May 26, 2018
Kimball Slings Disc to State Qualification; Boy's Relay Shines at Meet of Champions
Andrew Kimball (18) only need 1 good toss over the 148 foot mark in the boys' discus at Saturday's NCS Meet of Champions finals to earn his ticket to Fresno. The senior set his best mark in the preliminary round and held on to 3rd place through the final round. As a result, Kimball will be making the trip to the State Championships.
Fellow seniors Isabella Chao (18) and Jenna Miles (18) wrapped up their high school careers with performances in the 1600m and 3200m finals, respectively.
On Friday, Ashley Thoms (18) added another 5 inches to her 2nd-all-time triple jump mark to finish 7th overall. Maddy Doane (19) gained valuable experience in the 200m preliminary round.
Friday also featured strong performances from the exhibition 4x800 relay teams. The girl's squad was bolstered by sub-2:30 legs from Ellie Guthrie (20) and Paloma Hancock (20). The boys' hit their target time with improvements from Dylan Gunn (21), who lowered his 2-lap best to 2:03.1, and Dylan Cronin (20), who anchored in 2:07.9.
Check out complete results from the Meet of Champions HERE!
May 19, 2018
Thoms Takes Triple Jump Title; Cougars Advance 6 Athletes to Meet of Champions
Rising to the occasion, Ashley Thoms (18) bounded her way to a title at Saturday's NCS Tri-Valley Area Championships at Dublin High School. As a result of her efforts, Thoms is 1 of only 6 Cougars to earn advancement to the NCS Meet of Champions scheduled for next weekend at Edward Stadium on the UC Berkeley campus.
Thoms' best mark was equal to that of pre-meet favorite Naomi Chin of Dublin, but her 2nd-best of 6 attempts broke the tie and landed the senior veteran the win.
Fellow senior Andrew Kimball (18) continued his impressive run in the discus, again sending the platter over the 140 foot mark. Kimball's best toss of 144-9 was good enough for 2nd place, qualifying him for the section finals and a shot at advancing to the state meet.
Other athletes extending their season another week include Maddy Doane (19), who finished 4th on the 200m, and Jenna Miles, who hung on for 6th in the 3200m.
Alicia Hober (20) and Isabella Chao (18) will also continue on to the Meet of Champions due to fortuitous scratches in the 1600m
Though not advancing, Fiona Quimby (18) closed out her high school track career with valiant efforts in both relays and solid marks in the 100 and 300 hurdles.
Dylan Gunn (21) took advantage of his opportunity to compete in the 3200m, setting a new personal best by over 10 seconds!
Check out complete NCS Tri-Valley Championship results HERE!
May 12, 2018
Frosh Soph Girls Wreck League; Doane Rides Windy Conditions to School Record
The frosh soph girls opened the day with a surprise victory in the 400 relay at Saturday's Diablo Athletic League Championship Finals hosted at Campolindo High School. 5 hours later they had amassed 177 points, outdistancing their nearest rival by 72 to earn a 9th consecutive league crown.
Check out results and pictures of the DAL Championships HERE!
May 5, 2018
Kimball Rips All-Time Discus Toss; Visht Tops Vault at DAL Championship Trials
Senior throw specialist Andrew Kimball (18) erupted for new career bests in varsity shot put and discus at Saturday's Diablo Athletic League Championship trials, earning advancement to May 12th's DAL finals in both events.
Check out complete 2018 DAL Championship Trials Results HERE!
April 27, 2018
Distance Splits Squads while Sprinters Team up for Relay Wins at Bob Warren
In the distance relay events at Friday's Bob Warren meet hosted by Acalanes, the Cougars split their talent for a bit of intra squad competition as the harriers enjoyed one last tune up before the post season. Both the 4x1600m and 4x800m events offered up back-and-forth battles between "A" and "B" squads.
Check out results and photos of the Bob Warren Relays HERE!
April 20, 2018
Quartet Finishes 3rd in Mt. SAC 4x1600m
After a shaky start, the girls' distance squad battled to a 3rd place finish in the invitational section of the Mt. San Antonio College Relays 4x1600m event.
Isabella Chao (18) pulled her team back into contention on the 3rd leg. Emma Overell (18) lowered her 1600m best with a gutsy 4-lap effort, separating from a formidable Saugus team before kicking down the anchor runner from Foothill Technology.
Check out 2018 Mt. SAC Relay results HERE!
April 18, 2018
Hancock Blasts Previous 1600m Best; Doane's 400m Win Rises to 4th All Time
Wednesday's final league dual meet of the regular season, hosted by Clayton Valley under cloudy skies, offered perfect conditions for the distance events. Taking advantage, Paloma Hancock (20) and Jessie Foxworthy (18) scorched a 76-second opening lap en route to 1600m personal bests of 5:18.97 and 5:29.83, respectively.
Check out pictures and results of the Clayton Valley Dual HERE!
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.
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.
Check out DAL dual meet results vs. Acalanes HERE!