May 20, 2017
Moore Surges to 2nd All-Time; Miles, Ruane Overcome Tough Conditions to Advance, Girls' Relay also Qualifies
In spite of temperatures which rose into the 90's by midday, Niki Moore (17) took advantage of a fast early pace to rocket up the all-time school record list in the 1600m at Saturday's NCS Tri-Valley Championships hosted by Foothill High School.
Near the back of the pack after one lap, Moore patiently picked up places until the 1000m mark. Over the course of the final 600m, Moore was unmatched. He chased down Dougherty Valley's Neil Braganza in the final stretch to take over the 3rd position, but fell just short of closing the gap on eventual winner Jett Charvet of Heritage and runner up John Bennett of Granada.
Nevertheless, Moore's 4:15.03 is the 2nd fastest ever run by a Campolindo athlete for the 4-lap distance.
Moore returned to the track as the day's heat peaked to turn in his fastest 800m performance of the season, finishing 3rd in 1:54.93
Also defying the less-than-optimal distance running conditions, Hannah Ruane (18) and Jenna Miles (18) qualified in both the 1600m and 3200m races for next weekend's NCS Meet of Champions. In the 1600m, Ruane improved her career best by 5 seconds to finish 6th while Miles held on for 8th in 5:04.23.
Juliet Arnswald (17) cracked the 17-second barrier in the 100 hurdles for the 1st time, then returned to claim a 2nd MOC berth by finishing 5th in the 300 hurdles.
In the field, Ashley Thoms (18) continued her post-season ascent by landing a 6th-place triple jump. The 34-8.5 mark added 7 inches to her personal best and moved her to 5th all-time.
Kai Weyland (17) improved to 12-1 in the pole vault and 40-0.5 in the triple jump.
The sweltering affair was capped by a qualifying effort by the girls' 1600 relay. Even with the disadvantage of running in the penultimate section, clutch splits from Mary Francisco (19) and Arnswald helped the squad displace 2 teams to claim 6th place and another week of competition.
Check out complete results and pictures of the NCS Tri-Valley Meet HERE!
May 13, 2017
Frosh Soph Squads Earn Championships, Arnswald, Moore Top Varsity Podium
With individual wins
from Brandon Manty (20) in the 400m and long jump, a pole vault title from Anish Visht (20), an 800m victory by Pablo Nguyen (20), critical placing in the throws from Lucas Moore (19), and an avalanche of points provided by a surging distance squad led by 1600m and 3200m champion Cayden Hein (20), the frosh soph boys completed an improbable path to the league title at Saturday's DAL Finals.
The youngsters upended pre-meet favorite College Park, which had a healthy lead heading into the final 2 events. However, in the 3200m, the Cougars roared passed the Falcons in the standings, scoring 28 points with a sweep of the top 4 places.
Check out all DAL Championship Finals results HERE!
May 6, 2017
Kim Vaults to Individual Title; Cougars Advance Key Athletes to League Finals
Picking up the first individual league title for the Cougars in 2017, Arine Kim (20) vaulted over 8-0 to begin the frosh soph girls' push for a team championship at Saturday's DAL trials. While the girls' pole vault and the boys' high jump were final events, the remainder of the competition featured rounds through which athletes attempted to qualify for finals to be held on May 13.
Check out complete DAL Championship Trial results HERE!
April 28, 2017
Francisco Rockets to 61 Second Split; Tucker Continues Surge at Bob Warren
Mari Francisco (19) threw down the fastest split on the girls' varsity 1600 relay squad for the 2nd time in 3 days at Friday's Bob Warren Relays hosted by Acalanes High School. The sophomore sensation inspired a season best performance for the sprint quartet, with included a personal best lead-off leg from Melissa Wilson (17) in 62.8.
Also continuing her recent rise, Anmerlyn Tucker (17) added nearly a foot to her previous shot put best. Her 29-7 mark is not tops on the team.
Check out complete 2017 Bob Warren results HERE!
April 26, 2017
Miles Leads Girls' Distance Resurrection, Unlikely Victory over Longtime Rivals
After a scorching 1st 800m set by eventual winner Hannah Ruane (18), Jenna Miles (18) used a ferocious closing effort to knock another 4 seconds from her previous 1600m best and steal 2nd place against the Matadors on Wednesday.
Miles returned later in the meet to win the 3200m event with 13 second improvement, helping her varsity squad to an improbable team victory over the perennial track power.
The frosh soph girls' squad also saw their league record blemished for the first time, succumbing to Miramonte 84-48.
Check out results from Wednesday's meet vs. Miramonte HERE!
April 19, 2017
Distance Sweeps, Manty Wins 4 Events to Propel Frosh Soph Boys' to Victory
While the depth of the Campolindo distance squad was sweeping all of the scoring places in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m races, Brandon Manty (20) was propping up the Cougar's depleted sprint and jump crew with wins in 4 different events!
Check out complete results vs. Las Lomas HERE!
April 12, 2017
Frosh Soph Keep Perfect Records Intact
Complete DAL meet results vs. Acalanes are HERE!
April 8, 2017
Girls' DMR Shines at Arcadia Invitational
In the invitational section of the 4 x 1600 relay at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational, the Campo boys were propelled to the front of the race by a career effort from Niki Moore (17), who handed the baton over to Edward Buckley (19) after just 4 minutes and 20 seconds.
Check out 2017 Arcadia Invitational results HERE!