REVIEW 10 Things from the 2021 LACS Track and Field Season

(l-r) Reign Redmond (Carson), Jaylen Durham (Hamilton), Miranda Schriver (Palisades), and Dijon Stanley (Granada Hills Charter) combined for nine individual and relay titles at the CIF-Los Angeles City Section Championships last month. (Photos by Josh Barber)

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Highlights from a limited 2021 outdoor season for Los Angeles City Section track and field teams and athletes.

Items are listed alphabetically.

1. Norma Alvarez (Santee) - Competing in her third LACS championship meet in four years, Alvarez captured her first title, winning the 1600m in 5:11.41. She also placed second in the 800m (2:22.80). As a freshman in 2018, Alvarez placed fourth in the 1600m and eighth in the 3200m. As a sophomore in 2019, she was second in the 1600m (5:09.23; she ran her PR 5:04.82 in prelims) and fourth in the 3200m (11:26.52 PR).

2. Jazzmine Davis (El Camino) - The senior hurdler/jumper won LACS titles in the 300m hurdles (45.59) and the triple jump with a PR of 36-02.75 (nwi). She also placed second in the 100mH (15.98). Her PR of 44.58 in the 300mH during prelims at CA State Champs led the section and ranks CA No. 17 overall.

3. Dorsey Boys - Senior Markus Mundy Jr. won the section title in the 800m (2:01.43) and anchored the winning 4x400m relay team (3:25.13). That team included his brother Mykale, a junior, senior Collin Harris, and senior Noah Shelby. Mykale Mundy also placed second in the 400m (51.13), third in the 200m (22.80). Harris won the section long jump title with a huge PR of 23-00.75 (nwi)that ranks CA No. 9. Shelby was third in the 400m (51.75) and eighth in the 200m (23.60). Junior Jahiem Arnold won the triple jump 39-6 (nwi).

4. Jaylen Durham (Hamilton) - The junior hurdles standout was just that at section finals, running 15.33 (-1.1) to win the 110-meter hurdles, and 40.84 PR to win the 300s. As a freshman in 2019, Durham placed second at the section finals in the 110s (15.70/2.1) and fourth in the 300s (41.82). Durham competed at the CA State Championships meet at Arcadia in late June, where he ran a 110mH PR of 15.15 (1.9), a time that ranks 10th among boys in the 2022 class for wind-legal marks. His 300mH PR ranks 20th in the class.

5. Future is bright - At the section finals, seven event winners among the boys are returning, and the winning 4x100-meter relay champion put out a quartet of a freshman, two sophomores, and a junior in Jordan Coleman, Jayden Smith, Dijon Stanley, and Zachary Rickerman. Among the girls, there are three sophomore section winners, a freshman, and a junior. That group includes Anise Becker, a freshman from Carson, who won the section 400m title (1:00.33), Mi'ah Molette, a sophomore at Carson, who won the section shot put title and has a section best 38-1, and Zoe Tibbo, a junior at North Hollywood, who won the long jump title (17-2).

6. Los Angeles City Section - Following a very restrictive outdoor season, the CIF-LAC Section opened up enough in June to allow for section championships, held at Birmingham Community Charter in Van Nuys. Unlike previous years, there were no prelims and the boys and girls competed on separate days. Of the state's 10 sections, LAC was one of only five to conduct a division-less championship, joining Central, Central Coast, Oakland, San Diego). 

7. Reign Redmond (Carson) - The speedy sophomore is one of the top sprinters in the state. She ran her 100m PR of 11.75 (1.5) to win at Arcadia. That time ranks CA No. 4 all-conditions, CA No. 3 wind-legal, U.S. No. 9 in the sophomore class (all conditions), and U.S. No. 5 (wind-legal). Her 200m time of 24.66 (1.5) for third at the Arcadia Invitational, ranks CA No. 15 (wl). She swept the short sprints at the CIF-LACS Championships in 11.93 (-0.7) and 25.01 (0.1), respectively.

8. Lucas Schriver (Palisades) - The distance standout captured the CIF-LACS titles in both the 1600m (4:26.29) and 3200m (9:51.42). Schriver was sixth in the 3200m at section finals as a sophomore in 2019, running his PR of 9:43.77.

9. Miranda Schriver (Palisades) - Senior distance standout won the CIF title in 3200m (11:54.60) and placed second in the 1600m (5:18.20). Schriver went to State in the 3200m in 2019 where she ran her PR of 10:47.64 in the final.

10. Dijon Stanley (Granada Hills Charter) - This emerging sophomore sprint star ran LACS-leading times in the 100m (11.13), 200m (22.13/-0.1), and 400m (48.54), the latter two marks while winning section titles. He also anchored the winning 4x100m relay team to a section-best 42.83. He qualified for the 400m finals at CA State Champs, where he placed fifth in 48.82. His 400m PR ranks CA No. 2 in the 2023 class and CA No. 8 overall. His 200m is CA No. 9 in the class.