Who are the fastest rising juniors in the state this spring? We use a two-year comparison to examine year-over-year growth for the top 25 in each event, both genders.
Athletes are ranked based on their top marks in 2018 (results posted through meets of April 30). Rankings are not in order of difference of improvement.
Notes are provided with each list. Improvement is noted within parentheses under the "Difference" column.
Data points were generated for the top marks in both 2018 and 2017 with the difference calculated at the end. We ran the data to pull the top 25. However, athletes that did not have a mark in 2017, were dropped from the list. Because of that, some lists are not a full 25 deep.
Athletes of note include Jazlynn Shearer (San Jose Silver Creek/NC), who leads the class in three categories; Jocelynn Budwig (Fowler/CS), who is the top thrower in the 2019 class in the nation, and Claudia Lane (Malibu/SS), the defending CIF-State champion in the 3200 meters and who leads the class in the eight-lap race despite being "in the red" year over year.
Others detailed in the following pages include Deanna Nowling (Calabasas/SS), the class leader in the 100 and 200; Mikaela Ramirez (Chino Hills Ayala/SS), one of the state's top three-event distance runners; Carlos Aviles (Ventura/SS) and Daniel Viveros (Bakersfield Liberty/CS), among the nation's best in the throws, and some remarkable YOY improvements to include the 12.81-second drop by Andrew Martinez (Chino Hills Ayala/SS) that has vaulted him high on the state and national rankings in the 1600m.
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