2023 NCS Tri-Valley Championships
Foothill High School
Pleasanton CA
Saturday, May 13


Girls Repeat as Tri-Valley Champs; Testa, Buckley, Nelson Claim Individual Titles

For the 3rd time this season, the Campolindo boys' 100m school record changed hands as Garrett Nelson (23), who held the record for a matter of minutes with his heat victory at the West Coast Relays on April 1, streaked to the victory at the NCS Tri-Valley Area Championships at Foothill High School on Saturday, May 13.

Conditions were optimal for sprints, with temperatures in the upper 80s and a legal tail wind prevailing down the home stretch for most of the day. Nelson's 10.69 winning mark lowered the previous record set by teammate Josh Myers (23) by 8 hundredths of a second. It was just one of several exceptional performances as the Cougars advanced 25 individual athletes on to the NCS Meet of Champions, to be held at Dublin High School on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.

The biggest headliner will undoubtedly be Mari Testa (23), who turned in one of the most dominant sprint performances in recent memory. The senior 1st helped the girls' 400 relay to a season best and 5th-all-time mark of 49.80, good enough for 6th overall. She then proceeded to win the 100 hurdles, the 100m, and the 200m. Her times in the later 2 events are new school records.

Also picking up multiple victories was Ellie Buckley, who dominated the 1600m and 3200m events. 1st, the veteran distance standout used a negative split to surge away from all contenders save her own teammate, Shea Volkmer (24), to win the 4-lap effort in 5:00.46. Then, with temperatures peaking in the late afternoon, she returned to run the rest of the field ragged over the 8-lap distance. Again, only Volkmer was able to keep pace through the final stages of the race.

Contributing critical points to what would turn out to be the winning team total, Pinkie Schnayer (24) and Anna Stubbington (23) earned advancement in both the shot put and discus. Stubbington erupted in the former with a new personal best of 37 feet, 9.5 inches, which improves her 5th-all-time mark.

Quinn Ahearn (23) climbed aboard the all-time list with a 41.75 clocking in the 300 hurdles while Nelson picked up a 2nd school record on the day with a wind-aided 200m finish.



400 Relay Mari Testa-Charlotte Arnswald-Meagan Kennedy-Sarah Graves=49.80, 1600 Ellie Buckley 5:00.46, Shea Volkmer 5:00.50, Kate Kabenina 5:15.60, Quinn Guthrie 5:26.12, 100 Hurdles Mari Testa 14.49, Charlotte Arnswald 16.92, 400 Meagan Kennedy 58.56, 100 Mari Testa 11.87, Charlotte Arnswald 13.46, 800 Anneliese McKenzie 2:26.79, 200 Mari Testa 24.62, 3200 Relay Anneliese McKenzie 2:33.8-Quinn Guthrie 2:22.5-Anya Houston 2:34.1-Emily Koehler 2:41.3=10:11.50, 3200 Ellie Buckley 11:03.04, Shea Volkmer 11:04.22, Kate Kabenina 11:34.51, Caroline McCool 12:04.61, Makena Weberski 12:34.75, 1600 Relay Sarah Graves 62.8-Meagan Kennedy 59.4-Eliose Doane 65.0-Sierra Worster 65.6=4:12.63, TJ Anneliese McKenzie 31-6.25, HJ Laurel Tringe 4-6, PV Delanie Joyce NH, SP Pinkie Schnayer 39-2, Anna Stubbington 37-9.5, Grace Allen 28-9.5, DT Pinkie Schnayer 116-1, Anna Stubbington 109.6, Grace Allen 108-9

Team scores Campolindo 78, Monte Vista 72, Pittsberg 69, Clayton Valley 42, Dublin 40.5, Heritage 40, Carondelet 31, Acalanes 30, San Ramon 22, Miramonte 18, Granada 15, California 13, Dougherty Valley 13, Freedom 8, College Park 8, Amador Valley 8, Las Lomas 5, Alhambra 4.5, Liberty 4, Foothill 3, Benicia 2, Northgate 1


400 Relay Josh Myers-Garrett Nelson-Kyle Fossen-Brendan Comerford=43.14, 1600 Alex Lodewick 4:20.70, Connor McGhee 4:23.85, Alex Thomasson 4:25.43, Blake Webster 4:26.33, 110 Hurdles Quinn Ahearn 16.33, Da-Yue Ng-Wu 17.46, 400 Ben Young 51.72, 100 Garrett Nelson 10.69, Josh Myers 10.82, Kyle Fossen 11.18, 800 Max Marino 1:59.78, 300 Hurdles Quinn Ahearn 41.75, Liam Hearn 46.26, Da-Yue Ng-Wu 46.54, 200 Garrett Nelson 21.78w, Josh Myers 22.48w, 3200 Reay Max Marino 2:10.8-Alex Thomasson 2:11.5-Cody De La Cruze 2:05.0-Ben Young 2:11.1=8:38.28, 3200 Alex Lodewick 9:22.62, Blake Webster 9:33.45, Connor McGhee 10:12.01, 1600 Relay Ben Young 53.5-Max Marino 55.0-Thomas Berg 55.7-Cody De La Cruz 54.7=3:38.77, LJ Thomas Berg 19-2, Sean Parker 18-8, TJ 39-7.25, SP Bryce McLaverty 45-0, Ben Axelrod 39-7, DT Bryce McLaverty 124-3, Julie Blumberg 114-0, Ben Axelrod 112-11

Team scores De La Salle 87, Granada 53, Heritiage 41, Dublin 37, Benicia 34, Campolindo 32, Foothill 31, Pittsburg 28, Acalanes 28, San Ramon 27, Clayton Valley 24, Dougherty Valley 23, California 16, Freedom 14, Liberty 14, Monte Vista 14, College Park 10, Livermore 8, Miramonte 5, Amador Valley 1