out her spring season with double wins at the CCS finals, plus a state meet appearance that resulted in a CA top 10 1600 time.
Justin Hazell had a brilliant junior season, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for his final year.
Tara Davis excelled in two events, as both she and Zack Shinnick moved up the all-time high school rankings.
After the amazing senior year she had, it's hard to believe Alexandra Beitia wasn't even sub-12 her sophomore year. See who else made huge progress over their careers inside!
Jake Woods is the top returner in both hurdle races, one of only two boys that lead two events.
Kirsten Carter has morphed from a surprising star freshman in the 400 to one of the top returning 100 and 200 runners in the state.
Did you know Owen Bishop first broke 10 minutes for the 3200 in his senior year? That and many more interesting career facts inside!
Nu'u Tuilefano ruled the SDS throws this season, making it through to the state finals in the shot put - and she's back again next year to do even better.
Jamar Marshall returns as the top hurdler in the section, and he still has three more years to improve!
Some Class of 2017 stars were elite from the very beginning, but others had to grow into their top-tier status. See where the top 100 graduated seniors were each year of their careers!
Foothill's Thurman Knowles will be the guy to beat in the 800 and 1600 next year, and he has state meet experience under his belt already.
There's more than enough returning talent in this section alone to keep us excited for 9 months until track season starts again!
Were superstars like Zach Shinnick, Joseph Anderson, and Javelin Guidry remarkable as freshmen? Many were, but others have improved immensely over their high school careers.
Laurel Wong is the top returning vaulter in the state, but she has a crowded group of contenders gunning for her.
Rachel Baxter has already been to Poland to compete in World Juniors, and this summer she hopes to add a trip to Pan Am Juniors in Peru to her resume.
It's hard to believe that Sean Lee still has another year of high school left, after all the success he has already had in his career!
The top performances from the 11-12 and 13-14 age groups during last weekend's two AAU regionals in California.
Sometimes it's easy to forget that Alyssa Brewer has another year, after the two state titles she already won.
Not only does Justin Hazell have the top returning time in the state, he's also the top returning runner from the state meet.
With her strong performance out of lane 8 in the state final, Tierra Robinson-Jones established herself as the one to beat in 2018.
Karson Lippert is #2 in California as a sophomore, and already under 47. Can't wait to see what he can do over the next two years!
(Photo by Alan Versaw) The Rancho Verde senior reflects on a tight race and an incredible senior season.
Malcolm Clemons is a rising star after making the state meet in both horizontal jumps, and he has the example of senior teammate Sanjay Kettles to follow.
(Photo by Alan Versaw) Isaiah Cunningham also returns victorious after winning the 100 Dash, capping a solid day by California athletes competing in Seattle.
Victoria Plummer cleared 5' 8" during the season and made it all the way to the state finals in her first season for Moorpark.
His senior teammate won a state championship, but freshman Malcolm Clemons made the state meet in both the long and the triple, and he could one day eclipse what Sanjay Kettles achieved.