Last year, only one athlete from the Santa Clarita Valley advanced to the CIF state meet. This year, five will be making the trip to Buchanan High of Clovis today. “It’s always good to have familiar faces because you know that it’s going to be an uncomfortable atmosphere,” said Canyon’s Gabby Sanchez. Canyon High’s Gabby Sanchez will compete in discus as a No. 11 seed. She’s coming off of a fifth-place finish at the Masters Meet thanks to a 137 foot, 1-inch throw. “I think spending extra time on my technique has really helped me through the postseason because it’s truly helped me get into the mechanics of everything,” she said.