California State Track and Field Meet: Running Events Preview

100 Meters

Girls Favorite: Lauren Rain Williams Oaks Christian (SS) 11.38w
Leading Contenders: Suzie Acolatse Mission Hills (SDS) 11.46w & Zaria Francis Rio Mesa (SS) 11.24w
State Meet Record: Marion Jones Thousand Oaks (SS) 11.14 1992

The race for fastest teenage girl in California should go through the girls listed above. Lauren Rain Williams of Oaks Christian will be favored to win both sprint races and this will be her toughest challenge. Zaria Francis of Rio Mesa has defeated Williams twice this season. She finished in 3rd place at the SS Masters meet but is one good start from claiming a state championship. Suzie Acolatse of Mission Hills easily outdistanced the San Diego Section competition and will be aiming for her two SS rivals.

Boys Favorite: TJ Brock Chaminade (SS) 10.20w
Leading Contenders: John McDonald (above) Lincoln, Stockton (SJS) 10.50, Thaddeus Smith Damien (SS) 10.47w & Dominic Davis Alemany 10.39w
State Meet Record: Riley Washington Southwest (SDS) 10.30 1992

The favorite to win the boys 100 meters will be TJ Brock of Chaminade who claimed the SS Masters title by running 10.50. Brock has also run 10.20 twice under wind aided conditions. His main competition will come from SJS sprinter John McDonald of Lincoln, Stockton who has only two losses during the season with 2nd place finishes at the Stanford and Arcadia Invites. The 2nd and 3rd place finishers at the SS Masters meet (Thaddeus Smith of Damien and Dominic Davis of Alemany) will also be in the mix.

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