Alyssa Brewer is back next year to defend her title and her #1 spot in the 800 rankings. The other events are a bit more muddled...
Isaac Cortes moves on to college after a season where he finished on top of the 800 and 1600 state rankings.
Amazingly, there are still some pretty major goals out there for Tara Davis to accomplish in her senior season, despite all she has already achieved.
Bronson Osborn's spectacular season took him all the way to Poland, and he'll be back for another year to continue his assault on the all-time records.
It's hard to believe that Michael Norman's career is over, but his performances will live on for a long time.
After her injury during the 200 at the CIF State Meet, Lauren Rain Williams sat out the summer - but she will be back in 2017.
Jett Gordon provided two of the best performances, and one of the best visuals, of the 2016 outdoor season with his 17-foot vaults.
Although June didn't go quite how Tara Davis wanted it, everything else was amazing for the Agoura jumper, and she'll enter her senior year as the state leader in both horizontals.
Isaac Cortes posted a state-leading 800 time at New Balance Nationals Outdoor back in June, and nobody has been able to replace him atop the rankings.
Destiny Collins took advantage of the opportunity to race this summer, posting a state-leading 3000 time.
(Photo by Greg Barnette/Record-Searchlight) Hamilton's Kelly Koehnen was dominant in the Northern Section Finals this year, winning all three distance races, and she's back for one more season.
(Photo by Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight) Andrew Skoy will be looking to lead Shasta to a great 2016-2017 school year.
Stockdale went 1-2-3 in the Central Section Masters 100 Hurdles. Two of the three graduated, but the third was sophomore Aaliyah Wilson, who is also the top returner in the 100 Dash and could be a star in the making.
We already knew that Madera South's Miguel Villar was a candidate to claim the throne now that his dominating teammate has graduated, but Fresno's Evert Silva has a claim, as well.
Jurnee Woodard will have her sights set on national championships and national records in her senior year.
With great distance runners like Luis Grijalva (above) and Michael Vernau returning, this section will be fun to watch in 2017.
Carson's girls are poised to become one of the best teams of all time, not just in California but across the nation, as the Colts return a monster group of rising seniors.
Dakari Douglas (left, in white) is one of several returning Dorsey athletes that gives the Dons the decided advantage in the early 2017 rankings.
Did you think the Valley Christian throws dynasty would end with Elena Bruckner's graduation? Athiya Iese has some words for you.
Kent Slaney had a very strong junior year. Can he take the throne as the top male distance runner in the Central Section his senior year?
McKenna Brown is the latest in a long string of elite distance runners to come out of La Costa Canyon, and the rising junior should be a regular at the state meet the next two years.
Matt Deroos is on the verge of statewide stardom in the long and triple jump, with one more year left for him to improve.
El Cerrito's Kaylah Robinson will be back for one more season, and she is the returning leader in three events, the most of any girl in the section.
Cooper Teare won the 3200 state title by the thinnest of margins, and he will be back to defend it in 2017.
Bronson Osborn hit 70 feet AND 200 feet, but the most important thing is that we get to enjoy his brilliance for another year!
She spent the 2016 season jumping like few seniors have ever done, but Rachel Baxter was a junior, and she'll have another year to continue her assault on the record books.
Defending champ Carson isn't going anywhere, but Calabasas could be building a contender around two future stars in the current freshman class.
Based largely on the talents of Isaiah Cunningham, Rancho Verde could be the team to beat in 2017.
Cooper Teare won the state championship, but Callum Bolger had the best time of the season - and both are back for 2017.