With track and field lists the most common list you will find is the “All-Time” list, referring to the best mark by a certain number of athletes, like the top 10 or top 50.

One of the other lists often found is the top performances list which includes all of an individuals marks, not just their best.
As an example, in the girls triple jump, for the Empire Wendi Simmons has seven of the nine farthest jumps.

Creating an All-Time top 50 performance list can show which athletes had not just one great day but a whole career of great marks.

In some cases one athlete is so dominate that almost the whole list is from that one person’s marks. Edwin Moses was one of those athletes. Over a ten year period, 1977-1987, he won 122 consecutive 400m hurdle races and had almost every mark on the world performance list. To this day he still holds about 25 of the top 100 times.
When you have someone like that it is common to keep the normal performance list but also have a second list for the rest of us mere mortals to shoot for. Which in this case we would be called the Non-Moses list.

In my performance lists, for the Empire, I have such separate lists because of how dominate some of our Empire athletes have been.
I have a Non-Julia Stamps 1600m list because she had the 13 fastest ever run when she finished high school and still owns 13 of the fastest 20.
Same in the 3200m were Stamps still owns 9 of the fastest 11.
Katie Schukle in the high hurdles is another who held the 11 fastest ever when she finished and still owns 11 of 22 today.
Santa Rosa’s Morgan Bertsch high jumped 5-9 on March 13th of this year but that is the only mark in the top 19, over 5-8, that was not done by Mindi Wiley.

Which brings us to Montgomery’s Tia DeSoto.

Tia set the Empire record in the discus for the last time on May 29th, 1999.
Back before the change of the millennium she had 12 of the 13 farthest discus throws ever, all over 127 feet.

This is what the list looked like before the 2011 season.

136-4 Corrine Rich, Montgomery 4/ 9/08
135-5 Rich, Montgomery 4/18/08
135-4 Melissa Van Paris, Sonoma 3/24/04
135-0 Rich, Montgomery 4/ 9/08
134-8 Tia DeSoto, Montgomery 5/29/99
134-5 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/22/98
132-9 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/ 1/98

132-8 Lee Plevney, Lower Lake 4/29/81
132-6 Rich, Montgomery 5/23/08
132-4 Van Paris, Sonoma 5/24/03
131-7 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/23/98
131-6 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/ 1/99

131-4 Van Paris, Sonoma 5/31/03
130-5 Van Paris, Sonoma 4/28/04
13 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/29/99
129-10 Jean Lightfoot, Maria Carrillo 4/26/06
129-4 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/ 5/99
129-3 Rich, Montgomery 4/23/08
128-6 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/18/98
128-0 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/21/99

127-10 Rich, Montgomery 4/16/08
127-9 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/ 8/99
127-8 Van Paris, Sonoma 5/ 7/03
127-7 Rich, Montgomery 5/ 7/08
127-6 DeSoto, Montgomery 6/21/99
127- DeSoto, Montgomery 5/22/98

At this point DeSoto still held 12 of the 26 best throws, so having a Non-DeSoto list seemed needed.

But it’s now time to do away with the Non-DeSoto list because of the emergence of Maria Carrillo’s Kathleen Durand.

Kathleen started adding marks to the list back when she was a sophomore.
Now after last Wednesday’s big 135-7 mark, #2 on performance list, Kathleen now has 15 marks at 126-6 or better.
The rest of the top 50 marks on the current list besides Durand and DeSoto come from
Corrine Rich (9) Montgomery, Record holder at 136-4.
Melissa Van Paris (5) Sonoma Valley
Lee Plevney (4) Lower Lake
Jean Lightfoot (2) Maria Carrillo
Christa Durand (1) Ursuline, Kathleen’s Aunt
Marissa Wilson (1) Montgomery
Faith Matranga (1) Healdsburg

Here is how the new list looks following Wednesday meet.
136-4 Corrine Rich, Montgomery 4/ 9/08
135-7 Kathleen Durand, Maria Carrillo 4/24/13
135-5 Rich, Montgomery 4/18/08
135-4 Melissa Van Paris, Sonoma 3/24/04
135-0 Rich, Montgomery 4/ 9/08
134-8 Tia DeSoto, Montgomery 5/29/99
134-5 DeSoto Montgomery 4/22/98
133-1 Kathleen Durand, Maria Carrillo 6/2/12 STATE,
132-9 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/ 1/98
132-8 Lee Plevney, Lower Lake 4/29/81
(10)

132-6 Rich, Montgomery 5/23/08
132-4 Van Paris, Sonoma 5/24/03
132-1 Durand, Maria Carrillo 5/25/12
132-0 Durand, Maria Carrillo 4/25/12
131-7 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/23/98
131-6 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/ 1/99
131-4 Van Paris, Sonoma 5/31/03
130-5 Van Paris, Sonoma 4/28/04
130-4 Durand, Maria Carrillo 5/19/12 Redwood,
130-2 Durand, Maria Carrillo 5/2/12
130-2 Durand, Maria Carrillo 3/30/13 Stanford
(21)

13 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/29/99
129-10 Jean Lightfoot, Maria Carrillo 4/26/06
129-9 Durand, Maria Carrillo 3/2/13
129-4 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/ 5/99
129-4 Durand, Maria Carrillo 4/10/13
129-3 Rich, Montgomery 4/23/08
129-3 Durand, Maria Carrillo 3/9/13
129-0 Durand, Maria Carrillo 6/1/12 STATE
128-6 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/18/98
128-6 Durand, Maria Carrillo 4/23/11
(31)

128-0 DeSoto, Montgomery 4/21/99
127-10 Rich, Montgomery 4/16/08
127-9 DeSoto, Montgomery 5/ 8/99
127-8 Van Paris, Sonoma 5/ 7/03
127-7 Rich, Montgomery 5/ 7/08
127-7 Durand, Maria Carrillo 4/17/13
127-6 DeSoto, Montgomery 6/21/99
127-2 Durand,, Maria Carrillo 5/10/12
127- DeSoto, Montgomery 5/22/98
(40)

126-11 Rich, Montgomery 5/ 2/08
126-9½ Plevney, Lower Lake 5/14/81
126-9 Christa Durand Ursuline 4/16/03
126-6 Durand, Maria Carrillo 4/6/13
126-5 Rich, Montgomery 5/ 9/08
126-2 Lightfoot, Maria Carrillo 4/ 8/06
126-0 Marissa Wilson, Montgomery /96
125-9 Faith Matranga, Healdsburg 5/30/98
125-7½ Plevney, Lower Lake 5/23/81
125-7 Plevney, Lower Lake 5/ 9/81
(50)

I’m still working to come up with a top 50 for ever event but here is what we have so far.
Boys
Girls

By Jim Crowhurst