RANKINGS CA Pre-State Meet Track and Field Team Rankings

After last weekend's action where we witnessed the CIF-SS Divisional finals, to go along with qualifying action in the Central, Central-Coast, San Diego, and Sac-Joaquin sections - we had some slight shuffling of our California team state rankings. 

The inaugural 4x800 relay may also play a major role in determining the state champion.

Our subjective rankings are based on the new scoring system that the California State Meet is using this year where ninth place is now granted 0.5 points. 

These subjective team rankings are based on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1-0.5 scoring system.  


1. Granada Hills (LA) 44 points

Dijon Stanley, Jordan Coleman, and both short relays; GHC very well win BOTH relays

2. Long Beach Poly (SS) 37 points

Xai Ricks moving up in the 400, projected points in the 800, and expected strong showing in the 4x800 and 4x400 

3. Buchanan (CS) 34 points

Points expected in both throws and triple jump, along with favored Hilton Green in the pole vault and the favored 4x800 as the top team

4. JSerra (SS) 31 points

Jake Stafford moves way up the charts in the high jump to go along with Brendon See in both throws

5. Mater Dei (SS) 23 points

Brandon Gorski favored in the high jump, Logan Lyght in the 110 hurdles, and Jared McDuffie in the triple jump

6. (tie) Clovis North (CS) 21 points

Nickolas Miller is slated to score in three events along with points in the throws

6 (tie). Serra-Gardena (SS) 20 points

Rodrick Pleasant projected to defend both titles in the 100 and 200

8. (tie) Upland (SS) 18 points

Could Davis Davis-Lyric take home titles in both hurdles?

8. Jordan (SS) 18 points

Jordan Washington should challenge for big points in the sprints

10. (tie) Wilson-Long Beach (SS) 16 points

Expecting strong finishes in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays

10. (tie) Redondo Union (SS) 16 points

Expecting strong points from thrower Kai Deines and pole vaulter Dylan Curtis

* * *


1. Wilson-Long Beach (SS) 38 points

Aujane Luckey and Kaylin Edwards-led Bruins also expecting huge points in the sprint relays

2. Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks (SS) 34 points

April Fontenette and Aja Johnson trying to go 1-2 in both throws

3. Carson (LA) 32.5 points

Reign Redmond primed to defend 100m title, plus the state-leading 4x100 relay

4. Castaic (SS) 27 points

Meagan Humphries ... . Full stop.

5. Buchanan (CS) 25 points

Bears are loaded with the 4x800, pole vaulter Jordan Leveque, and the deep distance crew

6. Oaks Christian (SS) 24 points

Niya Clayton, and Rayah Rodriguez looking for points in the sprints along with Payton Godsey (3200)

7. Serra-Gardena (SS) 21 points

Brazil Neal looking for huge sprint points along with the 4x100m relay

8. Ventura (SS) 21 points

Sadie Engelhardt and projected points in the high jump

9. Orange Vista (SS) 21 points

Kailah McKenzie looking for points in the jumps and 100 hurdles

10. Lincoln-Stockton (SJ) 20 points

Yvette Harris seeking titles in both hurdles

Mark Gardner is a teacher, former coach, popular announcer, and an associate editor for MileSplitCA

Photos by Raymond Tran