Boys Virtual Quarterfinal: Buchanan vs. Loyola

Kyler Van Grouw and Buchanan took on Anthony Stone and Loyola in a virtual dual meet quarterfinal that was one of the more competitive matchups of this tournament. (Credits: DeAnna Turner/Josh Barber)
This article highlights the results of a quarterfinal-round dual as part of the MileSplitCA March Madness Virtual Meet Tournament. Virtual meets are scored based solely on 2020 results using the standard dual meet scoring points format of 5-3-1 for individuals and 5-0 for relays. Athletes are scored in no more than four events (although the program that processes the meet scores does not have access to individuals in a relay). Teams are limited to three athletes per event. Stay with us for the entire tournament to see which boys and girls teams reign supreme in this virtual meet format.

No. 3 Buchanan (CS) vs. No. 11 Loyola (SS)

Senior Kyler Van Grouw led a sweep of the throws and that as much as anything helped lift No. 3 Buchanan (CS) over No. 11 Loyola (SS) to a quarterfinal-round victory in the boys bracket of the MileSplitCA March Madness Virtual Dual Meet Tournament.

Van Grouw's marks in both throws contributed 10 of the Bears' 18 points in the discus and shot put. Senior Max Wilson also scored in both events for Buchanan. 

Loyola gave plenty of pushback, with junior Ceyair Wright leading a 21-6 advantage in the sprints with fast-times in both the 100m and 200m. UCLA-bound senior Anthony Stone pulled in five points with the best time in the 1600m, senior Evan Cantrell led a sweep of the 300m hurdles, junior Zakhari Spears added five points in the high jump, as did junior Noah Bustos in the long jump (he also scored in the 100m). 

In its second-round victory over Mater Dei (SS), we noted how Buchanan got points from 18 athletes. Even in a more competitive meet (by nearly 10 points), the Bears were still able to get an impressive number of boys on the scoreboard. 

Of the 16 scores, five scored in multiple events with Van Grouw as the only double winner. The others, aside from the aforementioned Wilson, are junior Austin Gillen in the 400m (1st) and 800m (2nd), senior Ronnie Barrett in the 800m (1st) and 1600m (2nd) and junior Sebastian McGehee-Adams in the 3200 (1st) and 1600 (3rd). 

Barrett's 1:55.79 for 800m from the Sanger Spring Classic (March 7) ranks CA No. 6 for marks achieved before the 2020 outdoor season was suspended. His 4:22.09 for 1600m from the Buchanan Distance Classic (Feb. 28) ranks CA No. 20. Both are PRs for the Fresno State commit.

Doubling back on TCU-bound Van Grouw, his discus PR of 193-8 from the Bobby Bass Sprint Carnival (Feb. 29) and his shot put PR of 58-0 (from Sanger) rank CA No. 2 and No. 6, respectively.

Other event winners for Buchanan were senior Tamar Archie (110mH), freshman Brody Bendoski (TJ), and senior Jarred Acosta (PV).

100 Meter Dash

1Ceyair Wright2021Loyola High School (SS)10.92 5
2Ethan Earle2020Loyola High School (SS)11.19 3
3Noah Bustos2021Loyola High School (SS)11.22 1
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200 Meter Dash

1Ceyair Wright2021Loyola High School (SS)22.29 5
2Ethan Earle2020Loyola High School (SS)22.82 3
3Cristian Barnes2021Buchanan High School (CS)22.97 1
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400 Meter Dash

1Austin Gillen2021Buchanan High School (CS)50.24 5
2Gibson Plumb2020Loyola High School (SS)52.10 3
3Marshall Cobb2021Loyola High School (SS)53.08 1
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800 Meter Run

1Ronnie Barrett2020Buchanan High School (CS)1:55.79 5
2Austin Gillen2021Buchanan High School (CS)1:56.95 3
3Arjun Vadgama2021Loyola High School (SS)1:58.21 1
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1600 Meter Run

1Anthony Stone2020Loyola High School (SS)4:19.10 5
2Ronnie Barrett2020Buchanan High School (CS)4:22.09 3
3Sebastian McGehee-Adams2021Buchanan High School (CS)4:25.19 1
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3200 Meter Run

1Sebastian McGehee-Adams2021Buchanan High School (CS)9:43.43 5
2Bo Olsen2021Buchanan High School (CS)9:47.51 3
3Dylan Bissell2022Loyola High School (SS)9:58.20 1
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110 Meter Hurdles

1Tamar Archie2020Buchanan High School (CS)16.19 5
2Steven Segvich2019Loyola High School (SS)16.33 3
3Evan Cantrell2020Loyola High School (SS)16.75 1
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300 Meter Hurdles

1Evan Cantrell2020Loyola High School (SS)40.26 5
2Tyler Ratkovich2020Loyola High School (SS)42.45 3
3Gibson Plumb2020Loyola High School (SS)42.88 1
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4x100 Meter Relay

1Loyola High School (SS)43.12 5

4x400 Meter Relay

1Buchanan High School (CS)3:26.01 5

High Jump

1Zakhari Spears2021Loyola High School (SS)5-8 5
2Bobby Spears2021Loyola High School (SS)5-6 1.333
2Gregory Thomas2020Loyola High School (SS)5-6 1.333
2Parker Brandt2022Buchanan High School (CS)5-6 1.333
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Long Jump

1Noah Bustos2021Loyola High School (SS)21-1.25 5
2Cj Jones2020Buchanan High School (CS)19-5.75 3
3Justin Murray2022Loyola High School (SS)19-1.5 1
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Triple Jump

1Brody Bendoski2023Buchanan High School (CS)40-4.75 5
2Michael Jones2020Loyola High School (SS)39-7.25 3
3Connor Jackson2020Loyola High School (SS)39-0.5 1
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Pole Vault

1Jarred Acosta2020Buchanan High School (CS)12-6 5
2Garrett Fox2022Buchanan High School (CS)11-6 2
2Jackson Paramo2022Buchanan High School (CS)11-6 2
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Shot Put

1Kyler Van Grouw2020Buchanan High School (CS)58-0 5
2Okey Egbuziem2020Buchanan High School (CS)54-1 3
3Max Wilson2020Buchanan High School (CS)51-10 1
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1Kyler Van Grouw2020Buchanan High School (CS)193-8 5
2Jack Skinner2020Buchanan High School (CS)166-10 3
3Max Wilson2020Buchanan High School (CS)152-1 1
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Team Scores

1Buchanan High School (CS)72.33
2Loyola High School (SS)63.66

Next: Buchanan will be scored against the quarterfinal winner between No. 10 Vista Murrieta (SS) and No. 18 Mission Viejo (SS) for a spot in the boys championship.