DFAL Varsity Championship FINALS
Acalanes High School
Lafayette CA
Friday, May 14



Boys Shock Favorites for Title, Girls Trounce Rivals to Complete Season Comeback; Cougars Earn Double-Double

With two individual victories apiece, Michael Hoffman (10) and Matt Keeble (10) provided a foundation of points upon which the rest of their teammates built the Cougars' title bid at the 2010 edition of the DFAL Championships.

Hoffman moved late in the 100m event to win by less than a tenth of a second before dominating the field in the 200m with a wire to wire effort that moves him to fourth all-time on the Campolindo record board.

Keeble didn't disappoint as the top seed in both hurdle events, winning handily while recently improving teammate Andrew Wang (10) scored additional points is each. In fact, the Cougars benefited from several "dynamic duos," including a one-two finish in the 3200m by Dylan Laucher (11) and Doug Chudler (10), a first and third place in the vault from Alex Kalish (10) and Andres DelValle (12), and top six finishes in both throwing events for Griffin Brumbaugh (11) and Amir Hakimjavadi (11)!

All together, the varsity boys' squad earned 141 points to outdistance league rivals of Miramonte by 43 and claim a share of the 2010 DFAL season crown. The victory also finished up an unprecedented accomplishment in league history, giving the Cougars a sweep of all four divisional titles.

The historic sweep was set up just moments earlier as the varsity girls' distance squad wrapped up their teams' championship effort with a swarming of the scoring positions in the 3200m. Already having run record book paces in both the 1600m and 800m, Grace Orders (11) rolled to victory in an impressive 11:11.67. A sub five minute 1600m effort, and sub 2:20 performance in the 800m seemed to have little impact on Carrie Verdon (12), who finished on Orders' heels to help accumulate 24 points from the single event.

The girls' team point total was also weighted by a second through fifth place clustering of discus marks for the Cougars. Runner-up Eva Isaacs (10) was backed up by impressive season bests from Margaret Macy (12), Mary Vaccaro (11) and Michelle Dokos (10).

The busiest athlete of the competition however, may have been freshman phenom Hadley Swanson (13), who scored in four different events, accounting for 30 points all by herself, including a 400m finish good enough for third on the all-time list!


400 Relay Cahill-Warren-Brennan-Faoro=58.70, 1600 Verdon 4:59.95, G. Orders 5:05.58, Warren 5:08.29, Brennan 5:20.34, S. Orders 5:24.67, 100 Hurdles Jayachandran 17.62, Nelson DQ, 400 Swanson 59.58, 800 Verdon 2:19.85, Warren 2:22.41, G. Orders 2:22.78, Brennan 2:23.98, 300 Hurdles Nelson 47.22, 200 Swanson 26.74, 3200 G. Orders 11:11.67, Verdon 11:12.72, Mostatabi 11:34.79, S. Orders 11:41.79, Faoro 13:55.09, 1600 Relay Nelson 60.9-Brennan 62.9-Warren 62.8-Cahill 64.0=4:11.00, TJ Jayachandran 31-3.5, Vaccaro 30-2.25, HJ Swanson 4-10, Jayachandran 4-6, DT Isaacs 110-8, M. Macy 94-9, Vaccaro 90-0, Dokos 86-1

Campolindo 139, Acalanes 112, Dublin 62, Miramonte 60, Alhambra 53, Las Lomas 43, Dougherty Valley 27


400 Relay Reinke-Hoffman-Cucarola-Trotter=44.54, 1600 Laucher 4:26.40, 110 Hurdles Keeble 15.37, Wang 15.68, 400 Trotter 52.68, 100 Hoffman 11.21, 300 Hurdles Keeble 40.71, Wang 41.58, 200 Hoffman 22.65, 3200 Laucher 9:44.38, Chudler 9:49.18, Miller 10:29.77, Coe 10:34.53, Settle 10:40.56, Yagi 11:03.23, Verdon 11:07.59, 1600 Relay Reinke 53.5-Trotter 51.3-Hoffman 53.1-Keeble 50.5=3:28.58, LJ Wang 20-8.5, Salemme 18-1, PV Kalish 13-8, Andres 12-6, SP Brumbaugh 42-1.5, Hakimjavadi 39-9, Martin 31-10

Campolindo 141, Miramonte 98, Las Lomas 63, Acalanes 59, Alhambra 53, Dougherty Valley 52, Dublin 30