From the Division II race at the State Meet (l-r) Noah Hibbard, Caleb Niednagel (696), Ethan Danforth, Connor Livingston (trailing), Jacob Stanford (700) and Alexis Garcia. (DeAnna Turner photo)
Ethan Danforth (Canyon Country Canyon/SS) -- Saved his best for when it counted most, running 3-mile PR for third at the Southern Section Division II finals (14:40.00) and his 5K PR for third at the State Meet (15:05.60) earning an at-large bid to run at NXN. MileSplitCA All-State Senior second team.
Noah Hibbard (Arroyo/SS) -- Won seven races and placed second three times, including at the Southern Section Division II Finals and at the State Meet, runner-up to Nico Young in both races. His 14:35.10 for 3-miles was the second fastest time on the course at the Section final. His 15:05.30 5K PR was the fourth fastest time at State. Placed fifth at the Foot Locker West Regionals to earn a place on that line at the FL National Championships in San Diego. MileSplitCA All-State Senior first team. Connor Livingston (De La Salle/NC) -- Won North Coast Section Division II title for second year in a row. Posted 5K PR of 15:12.40 for sixth at the State Championships. Finished sixth at Foot Locker West Regionals earning a spot on the line at the Foot Locker National Championships where he placed 15th, earning All-American status. MileSplitCA All-State Senior first team. Caleb Niednagel (La Costa Canyon/SD) -- Transfer from Dana Hills helped La Costa Canyon to the San Diego Section title. Placed fourth at State as LCC finished second to Newbury Park and earned a bid to NXN. MileSplitCA All-State Junior first team. Loic Scomparin (Dublin/NC) -- North Coast Section Division I champion. Placed fourth at Woodbridge with a 14:07.10 PR for 3 miles. Placed sixth at State with the 13th fastest time of the meet. Earned an at-large bid to run at NXN. MileSplitCA All-State Senior second team. Tyler Tickner (Great Oak/SS) -- Runner-up in the Division I race at the Southern Section finals. Was second at Clovis and also at Mt. SAC (but considered the champion after the race winner was subsequently disqualified). Helped Great Oak extend section and state team winning streaks and place second at NXN. MileSplitCA All-State Senior second team. Signed with Oklahoma.
Jonathan Velasco (Mission Hills/SD) -- San Diego Section Division I champion as part of six race wins. Was second at Dana Hills. Ran 5K PR at State (15:25.00) despite running off course and falling to 16th in the D-I race. Foot Locker National Championships finalist where he placed 20th. MileSplitCA All-State Senior second team.