May 22, 2021
Buckley Weathers Dublin Wind, Clocks Career Best 3200m to End Spring Season
In the final competition of the modified 2021 spring track & field season, Ellie Buckley (23) moved up to 7th on the school-record list with a 10:55.86 effort in the elite 3200m heat at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on Saturday. While the predictable afternoon wind remained a steady adversary for athletes coming around the 2nd turn, the sophomore standout mitigated the miserable conditions by staying tucked in a chase pack of 3 for most of the race.
Buckley averaged lap splits just over 80 seconds for most of the race before closing hard to secure her 4th place finish and 1st sub-11-minute performance.
Without reliable escorts to shield them from the wind, Buckley's teammates were left to battle on their own in the late stages of their respective races. Nevertheless, they managed to cap the season with an impressive pack comprised of freshmen and sophomores all within 90 seconds of their top gun.
Out of the 91 finishers in girls' 3200m competition on the day, Campolindo placed 6 among the top 50. Shea Volkmer (24) and Makena Weberski (24) were the best freshman tandem in the race, earning 2nd and 4th place finishes, respectively, among all 9th-graders.
Fortune favored the boys' 3200m competition as the wind calmed considerably in the early evening. This allowed Blake Webster (23) to click off 75-second laps through 3 quarters of his race, en route to a major improvement.
Rhys Pullen (22) completed the day for the Cougars with a personal best of 9:49.61 in the penultimate boys' heat.
Check out Dublin Distance Fiesta results HERE!
May 15, 2021
Top Distance Runners Enjoy Favorable Morning Conditions at Granada Invite
Normally warm and windy in Livermore during the late spring, the weather for the Granada Distance and Sprint Festival was cloudy and cool. With dozens of top athletes from throughout Northern California participating in the event hosted by Granada High School, the conditions were conducive for fast times in the distance races.
Leading off the day, Owen Lekki (21) finished 2nd in the 800m with a new personal best of 1:57.76. The time is #8 on the Campolindo all-time list.
Check out results from the 2021 Granada Distance & Sprint Fest HERE!
May 8, 2021
Fara Sprints onto Record-Board; Buckley Anchors Relay to Victory as Squad Splits
While the Cougars' top sprint and field athletes participated in an East Bay Athletic League competition at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, their distance event counterparts faced schools from across Northern California at El Dorado High School in Placerville on Saturday, May 8.
Check out results from the EBAL Meet hosted by SRVHS HERE!
Enjoy results from the Cougar Twilight Distance Meet HERE!
May 1, 2021
Cougars Complete DAL Spring Season; Lavoie, Testa Climb All-Time Record List
Jeanette Lavoie (22) continued her rise up the record board with a winning vault of 9-6 at Saturday's final Diablo Athletic League competition of the Covid-modified 2021 spring season. Facing off against athletes from Las Lomas and Miramonte, the junior moved to 8th all-time in Campolindo history.
Check out results and pictures from Saturday's DAL competition HERE.
April 24, 2021
Lavoie Vaults to All-Time List Appearance; Bullock Improves Long Jump vs. CP, NG
With a clearance of 9 feet in the pole vault at Saturday's sprint/field meet vs. College Park and Northgate, Jeanette Lavoie (22) won the event and joined 14 previous Campolindo athletes on the all-time record list.
Check out results and photos from the April 24 sprint/field meet HERE.
April 17, 2021
Cougars Host Nation's Best at April 17 Distance Fest; Buckley Climbs 1600 List
Athletes from a dozen schools converged on Bob Wilson Stadium for a festival of mixed gender 1600m heats and a pair of elite distance medley relay races on the evening of April 17. Though early competition was marred by stiff wind down the backstretch, as the sun set, the air became cool and calm, setting the table for an epic finale.
Check out complete results and pictures from the April 17 event HERE.
April 10, 2021
Wilson Posts 7th Best 200m Mark; Fara Earns Triple Crown vs. Eagles, Knights
Clayton Valley and Las Lomas visited the Cougars on April 10 for a 9-event affair that featured favorable tail winds for the horizontal jumps and straight-a-way sprints. Taking advantage of the conditions, Kyrstin Wilson (22) set new personal bests in both the 200m and triple jump. Her half-lap winning time is 7th on the all-time Campolindo list.
Check out results of the meet vs. Clayton Valley and Las Lomas HERE.
April 3, 2021
Thomasson Drops 12 Seconds over 2 Laps to Top Most Improved Marks at 800m Fest
Finishing in 2:28.82, freshman Alex Thomasson (24) improved his 800m best by a full 8% at Saturday's "long-sprint" festival at Bob Wilson Stadium. It was just one of 15 new personal records for the Cougars on the day.
Check out pictures and results from the 800m Festival HERE!