CA Freshman Boys Track and Field All-State Team

MileSplitCA Freshman Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year


Oaks Christian (SS)

Deshonne, one of the nation's top sprinters in the class, has top-6 U.S. times nationally in both the 100-meter dash and 200m dash. He ranks U.S. No. 5 in the class for 100 meters, both windy (10.42/3.3) and wind-legal (10.50/1.4). His 200m best of 21.31 (1.7) for second place in the Division 4 Prelims, ranks U.S. No. 6 in the class. He ran 10.54 for fifth place in the 100m at Southern Section Masters, earning a spot at State Prelims.


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. Deshonne received 47 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Noah Smith (Long Beach Poly/SS) was second in the voting at 42 percent. 

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MileSplitCA All-State teams are subjective selections by the author 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 are not considered. A minimum number of competitions during the CIF outdoor season is a requirement for inclusion.

(Athletes are listed alphabetically by last name)

Jalen Aguillar-Carnes

Sierra Canyon (SS), Sprints

Jalen qualified for the CIF-State Prelims in the 200-meter dash. His best of 21.37 (1.5) ranks tied for U.S No. 9 (all conditions), tied for U.S. No. 5 (wind legal). He placed fifth in the 200m at Southern Section Masters.

Jermar Andrews

Jordan (SS), Jumps

Jermar is the CA class leader in the triple jump at 44-8.25 from Southern Section  Division 2 Prelims. His wind-legal best of 44-4 (-0.1) from CIF-SS D-2 Finals is tied for U.S. No. 4 in the class for wind-legal jumps.

Brandon Arrington

Helix Charter (SD), Sprints

Brandon is the CA 200-meter dash class leader at 21.29 (3.9) from the Mt. Carmel Invitational. That mark ranks U.S. No. 6 (all conditions). His 100m best of 10.58 (2.5), also from Mt. Carmel, ranks U.S. No. 16.

Josiah Bowman

Sage Creek (SD), Distances

Josiah is the CA class leader in the 800-meter run at 1:54.72 from San Diego Section Championships. That mark ranks U.S. No. 8 in the class. He was the Division 2 runner-up in the 800m at the SDS Finals.

Prince Buchango-Babalola

Archbishop Mitty (CC), Hurdles

Prince is the CA class leader in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.89 (0.0) from the Central Coast Section Finals. That time ranks tied for U.S. No. 10 in the class (windlegal). His 300m hurdles best of 40.39 ranks third in the class in CA. He was a CCS finalist in both events. 

Malachi Dawson

Long Beach Poly (SS), Sprints

Malachi ranks as the No. 4 combo short sprinter in the class with PRs of 10.61 (4.0) for 100m and 21.68 (1.0) for 200m. He rank on the Jackrabbits' winning 4x400m relay team at State and also the 4x1 team that placed fourth.

Donovan Dunmore

Buchanan (CS), Sprints

Donovan placed fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m at the CIF-Central Section Division 1 Championships, and sixth and fourth, respectfully, at Central Section Masters. His 100m best of 10.72 (2.8), ranks CA No. 7 in the class and his 200m best of 21.67 (2.5) ranks CA No. 5 in the class.

Jaden Jefferson

De La Salle (NC), Sprints

Jaden went to the State Meet in the 100-meter dash after placing second at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions. At State, he ran his wind-legal best of 10.70 (1.2). That time ranks CA No. 2 in the class and tied for U.S. no. 14 in the class for wind-legal times. His 200m best of 21.84 (3.5) ranks CA No. 7 in the class.

Alden Morales

JSerra (SS), Distances

Alden is the No. 2-ranked mid-distance runner in the class in CA and among the best in the U.S. He was a Southern Section Divisional Prelims qualifier in both the 800m and 1600m. Ran his 800m best of 1:55.95 to win the Trinity League title (U.S. No. 16). His 1600m best of 4:18.53 ranks U.S. No. 11. Both times rank CA No. 2 in the class.

Emanuel Morgan

Central (CS), Sprints/Jumps

Emanuel is the CA class leader in the long jump where his wind-legal best of 22-3.25 (1.1) from Sanger Metric ranks U.S. No. 3. His 400m best of 49.30 from CS Masters ranks tied for U.S. No. 17 in the class.

Josh MuroMurillo

Ventura (SS), Throws

Josh is the CA combo throws leader in the freshman class with bests of 50-0 in the shot put and 138-10 in the discus throw. His shot put mark ranks CA No. 1 in the class and his discus best is No. 2. 

Jayden Rendon

Carson (LA), Hurdles

Jayden qualified for the CIF-State Meet in both hurdles events. He is the CA class leader for 300mH at 38.76 from State prelims, a time that ranks U.S. No. 5 in the class. He was the runner-up in the 300mH and placed third in the 110mH at the LAC Finals.

Noah Smith

Long Beach Poly (SS), Sprints

Noah (pictured above) is among the elite quarter milers nationally in the class. His 48.19 clocking at Southern Section Masters is the second-fastest 400-meters in the class nationally and earned him a spot on the line at State Prelims. He was also a member of the State Meet champion 4x400m relay team that ran a CA-leading and U.S. No. 9 time of 3:12.99. In the State Final, Noah split 48.07 on his lead-off leg.

Karsyn Van Grouw

Buchanan (CS), Throws

Karsyn is the CA class leader in the discus throw at 150-5 from a dual, with five other throws at 140-plus, including 148-5 at Sanger Metric. His PR, which was almost an eight-foot PR at the time, ranks U.S. No. 22 in the class. He was the only boy in the state to exceed 139 feet in the discus throw.

Cameron Yarbrough

Del Norte (SD), Distances

Cameron is an elite four-lap distance runner in the class with top-4 times nationally in both the mile and 1600 meters. Ranks U.S. No. 2 in the class for his 1600m PR of 4:13.04 from the San Diego Section Division 1 Prelims. His time in the mile of 4:19.33 from Arcadia ranks U.S. No. 4 in the class. He also had four-lap performances of 4:16.28 from Dick Wilkins F/S Invite, and 4:17.46 from the Mt. Carmel Invite, times that are also faster than CA No. 2 and among U.S. top-11 times.

Maximo Zavaleta

King (SS), Distances

Maximo is an elite eight-lap runner, ranking U.S. No. 2 in the class for 3200 meters where his his 9:07.50 performance placed fifth at the Southern Section Division 1 championship. That finish earned him a spot on the line at SS Masters. There he ran 9:12.15 for ninth place, a time surpassed by only three other freshman boys nationally. Maximo was the Big VIII League runner-up in both the 3200m and the 1600m, where he ran a 4:20.99 PR.

Jeffrey Parenti is the California state editor for MileSplit