CIF Playoff Dates, Times by Section

Breaking down the CIF post-season for each of California's 10 sections. 

Central Section

May 9

Section Area Trails, all at 4 p.m. (field), 4:30 p.m. (track)

May 19

Section Finals at Buchanan HS, 4 p.m. (field), 4:30 p.m. (track) RESULTS


Central Coast Section

May 19

Semifinals at Gilroy HS, 10 a.m. (field), 11 a.m. (track) RESULTS

May 25

Finals at Gilroy HS, 4 p.m. (field), 6 p.m. (track)


Los Angeles City

May 17

Semifinals at Birmingham HS, 1 p.m. (field), 2 p.m. (track) RESULTS

May 24

Finals at El Camino College, 2 p.m. (field), 5 p.m. (track)


Northern Section

May 18

Division 1 Finals at Chico RESULTS

Division 2 Finals at Yreka RESULTS

Division 3 Finals at Mt. Shasta RESULTS

Division 4 Finals at Cottonwood RESULTS

May 25

Finals at West Valley HS


North Coast Section

May 19

Area Finals

  • Class A at Santa Rosa Montgomery HS, 10 a.m. (field), 11 a.m. (track) RESULTS
  • Redwood Empire Area at Santa Rosa HS, 9 a.m. (field), 10 a.m. (track) RESULTS
  • Tri Valley Area at Dublin HS, 8:30 a.m. (field), 9:30 a.m. (track) RESULTS
  • Bay Shore Area at Union City James Logan HS, 11 a.m. (field), 11:30 a.m. (track) RESULTS

May 25-26

Meet of Champions at University of California-Berkeley

  • Trials at 9 a.m. (field), 1 p.m. (track)
  • Finals at 9 a.m. (field), 1:30 p.m. (track)


Oakland Section

May 22

Trials at Laney College, Oakland, 4 p.m.

May 23

Finals at Laney College, Oakland, 4 p.m.


Sac-Joaquin Section

May 15-17

Division IV-V at Cesar Chavez HS RESULTS

  • Trials at 3 p.m. (field and track)
  • Finals at 3 p.m. (field), 5 p.m. (track)

May 16-18

Division I at Elk Grove HS RESULTS

  • Trials at 2 p.m. (field), 3 p.m. (track)
  • Finals at 2 p.m. (field), 6 p.m. (track)

Division II-III at Vista del Lago HS RESULTS

  • Trials at 2 p.m. (field), 4 p.m. (track)
  • Finals at 2 p.m. (field), 5:30 p.m. (track)

May 24-25

Masters Meet at Elk Grove HS

  • Trials at 2 p.m. (field), 4 p.m. (track)
  • Finals at 2 p.m. (field), 5:45 p.m. (track)


San Diego Section

May 19

Prelims at Mt. Carmel HS, 9 a.m. (girls), 2 p.m. (boys) RESULTS

May 26

Finals at Mt. Carmel HS, 10 a.m.


San Francisco Section

May 19

All-City Trials at Kezar Stadium, 9 a.m. RESULTS

May 26

All-City Finals at Kezar Stadium, 9 a.m.


Southern Section 

May 12

Prelims at 11 a.m. (field), noon (track) 

  • Division 1 at Trabuco Hills HS RESULTS
  • Division 2 at Moorpark HS RESULTS
  • Division 3 Costa Mesa Estancia HS RESULTS
  • Division 4 at Carpinteria HS RESULTS

May 19

All-Division finals at El Camino College RESULTS

May 26

Masters Meet at El Camino College, 11 a.m. (field), 1 p.m. (track)


State Meet

At Clovis Buchanan HS

June 1

Prelims at 3 p.m. (field), 5 p.m. (track)

June 2

Finals at 4:30 p.m. (field), 6 p.m. (track)


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