NCS Meet of Champions
Edwards Stadium
Berkeley CA
Friday, May 26, 2017
Satruday, May 27, 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.

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.



100 Hurdles Juliet Arnswald 16.65, 300 Hurdles Juliet Arnswald 47.35, 1600 Relay Melissa Wilson 63.7-Juliet Arnswald 61.1-Mari Francisco 61.8-Lauren Williams63.2=4:09.77, 3200 Relay Bianca Chao 2:38.0-Ellie Guthrie 2:40.6-Paloma Hancock 2:35.6-Alicia Hobe2:32.6r=10:26.71, TJ Ashley Thoms 33-10.25


800 Niki Moore 1:57.58, 3200 Relay Pablo Nguyen 2:08.0-Jeremy Ahn 2:09.0-Owen Hunger 2:12.9-Charlie Woidat 2:11.4=8:41.07



3200 Jenna Miles 10:49.83, Hannah Ruane 11:11.59


800 Niki Moore 1:55.50, 3200 Jared Yabu 9:31.50