MileSplitCA Track & Field Girls All-State Team

In a year dominated by girls distance runners, where do you draw the line for all-state first team consideration beyond CIF-State Meet champions?

We capped the grade-specific teams at 17. But that doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room for deserving first-teamers on the overall team, athletes who may not have won a State Meet title yet boost an impressive body of work to consider.

While we did have one double-champion (Tierra Robinson-Jones in the 200 and 400) we also had a tie in the high jump (between senior Abigail Burke and sophomore Rachel Glenn). 

So yes, while it was the year where girls distance runners put up collectively historic numbers that dominated the national leaders lists unlike any other event or event group, we were judicious in how we filled those six non-champion slots. 

The MileSplitCA All-State Teams are subjective selections with strong consideration given to CIF-State Meet winners, State Meet medalists, season-long consistency at a high level, national ranking, and versatility. Top ranking within a certain grade level is a consideration but not a guarantee of mention here.

We went 20-deep with the girls first and second teams. All individual State Meet champions are included in the first team. A State title guaranteed a spot on the first team. All other State Meet placement was a strong consideration with other factors, but not a guarantee of placement on either of the first two teams. All others placing high at the State Meet final are included in the honorable mention list.

Below you will find the 2018 MileSplitCA Girls All-State honorees for first and second team, plus honorable mention. 

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Photos credits: Lizette Adams, Louis Amestoy, Clark Kranz, James Leash, Kirby Lee/Image of Sport, Jeffrey Parenti, Scott Padgett, Steve Pisano, Pat Rhames, Eric Taylor, Dan Tyree.

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