Inland Empire's Best Set to Shine this Weekend



  • Meet Record: Alycia Herring 19-5.5 (Rancho Verde) 2009

The Stevenson dynasty continues as Great Oak sophomore Summer Stevenson is a heavy favorite with an 18-8 seasonal best and is amongst the top ten in the Southern Section.  While she competes at the Frosh/Soph level, ML King's Sheredyn Pfeiffer will renew her Big VIII League rivalry with Roosevelt's Chaselyn Amos.  Yucaipa's Julia Smith, La Quinta's Isabelle Fakehaney, Serrano's Natalie Lin along with the Santiago duo of Brittney Livermore and Alani Brandon will look to continue to jump out beyond 17 feet. 


  • Meet Record: Rachel Martin  39-1.5 (Redlands) 2004

While two Division 1 finalists from Great Oak, Summer Stevenson, and Samantha Bollinger will compete at the Frosh/Soph level.  On the varsity level, Serrano's Natalie Lin is the favorite.  In taking sixth place at the Division 2 finals in 2018, she is coming off an impressive series at Arcadia and a 36-5 wind-legal best.  Rancho Verde's Jodeci Weems, Great Oak's Kristina Bong, and La Quinta's Isabella Fakehaney have been consistently out beyond 35 feet as well.  A sleeper here could very well be Silverado's Kayla Ramirez who was measured out to a wind-aided 37-7 this past Wednesday. 


  • Meet Record: Ashley Henry 5-9 (Rancho Cucamonga) 2013

Last year's State and IEC Champion, Abigail Burke of Riverside Poly, has graduated leaving the field wide open in 2019.  Linfield Christian's Caylan Medley, Vista Murrieta's Sierra Meier, and Orange Vista's Skye Lattimore have all cleared 5-4.  But, fresh off a 5-4 effort from Wednesday, Roosevelt's Thalia Brandon has the momentum coming in.  Meanwhile, Palm Springs' Maricela Wright and Etiwanda's Aaliyah Mendoza have cleared 5-2.  The field is loaded with a group that has all cleared 5-0 and on any given day...


  • Meet Record: Gardenia Centanaro 12-6 (Roosevelt) 2013

Deep field assembled at this year's IEC with four girls all over twelve-foot personal bests along with the defending Division 4 CIF champ in the mix.   Leading the way, Madison Kast of Murrieta Valley, Vista Murrieta's Tamara Bader, and Nicole Silverlake along with Roosevelt's Erika Flaherty will all meet up once again this Saturday.  Meanwhile, Linfield Christian's Kaelyn McCann is the defending Division IV champ and owns a best of 11-8.  Bader, McCann, Due to some of the best coaching in California, the IE has become a hotbed of talent in Girls' Pole Vault.  Last year, Riverside County flooded the Division I prelims, where an 11-6 clearance did NOT make it out of the Division I prelims.  Six of the top nine in the Southern Section top nine hail from Riverside County.     


  • Meet Record: Tanya Sapa 47-8.75 (La Sierra) 2013

It is difficult to argue which throwing event Roosevelt's Lydia Liu has improved more in!  With a 2018 best of 37-7.5 and a trip to the Division 1 Finals, she has progressed out to a 43-1 best in 2019.  She is currently 11th in the state and fourth in the section.   Meanwhile, Abby Venglass of Rancho Cucamonga was the Division 1 runner-up last year and advanced forward to the Masters Meet.  She owns a lifetime best of 40-7.5 with a seasonal best of 39-4 in 2019, which ranks sixth on the Southern Section lists.  Moving up to tenth in the section, Onyi Anigbogu of Santiago recently improved to a 38-10.5 effort.   Meanwhile, Elsinore's Soley Lymon is trying to get back to her 39-9 best from 2018.  Her seasons best is 37-6.   


  • Meet Record: Ashley Anumba 153-2 (Los Osos) 2017

Roosevelt's Lydia Liu is one of the most improved in California.  The 2018 Division 1 finalist is currently sixth in the state and second in the Southern Section.  With a seasonal best of 147-8, Liu has improved by over 21 feet upon her 2018 best!  Silverado's Ksani Coney and Rancho Cucamonga's Abby Venglass (fourth at the 2018 Division 1 finals) along with San Gorgonio's Ilaisaane Tovi have all thrown the disc out over 124 feet.  Venglass and Tovi are respectively 14th and 15th in the Southern Section.  Tovi won the IEC Frosh/Soph competition in 2018.