Senior - 100
Highlights: State champion 100 (10.44/0.7) ... winning time is a wind-legal PR that ranks CA #2 and US #18t among seniors ... PR 10.32/3.4 (from the Central Section finals) is US #13t all-conditions, US #10t in the class ... two-time State 100m medalist (placed 6th as a junior) and two-time CS champion. Next stop: UCLA (for football).
Junior - 1600, 3200
Highlights: State champion for 1600 (4:09.31) ... 5th at State 3200 (9:00.60) ... winning 1600 time was a 2.12-second PR drop and ranks CA #1 and US #6 in the junior class ... placed 5th in the 3200 in 9:00.60 ... 3200 PR of 8:52.74 (from Arcadia) is CA #1 overall, US #6 overall and US #1 in the class.
Senior - 800
Highlights: Runner-up at State for 800 (1:50.79 PR) ... PR is CA #2, US #15t, US #11 in the senior class ... won the 800 at Arcadia (1:52.60) and at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions (1:51.69) ... State champion as a junior (1:51.07) ... won the 800 at New Balance Indoor (1:50.91) and Nike Boise Indoor (1:54.10) ... Next stop: UCLA.
Sophomore - LJ, TJ
Highlights: State champion in the long jump (25-01.00/2.5) ... State-winning jump is an all-conditions PR, US #1 in the sophomore class, CA #1 overall, US #2t overall, all conditions ... 24-05.25 to win at Stanford ... 23-10.50 for 2nd at Arcadia ... 24-04.50 to win the NC Meet of Champions ... had the 5th best qualifying mark at State in the TJ (47-7.5) but scratched out of the final.
Senior - 110H
Highlights: State champion for 110 hurdles (1397/1.0) ... PR 13.93 from State Prelims is CA #1 wind-legal, CA #2 all-conditions ... knocked out at SS D2 Prelims as a junior, Ellis rebounded to win six events, including Inland Empire Championships (14.67/-0.5), Mt SAC Relays (14.36/1.2, his previous PR before State), and the SS D3 title (14.49/-0.9).
Sophomore - LJ, 110H, Relay
Highlights: Placed 4th at State in the long jump (23-07), 7th in the 110 hurdles (14.62) and ran a leg on the runner-up 4x100 relay team ... Ranks top-11 US in the sophomore class in the 100m (10.68) and 110H (14.43).
Senior - 400
Highlights: State champion 400 (46.97 PR) ... PR is CA #1, US #12 in the senior class ... three-time State qualifier, first-time medalist ... ran 47.31 to win at Stanford, 47.41 to win NC MOC, and 47.54 for the top time at State Prelims. Next stop: UC Davis (for soccer and T&F).
Senior - 800
Highlights: State champion for 800 meters (1:50.21) ... winning-time is CA #1, US #8 and US #6 in the senior class ... two-time State medalist (4th as a junior, 1:52.22) ... Central Coast Section champion (1:52.89) ... Next stop: Notre Dame De Namur.
Senior - PV, 110H
Highlights: State champion in the pole vault (17-10, a meet record) ... runner-up at State in the 110H (14.02/1.0) ... silver-medal winning hurdles time is PR (CA #5) ... set CA record with 18-02.50 pole vault to win at Arcadia (US #4 this season) ... had five meets where he went 17-7 or higher, including 17-11 to win at Texas Relays and 17-9 to win the Halden Invitational ... Next stop: UCLA.
Senior - 100, 200
Highlights: Runner-up at State in 100 (10.45/0.7) and in the 200 (21.13/0.2) ... Ran second-fastest wind-legal 100 in CA history of 10.26/0.1 ( at league final) is US #3 wind-legal, US #6t all-conditions and #2 in CA history behind the record of 10.25 set by Hawthorne's Henry Thomas in 1985 ... three-time State Meet medalist at 100m (4th as a junior, 6th as a sophomore) ... two-time finalist at 200m ... Southern Section Division 1 champion in both sprints ... SS Masters champion 100m ... Next stop: Michigan.
Senior - LJ, TJ
Highlights: Runner-up at State in the triple jump (49-03/1.1) and placed 3rd in the long jump (23-08.50) ...
TJ PR 49-10.25/0.9 (at Arcadia) is US #12 among wind-legal marks ...LJ PR 24-10/2.5 (at San Diego Section Final) is US #7 all-conditions and US #8 in the senior class ... medaled at State in both jumps as a junior, 2nd in the TJ and 6th in the LJ ... Next stop: Cal.
Senior - DT
Highlights: State champion in the discus throw (182-07) ... winning throw is a PR and CA #11t ... had the best three throws of his career in the last three meets, going 180-09 for 2nd at SS Masters and 176-10 for 7th at State Prelims. Next stop: Arizona State (for football).
Senior - HJ
Highlights: Two-time State champion and four-time medalist in the high jump ... winning jump of 7-2 was seventh clearance of 7 feet or higher this season ... PR of 7-3 is CA #1t and US #3t ... four-time CIF SS Division 1 champion, setting a meet record with 7-2 clearance ... Next stop: UCLA.
Sophomore | 110H, 300H
Highlights: The top 110 hurdler in the state regardless of grade with CA #1 and US #8t overall all-conditions best of 13.68 (2.3) ... false start at SJ Masters cost him a chance to compete at State after sweeping both hurdles at SJ finals ... Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion 300 hurdles (38.31 PR; CA #2 in the class) ... ran 110H in 14.10/1.4 (to win at Mt. SAC) and 13.97/1.3 (at SJS Prelims) ... also ran sub-39 300H at SJS prelims (38.55) and at Golden West (38.47).
Junior - 200, 400, Relay
Highlights: Won three medals at State ... runner-up in the 400m (47.27) ... placed 5th in the 200m (21.50) ... anchored runner-up 4x400 relay (3:12.31) ... 400m PR of 47.09 (from league finals) is CA #1, US #10 and CA #2 overall ... 200m PR of 21.46 (from State Prelims) is CA #7 ... 4x400 relay time is CA #2, US #7.
Junior - 300H
Highlights: State champion in the 300 hurdles (36.61) ... winning time is CA #1 overall, US #5 overall) ... Previous season best of 37.23 set at State prelims ... All-conditions 100m PR of 10.56 (3.2) is CA #4t overall ... all-conditions 110H PR of 14.12 (2.7) is CA #8t overall ... 5th at State in the LJ as a sophomore but dropped the event this season to focus on sprints and hurdles ... also heavily recruited football player.
Senior 100, 200, Relays
Highlights: State champion 200 (22.98/0.2) ... 3rd at State for 100 (10.54/0.7) ... anchored winning 4x400 relay (3:10.86) and 5th place 4x100 relay (41.51) ... led Murrieta Mesa to school's first Southern Section divisional title and CIF-State boys team title ... winning 200 time is a PR and ranks CA #1 and US #11 among seniors for wind-legal marks ... 4x400 relay time is US #1 ... 100 PR at State Prelims of 10.51 is CA #3 ... Southern Section Division 2 champion in the 100 (10.74/-0.3) and 200 (21.47/0.0) ... SS Masters champion in the 200 (21.32/1.1).
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Senior - LJ, TJ, Relay
Highlights: Two-time State champion in the triple jump (49-11.75/0.6) ... 5th at State in the long jump (23-04.50/1.1) ... ran third leg on winning 4x100 relay team (40.99, CA #3) ... helped Great Oak to runner-up to Murrieta Mesa, also from the Southwestern League, for the boys team title at State. ... TJ PR of 50-06.75/0.1 (at SS Division 1 finals) is US #7 all-conditions, US #5 wind-legal marks, and US #5 in the class ... LJ PR of 24-03/0.0 (at Arcadia) is US #6t wl ... Next stop: Texas A&M.
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Sophomore - 3200
Highlights: State champion for 3200 (8:56.18) ... out-sprinted senior Justin Hazell (El Camino Real/LA) in the homestretch for the title ... PR is CA and US #1 in the class and CA #2 overall and US #15 overall ... Posted 3.08-second 1600 PR (4:13.41) in winning at Golden West post-State Finals. (Photo: Bib #65 above as he pulls away from Hazell in the 3200 at State).
Junior - DT, SP
Highlights: State champion in the shot put (62-05.50) ... placed 12th in the DT final at State (172-02) ... SP PR of 63-10.25 (from CS Final) is CA #1 overall, US #3 in the junior class, and US #14 overall ... DT PR of 184-2 (from the Battle of Central Cal) is CA #10 overall, CA #4 in the junior class ... had 10 meets with SPs of 60-plus including seven at 61-plus ... had 10 meet with DTs of 175 feet or farther.