2016 Sac Joaquin Section State Meet Contenders: Sprints & Hurdles

The CIF State Meet is arguably the One True State Meet among all the states of our nation, because ALL of California feeds into a single championship meet - no classifications, no separate sanctioning bodies for independent schools.  Only 3 athletes can advance to the state meet from most of the sections, including the SJS.  Below is a pre-season list of the contenders for those three berths in the sprints & hurdles.  Don't forget to check out yesterday's articles on the Sac Joaquin Section distance runners!

Girls 100 Dash

Favorite: Rae'vyn Lawler (Pleasant Grove)

Threats: Keara Denegal (Edison)

Wildcards: Tai McDonald (Sheldon), Karel Cobian (Kennedy), Normie Thurman (Edison), Jasmyne Dunn (Bella Vista), Alexis Lockard (Merrill West)

Boys 100 Dash

Favorite: Aidan Tank (Elk Grove)

Threats: Andre Williams (Rosemont), Dion Collier (Merrill West)

Wildcards: Dante Berggren (Waterford), Clinton Spellman (Laguna Creek), Elijah McDowell (Lodi), Chibuikem Ohanele (Oak Ridge)

Girls 200 Dash

Favorites: Rae'vyn Lawler (Pleasant Grove), Saravaughn King (Armijo),

Threats: Tai McDonald (Sheldon), Keara Denegal (Edison), 

Wildcards: Keana Clay (Pitman), Malia Bryant (Vanden)

Boys 200 Dash

Favorites: Aidan Tank (Elk Grove), Dante Berggren (Waterford)

Threats: Parker Caston (St. Mary's Stockton), Myles Ellis (Antelope), Toj Davis (Roseville)

Wildcards: Clinton Spellman (Laguna Creek), Nick Gill (Vanden)

Girls 400 Dash

Favorites: Saravaughn King (Armijo), Reonna Collier (Vacaville)

Threats: Kiana Clay (Pitman), Malia Bryant (Vanden), Cathilyn Mcintosh (Del Oro)

Wildcards: Ariane Arndt (St. Francis Sacramento), 

Boys 400 Dash

Favorite: Myles Ellis (Antelope)

Threats: Nick Gill (Vanden), Isaiah Marable (Pitman), Jacob Sampson (Vista Del Lago)

Wildcards: Garrett Cardoza (Whitney), Jordan Tillis (Franklin)

Girls 100 Hurdles

Favorite: Reonna Collier (Vacaville)

Threats: Jurnee Woodward (Vacaville)

Wildcards: Joy Johnson (Cosumnes Oaks), Ivie Eboigbodin (Merrill West)

Boys 110 Hurdles

Favorite: Deion Lightfoot-Shelton (Kimball)

Threats: Isaiah Holmes (Oakmont), Matthew Chukwere (St. Mary's Stockton)

Wildcards: Maclean Conner (Pleasant Grove), Kendall McNair (Modesto), Michael Gonzalez (Lodi), Derrick Griffith II (Cosumnes Oaks)

Girls 300 Hurdles

Favorites: Jurnee Woodward (Vacaville), Reonna Collier (Vacaville)

Threats: Hannah Davis (Vacaville)

Wildcards: Cecily Montanez (Franklin), Ra'Shanae Johnson (Fairfield)

Boys 300 Hurdles

Favorite: Deion Lightfoot-Shelton (Kimball), Akaash Clayton (Kennedy)

Threats: Michael Gonzalez (Lodi), Derrick Griffith II (Cosumnes Oaks), 

Wildcards: Maclean Conner (Pleasant Grove), Antone Phillips (Vanden)