MTAL track finals

 Is there a five-peat in store for both Santa Catalina and King City? Or will there be a changing of the guard in both divisions at Saturday's Mission Trail Athletic League track championships.
 Depth has carried King City during its run of supremacy while the Cougars have relied on a handful of individuals to keep their streak intact.
 That part hasn't changed much. What has is the strength of the league has improved. There's balance in numerous events, where points are up for grabs.
 Where Santa Catalina will assert itself is in the sprints where reigning 100, 200 and 400 meter champ Mikayla Revera is healthy and geared to repeat the feat.
 Sophomore Laurel Wong will be the favorite in the long jump and pole vault, and will provide points in the 100 behind Revera while Avery Blanco is the favorite in the triple jump.
 While Soledad beat the Cougars in a dual with Revera out earlier this year, Pacific Grove is the team that has the potential to score eight or more points in 10 events behind Kulaea Tulua.
 I have the Cougars winning by 12. But Santa Catalina does not want this meet coming down to the 1,600 relay
 King City still has a dominate distance ace in the boys division in Roman Munoz. But the depth behind him isn't what it once was. Still it's capable of producing 138 points as a team.
 Jhames Bautista will provide big points in both hurdle events for the Mustangs while Dylan Oliveros is the favorite in the triple jump.
 The Breakers will likely see Nick Coppla triple and chase league titles in the 100, 200 and 400. No points in the weight events could cripple their chances at unseating King City.

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