CA's Top Throwers Headline Mt. SAC Saturday Lineup

Girls Invitational 100 Hurdles (11:25 am)

Asjah Atkinson of nearby St. Anthony was a California State Meet Finalist in 2018 as a freshman.  Rolling to a seventh-place finish at those finals, her wind-legal best is 14.24.   Also one of California's top sophomores, Reese Renz from Liberty of Bakersfield was a California State Meet qualifier as a freshman in 2018.  With a wind-legal best of 14.40, she is coming a 14.32 wind-aided effort from last week.   A'Lena Chaney of Serra (Gardena) has improved down to a wind-legal 14.64 and one of the best in California.  Caitlin Worline of View Park Prep out of Los Angeles rolled to a 14.88 at Arcadia while she was a State Meet qualifier in 2018.   Yet, another State Meet qualifier last year, San Diego High's Sonia Redon looks to improve on her 14.38 from a year ago.  Her best in 2019 is 14.64.  The rest of the field looks to eclipse the 15-second watermark as well. 

Boys Invitational 110 Hurdles (11:40 am)
Six of the top eight in the Southern Section get into the blocks here.  Currently fourth in California, Simi Valley's Riley Hunt comes in with a seasonal best of 14.26.  At the top in the Southern Section, Hunt is ready to another great postseason run where he finished third at the 2018 State Meet a year ago.  Right next to him though is Masaki Wada-Law of Los Gates, who steps onto the track with a 14.36 this season.  He was a State Meet finalist a year ago.   Cathedral sophomore, Anthony Taylor is coming off a wind-aided 14.39.  Taylor pulled the upset and captured this event as a freshman in 2018.  Los Osos' Oluwatobi Adegoke lines up with a wind-aided 14.46, and owns a wind-legal effort of 14.52.  Peninsula junior Aiden Lieb rolled to a 14.49 several weeks ago.  Continuing to display how close this field is, Paramount's Drew Pickett and ML King's Reyte Rash come in with 14.53 and 14.54 wind-legal bests this season. 

Girls Invitational 300 Hurdles
 (12:05 pm)
Reese Renz of Liberty (Bakersfield) is California's third best after her 42.40 performance at Arcadia.  She was a California State Meet qualifier a year ago and the fourth fastest freshman in the nation in 2018.  She is currently the second fastest sophomore in the nation.  Norco's Taylor Shorter has focused primarily on the hurdles this season and the results show.  She has emerged into one of California's best with a 43.59.  She is currently fifth in California.  Mission Hills' Maya Occiano is one San Diego Section's finest with a 2018 best of 43.67.  Elise Craft (44.46) of Thousand Oaks, Mira Costa's Amari Fraser (44.49) and Upland's DeMia January (44.74) look to eclipse the 44-second threshold for the first time. 

Boys Invitational 300 Hurdles  (12:20 pm)
Five of the top nine in California will lace it up here.  2018 California State Meet runner-up in this event, ML King's Reyte Rash is coming off a solo 37.34 effort in his dual meet several days ago.   Is he currently fourth in California but will be pushed.  Just ahead of Rash with a 37.31 best and third in California is Los Osos' Oluwatobi Adegoke.  Joey Monti of Los Gatos is rolling in just off a 38.11 effort last weekend, which moved him to seventh in California.  Newark Memorial's Jaelen Craft raced to 38.17 at Arcadia two weeks ago.  Ninth in the state, Cathedral sophomore Anthony Taylor is ninth in the state with a 38.22.  
Grossmont's Leyikun Solomon (38.45) and Redwood's Brandon Andrade (38.51) both look to break the 38-second watermark for the first time as well.   Andrade is revving up for the upcoming postseason as he was seventh at the 2018 State Meet Finals as a sophomore.