May 26, 2017
5th All-Time 3200m Effort Lands Miles Podium Spot; Moore Wins 2nd MOC Title
Inching just ahead of De La Salle's Isaiah DeLeon in the final strides of the boys' 800m championship at Saturday's NCS Meet of Champion finals, Niki Moore (17) successfully defended his 2016 title in the event and earned a 2nd trip to the state meet.
After a quick opening 200 meters, the pace had stalled. The field came through the 400 meter mark in a surprisingly slow 59 seconds. It was not what Moore had planned, and with the rest of the best middle distance runners in the section stacked on his heels, the senior took the lead in an attempt to run away with the win.
While Moore increased the pace, it was not enough to shake the other contenders. On the final turn, DeLeon surged to the lead and Jett Charvet of Heritage challenged for 2nd. As the group hit the homestretch, DeLeon remained at the front. It was only in the last 20 meters that Moore began to gain back ground.
As the trio crossed the finish, they were separated by less than half a second. In fact, the top 6 all finished within just 1.2 seconds of each other. Moore split an impressive 56 on the final lap.
The girls' 3200m was not nearly as tactical. Jenna Miles (18) and Hannah Ruane (18) clung to a pack of 10 athletes that broke away from the rest of the field on the very 1st lap.
On the 4th lap, Miles moved up in the lead pack. She crossed the mid-way point of the race in 5:20. Ruane hit the mile mark in 5:24.
St. Joe's Kiera Marshall continued to push the pace, splitting under 80 seconds in laps 6 and 7. One by one, contenders fell out of the lead group. Miles, who had never broken 11 minutes , seemed determined not to let go.
It was only in the final lap that Miles began to show signs of paying the price for her earlier efforts. Yet, the junior, in just her 1st appearance in the meet, managed to hold on for a 6th place finish and a 15-second personal best.
Her time of 10:49.83 is the 5th fastest in school history for the 8-lap distance.
The day was capped with an 11th place finish by Jared Yabu (17), in his 3rd consecutive MOC 3200m final.
Check out Meet of Champions results and pictures HERE!
May 25, 2017
Arnswald Improves Hurdle Mark at MOC
In her final competition as a Campolindo athlete, 4-year varsity veteran Juliet Arnswald (17) took advantage of the opportunity, knocking another 2 tenths off her 100 hurdle best and climbing to 7th on the school record list at Friday's NCS Meet of Champion trials.
Arnswald also cracked the 48 second mark in the 300 hurdles and helped her 1600 relay squad to a 13th place finish.
Niki Moore (17) coasted through the final stretch to win the 1st heat of the 800m, setting himself up for a shot to defend his 2016 title in the event.
In the field, Ashley Thoms (18) enjoyed her 1st appearance at Edwards Stadium, leaping to a 15th place finish among the section's best triple jumpers.
The girls' 3200 relay team was anchored by Alicia Hober (20) in 2:32 while all 4 members of the boys' 3200 relay set new personal bests.
Check out NCS Meet of Champions results and photos HERE!
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.
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.
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.
Check out complete 2017 Bob Warren results HERE!