BOYS' TRACK CAPSULES

CRESCENTA VALLEY

COACH: Mark Evans, 13th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

ATHLETES TO WATCH: Parker Averill, sophomore, sprints/jumps; Zach Balonick, senior, pole vault; Josh Carlos, sophomore, distance; Devin Cullen, senior, 400/sprinter; Mike Duncan, sophomore, distance; James Maturan, sophomore, 400; Nick Psaltis, senior, shot put/discus; Andrew Roide, junior, jumps; Levi Walker, junior, jumps; Bryan Yaung, junior, sprints/jumps.

EVANS’ QUOTE: “We’ve got some good diversity and we will be stronger in the field events.”

FLINTRIDGE PREP

COACH: Nick Ponticello, first year.

LEAGUE: Prep.

ATHLETES TO WATCH: Jason Bunn, junior, distance; Sam Cook, junior, shot put/discus; Elias Ellison, freshman, distance; Kevin Heintz, senior, distance; Daniel Jung, sophomore, jumps; Omar Martin, sophomore, distance; Tyler Shum, sophomore, sprints.

PONTICELLO’S QUOTE: “We have a lot of underclassmen who will make up the bulk of the team.”

GLENDALE

COACH: Bob Bailey, 16th year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

ATHLETES TO WATCH: Paul Archer, junior, sprints; Chris Canlas, sophomore, distance; John Canlas, senior, distance; Dillon Fuller, junior, sprinter; Rasul Landery, senior, hurdles.

BAILEY’S QUOTE: “I’m hoping we are a whole lot better than the last couple of years.”

HOOVER

COACH: Jack Sallakian, fifth year.

LEAGUE: Pacific.

ATHLETES TO WATCH: Paul Ingram, sophomore, distance; Alex Mikhailpoor, junior, relays/400; Joseph Roach, junior, hurdles; Luke Tabayoyong, sophomore, jumps/400; Cory Trevino, sophomore, sprints.

SALLAKIAN’S QUOTE: “It will be exciting to see how our sophomores perform.”

ST. FRANCIS

COACH: Pat Donovan, third year.

LEAGUE: Mission.

ATHLETES TO WATCH: Chris Cabrera, senior, throws; David Chirikian, senior, shot put; Trevante Herod, sophomore, sprints; James Knowles, sophomore, sprints/jumps/pole vault; Kyle Palazzolo, junior, distance; Dietrich Riley, senior, sprints; Max Ruppel, junior, 400/800; Travis Talianko, sophomore, jumps/sprints; TJ Tree, junior, hurdles.

DONOVAN’S QUOTE: “We have a lot of talent and depth. We are going for a winning record in league, which, in my opinion, is the toughest in the Southern Section.”


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