Colin Barber, pole vault, San Ramon Valley, Sr. -- Barber, who will walk on at UCLA, had the state's top mark in the high school season when he cleared 16 feet, 7 inches. He took first at the North Coast Section Meet of Champions and reached the finals at the California Interscholastic Federation state meet.
Matt Esparza, discus, shot put, Amador Valley, Jr. -- Esparza swept the throwing events at the NCS Meet of Champions and Tri-Valley Area championships. He reached the state finals in the discus, placing eighth.
Trevor Fuhriman, 1,600 meters, Monte Vista, Sr. -- Fuhriman won the NCS Meet of Champions, beating a field that was tightly packed. His winning time of 4:13.09 was the best by an East Bay runner this season.
Noel Frazier, high jump, California, Sr. -- Frazier earned his third career CIF state medal when he won the state title by clearing 6-101/4. He also won the title at the NCS Meet of Champions, set a meet record while winning the NCS Tri-Valley Area championships and won the EBAL title.
Thomas Joyce, 3,200 meters, Campolindo, Sr. -- Joyce took third at the NCS Meet of Champions, the highest finish for an East Bay runner. He also took eighth at the state meet, and his time of 9:03.23 at the Arcadia Invitational was easily the best in the NCS this year.
WILLIE LATIN, 400 meters, James Logan, Sr. -- Latin placed first at the NCS Meet of Champions in 48.57, then reached the state finals and earned a sixth-place
ANDRE MCBRIDE, 100 meters, 200 meters, San Leandro, Sr. -- McBride was the lone boys double state medalist, finishing second in the 100 and sixth in the 200 at the state meet. He had the best times in the NCS this season in both events and will run at Washington State next year.
Nate Moore, long jump, Bishop O'Dowd, So. -- Moore won the title at the NCS Meet of Champions when he sailed a personal-best and then-state-leading 24-73/4. He followed that up with a fourth-place finish at the state meet.
Nick Ratto, 800 meters, St. Joseph Notre Dame, Sr. -- Ratto kicked hard in the final 300 meters to place third at the state meet in a personal-best 1:51.57, despite entering the finals as the ninth seed. He similarly kicked the week before to take first at the NCS Meet of Champions.
Jeffrey Prothro Jr., triple jump, James Logan, Jr. -- Prothro took first at the NCS Meet of Champions, then used a personal-best jump of 48-101/4 to take fourth at the state meet.
Kenneth Walker III, 110-meter high hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles, Kennedy-Richmond, Sr. -- The UCLA-bound football player swept his events at the NCS Meet of Champions and had the state's best time this season in the 110 at 13.75. A stumble in the finals of that event at the state championships cost him a likely gold medal, as he had a sizable lead at the time.