We made sure to call this a "March Madness" tournament because we knew it was just a matter of time.
Will Jesuit have enough distance depth to overcome Peter Costelli and upset-minded Mission Viejo?
Would Taylor Shorter be able to lift Norco over Caelyn Harris and No. 2 Upland and into the next round?
The 2020 outdoor season was interrupted a bit too early for one of these teams.
League rivals take the line for a spot in the elite eight round.
While most of the top seeds advanced, the first round had its share of true March Madness.
The final matchup of the first round is no contest between the No. 15 and No. 18 seeded boys teams.
Would the seedings hold up for No. 15 Pittsburg against No. 18 Norco in the tightest girls dual yet?
Would the seedings hold up when the No. 10 Broncos were scored against the No. 23 Dolphins?
Was super soph Samarra Monrroy enough for Millikan to advance past Ashley Johnson and Mission Viejo?
Would Billy Atkinson and the Mira Costa distance crew be enough against speedy Fresno Central?
Would the seedings hold form for JSerra against freshman distance star Lauren Soobrian and Los Altos?
Would Redwood and distance star Ryan Hemphill have enough to overcome Mater Dei's depth?
Two of the state's most versatile athletes, Rachel Glenn and Elise Miller went head to head in this one.
U.S.-ranked thrower Aidan Elbettar will need help if Newport Harbor is to advance past Santa Margarita.
Throw out the seedings when Ceonna Pipion and Vista del Lago meet Asjah Atkinson and St. Anthony.
Would Rayshon Luke and St. John Bosco find Anthony Stone and Loyola a tough first-round matchup?
Was Simone Johnson and Central's depth enough against Rachel Fitt and distance-heavy Bishop Union?
Senior throws star Quinten Lyons leads Notre Dame against a deep Trabuco Hills group.
Can the Takiya Cenci-led young Clovis North team overcome versatile Vallejo senior Sameerah Evans?
Young stars Chase Harleston and Phillip Jefferson would need support to advance in this matchup.
Was Kaitlyn Swenson and the Wolfpack jumps team enough against Danielle Gee and the Thunderbirds?
Oh, the madness! Do we have a No. 31 seed knocking off a No 2?
Upland would need more the Caelyn Harris to knock off Kat Adamiec and Poway in this showdown.
Teams with more standard-format meet results before the season's interruption are rewarded in this event.
At least for the first round, Kendall Saeger-led Santa Margarita proved the No 3 seed is deserved.
What are the chances the higher seeded Wolfpack would lose their speciality and still advance?
Was Moorpark's strength in the field events enough to overcome St. Francis' depth on the track?
Will hurdle star Anthony Taylor be enough for Cathedral in its first-round matchup with Amador Valley?
Will the Etiwanda sprint crew be able to hold off Morgan Flynn and Aliso Niguel?