CA Sophomore Boys Track and Field All-State Team

MileSplitCA Sophomore Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year


Los Gatos (CC), Distances

Aydon is among the elite combo 1600-3200 runners in the class as well as overall in CA. His 8:57.99 PR for 3200m placed fourth in the State Finals and ranks U.S. No. 5 in the class. Aydon ran his 1600m PR of 4:10.55 for eighth place at the State Meet Finals, a time that ranks U.S. No. 8 in the class. He won the Central Coast Section title for 3200m (9:00.33) and placed second in the 1600m (4:10.66). 


MileSplitCA Athlete of the Year by class winners were selected from a list of elite candidates and chosen by readers who voted via our FanPower poll articles. Aydon received 65 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Evan Noonan (Dana Hills/SS) was second in the voting at 28 percent. 

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MileSplitCA All-State teams are subjective selections by the author and editor and are based primarily but not exclusively on results achieved at the CIF-State Meet, section championships, and marks that rank high in the class in CA and nationally. Marks achieved at dual meets that are not consistent with the athlete's overall arc of performances from invitationals and section championships may not be considered. A minimum number of competitions during the CIF outdoor season is a requirement for inclusion.

(Athletes are listed alphabetically by last name)


Kai Anderson

University City (SD), Pole Vault

Kai soared to a PR of 15-6 in the San Diego Section Division 2 Championships before matching that performance to win a jump-off for fifth place at the State Finals. His mark ranks tied for U.S. No. 8 in the class. 

Devin Bragg

Los Alamitos (SS), Sprints

Clocked a wind-legal 10.48 (1.3) in the 100-meter dash in the Southern Section Masters meet before running 10.61 at State. His wind-legal best ranks U.S. No. 7 in the class. Best 200 was 21.22 (2.0) ranks U.S. No. 18 in the class. Devin is CA's No. 1 combo sprinter in the class.

Westin Brown

Great Oak (SS), 1600

Westin is one of five CA boys in the Class of '25 to run 1600m times that rank among the top nine in the U.S. in the class. He went 4:10.12 for fifth place in the State Meet Final. The week before, he ran 4:11.50 to win at Southern Section Masters. He ran his 3200m PR of 9:10.99 to win his race at APU (CA No. 6 in the class).

Keith Cotlage

Cajon (SS), Horizontal Jumps

Keith is CA's top combination horizontal jumper in the class. He bounded 23-3.50 in a dual meet and backed that up with a 23-2 at Trabuco Hills. He placed fourth at Southern Section Division 1 Finals to earn a spot at SS Masters. He hit 46-3.75 in the triple jump in the SS D-1 Finals. 

Jonathan Craft

Valley Christian (CC), Long Jump

Jonathan saved the best for last when he long jumped 23-1.50 (2.0) to earn the sixth-place medal at the State Meet. That mark ranks CA No. 1 in the class for wind-legal marks. He had jumps of 23-1 for second place at Central Section Masters, and 22-9.25 at State Prelims.

Adonyss Currie

Quartz Hill (SS), Sprints

With wind-legal bests of 10.67 at Mt. SAC and 21.20 in a dual meet, Adonyss also had a 10.52 with a 4.0 breeze. He made the Southern Section Division 1 finals in the 100m, running 10.68 (1.6) for seventh place. He is CA's No. 2 combo sprinter in the class.

Evan Gardner

Homestead (CC), 800m

Fans in Clovis got to see Evan scorch the State Prelims track with the fastest time of the day 1:52.47, earning a spot on the line at the State Meet Final, where he placed 12th (1:56.31). Evan won the Central Coast Section title in 1:54.71, among eight 800m races he won during the season. His significant PR from State Prelims ranks U.S. No. 3 in the class, CA No. 1 in the class, and CA No. 14 regardless of class. 

Brandon Gorski

Mater Dei (SS), High Jump

Brandon is among the top combo jumpers in the class and led CA in the high jump with a top clearance of 6-9 in the high jump at Trinity League Finals (tied for U.S. No. 7 in the class). At State, he cleared 6-4 clearance for fifth place. His long jump best of 22-10.50 (1.2) ranks CA No. 3 in the class for all-conditions jumps.

Chase Hansen

Oaks Christian (SS), 400m

Behind all those big names at State was Hansen, who clocked a PR of 47.65 for fifth place. That mark ranks U.S. No. 12 in the class. Chase ran 48.02 for second at Southern Section Masters.

Carson Hedlund

Pioneer (CC), Distances

Carson is one of five CA boys in the Class of '25 to run 1600m times that rank among the top nine in the U.S. in the class. He ran a 4:11.16 at Central Coast Section Finals to earn a trip to the State Meet. His 4:15.47 mile to win his race at Arcadia ranks U.S. No. 14 in the class. 

Jackson Hein

Pleasant Valley (NS), 800m

Jackson certainly didn't run like a sophomore at the State Meet where he cruised to 1:54.17 in the prelims before clocking a 1:53.71 a day later, placing fifth. He swept the 800m and 1600m titles at the Northern Section Finals.

McKay Madsen

Clovis North (CS), Throws

McKay will be the one to beat in 2024 after hitting 191-3 in the discus at the Central Section Masters and 188-1 for second place at State. He reached 63-4.50 in the shot put at the Frosh-Soph Invitational and went on to place seventh at State. Both of his top marks rank U.S. No. 2 in their respective events. 

Evan Noonan

Dana Hills (SS), Distances

Evan (pictured above) clearly is one of the state's best distance runners. At the State Meet, Noonan was in the lead pack all the way before falling, getting back on his feet and still placing third in a highly competitive 3200m at 8:56.63. He ran 8:49.38 (U.S. No. 2) the week before to win at Southern Section Masters. He has a PR of 4:09.48 in the 1600m (U.S. No. 5).

Menlo School (CC), Distances

Landon ran 9:05.63 for 3200m at APU (U.S. No. 18 in the class). His 1-mile best of 4:14.38 ranks U.S. No. 9 in the class and his en route 4:13.00 for 1600m ranks U.S. No. 18 in the class. Also, Landon ran on Menlo's 4x800-meter relay team that placed second at the State Meet with a U.S. No. 12 time of 7:39.10

Cameron Sermons

Rancho Cucamonga (SS), Sprints

Cameron swept the 100m and 200m titles at the Baseline League and went on to run in the Southern Section Division 1 Finals. He ran PRs of 10.46 (2.4) at league, and 21.53 (4.6) at divisional prelims and is CA's No. 3 combo sprinter in the class.

Daniel Wimbush

Rancho Cucamonga (SS), Hurdles

Daniel is CA's top combo hurdler in the Class of '25, with 110-meter hurdles PRs of 14.11 (2.5) at league finals, and a legal 14.63 from Arcadia. His 300m hurdles best of 37.91 at the Baseline League prelims ranks U.S. No. 2 in the class.


Marshall Amonte (Independence/CS), sprints; Broen Holman (Sonora/SJ)

3200; Luke Lewis (Junipero Serra/CC) throws; Seth Shigg (Chaminade/SS)

400; David Slaughter (Mt. Carmel/SD) 400.

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Photos by Josh Barber, Daniel Hernandez, and Raymond Tran

Steve Brand is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to MileSplitCA

California MileSplit state editor Jeffrey Parenti contributed to this article.