Eleven High School Events To Watch At The Mt. SAC Relays

Eleven High School Events To Watch At The Mt. SAC Relays

Armand "Mondo" Duplantis, Claudia Lane, Rylee Bowen, Tara Davis, and Cooper Teare are just a handful of athletes you must watch this weekend at the 2017 Mt. SAC Relays.

Apr 14, 2017 by Cory Mull
Eleven High School Events To Watch At The Mt. SAC Relays
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Boys Pole Vault

When: 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET Saturday
Who: Armand Duplantis
Why: Just what will Mondo do? The Lafayette (La.) junior's big mark came at the Texas Relays with a high school boys all-time best of 19-4.25 -- also a Swedish senior team record -- before he followed it up with a solid showing at the Beaver Club Relays in 17-6. Will Duplantis go for 19-6.5, which will equate to about 6 meters? It's possible, if the right conditions exist. Redondo Union (Ca.) High's Tate Curran enters as the second sed with a height of 17-1.

Boys Mile 

When: 6:02 PM PT / 9:02 PM ET Friday
Who: Cooper Teare, Callum Bolger, Owen Bishop
Why: We could see our first high school boy break the 4-minute mile here. St. Joseph Notre Dame (Ca.) High senior Cooper Teare has been dangerous all spring and logging ridiculous times, like a 14:13.26 in the 5K at the Texas Distance Festival and last week's 8:41.46 at the Arcadia Invitational in the 3200m. The Stanford commit could very well go for it. San Luis Obispo (Ca.) High senior Callum Bolger enters with a PR of 4:07.85 and Claremont (Ca.) High's Owen Bishop has logged a 4:11.86 already this season.

Watch Cooper Teare's kick of the week from the Texas Distance Festival 5K earlier this year:

Boys 4x1600m Relay

When: 9:15 PM PT / 12:15 AM ET Friday
Who: Great Oak
Why: Because it was here last year where Temecula Great Oak (Ca.) High broke a national record in this race in 16:52.95. But last week, American Fork (UT) High shattered it in a time of 16:41.30, using three efforts under 4:08 to get it done. Is that even within reach? Quick answer: No. But it will be interesting to see how Great Oak responds from one of the all-time best performances. After all, challenges are what bring out the best in athletes. The team will consist of Solomon Fountain (4:10.28), Gavin Korby (4:19.19), Carlos Carvajal (4:22.11) and Jacob Korgan (4:24.98) -- maybe more within reach, Great Oak will look to take down Bellarmine's US No. 1 mark of 7:45.56 in the 4x800.

Boys 200m

When: 4:25 PM PT / 7:25 PM ET Saturday
Who: Isaiah Cunningham, Roshard Williams, Zion Bowens, Asani Hampton
Why: Rancho Verde (Ca.) High's Isaiah Cunningham is the major watch here, as the recently-minted Baylor University signing has run a 21.15 on record in 2016 and a 21.42 this season. Roshard Williams, of Corona, has a PR of 21.38, and Zion Bowens, of Long Beach Poly, has run one of the fastest times in the field at 21.41 seconds. Yucaipa High's Asani Hampton has run 21.59 this season as well.

Boys Discus

When: 12:30 PM PT / 3:30 PM ET Saturday
Who: Robbie Otal
Why: The Oak Park (Ca.) High senior is one of eight athletes in the nation to have thrown over 200 feet. His best this year came at the Royal vs. Oak Park thriller when he bombed a 206-1. Can you imagine what Otal might be able to do with a bigger crowd? Can he add a few feet to his best mark and creep up closer to Turner Washington (217-5) and Gabe Oladipo (215-2) on the all-time lists? Here's his shot to do it.

Girls Mile

When: 5:47 PM PT / 8:47 PM ET Friday
Who: Rylee Bowen, Claudia Lane
Why: Foot Locker national champion Claudia Lane, of Malibu (Ca.) High, is entered in both the mile and the 3200m. If she runs either, or both, she could be a favorite. Her true mile PR is 4:47.73. But last year's winner, Sonoma (Ca.) Academy junior Rylee Bowen, can't be counted out. She ran 4:56.32 at the Texas Relays in the 1600m, and won this race last year in a PR of 4:47.26.

Girls Pole Vault

When: 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET Saturday
Who: Rachel Baxter
Why: She's the best in the country this year. Baxter has vaulted over 14-feet and is looking to go up. She has the ninth highest vault of all-time at 14-3 last year at the Orange County Championships. She's already cleared some solid marks the past few meets, but she's looking for bigger and better.

Girls 3200m

When: 6:08 PM PT / 9:08 PM ET Friday
Who: Claudia Lane, Lauren Gregory, Kate Bowen
Why: Malibu (Ca.) High's Claudia Lane enters after a big win last weekend in the 3200m at Arcadia with a US No. 1 time of 9:57.52. The sophomore has been crushing it so far and hasn't lost a race this season. We'll also see one of Colorado's best in Lauren Gregory, who finished third at NXN. She's run 10:51.31, but there's no telling what she do here since here PR is well under at 10:15.34. Another athlete to watch is Kate Bowen from Sonoma Academy. The freshmen ranks No. 45 in the state with a time of 10:55.34.

Girls 100m Hurdles

When: 11:10 AM PT / 2:10 PM ET Saturday
Who: Tara Davis, Jurnee Woodward, Jada Hicks
Why: How low can she go? Tara Davis ran one of the all-time best performances last weekend and has really been hitting her stride the past few meets. With a 13.01 second effort under her belt she's the heavy favorite. You also can't count out athletes like Vacaville's Jurnee Woodward, who ran a wind-aided 13.52 and Upland's Jada Hicks who ran a sub-14 with a wind-legal mark of 13.89.

Girls 800m

When: 1:39 PM PT / 4:39 PM ET Saturday
Who: Madison Heisterman, Allie Schadler, Karina Haymore, Allie Schadler
Why: It's going to be a race. Heisterman, making the trip from Canada, has run a PR of 2:10.12, while Schadler, who went neck-and-neck with Brie Oakley in the 1-mile last week at Arcadia, has a best of 2:10.11. The girl to watch here, though, is Centennial's Karina Haymore, who has gone 2:08.55. And let's not forget about Rylee Bowen, who's doubling in the 1600m. She has a PR of 2:12.80.

Girls 4x100m Relay

When: 12:53 PM PT / 3:53 PM ET Saturday
Who: Upland, Carson, Long Beach Poly, Eleanor Roosevelt
Why: These are some of the best 4x100m teams in the country. Just last weekend the ladies from Carson High dropped a 45.90 second time for US No. 4. If that's not enough, Eleanor Roosevelt has run 47.05 for the state's No. 3 time, while Long Beach Poly and Upland should also be in the mix. Long Beach Poly has run California's No 4. effort of 47.15 while Upland has run No. 6 in 47.51.

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