MILESPLIT ALL-CA TRACK AND FIELD
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The All-State MileSplit Senior Girls All-CA Track and Field Team was selected based primarily but not exclusively on athletes who excelled at the CIF-State Championships, rank among the top overall in the U.S., and rank among the best overall in CA.
These teams are selected by the editor and are subjective.
Marks are based on the MileSplit database. Stronger consideration is given to marks achieved at CIF and top invitationals over league meets and duals. Consistency at a high level was a factor in the determination between first- and second-team selections.
In selecting this team, every attempt is made to represent all 14 individual events.
The girls Class of 2022 produced two California records, three State Meet champions, seven State Meet runners-up, eight third-place medal winners, and 38 State Meet medals (top-six finish). Three from this class were part of a top-four finish in the fastest 1600-meter race in the history of the State Championships.
The high-end depth of this class made for challenging decisions as to cutting to a final 22-member first team. We added a second-team list here to recognize athletes who also medaled at State and/or whose season resume warranted recognition.
Athletes are listed alphabetically by last name. All references to rankings are overall unless within the class is noted.
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Alyssa Bean (Poway/SD)
Placed fifth at State in the 400m, running 55.64, seventh in the 200m (24.35/4.6), and anchored the 4x400m relay team to a sixth-place medal in 3:55.37. Ran 54.96 PR to win at the San Diego Section Finals, CA No. 8. SDS 200m champion (24.25). College: San Jose State.
Takiya Cenci (Clovis North/CS)
State champion in the 400m, running 54.01, and runner-up in the 200m (23.78/4.6). Anchored 4x400m relay team to victory in 3:45.38, securing a runner-up team trophy for the Clovis North girls. Ran 400m PR of 53.19 at West Coast Relays, CA No. 1 and U.S. No. 8 overall. Her 23.90 (1.3) best to win at league finals ranks CA No. 5 for 200m. Her all-conditions best from State Finals ranks CA No. 5. College: USC.
Riley Chamberlain (Del Oro/SJ)
Ran 4:45.42 for 1600m to win at Sacramento MOC, a season-best time that ranks CA No. 5. Ran 10:14.56 PR for 3200m to win at Stanford, a time that ranks CA No. 6. Placed seventh at State in the 3200m, running 10:36.30. Swept the 1600/3200m titles at Sac-Joaquin Division 1 Finals. College: BYU.
Mia Chavez (Chino/SS)
Placed third a State in the 800m, running 2:11.04, and fourth in the 1600m, running 4:41.71 as part of the fastest four-lap final ever at State. Her time ranks CA No. 4. Ran 800m PR of 2:07.29 for third at Brooks, CA No. 3. Ran 2:10.50 for second at Arcadia, 2:08.08 for second at Mt. SAC, and 2:08.84 to win at Southern Section Masters. Ran 4:49.10 in the 1600m for second at SS D-2. College: Arizona.
Elizabeth Churchill (Aptos/CC)
Tied for fourth at State in the high jump at 5-4. She cleared that opening height on her first attempt but missed at 5-6, tying three others. Cleared PR of 5-9 to win at Central Coast Section Finals, tied for CA No. 2. Had the top high jump mark at 13 meets, including Stanford (5-6.50), the Soquel Invite (5-8), and State Prelims (5-6) as the top qualifier into the final. College: UC Davis.
Kylee Davis (Golden Valley/SS)
Versatile jumper, sprinter placed fourth at State in the long jump at 19-8.25 (2.0) and ran the lead leg on the 4x100m relay team that placed second in 46.42. Won the high jump at the Southern Section D-2 Finals with a 5-8 PR that ranks tied for CA No. 5. Won the long jump at SS Masters at 20-4.50 (0.0), a PR that ranks CA No. 1 (wind-legal) and No. 2 (all conditions). Had the top long jump mark in 13 meets including Arcadia (19-10/2.5) and SS D-2 Finals (19-11.5/-0.3), and Long Beach Poly Trackrabbit (20-0.50/-0.2). College: UC Davis.
Eve Divinity (Redondo Union/SS)
Placed fourth at State in both the 100m, running 11.74 (3.3) PR, and 200m, running 24.03 (4.6) PR, and placed sixth in the long jump, with a best of 19-3.00 (1.3). Southern Section D-1 champion for 100m (11.74/3.1). Ran 24.30 (2.4) at SS D-1. Long jump PR of 19-4 for third at Mt. SAC. Had three meets aside from State with 19-3 long jumps, including SS Masters, and Arcadia.
Lexi Evans (Scripps Ranch/SD)
Runner-up at State in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-9. She placed second based on misses. One of only two girls in CA to clear 14-0, which she did at the San Diego Section Championships. That mark ranks tied for CA No. 5 all-time. One of only seven girls in state history to clear at least 14 feet. Won 10 times, including Mt. Carmel (13-2), Mt. SAC (13-0), and league finals (13-10). College: Cal Poly SLO.
Cameron Fields (St. Mary's/SJ)
Placed second at State in the triple jump with a best of 38-9.75 (5.3), and sixth in the 100m, running 11.80 (3.3). In her triple jump series, she also had marks of 38-2.25 (4.4) and 38-6.50 (4.5). She also helped the 4x100m relay team to a third-place medal in 46.78. Claimed four titles at Sac-Joaquin Masters, winning the 100m (11.81/1.7), long jump (18-8.50/0.9 PR), triple jump (39-0.50/4.4, PR), and as part of the 4x100m relay (46.66). College: Harvard.
Dalia Frias (Mira Costa/SS)
Placed second at State in the 1600m (4:37.09). State record-holder in the 1-mile run at 4:35.06 from APU MOC Distance Classic. CA No. 2 overall for 1600m with a best of 4:33.54 to win at APU MOC Distance Classic. Ran 9:55.50 for 3200m to win at Arcadia, CA No. 8 all-time. Followed that with a national record for two miles that converts to 9:47.28 for 3200m, CA No. 1 all-time. Ran 800m PR of 2:0988 to win at Trabuco Hills, CA No. 8. College: Duke.
Caelyn Harris (Upland/SS)
Placed third at State in the long jump with a season-best of 19-9.50 (1.8), CA No. 3 (wind-legal). Jumped 19-10 (2.1) to win at Mt. SAC, CA No. 5 (all conditions). Had seven meets with long-jump marks of 19-7 or farther including Arcadia (19-9) for second place, to win at Mt. SAC (19-10), and at State Prelims (19-10.75/2.2). College: Alabama.
Charlize James (San Diego/SD)
CIF-State champion in the 100m hurdles, running 13.95 (0.7) in the final. Earned a spot in the 300m hurdles final, running 43.35, the No. 3 qualifying time, but did not run. Ran 13.67 (1.7) PR in the 100m hurdles at State Prelims, ranking CA No. 2 and U.S. No. 13. Wind-legal 100mH time from State Prelims ranks CA No. 1 (wl). San Diego Section D-1 champion (14.03). Ran 300mH PR of 42.71 for second at SDS D-1 Final. College: San Diego State.
Mara Lampsas (California/NC)
Tied for second in the high jump at State, clearing 5-6. She and Golden Valley (SS) sophomore Meagan Humphries reached cleared the opening height of 5-4 on their second attempt, and the second height of 5-6 on their third attempt before missing at 5-7. Cleared 5-5 or higher at four meets, including Sacramento MOC and State Prelims. North Coast Section MOC champion. College: Cal.
Allison Leigh (Del Norte/SD)
Placed fourth at State in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-5. Season-best of 13-7 at Bronco Invitational ranks CA No. 4. Cleared at least 13 feet in eight meets, including 13-6 at UC Track Classic and 13-4 at Arcadia. San Diego Section D-1 champion (12-9). College: UCLA.
Aaliyah McCormick (Scripps Ranch/SD)
CA No. 1 and San Diego Section record-holder in the 100m hurdles. Was controversially DQ'd at State Prelims. Placed fifth in the 100m (11.80/3.3). All-conditions best in the 100m hurdles of 13.46 (3.5) at San Diego Section D-2, ranks CA No. 1 and U.S. No. 6 overall. SDS record wind-legal best of 13.61 (1.2) from league finals ranks U.S. No. 12 overall. Ran 11.71 (2.1) for 100m at SDS D-2, a time that ranks CA No. 1 in the class. Wind-legal 100m best of 11.76 (1.2) to win at SDS Finals, ranks CA No. 6. College: Oregon.
Samantha McDonnell (Newbury Park/SS)
Placed third at State in the 1600m, running 4:37.37 PR as part of the fastest 1600m ever at State. That time ranks CA No. 3 for the season and CA No. 5 all-time. Also placed third in the 3200m at State, running 10:12.76 PR that ranks CA No. 5. Ran 800m PR of 2:08.33 to win at APU MOC Distance Classic, CA No. 4. College: Alabama.
Sophia Nordenholz (Albany/NC)
Placed second at State in the 3200m, running 10:10.49 PR (CA No. 4). Ran 10:14.32 for sixth at Arcadia and 10:19.12 for second at Dublin. Ran 1600m best of 4:48.43 (CA No. 10) to win at North Coast Section Bay Shore Regional. Ran 4:49.36 to win at NCS MOC and 4:51.44 for third at Dublin. College: Washington.
Feyi Olukanni Clovis East (CS)
CIF-State champion in the shot put, with a best of 44-00, and placed third in the discus throw with a PR of 154-2, CA No. 3. Her shot put PR of 44-5.50 at league finals ranks CA No. 3. Swept the throws at Central Section D-1, with marks of 144-11 in the discus and 41-8 in the shot. Won the shot put at 14 meets. Won the discus throw at 12 meets. Swept the throws at seven meets. College: UC San Diego.
Madeleine Passmore (Buchanan/CS)
Placed third at State in the triple jump at 38-9.75 (3.4). She also jumped 38-1 (2.5) in her series. Triple jump PR of 39-1.25 (1.9) to win at Central Section Masters. Jumped 37-10.75 to win at CS D-1 Finals. Long jump PR of 17-9.50 for fourth at Arcadia. College: BYU.
Lauren Reed (Long Beach Poly/SS)
Placed seventh at State in the triple jump (37-10.25) and 12th in the long jump final (16-10.75/0.5). Had an all-conditions long jump PR of 19-11 (nwi) at a league dual, and a wind-legal best of 19-4.75 (1.0) for second at Mt. SAC. Had wind-legal triple jump best of 39-7.50 (0.8) for second at the Southern Section D-1 Finals, CA No. 4.
Daniela Ruelas (Arroyo Grande/CS)
Placed second in the 300m hurdles at State, running 42.37 PR, and fifth in the 100m hurdles, running 14.33 (0.7). Her 300mH time ranks CA No. 2. Ran 100mH PR of 14.13 (1.7) to win at Central Section Masters. She also won the 300mH at CS Masters (43.33). Swept the hurdles at CS D-1 running 14.74/1.4 and 43.97, respectively. College: Dartmouth.
Alison Sahaida (Oak Ridge/SJ)
Placed third at State in the pole vault at 13-5. Cleared 13-9 PR at a dual, tied for the eighth-best clearance in state history. Also cleared at least 13 feet at Sacramento MOC (13-0) and Sac-Joaquin Section Masters (13-2). Won the event at 12 meets including Thunder Invite (12-9) and Stanford (12-3.50). College: Cal.
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Nyla Baker (Del Campo/SJ) - Placed fourth at State in the shot put (41-4.25).
Kennedy Clarke (Cathedral Catholic/SD) - Placed fifth at State in the shot put (41-2.50) and 11th in the discus final (121-2). Shot put best of 47-5 from a dual ranks CA No. 1. Discus best of 147-9 from San Diego Section D-2 ranks CA No. 5.
Madeleine Conte (Monrovia/SS) - Southern Section D-3 champion in both hurdles, including 14.12 (3.1) PR in the 100mH, CA No. 8. Ran 300mH PR of 43.33 to win at SS Masters, CA No. 9.
Ashlee Gallegos (JSerra/SS) - Placed 11th at State in the 800m (2;16.22). Ran 2:10.18 PR to win at Stanford, CA No. 9. Member of the 4x800m relay team that ran a CA No. 1 time of 9:06.45 (CA No. 12 all-time), and the CA No. 1 DMR team that ran 11:49.24. Both marks were set at Arcadia.
Hope Gordon (Sherman Oaks Notre Dame/SS) - Placed seventh at State in the shot put (41-00.00). Her shot put PR of 45-4.50 from Southern Section D-3 Prelims, ranks CA No. 2. Also threw 45-0 at league finals. Season-best discus throw of 130-9 for sixth at Arcadia.
Emma Hadley (Anaheim Canyon/SS) - Placed ninth at State in the 1600m running a PR of 4:50.78. Placed fourth at Southern Section Masters (4:51.39) and fourth at APU MOC Distance Classic (4:51.18).
Caroline Hawkes (San Clemente/SS) - Placed fifth at State in the 400m, running 55.47. Ran her PR of 55.20 for third at Mt. SAC, a time that ranks CA No. 10.
Sariyah Horne (El Camino/SJ) - Placed fourth at State in the discus throw with a PR of 152-00, CA No. 4. Her previous best was 147-10 at State Prelims. Sac-Joaquin Section Masters runner-up (136-4).
Cate Joaquin (St. Francis/SJ) - Ran 1600m best of 4:46.42 for second at Sac-Joaquin Section D-1 Finals, CA No. 7. Ran 10:20.97 for 3200m at Arcadia, CA No. 11.
Naomi Johnson (Roosevelt/SS) - Ranks CA No. 4 for 200m with a best of 23.69 (2.4) to win at the Southern Section D-1 Finals. Ranks CA No. 4 overall for 400m running 53.87 for second at Mt. SAC. Also won the 400m at D-1 Finals (54.44) and ran on D-1 runner-up relay teams, including anchoring the 4x4 team to 3:46.17 CA No. 3 time.
Mackenzie Kirk (Los Alamitos/SS) - Placed fifth at State in the triple jump, with a best of 38-8.50 (2.6). Had triple jump best of 39-9.50 (0.9) for third at Arcadia, CA No. 3 for wind-legal marks.
Nicole Loy (Del Norte/SD) - Former pole vaulter took up the discus throw, won the San Diego Section D-1 title (121-4), was the 12th and final qualifier at State Prelims (124-10), and earned a point for her team with an eighth-place finish with a 131-6 PR at State.
Ava McCumber Gandara (Sherman Oaks Notre Dame/SS) - Ran 400m PR of 54.66 to win at Southern Section D-4 Finals, a time that ranks CA No. 6.
Briana McInnis (Tamalpais/NC) - Placed eighth at State in the 1600m, running a PR of 4:49.89. North Coast Section runner-up in both the 1600m (4:53.27) and 3200m (11:08.72). Placed third in the 1600m at NCS Masters (4:51.88).
Samarra Monrroy (Long Beach Wilson/SS) - Placed eighth at State in the 400m (56.60), ran on the runner-up 4x400m relay team (3:47.92). Ran 400m best of 54.49 to win at Oregon Relays, CA No. 5.
Chika Nwachukwu (Silver Creek/CC) - Placed seventh at State in the 100m hurdles (14.68/0.7). Ran PR in the event of 14.32 (0.4) at State Prelims.
Karyssa Owens (Roosevelt/SS) - Placed fifth at State in the discus throw with a PR of 146-3 to rank CA No. 6. Won the Southern Section D-1 title (130-5) and placed third at SS Masters (136-8).
Julia Pisenti (Bear River/SJ) - Placed sixth at State in the discus throw with a PR of 143-11, which ranks CA No. 7. She also placed 11th in the shot put (38-7.50).
Mackenzie Rogers (Poway/SD) - Ran 4:48.75 for 1600m to win at San Diego Section Championships. Also won the SDS 3200m title 10:26.82. Ran 3200m PR of 10:17.91 at Arcadia.
Maya Shinnick (Glendora/SS) - Placed third in the 400m at State, running 55.00 PR that ranks CA No. 9. Placed second at Southern Section D-2 finals in both the 200m (24.30) and 400m (56.08). Placed fourth at SS Masters in the 400m (55.35).
Mikelia Strong (Fairfield/SJ) - Placed eighth in the 200m at State, running (24.84/4.6). Ran 200m PR of 24.54/2.1) for second at Sac-Joaquin Section Prelims, and 400m PR of 56.38) to win at SJS Masters.
Zharia Taylor (Long Beach Poly/SS) - High jump PR of 5-9 to win at Redondo ranks tied for CA No. 2. Cleared 5-6 in a jump-off at State Prelims to reach the Final where she cleared 5-4 to tie for eighth. Cleared 5-7 for third at Southern Section Masters.
Ashlynn Viramontes (Katella/SS) - Placed fourth at State in the 800m, running 2:12.58. Ran PR of 2:11.33 for sixth at Southern Section Masters. Also ran 2:11.73 to win at SS D-1 Finals.
Tatum Zinkin (Clovis North/CS) - Placed fifth at State in the 800m running 2:13.19. Ran PR of 2:11.38 at State Prelims. Ran 2:13.28 for second at Central Section Masters, 2:12.30 for third at Mt. SAC, and 2:11.72 for second at West Coast Relays.