Agoura hurdler Johnathan Cabral had a bigger than normal appetite when he woke up Saturday.
"I made five eggs, 10 strips of bacon and made two sandwiches out of it with cheese," Cabral said. "I was hungry."
His fellow competitors at the Arcadia Invitational found out just how hungry the senior was after he posted the best times in the nation in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles on Saturday night.
Cabral, the defending state champion in both events, posted an Arcadia Invitational-record time of 13.43 in the 110 before winning the 300 in 36.42 seconds. It was the best combined winning performance in the hurdles in meet history.
Though his power breakfast may have helped, Cabral credited his dominant run to a renewed focus on the mechanics of his run.
"I've really focused on the first few steps coming out of the hurdle," said Cabral, who wants to break the state record mark of 13.38 before he continues his hurdling career at Oregon in the fall. "I was really looking [to set a personal best] in both events, and I did. It feels amazing to get to this point."
Gardena Serra's George Farmer was also upbeat following his victory over defending state champion Remontay McClain of Covina in the boys' 100 meters.
Farmer, who lost to McClain in the 2010 state championships by less than one-hundredth of a second, posted the nation's ninth-fastest time of the season at 10.62 seconds (+0.4 w).
Still, USC-bound Farmer knows he'll have to continue to work hard if he wants to take the state title from McClain.
"He's going to keep me pushing, keep me working hard," Farmer said.
Harvard-Westlake's girls' relay team of Amy Weissenbach, K.C. Cord, Lauren Hansson and Cami Chapus continued to impress, posting a meet-record time of 11:40.89 in the women's distance medley relay. It was the 11th fastest distance medley time in national high school history. The Wolverines lead the nation in the distance medley relay and the 1,600 sprint medley relay.
Trabuco Hills' Jantzen Oshier was pushed hard in the mile run by San Diego Torrey Pines' Matt Carpowich but managed to post the nation's leading time at 4:07.15 after improving on each of his laps.
Anchored by Akawkaw Ndipagbor, one of the best sprinters in the state, Long Beach Poly posted the third fastest time in the nation this season in the girls' 4x100 meters in 45.96, finishing more than a second ahead of second place Los Osos. Poly won the 4x100 on Friday.
Paramount's Ma'a Brown recorded a nation-leading throw of 201 feet, 4 inches in the boys' discus, and Savannah Camacho of Templeton ran a nation-leading 2:08.30 in the 800 meters.
Oxnard Rio Mesa captured the boys' 4x100 in 41.38.
Ammar Moussa of Arcadia won the 3,200 meters in 8:49.59.