Freshman Girls MileSplitCA All-State Team

Long Beach Milikan freshman Samarra Monrroy (7) won the Southern Section Masters Meet title at 400 meters and placed second in that event at the CIF-SS Division 1 and CIF-State meets. (Pat Rhames photo)

The MileSplitCA All-State teams are subjective selections with strong consideration given to CIF-State Meet finals qualification, top placing at section finals, season-long consistency at a high level, and versatility. Top marks within the class is a consideration but not a guarantee of making this list. 

This is the first installment of a 10-part series leading up to the overall MileSplitCA All-State teams. 


2019 Freshman Girls MileSplitCA All-State Team

(listed alphabetically under each event group header)


Takiya Cenci (5) won the Central Section 400m title and reached the State Final. (DeAnna Turner photo)

TAKIYA CENCI (Clovis North/CS) | 200/400 | Won the 400m at the Central Section Masters (56.08) and placed third in the 200m (25.31). Ran 400m PR of 54.86 at Arcadia, which ranks CA No. 3 in the class and U.S. No. 11 in the class. Ran 55.31 in the 400m prelims at State to grab the ninth and final qualifying spot and ran 55.53 for eighth in the State Meet Final. PR for 200m of 24.88 ranks CA No. 9 in the class.

COLUMBA EFFIONG (Christian Brothers/SJ) | 100/200 | Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion in the 100 (11.93/1.3) and 200 (25.14/-0.8).  Her 100m PR ranks CA No. 4 in the class and her 200m PR of 24.75 (1.5) from SJS Division III Final ranks CA No. 5 in the class. State Meet qualifier in both sprints. Placed 10th in 100m qualifying (11.97/0.7), missing a top-nine spot in the final by .06. 

NAOMI JOHNSON (Roosevelt/SS) | 100/200/400 | Placed fourth at the Southern Section Masters (54.57). Her 54.38 PR from league finals ranks CA No. 2 in the class and No. 8 U.S. in the class. Her windy 11.89 (2.3) for 100m from a league dual in April ranks CA No. 1 in the class all conditions. Her  200 PR of 24.70 (2.4) from that same meet ranks CA No. 3 in the class all conditions. Key member of the 4x400 relay team that won the Southern Section Division I (3:43.77/CA No. 1) and Masters titles and placed second at State.

SAMARRA MONRROY (Millikan/SS) | 400 | Southern Section Masters Meet champion at 400m and SS-Division 1 and State Meet runner-up. Ran PR of 54.16 to win the Masters title and followed that with a 54.64 for second at State Prelims and 54.25 for second in the State Final. She went sub-55 in her last five races. Her PR ranks CA No. 1 and U.S. No. 5 in the class, and CA No. 2 regardless of class.
RAYKIYAT OLUKOJU (Riverside King/SS) | 100/200 | Her 200m PR of 24.28 (0.4) from the league final ranks CA No. 1 in the class. She went to the Southern Section Division 1 final in both sprints and the Masters Meet in the 200. At the D1 Final, she placed seventh in the 100m (12.24) and fourth in the 200m (24.60). Her 12.03 (0.8) PR for 100m ranks CA No. 3 in the class. Also anchored the Wolves 4x100 relay team that qualified for State.


Aaliyah McCormick, one of CA's top 2022 hurdlers, anchored the State's 4x1 champ. (DeAnna Turner photo)

CHARLIZE JAMES (San Diego/SD) | 100H/300H | Placed second in the San Diego Section Finals in the 100 hurdles (14.44) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (45.61). Ran at State in the 100 hurdles, placing 15th in qualifying (14.81). Her 14.44 PR ranks CA No. 1 in the class, tied for U.S. No. 10 in the class, and CA No. 12 regardless of class for all conditions. Ran 45.61 PR in the 300 hurdles for fifth at SDS Finals, a time that ranks CA No. 3 in the class.

AALIYAH MCCORMICK (Scripps Ranch/SD) | 100H/300H/Relays | McCormick posted two of the fastest times in the state in the class for both hurdles in March before she was sidelined with an injury. She she returned, she took over as the anchor on the 4x100 relay team that went on to win San Diego Section and CIF-State Meet titles running 46.51, the No. 2 time in the state his season. She also anchored the 4x400 team that placed sixth at the State Meet (3:50.63/CA No. 10). In the hurdles, she ran PRs of 15.08 in the 100s (CA No. 3) and 45.42 in the 300s (CA No. 2).


Del Oro's Riley Chamberlain is U.S. No. 1 in the 2022 class for 3200m. (DeAnna Turner photo)

SOFIA ABREGO (Granada Hills Charter/LA) | 800/1600/3200 | Won the 800 (2:16.84), 1600 (5:04.27) and 3200 (10:46.11) at the LA City Section Finals. Ran in the State Final for the 1600 and 3200, placing 10th in the 1600 (4:59.46) and 12th in the 3200 (10:40.79). Her 10:35.79 PR for 3200m from Arcadia ranks CA No. 2 and U.S. No. 9 for the class. Her 1600 PR of 4:51.80 from the APU Distance Meet of Champions ranks CA No. 3 and U.S. No. 7 in the class.

RILEY CHAMBERLAIN (Del Oro/SJ) | 3200 | Placed fourth at the State Meet in the 3200 in 10:21.31. That time ranks U.S. No. 1 in the class and CA No. 6 overall. Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion for 3200 meters (10:41.98).  

JACEY FARMER (Rancho Bernardo/SD) | 800/1600 | San Diego Section Division 1 champion in the 800 (2:13.15 PR) and 1600 (4:55.20). Ran 4:53.75 PR for 1600m at State Prelims and 4:56.02 for eighth in the State Meet Final. Her 1600 PR ranks CA No. 4 and U.S. No. 13 in the class. Her 800 PR from the SDS Final ranks CA No. 3 and U.S. No. 15 for the class.

DALIA FRIAS (Mira Costa/SS) | 1600 | 4:51.47 from the SS Masters Meet ranks CA No. 2 and U.S. No. 6 in the class. Ran in 1600m qualifying at State, placing 14th (4:56.40). The only freshman in the SS Division 1 1600m final, placing sixth while breaking 5-minutes for the first time (4:58.55). Her 4:58.42 mile from Mt. SAC ranks U.S. No. 8 in the class.

EMMA HADLEY (Anaheim Canyon/SS) | 800/1600 | Her 2:13.01 PR for 800m from Arcadia ranks No. 2 in the class in CA and No. 14 in the class U.S.  Southern Section Division 1 champion for 1600m (4:55.81). The following week ran a 4:51.01 PR for fifth at Masters to qualify for State. Reached the State Final in the 1600, placing 12th.  

DANIELA QUINTERO (Harvard Westlake/SS) | 800/1600 | Her 800 time of 2:11.94 for fourth at the Southern Section Masters Meet ranks first in the class in CA and No. 8 in the class nationally and 14th in CA overall. Placed ninth at the State Final (2:13.58). SS Division 3 champion for 800m (2:15.21) and placed third in the 1600 (4:59.96). 


Caelyn Harris is the only athletes in the 2022 class to win a State Meet title. (DeAnna Turner photo)

JULIA ALEXANDER (St. Mary's College/NC) | Triple Jump | Her PR of 38-05.75 (1.7) to qualifying for the State Meet Final is No. 1 in the class in CA and No. 5 U.S. in the class. Went 37-10.25 for 12th in the State Final. Placed second at North Coast Section Masters (38-00.00/-0.5). 

ISABELLA CHILCUTT (Bella Vista/SJ) | High Jump/Hurdles | Her 5-08 clearance at Arcadia is CA No. 1 for the class and tied for CA No. 4 overall. Won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II high jump title (5-06) and placed second at SJS Masters (5-06). Also a hurdler who ran in the Sac-Joaquin Section prelims and finals in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, scoring in both. Placed 13th in high jump prelims at the State Meet.

CAELYN HARRIS (Upland/SS) | Long Jump/Hurdles | Won the State Meet long jump title with a PR 20-08.50 (1.3). That mark is U.S. No. 1 in the class and No. 1 nationally regardless of class for wind-legal jumps. Won the long jump in 13 of 15 meets, five of those with jumps of beyond 20 feet, including 20-05.25 to win the CIF-SS Masters title. Placed fifth in the 100m at the Southern Section Division 1 finals (15.39) and had a wind-aided PR of 14.72 at league prelims.

ALLISON LEIGH (Del Norte/SD) | Pole Vault | Top vaulter in the class in CA with a clearance of 11-03, which ranks tied for U.S. No. 19 in the class. Had four meets with at least a clearance of 11 feet and placed sixth at the San Diego Section Trials.


FEYI OLUKANNI (Clovis East/CS) | Discus Throw/Shot Put | She has the No. 1 ranked discus throw in the class in CA (123-08) and No. 2 shot put (38-08.25). She went to Central Section Masters in both throws placing 11th in each. 

Honorable Mention
Trinity Barnett (Rancho Mirage/SS), Alyssa Bean (Poway/SD), Sophia Berry (Paso Robles/CS), Mia Bolton (Bakersfield/CS), Hannah Butler (Buchanan/CS), Madeleine Conte (Monrovia/SS), Madeline Cramer (Bishops/SD), Isis Diaz (Sierra Canyon/SS), Kendra Duffey (Aliso Niguel/SS), Isabella Frisone (Anaheim Canyon/SS), Bella Gragnani (Central/CS), Elizabeth Hatton (Sage Creek/SD), Chloe Hudson (St. Ignatius/CC), Cate Joaquin (Sacramento St. Francis/SJ), Abegail Kpekpe (King Drew/LA), Nia Lamas (Sanger/CS), Angel Nwuso (Narbonne/LA), Neta Ofiaeli (Santa Ynez Valley/SS), Miliana Perez (Clovis North/CS), Cheyenne Roberts (Westview/SD), Jenna Satovsky (Lowell/SF), Stormy Wallace (Sage Creek/SD), Tatum Zinkin (Clovis North/CS).