ARCADIA — With no CIF track and field state championships taking place this year in California due to COVID-19, Friday and Saturday’s Arcadia Invitational was the closest event to a state meet track athletes will get this spring. Several 2021 state marks were set during the invitational portion of Saturday’s meet. Below are some of the highlights.
Colin Sahlman from Newbury Park won the Men’s 3,200 meter race in a blazing 8:43:42, which was the best mark in the state this year.
JSerra’s Women Distance Medley team won with a national leading time of 11:54:53. Anastasia Snodgrass, Hanna Barmettler, Ashlee Gallegos and Georgia Jeanneret were the four runners.
Servite High School’s Max Thomas ran a state best 21.37 in the Men’s 200 meter race.
Long Beach Wilson’s Aujane Luckey set a state best 200 meter time of 24.20.
Golden Valley’s Antonio Abrego set a state best 800 meter time of 1:51:33. That’s good for sixth in the nation this year.
Chaminade sprinter Patrick Ize-Iyamu ran a 10.47 in the 100 meter race. That time was a state best mark and good for sixth best nationally.
Stockton St. Mary’s Jadyn Marshall set the Men’s 100 meter hurdles state mark at 13.76.
Long Beach Poly’s Women’s 4×100 meter team is the new state leader after running the race in 47.06. Anayah Wych, Taylor Johnson, Alyssa Perkins and Kennadi Reed ran the four legs.
Football receiver JT Thompson of Harvard-Westlake won the triple jump on his final attempt at 47-2, which is the new top mark in the state.