CLINT BISHOP, Liberty, pole vault, Sr. -- Bishop was the top East Bay finisher in the pole vault at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions with a third-place finish (13 feet, 9 inches) to earn a spot in the state championship trials.
MATT ESPARZA, Amador Valley, discus, shot put, Sr. -- The Cal-bound Esparza was dominant in both events at the NCS Meet of Champions, winning by more than three feet in the discus (169-10) and two feet in the shot put (57-8). He was also the top NCS placer in the shot put at the state championship trials.
ADLER FAULKNER, Acalanes, 800 meters, Sr. -- Faulkner set a personal record in the event for the fourth straight race at the state championship finals to finish second with an outstanding time of 1 minute, 51.30 seconds. Faulkner also won the NCS Meet of Champions title in 1:53.92.
AIDAN GOLTRA, Campolindo, 3,200 meters, Jr. -- After winning a state title in cross country, Goltra showed he can also peak well in track. He was the top East Bay finisher in the 3,200 at both the NCS Meet of Champions (third, 9:16.53) and the state championship finals (10th, 9:10.26).
EUGENE HAMILTON III, Bishop O'Dowd, 1,600 meters, Sr. -- Hamilton III won the NCS Meet of Champions title with an impressive kick in 4:13.49. He also had the fastest time in the event at the NCS Bay Shore Area Championships.
FRANK KURTZ, Heritage, 400 meters, Jr. -- Kurtz had the fastest time in the state in the 400 for much of the season and was the top East Bay finisher at the NCS Meet of Champions (third, 47.65) and the state championship final (fourth, 47.14).
TAKKARIST MCKINLEY, Kennedy-Richmond, 100 meters, 200, Sr. -- The Cal-bound McKinley was impressive in winning the 100 at the NCS Meet of Champions, and also advanced to the state championships with the top East Bay finish in the 200 (second). At the state championship trials, he had the top East Bay times in the 100 (10.70) and 200 (21.851).
NATE MOORE, Castro Valley, long jump, triple jump, Jr. -- Moore became the first athlete since 1984 to win California state championship boys titles in both the long jump and the triple jump. Both his winning marks rank in the top four in the nation this season according to DyeStat.com. He also was first at the NCS Bay Shore Area Championships in both events.
MARQUIS MORRIS, De La Salle, 110-meter high hurdles, Jr. -- Morris won the state championship title in the event with a personal-record time of 13.90, fastest in the state this season. Morris also had the fastest time in the event at the NCS Meet of Champions.
SAM PETERS, Amador Valley, 300-meter intermediate hurdles, Sr. -- Peters placed second in the state championship finals in a personal-record time of 37.45. He was second at the NCS Meet of Champions.
MATT TYLER, Granada, high jump, Sr. -- Tyler advanced to the state finals with a jump of 6-7 in the trials. He finished ninth in the finals. Tyler also was second at the NCS Tri-Valley Area Championships.
-- Phil Jensen