Top teams: Mission Viejo, Woodbridge.
Top sprinters: Andrea Dean, Don’yelle Norris (Mission Viejo); Jamie Karrer (Edison), Michelle Muniz, Kaci Keffer (Woodbridge), Lynn Murray (Esperanza), Allison Axtell (Woodbridge), Brenda Robinson (Santa Ana Valley).
Top hurdlers: Hilary Mann (Mission Viejo), Kristina Lockwood (Woodbridge), Nancy Chabot (Brea-Olinda), Nikki Jackson (Esperanza), Jill Young (Corona del Mar), Kaci Keffer (Woodbridge), Cara Brookhouse (El Modena).
Top distance runners: Shelley Taylor (Edison), Kelly Flathers (Mater Dei), Tanja Brix (University), Martha Pinto (Katella), Susannah Thrasher (Villa Park), Tish Williams (La Habra), Terri Smythers, Tabi Bahu (San Clemente), Kim Robinson (Newport Harbor), Tracy Fatone (Los Alamitos), Amy Robles, Cathi Peck (Woodbridge), Heather Killeen (Valencia).
Top field event athletes: Allison Axtell, Lisa Fager, Tammy Graham, Kristin Dunn, (Mission Viejo); Jennifer Harney (Esperanza), Joanna Alo, Brenda Robinson (Santa Ana Valley), Debbie Hargrove, Marie Midland (Estancia), Tracy Titus (Loara), Sheila Green (Canyon), Beth Byron (Villa Park), Melissa McDonald (Mater Dei), Luisa Tuimavave (Magnolia).
Important dates: April 7 Arcadia Invitational, April 21 Orange County Championships and Mt. SAC Relays, May 18 Southern Section finals, May 25 Masters meet, June 1-2 State meet.
Notes: Mission Viejo, which is seeking its eighth consecutive South Coast League championship this year, is the two-time defending county champion and looks as tough as ever this year. Woodbridge, the two-time defending champion in the Southern Section 2-A, should give the Diablos a challenge, though. Woodbridge defeated Mission Viejo at the Irvine Invitational March 10, but was defeated by the Diablos a week later at the Katella Relays. Mission Viejo’s strength is in its field events, especially with senior Lisa Fager, the county record-holder in the triple jump (39-feet 11 1/2-inches). Woodbridge’s strength is in its running events. Both teams, along with Esperanza, are close in the relays. Watch for Edison sophomore Shelley Taylor to continue her Orange County domination in the middle distances.