Dijon Stanely, Jordan Coleman lead Granada Hills boys track and field to City title

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The Granada Hills Charter boys 4×100 relay team, made up of Jordan Coleman, Dijon Stanley, Kanye Martin and Jayden Smith, holds the state’s fastest time in the event this season. They set the mark — 40.28 seconds — at the Arcadia Invitational in April.

The relay team has competed in 12 meets this spring and finished first in all of them, including the City Section track and field championships at El Camino College last week.

The foursome ran a 40.68 to win the City title in the event and anchor the Granada Hills boys track and field team to an overall City championship by scoring 124 points. Palisades finished second with 46 points.

Granada Hills boys 4×100 relay gets it done in 40.28 seconds, a new state best, beating its previous mark of 41.13. Jordan Coleman, Dijon Stanley, Kanye Martin and Jayden Smith.

— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) April 9, 2023

Stanley finished the day as a four-time City champion, winning City titles in the 200 meters, the 400 and the 4×400 relay. He won the 200 in 21.14, the 400 in 46.17, and was part of the 4×400 relay with Coleman, Smith and Lucas Scott to win it in 3 minutes, 17.61 seconds.

Stanley is the front runner to win the 400 at the CIF State Championships on Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High in Clovis. He holds the state’s fastest mark in the 400 this season (45.92).

Granada Hills’ Coleman won the 100 in 10.67 at the City finals. El Camino Real’s Isaac Torres won the 800 with a personal best time of 1:55.47. Cleveland’s Joseph Vargas won the 1,600 with a personal best time of 4:20.92. Birmingham’s Deshawn Banks won the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 6 inches.

On the girls side, Carson won the team City title with 166 points. Granada Hills finished second with 96 points.

Senior Jocelyn Pacheco won the girls 3,200 title in 11:08.51 and her younger sister, Samantha Pacheco, a freshman, finished second with a personal best of 11:17.47. El Camino Real’s Caylin Norwood won the 100 hurdles in 16:20. Granada Hills’ London Williams won the high jump (5-4).

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