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The San Francisco City Section qualified seven athletes in nine events for the 2023 CIF-State Track and Field Championships.
Boys earning the trip to compete in Clovis in individual events were Yuliyan Valdez in the 400 meters, Mathias Camilli in the 800m, Bruno Bartalos in the 3200m, Harrison Brown in the 110m hurdles, and Jarvis Thompson in both the long jump and the triple jump. The girls list is a short one, made up of just Victoria Bolds in the 100m hurdles, and Jacqueline Holman in both the 1600m and the 3200m.
Thompson may have had the most successful State Meet from the SF City Section, getting personal records in both jumps.
Camilli, who also ran on the Galileo 4x800m relay team, also PR'd at State, as did Bolds with a 14.80 clocking in her hurdles prelim.
Here's a closer look by gender at top performances from the section's all-city championships.
Four boys won two titles at the All-City Finals, led by two Galileo seniors in Camilli (pictured above), who won both the 800m and the 1600m, and Thompson, who swept the horizontal jumps.
Lincoln junior Harrison Brown swept both hurdles, and Mission sophomore Khairee Baker swept the short sprints.
Valdez, the Washington senior, won the 400m and placed second in the 200m. Lowell senior Bruno Bartalos won the 3200m and placed second in the 1600m, and Lowell senior Ed Asiasi won the discus throw and placed second to Washington senior Danny Wu in the shot put.
As she has done since bursting onto the SF City Section distance running scene post-pandemic, Lowell senior Jacqueline Holman (pictured below) dominated the distances, winning the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m at the All-City Finals.
Washington senior Victoria Bolds was also a triple winner, sweeping both hurdles, and winning the 100m.
In addition to Holman, senior girls scored plenty of big points for Lowell as Samantha Gee swept the long sprints, Celia Fong placed second in both hurdles races, and she was third in the 100m, and Megan Wong won in the shot put.
Final San Francisco City Section Leaders
San Francisco Section Athletes of the Year
Galileo, Sr. - 800m, 1600m
Swept both titles at the section finals are ran a 1:57.37 PR at the State Meet
Lincoln, Jr. -110mH, 300mH
Swept both hurdles titles with PRs at the section finals and competed in the 110s at the State Meet.
Galileo, Sr. - Long jump, Triple jump
Swept both horizontal jumps at the SF All-City Finals, and set PRs in both at the State Meet
Lowell, Sr. - 800m, 1600m, 3200m
Swept all three distance races at the SF All-City Finals and competed in the 1600m and 3200m at the State Meet.
Lincoln, So. - Long jump, Triple Jump
Vanessa won the triple jump and placed third in the long jump at the All-City Finals, hitting PRs in both events.
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