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2017 BVarsity All-Area Boys Track and Field

2017 BVarsity Boys Track and Field All-Area

Athletes of the Year

Moises Medrano, junior, Highland

Daniel Viveros, sophomore, Liberty

Moises Medrano

Moises Medrano,Highland

Daniel Viveros

Daniel Viveros, Liberty

Both finished third in the state in disparate events. Viveros is a powerful thrower with hair that can’t be contained while Medrano is a clean-cut middle-distance standout.

Viveros took third in the shot put at state with a personal-best 62-4.5, good for No. 2 in the nation among sophomores this season, while Medrano took third in the 800, an event he didn’t think he would compete in earlier in the season.

Coach of the Year

Rick Mayberry, Highland

Rick Mayberry

Rick Mayberry, Highland

First team

Corbin Chronister, senior, Liberty

Corbin Chronister

Corbin Chronister, Liberty

The Cal State Bakersfield signee saved the best for last. On the final throw of his high school career in the finals at state, he threw a season-best 182-10 to finish sixth and earn his first state medal.

Peter Handy, junior, Bakersfield

Peter Handy

Peter Handy, Bakersfield

A standout 800 runner he finished third in the section with a persona-best 1:53.35 and advanced to state for the second consecutive season, finishing 19th overall.

Quincy Hicks, senior, Highland

Quincy Hicks

Quincy Hicks, Highland

A year after the county had a handful of the top boys horizontal jumpers in the state, he carried the torch this season, finishing third in the section (21-10) and advancing to state.

Seth Krauss, junior, Liberty

Seth Krauss

Seth Krauss, Liberty

In his first year in track and field, qualified for the state finals in the boys high jump. Twice cleared 6-5, a PR, to take third in the section and to qualify to the state finals, where he finished ninth.

Amir Knox, senior, Ridgeview

Amir Knox

Amir Knox, Ridgeview

The do-it-all runner competed in the 200, 400, 800 and both relays throughout the season. A UC Davis football signee, he had the county’s top 400 mark (49.30) for most of the season and finished fourth at Masters.

Marcus Mota, sophomore, Stockdale

Marcus Mota

Marcus Mota, Stockdale

Arguably one of the best stories of the season was Mota finishing seventh in the state in the 3,200 in a PR time of 9:09.90 while running more than four laps with just one shoe on after the right one was kicked off mid-race.

Cameron Roberson, senior, Garces

Cameron Roberson

Cameron Roberson,Garces

The speedster was a dual threat for the Rams. He won the Central Section boys 200 championship (21.93) and finished third in the section in the 100 (10.87), advancing to state in both events.

Ethan Turner, senior, Foothill

Had a slow start to the season but picked it up late, winning the South Area title in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles, while finishing third at Masters (39.21) and 17th at state in the 300 hurdles.

Second team

Scott Boylan, senior, Garces

J.J. Flores, junior, Frontier

Cameron McGlasson, senior, Stockdale

Caleb Melson, senior, North

Robert Sagasta, senior, Liberty

Thomas Richardson, sophomore, Shafter

Omar Rivera, senior, Foothill

Arturo Valencia, senior, West

Ryan Vickers, sophomore, Stockdale

Gabriel Zapata, senior, Arvin

Honorable mention

Bakersfield: Ruben Avalos, Gavyn Dingle, Michael McCabe, Wesley Wilson

California City: Senoble Smith

Frontier: Raymond Brown, Alonzo Davis, David Mowrer

Garces: Mark Pandol

Highland: Syric Davis, Justin Frando, Ian Prince

Independence: Damaris Herron

Kennedy: Denmark Cu, Devon Lee

Kern Valley: Hunter Ellis

Liberty: Grant Bice, Brayden Christensen, Alexander Honea, Kentton Ivie, Garrett Johnson

McFarland: Jacob Garza, Luis Santillano, Berry Randle

North: Blue Boggs, Adrian Lopez, Isaiah Lyttaker, Jozef Davidson

Ridgeview: Nick Edwards, Bryan Gaxiola, Shon Stephens

Shafter: Alexis Aguilar, Rogelio Ramirez

Stockdale: Austin Taylor, Luis Torres, Jacob Whitby

Taft: Zack Tuaila

Tehachapi: Jacob Jaster

Wasco: Isaiah Muhammad, Cuberto Salgado

West: Tyreak Mcgarity, Isaiah Debbs Nevel

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