As part of MileSplitCA's preparation for the 2018 CIF Track & Field season, one of the objectives has been to interview as many of the elite and returning athletes as we are able to catch up with to provide a feature video for our premium subscribers. We almost have a compete set. All the interviews are done and final video production will be concluded early next week.In this feature, we profile Temecula Great Oak senior CJ Stevenson, who culminated an undefeated season in the triple jump with a CIF-State championship.In this feature video, Stevenson reflects on his start in the event, what it will take for him to repeat and if he's a basketball player who triple jumps or a jumper who also plays basketball. Follow along as we continue to populate this Track & Field Preview Interview Series with new profiles.Related links:Preview Interview SeriesCJ Stevenson Athlete ProfileResults from the 2017 State ChampionshipsResults from the 2017 CIF-SS Masters MeetResults from the 2017 CIF-SS D1 Championships
Roosevelt senior Raymon Ornelas put up two huge anchor performances in helping the Mustangs to CA-leading times in the 4x8 and DMR during Friday night's portion of the Redondo Nike Track Festival. We caught up with Ornelas placed 5th in a very deep 1600m field (4:19.57). During Friday's competition, Ornelas anchored the 4x8 team to a 7:55.78 winning time and the DMR team to a 10:33.31 winning time. Related:Saturday's 1600m FinalFriday's 4x800m FinalFriday's DMR Final
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Gardena Serra senior Makarios Page talks about his progression after posting a huge PR in winning the 400m in 48.50 at the Redondo Nike Track Festival. Page, who says his specialty is the 200m, had a previous 400 PR of 50.05. Related:Makarios Page athlete profile400m race video
Is the future of pole vaulting in CA a freshman at Great Oak? Only time will tell if young Jack Wright can leave an indelible mark on pole vaulting in the state. For now, he's barely a year into learning the discipline and already cleared 14-1 at the CA Winter Championships. Wright was fifth at that Feb. 17 meet at Arcadia HS and was the only freshman among 12 who cleared a height at the long-delayed event. He took three jumps at 14-7. No, he's not Sondre Guttormsen, the amazing Norwegian national at Davis Senior HS who cleared 18-feet indoors this winter. But the sky could very well be the limit for young Mr. Wright. Jack Wright will be among top athletes from SoCal and across the state scheduled to compete Friday and Saturday at the Redondo Nike Track Festival. You can follow MileSplitCA's coverage of the Redondo Nike Track Festival on live stream. Here's more information.
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Deanna Nowling and Ariyonna Augustine are back to reprise their battle from last year - but don't forget about the stellar 1600 and 800 races!
Yucaipa senior Asani Hampton, the CA leader in the 100m, won the short sprint in wet conditions at the Redondo Nike Track Festival. Hampton's winning time of 10.78 was well under his state-leading 10.53 posted a week before at the Saddle Up Invitational at Vista Murrieta. Hampton, who is headed to Michigan, has an all-conditions 100m best of 10.40 (3.8) posted in placing fourth at the CIF-State meet last June. In this interview, Hampton touches on his goals for the season, his reasons for choosing Michigan and his future goals on and off the track.Related:100m race videoAsani Hampton athlete profile
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The Clovis North boys 4x100m relay team improved on its CA leading time in the morning mist at the Redondo Nike Track Festival. The team of senior Kurt Kobzeff, sophomore Caleb Foster, senior Christian Wood and junior Naythn Scruggs ran 41.54. We caught up with this speedy quartet after the race.Related:Live Stream from the Redondo Nike Track FestivalCheck out the Clovis North 4x1 and 4x2 races from the Bobbie Bass InviteMore videos from the Redondo Nike Track Festival
Great Oak senior Jaime Navarro is one of CA's most versatile throwers with a strong chance to make the State meet in both the shot put and discus throw. Navarro, who will attend San Jose State on a football scholarship, is among the many top athletes in SoCal expected to compete this weekend at the Redondo Nike Track Festival.
Roosevelt junior Jalen Johnson talks about his role in the Mustangs' CA-leading DMR race on Friday night and his runner-up finish in the 400m with a big PR of 48.75 on Saturday at the Redondo Nike Track Festival. Related:Jalen Johnson Athlete Profile400m Race VideoDMR Race Video
Great Oak junior Fatima Cortes, a rapidly emerging distance star, who won the CIF-Southern Section D1 title in cross country and recently put up an impressive 15-3K double sweep at the CA Winter Championships, is among the many top athletes in SoCal expected to compete this weekend at the Redondo Nike Track Festival.
Calabasas junior Deanna Nowling ran the second leg on the winning 4x100m relay (46.91) and won the girls varsity 400m (57.36). Nowling, interviewed after winning the 400m, talks about her specialty, why she runs the 400s, her rivalry with Ariyonna Augustine and the team's upcoming trip to the Texas Relays.Related:Girls 4x100m Relay race videoGirls 400m race videoDeanna Nowling athlete profile
Great Oak senior Gavin Korby came out of a very deep and talented pack to win the 1600m in personal-record time at the Redondo Nike Track Festival (4:18.65). Korby finished just ahead of teammate Carlos Carvajal (4:19.18). We caught up with the Long Beach State-bound Korby following Saturday's victory.Related:1600m trackside clips1600m race videoGavin Korby Athlete Profile Page
Riverside Poly senior Abby Burke, the defending CA CIF-State champion, won the high jump at the Redondo Nike Track Festival. Burke cleared 5-5 in damp and misty conditions and took three attempts at 5-7. We caught up with the Dartmouth-pound Burke following the medal ceremony at Redondo Union HS. Related:Video clip of Abby Burke's final attempt at 5-7Feature interview with Abby Burke
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