April 12, 2018
Bhagwat Sets 400m Best by 6 Seconds; Lopez Leads Girls with Huge Hurdle PR
Rocketing up the depth chart, Declan Bhagwat (20) used the perfect conditions at Saturday's Granada Distance & Sprint Festival to crush his previous 400m best, improving to 62.60. The top full-lap performance for the girls was also the most improved as Fiona Quimby (18) lowered her mark to 64.25.
In the straight-a-way dash, Joel Kofman (20) took several tenths off his season best, as did James Tang (21) in winning his heat and claiming a top finisher t-shirt. Natalie Arnswald (19) closed in on the 14 second barrier in her own 100m heat, posting a career best 14.08.
Vishal Lashkari (21) and Alex Ganten (19) used cool morning temperatures and smart pacing to lower their times in the 1600m race while Easton Means (20) came from behind to place in his 3200m heat. His time of 11:19.87 was a 9 second improvement.
One of just a few athletes to compete in 3 events over the course of the meet, Anastazia Lopez (21) showed the most progress in her final race. The freshman knocked 1.5 seconds off her previous 100 hurdle mark.
Check out results and pictures of the Granada Festival HERE!
March 30, 2018
Chao 6th in Stanford Invitational 3200m
In warm conditions, Isabella Chao (18) used a strong mid-race push to separate from the pack on her way to a 6th place finish in the Stanford Invitational 3200m race on Friday afternoon.
The boys' distance medley relay managed 11th place in the 17-team field, anchored by a 4:32.6 split from Edward Buckley (19).
See 2018 Stanford Invitational pictures and results HERE!
March 28, 2018
Guthrie Doubles Down on Distance PR's while Stafford Sizzles in Long Sprints
Continuing to show the rewards of hard work, Ellie Guthrie (20) picked up a pair of new personal bests to lead the frosh soph girls' squad to a 3rd consecutive league win. Guthrie, who participates in before-school workout sessions 3-days a week in addition to her near-perfect attendance at regular after-school and Saturday practices, moved up the depth chart with a massive improvement in the 1600m race, winning the event in 5:33.70. She doubled back to claim the top spot in the 800m with another PR before wrapping up her day running the 3rd leg of the victorious 1600 relay.
Frosh soph teammate Brooke Stafford (21), in just her 1st season, rocketed to outstanding sprint times to pick up 2 victories of her own, including a 64 second turn around the oval in the open 400m.
The frosh soph boys' squad also continued their winning ways, defeating the visiting Dons by a whopping 96 points.
Check out DAL dual meet results vs. Acalanes HERE!
March 21, 2018
Youngsters Win Again; Miles Dominates Distance Races while Doane Tops 400m
With a roster that continues to spread itself across more events each week, the frosh soph teams appear on track for another run at the DAL championship team titles. Wednesday's contest against the Mats featured an introduction to hurdles for several of the Cougar's rookies.
Check out complete DAL Meet results vs. Miramonte HERE!
March 17, 2018
Chao Cracks 11-Minutes, Boys' Produce 4 Sub-10 Marks at Dublin Distance Fiesta
In the elite girls' 3200m heat, Isabella Chao (18) and Jenna Miles (18) battled a field of the nation's best long-distance specialists at Saturday's Dublin Distance Fiesta. The duo ran relatively even splits to post impressive early-season marks for the 8-lap race. While Chao dipped under the 11-minute barrier by a single second, Miles finished just behind in 11:00.85.
Earlier in the day, Aerielle Szeto (19) earned a rare heat win by leading her 800m race wire-to-wire. Fiona Quimby (18) set the fastest time of the day for the Cougars over 2 laps with a 2:37.58 personal best.
Check out complete 2018 Dublin Distance Fiesta results HERE!
March 14, 2018
Frosh Soph Shows Potential vs. Knights
Both girls' and boys' frosh soph squads managed to start their spring campaigns with victories at the 1st Diablo Athletic League competition of 2018. The girls' youngsters were carried by a strong showing in the distance races. 2017 MVP Alicia Hober (20) opened the day with a 5:31.25 personal best in the 1600m, leading a sweep of the scoring positions for the Cougars.
Check out complete DAL Meet Results vs. Las Lomas HERE!
March 3, 2018
Friendly Rivals Offer Early Season Test
The annual practice meet against Miramonte allowed rookies and veterans to test their fitness after 4 weeks of training. The March 3 event offered a 16-event schedule.
Check out complete Red vs. Green Practice Meet results HERE!
February 23, 2018
Distance Trio Sweeps Podium Positions
Jeremy Ahn (18), Edward Buckley (19) and Ethan Sauerberg (18) swept the top 3 overall finishing spots at Friday's event testing. Ahn's winning score of 13 was 15 points ahead of Buckley and 23 points better than Sauerberg. The senior veteran placed among the top 10 in all 4 events. His long jump mark of 16-10 tied him with fellow veteran Krish Visht (18) for the event win.
Check out complete 2018 Event Testing Results HERE!