San Francisco Section Track and Field Season Recap

Galileo senior Jarvis Thompson dominated the horizontal jumps in the SF City Section and PR'd in both at the CIF-State Track and Field Championships.

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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. 

Lowell senior Max Bodden-Howard placing second behind Brown in both hurdles, and Galileo senior Leo Lin placed second behind his classmate Thompson in both horizontal jumps.


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. 

Galileo junior Noelle Kimotsuki placed second behind Holman in all three distance races with Washington junior Anne Madole Washington placing third in the 800m and 1600m. 

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. 

Lincoln sophomores Zoriah Barker won the discus throw, and Vanessa He won the triple jump and placed third in the long jump behind Washington junior Praise Odenyi and Lowell junior Niyah St. Onge

Final San Francisco City Section Leaders

San Francisco Section Athletes of the Year


Mathias Camilli

Galileo, Sr. - 800m, 1600m

Swept both titles at the section finals are ran a 1:57.37 PR at the State Meet


Harrison Brown

Lincoln, Jr. -110mH, 300mH

Swept both hurdles titles with PRs at the section finals and competed in the 110s at the State Meet.


Jarvis Thompson

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



Jacqueline Holman

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.



Vanessa He

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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Photos by DeAnna Turner, Raymond Tran, and Dan Tyree

Jeffrey Parenti is the California state editor for MileSplit