2016 San Diego 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 SDS.  Below is a pre-season list of the contenders for those three berths in the field events.  Don't forget to check out Monday's articles on the San Diego Section distance runners!

Girls 100 Dash

Favorite: Jackie Patterson (Rancho Bernardo)

Threats: Jada Wilson (El Camino), Holly Stalman (Ramona), Giselle Dougan (Mt. Carmel)

Wildcards: Dani Johnson (Cathedral Catholic), Callista Fletcher (Scripps Ranch)

Boys 100 Dash

Favorite: Nate Stinson (Helix Charter)

Threats: Darrell Broussard (St. Augustine), Mason Vineyard (Helix Charter)

Wildcards: Jaylen Griffin (Point Loma), Mekhi Stevenson (Helix Charter)

Girls 200 Dash

Favorite: Jackie Patterson (Rancho Bernardo)

Threats: Jada Wilson (El Camino)

Wildcards: Shanique Simpson (Morse), Symone Griffith (Grassmont), Nia Akins (Rancho Bernardo), Ann Caroline Kaseberg (Torrey Pines), Holly Stalman (Ramona)

Boys 200 Dash

Favorite: Rashid Shaheed (Mt. Carmel)

Threats: Terrell Burgess (San Marcos), Nate Stinson (Helix Charter), Jaylen Griffin (Point Loma)

Wildcards: Nick Sexton (Christian), Benjamin Goodwin (Christian), Thomas Rintoul (Patrick Henry), D'Angelo Gunter (Del Norte)

Girls 400 Dash

Favorite: Jolize Frank (Morse)

Threats: Kiley McCarthy (Carlsbad)

Wildcards: Jackie Patterson (Rancho Bernardo), Olivia Firsching (Cathedral Catholic), Michelle Gould (La Costa Canyon), Anne Carolina Kaseberg (Torrey Pines)

Boys 400 Dash

Favorite: Rashid Shaheed (Mt. Carmel)

Threats: Kameron Jones (Bishops School), D'Angelo Gunter (Del Norte)

Wildcards: Noah Tynes (Helix Charter), Nick Sexton (Christian), Thomas Rintoul (Patrick Henry)

Girls 100 Hurdles

Favorite: Dani Johnson (Cathedral Catholic)

Threats: Hannah Nealis (Valley Center), Tajanique Bell (Steele Canyon)

Wildcards: Alana Sinclair (San Diego), Shayla Oliver (Mira Mesa), Asia Smith (Mission Hills), Nicole Martin (La Costa Canyon), Ruby Mandell (Del Norte), Adiva Joseph (San Diego)

Boys 110 Hurdles

Favorite: Devon Alvarado (Rancho Buena Vista)

Threats: D'Anthony Walcott (Morse), Mason Vineyard (Helix Charter)

Wildcards: Jacob Caesar (La Costa Canyon), Romeo Corona (Southwest IV), Zachary Kleppe (Rancho Buena Vista)

Girls 300 Hurdles

Favorite: Dani Johnson (Cathedral Catholic)

Threats: Tajanique Bell (Steele Canyon)

Wildcards: Kate Thomas (Torrey Pines), Ruby Mandell (Del Norte)

Boys 300 Hurdles

Favorites: Romeo Corona (Southwest IV), D'Anthony Walcott (Morse)

Threats: Tyler Saikhon (Southwest IV), Zachary Kleppe (Rancho Buena Vista)

Wildcards: Ethan Carter (Torrey Pines)