One of the few sections that has no divisional component as part of it's state qualifying process is the Central Coast Section (Malcolm Slaney photo). The final will take place this Friday at Gilroy HS with the field events starting at 4 pm with the running events starting at 6 pm. The weather is always a wild card at Gilroy HS but this time all the competitors will be dealing with the same conditions in their own individual races.
In the next few pages, I will shine a light to the favorites, the leading contenders and the possible underdogs that could surprise the field.
The Central Coast Section is one of six of the state's 10 sections allotted three automatic qualifying spots for the State Meet. That's three spots per event per gender. Additional qualifiers are possible by hitting a statewide at-large standard. Those standards are listed on the next page.
You can follow the live results of the meet at this LINK. We will also be present at the meet and you can follow us on Twitter @milesplitca and on Instagram @milesplitca.
Click 'Next' below to get to the at-large standards and see an event-by-event preview starting with the 400 meter relay.