MileSplitCA Senior Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year
Serra-Gardena (SS), Sprints
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SENIOR BOYS ALL-STATE TRACK AND FIELD
Redlands East Valley (SS), Triple Jump
Jeremiah was one of the state's top combo jumpers during his senior season, capping it off with a triple jump title at the CIF-State Track and Field Championships. His 48-3.25 (2.8) winning jump came on his fifth of six attempts and is a lifetime best. He placed second two weeks earlier at the Southern Section Division 2 finals (45-3) and second again the previous week at the CIF-SS Masters Meet (46-6.25). He had his previous PR of 47-11 at State Prelims.
South Bakersfield (CS), Jumps
Dylan was the No. 2 pole vaulter in CA throughout the outdoor season, which he capped off with a silver-medal 16-2 at the CIF-State Meet. His 16-6 lifetime best to win at Southern Section Masters ranks tied for U.S. No. 19 overall and tied or U.S. No. 12 in the senior class.
Highland (SS), Distance
The Southern Section claimed the top three spots in the 3200-meter run at the CIF-State Meet, led by Donis, who won the title with a lifetime best of 8:51.37. That time ranks U.S. No. 17 in the senior class. Matthew, who ran a 4:09.66 PR for 1600m (en route as part oof a 4:10.96 PR for second in the mile at Mt. SAC), qualified for Southern Section Masters in both the 1600m and 3200m.
Roman ran CA's fastest time in the 300m hurdles with his 37.39 lifetime best to win at Arcadia. He was undefeated in 10 races at that distance until his season ended prematurely when he was injured while winning the Southern Section Division 3 title in the 110m hurdles, running a lifetime best of 14.21.
Nickolas won two medals in the sprints at the CIF-State Championships, and ranks among the state's elite in three events. At State, he placed third in the 200m (21.02) and fifth in the 100m (10.48). He swept the sprints titles at both the Central Section Division 1 and Masters meets. His 200m PR of 20.86 (1.8) to win at Mt. SAC ranks tied for CA No. 3. His 100m PR of 10.38 (2.4) to win at West Coast Relays ranks tied for CA No. 6, and his long jump PR of 23-9.50 (2.5) to win at Sanger Metric ranks CA No. 5.
Brendon, headed to the University of Oklahoma, joined an elite group of boys in CA high school track and field history to win both the shot put and discus throw at the same CIF-State Championships. Brendon threw 196-4 to win his second consecutive CIF-State Meet discus title. He had a best of 62-9.50 to win his first State title in the shot put. His post-season 205.3 discus throw at Nike Outdoor Nationals ranks U.S. No. 4. His 65-10 shot put PR at Trinity League Finals ranks U.S. No. 8. He won the discus throw competition 11 times and the shot put competition 10 times during the spring.
JSerra (SS) High Jump/Discus Throw
Granada Hills Charter (LA), Sprints/Relays
Dijon almost single-handedly carried Granada Hills Charter to its first-ever CIF-State Track and Field team championship by having a role in scoring 34 of the team's 36 points while competing in four events. The University of Utah-bound Stanley won the 400-meter title in a 2023 state-best time of 45.77, was second in the 200 in 20.95, ran on a leg of the State championship-winning 4x100 relay (40.39), and his 45.90 anchor split on the 4-400m relay moved GHC from sixth place to third place earning the necessary points to secure the team title. In the LA City Section Finals, Stanley won the 200 and 400 events each year from 2021-23.
Darryll won the State Meet title in the 300-meter hurdles, running a lifetime best of 37.44, the second-fastest time in CA during the outdoor season. Stevens ran 37.72 for second at Southern Section Masters and 37.75 as the top qualifier at State Prelims. The race at State became one of the highlight races of the two-day meet with a three-way deadhead. Darryll edged Monrovia's Devin Paton and Roosevelt's Cayden Roberson with a time of 37.432. Paton was clocked in 37.435, and Roberson in 37.437.
De La Salle (NC), Jumps/Hurdles
Chuk won four medals at the CIF-State Championships including the title in the long jump a week after four podium appearances at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions. At State, he won the long jump with a best of 23-9.75, placed fourth in the high jump (6-4) fifth in the 110m hurdles (14.287/1.0), and ran on the fifth-place 4x100m relay team (41.28). At the NCS MOC, Udeh was a triple winner taking the 110-meter hurdles, long jump, and high jump titles. He also ran a leg on the second place 400 meters relay team which narrowly lost to Acalanes 41.46 to 41.67.
Manuel Correia (Point Loma/SD), mid-distances; Stephen Dahdouh (Pleasant Grove/SJ) hurdles; Kai Deines (Redondo Union/SS), throws; Ian Dossman (Franklin Elk Grove/SJ) sprints; Christian Edwards (Liberty-Bakersfield/CS) jumps; Zachary Fagin (Los Altos/CC), jumps; Ethan Fong (Lincoln-Stockton/SJ), jumps; Andrew Fu (Harker/CC), sprints; Tarron Johnson (Vista Murrieta/SS), 800m; Lamarr Kirk Jr. (Long Beach Poly/SS), long sprints; Alex Lamoureux (College Park/NC), distances; Logan Lyght (Mater Dei/SS), hurdles; Adren Parker (Helix/SD); sprints; Devin Paton (Monrovia/SS), hurdles; Justin Pretre (Menlo/CC), distance; Jaden Rattay (Lincoln/LA) sprints; Noah Ray (Buchanan/CS), mid-distances; Miles Roberts (Leland/CC), hurdles/jumps; JeyQuan Smith (Cajon/SS) sprints; Jose Soto (Tulare Western/CS), shot put; Bryce Thomas (Moreau Catholic/NC), mid-distances; Ryan Thomas (Torrey Pines/SD), distance; Zach Weaver (Buchanan/CS); mid-distance; Jaylon Wells (Warren/SS), throws.
This is to recognize all remaining senior boys who were among the top-9 medalists at the State Meet Finals.
Aiydan Bague (Ventura Academy/SJ), high jump; Jaelon Barbarin (Simi Valley/SS), 100m; Liam Brennan (Santa Clara/CC), discus throw; Will Brennan Jr. (Los Gatos/CC), 400m; Spencer Ciccarelli (North Torrance/SS), pole vault; AJ Cornthwaite (Valhalla/SD), long jump; Elijah Crook (Sultana/SS), long jump; Delbert Davis (Golden Valley/SJ), high jump; Leo Davis (Newport Harbor/SS), pole vault; Jason Deal (Paloma Valley/SS), 200m; Cole Dinkler (Foothill Tech/SS), pole vault; Pyrce Edwards (Thousand Oaks/SS), 300mH; Nathan Fifer (Montgomery/NC), high jump; Alexander Franco (Dublin/NC), 400m; Marcell Francis-Mitchell (Long Beach Wilson/SS), 800m.
Jeremy Frank (Thousand Oaks/SS), 110mH; Leland Godfrey (Chaparral/SS), shot put; Kesean Goodson (Oceanside/SD), triple jump; Isley Gutierrez (Mater Dei/SS), high jump; Kyle Hughes (Bullard/CS), 110mH; Zachary Jones (Archbishop Riordan/CC), sprints; Tyler Knowles (Rancho Buena Vista/SD), shot put; Mateo Malko-Allen (St. Mary's/NC), 1600m; Evan Markelz (Mountain View/CC), 3200m; Justice Mephors (J.W. North/SS), discus throw; Sean Morello (Albany/NC), 3200m; Obi Nwafor (Vista Murrieta/SS), triple jump; Peter Olson (Junipero Serra/CC), 300mH; Derek Ray (McKinleyvilley/NC), shot put; Levi Romero (Los Gatos/CC), 400m; Micah Sanchez (Liberty Charter/SD), 3200m; Danny Tragarz (Del Norte/SD), 300mH.
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California MileSplit associate editors Ryan Blystone, Albert Caruana and Mark Gardner contributed to this article.