Saturday, June 2, 2018

Warriors Wrap Up Season at State Championship

Clovis, CA - The Valley Christian boys were a near miss in the 4x100 meter relay, falling short of a qualifying spot in the finals by just 0.11 of a second. It was their second best performance of the season following their 41.85 run at CCS Finals the week earlier.

The Warriors were running in their second consecutive state meet in the event finishing 13th the year before in 42.15. This year the team of Deven Vanderbilt, Coleman Kyles, D'Von Lang and Nick Trofort finished in 42.10, third in their heat and 12th over-all.

The relay was just one of three events for Trofort who also was competing in the 100 & 200 meters winning both events at the CCS Championship. Trofort finished 21st in the 100 with a time of 10.96. Trofort shot out in the 200 meters making up the stager in the first two meters. Announced as one of the leaders off the far turn a twinge in his hamstring made him pull up and limp across the finish line in 23.65.

The relay team finishes the season #3 all-time in school history, hitting a qualifying time for the national championship. Trofort graduates #7 all-time on the 100 meters and #4 all-time in the 200 meters.

Links: Results | Pics

Saturday, May 26, 2018

CCS Finals: Trofort Wins 100 & 200 meters; 4x100 meter Relay Runs #3 All-Time Mark!

Nick Trofort won the CCS Title from lane 7 with a wind legal mark of 21.94. D'von Lang ran a personal best 22.30, the #10 all-time mark in school history.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Warriors Wrap Up Dual Meet Season @ Mitty

San Jose, CA - Valley Christian track & field wrapped up the dual meet season at Mitty Wednesday posting numerous personal bests in the final tune up before WCAL Trials on Saturday.

Christine Albrecht and Katelyn Stone got a late start due to suffering early season injuries.  Just 2 weeks into the season the duo had an outstanding showing with Albrect running 5:25 in her first ever 1600 meter race while Stone won the 3200 meters in 12:12.

It was a great performance in the girls 4x100 meter relay as well. Emily Hildago, Fallon Dexheimer, Kayla Nanez & Nina Barry ran a season best 49.99. The become the ninth team in school history to break 50 seconds. Fallon Dexheimer came back later in the day and hit a personal best in the Long Jump with a mark of 16-8. That strengthens her rank at #5 all-time in school history.

Another big breakthrough came in the throws as Brant Baugher and Kane Schmidt both cracked 40 feet. Baugher hit a big personal best of 43-3 to move to #10 all-time in school history, Schmidt hit a personal best 41-6, the #12 mark all-time.

Warriors Track & Field competes in the WCAL Trials Saturday at Saint Francis.

Links: Results

Additional Meet Highlights:
  • Deven Vanderbilt became the fourth sprinter this year to run 11.21 or faster this year. An impressive mark for a sophomore, he is also a top 200 meter runner. The young sprint crew only graduate one this year!
  • Jacob Longworth won the long jump with a mark of 20-2 and a big personal best of 11.40 in the 100 meters. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Meet Recap: Bellarmine & Presentation @ VC

San Jose, CA - Valley Christian hosting their final home meet of the season posting 66 season best marks that included three new additions to the team's all-time list. Senior night saw some outstanding performances by the six future graduates:

Nick Trofort was a part of 4 winning efforts, anchoring both the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays and winning the 100 and 200 meters, the later in a personal best 22.41. Brant Baugher has been looking for a breakthrough all season and got a big one on senior night, cracking 40 feet in the shot put for the first time finishing with a mark of 40 feet, 3 inches. Preston Nguyen ran the lead leg of this 4x400 meter relay team splitting a respectable 56. He also hit 2:19 in the 800 in training shoes after nearly missing his race!

Nayan Gupta had a solid showing in shot put with a heave of 33-11. He also finished with a best 77-8 in the discus 77-8. Liz He was just off her personal best in the discus throwing 84-10. Kyle Pinn hit a personal best in the 200 meters by almost a second finishing in 29.11. In her first year of Track & Field Pinn has brought an competitive intensity that should be mirrored by all.

Links: Results | Pics

Additional Team Highlights:
  • Jack Adamson won the 800 meters in a personal best 2:06. 
  • Alexis McMahon continues to show steady improvement in the hurdles. The WCAL leader in the 100 hurdles hit a personal best in the 300 meters breaking 50 second for the first time. Her time of 49.82 ranks #4 all-time in team history.
  • The girls 4x100 meter relay is still looking for consistent "clean" handoffs but managed to get the stick around the track in a season best 50.25. The team of Hildago, Dexheimer, Nanez & Barry move to #9 all-time in team history.
  • Hildago hit a big personal best in the 200 meters winning the event in 27.31.
  • Kayla Nanez got the win in the 400 meters running 62.28. Nanez dropped some major time off her 400, cutting nearly 2 seconds off her previous season best.
  • Christine Albrecht ran in her second meet of the season running 12:29 in the 3200 meters. Admittedly still getting in shape it was the first time running the distance after just coming out for track last spring. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Meet Recap: SHC @ Valley Christian

San Jose, CA - The Warriors posted 76 season best performances, four of which landed on the team's all-time list. While the sprint crew continues to impress it was big performances in the field events that stood out. Isaiah Mcelvane (20-7) and D'von Lang (20-6) both surpassed 20 feet for the first time landing on the team's all-time list. Also having a strong day was Jacob Longworth who jumped 19-9.5 in the long jump and 40-2.5 in the triple jump. The junior is in his first year of Track & Field.

Another outstanding performance came from the boys 4x400 team of Deven Vanderbilt, Jack Adamson, Preston Nguyen and Nick Trofort. The team hit a season best 3:37.69 which ranks them #7 all-time in school history.

Also moving up the team's all-time list was Alexis McMahon. She hit a personal best in the 300 meter hurdles running 50.53. That mark ranks #9 all-time in team history.

Links: Results | Pics

Additional Highlights:
  • D'Von Lang ran a personal best 22.96 in the 200 meters, his first under the 23 mark.
  • Christine Albrecht won the 800 in her first race back from injury running 2:31. Katelyn Stone, the defending WCAL champion at 3200 meters also returns from injury running 2:41.  
  • Will Luders won the mile in a solo 4:43.76. The freshman has won a varsity race in all but one of his meets so far this season.
  • Zach Mullis hit a 30+ second PR in the 3200 running 12:01. He has taken more than a minute off his previous best in his last two attempts at the distance!