NCS Tri-Valley Championships
Granada High School
Livermore CA
Saturday, May 23



Cox, Geiger, Isaacs Earn Runner-up Honors; Twenty Cougars Qualify for NCS Meet of Champions

In spite of windy conditions, the Cougar distance squad dominated their events at Saturday's NCS Tri-Valley Area Championships, hosted by Granada High School. Eight endurance athletes qualified for next week's NCS Meet of Champions, led by 1600m runner up Ross Geiger (09), and 3200m runner up Nate Cox (09). Cox' mark of 9:33.5ce moves him to eighth all-time on the Campolindo record board.

In addition to Cox, the Cougars showed their depth in the 3200m races by advancing three individuals in each division, including Sara Mostatabi (11), who finished ninth in her race, but cracked the at-large time standard with an eight second personal best!

In the field, Eva Isaacs (10) increased her third all-time mark for the shot put with a runner-up toss of 36-4.5. Meanwhile, both Jessie Hyde (12) and Alex Kalish (10) managed qualification in pole vault. Kalish's new person best of 13-2 vaults him to sixth all-time in school history!

Other impressive efforts came from Thomas Walker (09), who finished out his spring season with a personal best in the discus, and Meghan Nelson's (11) new career mark of 49.0ce in the 300m hurdles, which lands her in the ninth all-time position.

In all, twenty Cougar stars advanced to next Saturday's NCS Meet of Champions at UC Berkeley's Edwards Stadium for a chance at one of the four CIF State Championship berths.


400 Relay Shulenberger-Salemme-Warren-Nelson=51.7ce, 1600 Verdon 5:09.4ce, Caspillo 5:41.2ce, 110 Hurdles Huberts 17.4ce, 100 Salemme 13.2ce, 800 Warren 2:17.9ce, Brennan 2:23.6ce, 300 Hurdles Shulenberger 48.4ce, Nelson 49.0ce, 200 Salemme 27.3ce, 3200 Orders 11:18.8ce, Verdon 11:24.4ce, Mostatabi 11:34.3ce, 1600 Relay Warren 62.3-Salemme 62.3-Shulenberger 64.8-Brennan 61.9=4:11.4ce, LJ Shulenberger 15-2.25, Huberts 14-7.5, Caspillo 13-5, TJ Huberts 32-0, PV Hyde 9-6, SP Isaacs 36-4.5, Discus Isaacs 111-1, Dokos 84-2

Team scores California 59, Deer Valley 58, Freedom 44, Liberty 34, Livermore 33, Campolindo 30.5, Heritage 26.5, Alhambra 26, Antioch 26, San Ramon Valley 25, Acalanes 24, Carondelet 22, Las Lomas 21.5, Monte Vista 14, Foothill 10.5, Concord 10, Amador Valley 10, College Park 9, Clayton Valley 4, Miramonte 4, Dougherty Valley 2, Pittsburg 2, Dublin 1


400 Relay Maurer-Reinke-Salemme-Leahy=46.7ce, 1600 Geiger 4:24.4ce, Pines 4:24.6ce, 100 Hurdles Keeble 15.0ce, 400 Trotter 52.7ce, 800 Geiger 1:58.6ce, 300 Hurdles Keeble 42.4ce, 3200 Cox 9:33.5ce, Pulford 9:35.2ce, Brondello 9:40.8ce, Chudler 10:08.2ce, Pines 10:14.9ce, 1600 Relay Isaksson 52.6-Trotter 53.9-Keeble 51.5-Geiger 53.7=3:31.7ce, TJ Keeble 41-2.75, PV Kalish 13-2, Noll 12-6, Discus Walker 116-11

Team scores Granada 56, De La Salle 55, Amador Valley 45, San Ramon Valley 42.5, Campolindo 37, Deer Valley 34, Freedom 27, Las Lomas 22, Monte Vista 21, Alhambra 18, California 17, Pittsburg 16, Heritage 14.5, Foothll 14, Clayton Valley 14, Concord 12, Northgate 12, Liberty 10, Livermore 9, Acalanes 7, Miramonte 6, Antioch 5, College Park 2