2017 Central Section State Meet Contenders: Distance

As with the North Coast Section, Central Coast Section and Sac-Joaquin Section, 3 athletes from the Central Section qualify to the California state Track and Field meet unless you can surpass the 2017 At-Large Time Standards at your section final. This section has flown under the radar but when you look at past state meet results in both cross country and track and field, it's very clear that some of the best distance runners in our state history have come out of this section.  It's very possible I could have missed an athlete or two so please chime in the comment section below on those athletes.