2017 NCS Tri-Valley Championships
Foothill High School
Pleasanton CA
Saturday, May 20





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.


400 Relay Ana Bernardo-Ashley Thoms-Grace McGuire-Natalie Arnswald=52.20, 1600 Hannah Ruane 5:02.10, Jenna Miles 5:04.23, 100 Hurdles Juliet Arnswald 16.85, 400 Melissa Wilson 62.81, 100 Lauren Williams 13.15, 300 Hurdles Juliet Arnswald 48.24, Fiona Quimby 50.43, 3200 Hannah Ruane 11:11.04, Jenna Miles 11:12.00, Jessie Foxworthy 12:12.76, 1600 Relay Melissa Wilson 64.1-Juliet Arnswald 61.2-Mari Francisco 61.6-Lauren Williams 62.8=4:09.49, TJ Ashley Thoms 34-8.5, PV Clare Ahearn 9-2, Mari Francisco 9-2, SP Mackenzie Brown 28-5.5, Anmerlyn Tucker 27-0.25, DT Anmerlyn Tucker 87-6, Mackenzie Brown 82-10

Team scores Carondelet 108, Granada 46, Acalanes 39, Miramonte 39, Dublin 36, Amador Valley 32, San Ramon 30, California 25, Liberty 22, Concord 20, Las Lomas 19, Pittsburg 18, Campolindo 16, Northgate 10, Livermore 9, Foothill 9, Deer Valley 6, College Park 4, Heritage 3, Monte Vista 2, Alhambra 2, Dougherty Valley 1


1600 Niki Moore 4:15.03, Richard Gong 4:33.93, 800 Niki Moore 1:54.93, 3200 Jared Yabu 9:32.14, Ray Diaz 9:58.84, Edward Buckley 10:14.22, 1600 Relay Brandon Manty 54.7-Niki Moore 51.3-Richard Gong 56.5-Kai Weyland 59.8=3:42.49, LJ Kai Weyland 19-10, Chris Fleming 19-4.5, TJ Kai Weyland 40-0.5, PV Kai Weyland 12-1, DT Andrew Kimball 111-6

Team scores Clayton Valley 80, Pittsburg 57, Heritage 42, Dublin 40, California 34, Monte Vista 27, De La Salle 25, Acalanes 23, Las Lomas 23, Liberty 21, Granada 21, Dougherty Valley 18, Campolindo 16, Antioch 11, Miramonte 10, Northgate 10, San Ramon 8, Foothill 8, College Park 7, Amador Valley 7, Freedom 4, Deer Valley 2, Livermore 2