By Rich Gonzalez
(ARCADIA, Calif.) -- The Sacramento Meet of Champions enjoyed perhaps its greatest showing yet, with the 32-year-old meet brandishing a meet-best 478 DyeStateElite marks. The total DSE tally vaulted the popular Northern California meet up to third on this year's California meet rankings list as well as among the top 10 meets nationally!
The very powerful Escondido Invitational in San Diego County once again delivered great action as 11 new San Diego Section leading marks were established among a very robust 136 DyeStatElite marks. That ranks second this year (only behind the Mt. Carmel Invitational) among San Diego Section invitationals.
Over in the Southern Section, the Ventura County Championships exactly matched the Escondido Invitational for weekend DSE bragging rights thus far, with athletes from the 805 area code looking very strong in the dashes. Oak Park's Sydney Lewis led the onslaught with a state-leading mark at 100 meters.
Up the state at the Reedley Invitational, the Central Section's finest turned out en force to achieve eight section-leading marks while accumulating a batch of 124 DyeStateElite marks to trail only the West Coast Relays among local meet tallies this year.
Here's the 2012 updated California list comprised of "The Century Club", which is those meets with at least 100 DyeStatElite marks:
Rankings of 2012 California Meets By DyeStatElite Marks Achieved:
1) Arcadia Invitational 1,482 DyeStatElites
2) Mt. SAC Relays 606 DyeStatElites
3) Sacramento Meet of Champions 478 DyeStatElites
4) Stanford Invitational 259 DyeStatElites
5) Mt. Carmel Invitational 251 DyeStatElites
6) Orange County Champs 228 DyeStatElites
7) Trabuco Hills Invitational 202 DyeStatElites
8 ) California Relays 172 DyeStatElites
9 ) CCS Top 8 166 DyeStatElites
10) Woody Wilson Invitational 156 DyeStatElites
11) West Coast Relays 149 DyeStatElites
12) Inland Empire Champs 144 DyeStatElites
13) Escondido Invitational 136 DyeStatElites
13) Ventura County Championships 136 DyeStatElites
15) Reedley Invitational 124 DyeStatElites
16) Distance Meet of Champs 120 DyeStatElites
17) Pasadena Games 117 DyeStatElites
18) Irvine Invitational 109 DyeStatElites
* DSE's are performance standards for each event based on year-over-year national rating performance cutoffs.
* DyeStat does not currently compute Elite Marks in the 4x1600, 4xMile and Shuttle Hurdles relays.