CIF-Southern Section Team Battle Projections


Long Beach Poly's 4x1 Relay team leads the state with 40.91 from the Texas Relays. (Jeffrey Parenti photo)

1) Long Beach Poly = 70-75 points   Kenyon Reed (100-200), Anthony Johnson (100, 200), Deangelo Chester (200), Everett Steward (400), William Frankenfeld (3200) with Liam Anderson gathering solid points in the hurdles.   Add in both relays and this one may be over before the 4x400.  Should score in nine of ten track events!
2) Upland = 51-55 points   Caleb Roberson (100, 300H) and Namir Hemphill (300H, Long and Triple Jump) along with Jailen Burrell (Long Jump).  Both relays should finish in the top four as well.  
3) Vista Murrieta = 38-41 points   Darius Hill in the jumps with solid points in the Discus from Alex Oyawale and Edward Ta'amilo
4) West Ranch = Solomon Strader in the 200,400 along with Evan Bates/Isaiah Seidman in the 3200 and points in the throws
5) Loyola = 28-32 points    William O'Brien in Pole Vault, Mason Ratkovich and Konnor Paris in the 800,  Andrew Arth in 400, strong 1600 relay squad


Newport Harbor junior Aidan Elbettar is among the top throwers in the state. (Lizette Adams photo)

1) West Torrance = 40-45 points   Jake Parker (1600, 3200), Turner Fernandez (100, 200) and Jacob Klinenberg and Kyten Arthur in the Pole Vault
1) Golden Valley = 40-45 points   Kienan Donovan in both throws, Antonio Abrego (800), Samuel Malik (400), and both relays
3) Newport Harbor = 34-36 points   Aidan Elbettar favored in both throws, Alexis Garcia (3200) and Tommy Cook (PV)
4) Woodbridge = 32-35 points    Drake Nguyen (LJ), Christopher Cooper (400) and possible points in the relays
5) Ventura = 28-32 points   All-everything Derek Pekar and Carlos Aviles (throws)
5) Mater Dei = 28-32 points  Chad Lemmons (100, 200), Anthony Salazar (TJ) and the short relay


Notre Dame senior Christian Grubb (in blue) has CA's fastest wind-legal 100m time. (Frank Bellino photo)

1) Notre Dame (SO) = 57-62 points    Christian Grubb (100, 200, TJ) could earn 30 points on his own, Quenten Lyons (throws) and the short relay
2) Harvard Westlake = 47-52 points   Brayden Borquez, Josh Johnson, Keon Mazdisnian and both relays
3) JSerra = 36-41 points   Anthony Grover and Peter Herold distance duo 
4) Esperanza = 32-35 points   Jeff Duensing and company will dominate the throws
5) South Pasadena = 31-34 points    Tianhao Wei in the jumps and Kai Dettman (800)
5) Cathedral = 31-34 points   Anthony Taylor in both hurdles, Lennard Marshall and the relays


Watch Oaks Christian soph Semaj Freeman in the 300H at the Marmonte League finals. (Rocky Peterson video)

1) Oaks Christian = 55-60 points    Semaj Freeman in both hurdles, Ezekiel Bishop in the 800 and Long Jump, Luciano Barretto favored in the Shot Put with help from Seif Awad, Gabriel Martin (LJ)and Graham White leading the 4x400 squad ...and this includes the absence of Cristian Moore
2) Crespi = 47-52 points    Evan Davidson, Ryan Love and Chance Tucker looking for major points in the 100, 200 and 400; Jonathan Da Sliva in the Triple Jump and also expecting major points in the relays.  
3) Foothill Technology = 38-42 points   Projected to score 22 in the 3200 with Henry and Oliver Pick along with Josh Villasenor while Jason Messner seeks the win in the 800.  Expecting points in the pole vault and relays
4) Crean Lutheran = 34-38 points   Jack Johnson slated for major points in both hurdles; Garrett Miller in the 1600/3200 along with Dylan Kochan in the 800
5) Serra = 32-35 points    Mekhi Mays favored in the 100/200 while looking for solid points in the relays