Sunday, April 23, 2017

Valley Christian Top Performers at CCS Top 8 Classic

Los Gatos, CA - The Valley Christian Warriors competed in the CCS Top 8 Classic Saturday, facing many of the sections top athletes. It was a strong showing that saw multiple marks recognized on the team all-time list.

It was stellar day for Charlie Bostic who became the ninth person in school history, and second of 2017, to break the 11 second barrier for 100 meters. Bostic finished fifth with a wind legal mark of 10.95. Nick Trofort who ran 10.93 against Saint Ignatius earlier this season finished in 11.05, his second fastest time this season respectably.

[Video: Top 8 Invitational -100 meters, Heat 1]

The 200 was a scorcher as Bostic and Trofort posted personal bests in their second event of the day. Bostic passes Byron Marshall on the team's all-time list to move to #3 in school history running a wind legal 21.85. Trofort finished with a stellar time of his own running 22.54. Bostic moves into the top 100 all-time marks in CCS history. Both he and Trofort are ranked in the top 10 in CCS this season for both the 100 and 200 meters.

[Video: Top 8 Invitational -100 meters, Heat 1]

The girls had a strong showing of their own. The girls 4x100 meter relay team of Caitlyn Rowland, Nina Barry, Aamani Ponnekanti & Amber Lao ran a season best 50.96. They move to #10 all time in school history. Ashley Clayton moves to #10 on the team's all-time list after running a personal best 2:24.86.

Links: Results / Pics

Team Highlights:
  • Caitlyn Rowland had a strong day hitting two season bests: 60.56 in the 400 meters & 47.47 in the 300 hurdles.
  • Anna Maumalanga finished second in the discus with a mark of 120-0. She also hit 31-9 in the shot put.
  • Katelyn Stone finished the 3200 in 12:04.98, her second fastest time this season.
  • The girls 4 x 400 ran an impressive 4:22.06. Nina Barry and Skye Scott stepped up to fill in as alternates joining Ashley Clayton and Vanessa Zenere.
  • In the frosh-soph 100 meters Coleman Kyles finished 8th in the Frosh-Soph division clocking 11.63.
  • The Warriors saw some solid results from the boys field events: Jonathan Sum hit a personal best 40-9 in the triple jump. Freshman Seth Hoque hit a personal best 19-6 in the Frosh-Soph long jump. Skylar Loving-Black jumped 5-8 for 7th place in the frosh-soph high jump. Seth Hoque hit a personal best 19-6 in the long jump to finish 7th in the frosh-soph division.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meet Highlights: Riordan @ Valley Christian

San Jose, CA - The Valley Christian Track & Field team hosted Riordan in Warrior Stadium Wednesday.

There was little relief from the swirling headwinds winds that proved tough on competitors and 'PR' aspirations. Still, the Warriors saw some outstanding marks as there were 53 new lifetime bests set on the day.

One such highlight came in the girls 100 meters as Fallon Dexheimer becomes just the third freshman in school history to break 13 seconds running a sizzling 12.98 seconds. Nina Barry was right there in a photo finish, running a personal best 13.00. Caitlyn Rowland also ran a personal best of 13.21. Skye Scott (13.56) and Alexis Zenere (13.87) also hit personal bests. This marks ten Lady Warriors that have run in the 13's or better this season.

Team Highlights:

  • Nick Trofort was a double winner taking both the 100 & 200 meters. 
  • Skylar Loving-Black & David Shao hit personal bests in the frosh-soph 100 meters marking thirteen boys who have broken 12 seconds for 100 meters, a team record.
  • Max Moore (discus) & Dylan McCreery (shot put) won their respective event and remain undefeated in league competition. 
  • Will Bainbridge won the varsity long jump with a mark of 18-0, a great mark jumping into a mpnster headwind. 
  • Two different Hoque's took first in three events on the day. Seth Hoque won the frosh-soph long jump and triple jump, his older brother Tim won the varsity triple jump. 
  • Camille Johnson hit a personal best of 33-5 in the shot put. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Warriors Have Strong Showing at Arcadia Invitational

Arcadia, CA - The Warriors represented well at the Arcadia Invitational with multiple finalists, medalists and season bests.

The boys 4 x 100 meter relay team of D'Angelo McKenzie, Charlie Bostic, Javon Sturns and Nick Trofort came away with a third place finish in the day meet running 42.75 to win their heat. Their finish qualified them to compete in the Invitational race later that evening, facing many of the top ranked teams in the nation. From lane one the team came back to run 42.80.

[Video: Boys 4 x 100 Relay] 

Matt Weeks finished fourth in the triple jump with a personal best and CCS leading mark of 44-10. The field events were stellar: Dylan McCreery finished fifth with a season best 50-2 in the shot put. Max Moore finished with a season best 148-8 in the discus and Anna Maumalanga qualified for the finals finishing 8th in the discus with a mark of 123-5.

The 1600 Sprint Medley Relay team of Charlie Bostic, Nick Trofort, Alton Julian and Sam Cuevas finished in a school record 3:47.96. The boys Distance Medley relay finished in 11:23.14 and D'Angelo McKenzie finished the 110 hurdles with a mark of 15.12, respectably.

Links: Results / Pics

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Team Highlights: Saint Ignatius @ Valley Christian

San Jose, CA - Valley Christian rewrote the record books Wednesday as the team took on WCAL opponent Saint Ignatius in Warrior Stadium.

The boys 4 x 100 team of D'Angelo McKenzie, Charlie Bostic, Javon Sturns and Nick Trofort set the tone for the day blazing a CCS leading and season best 42.42. That time is currently ranked #11 in the State.

The momentum carried throughout the day as Nick Trofort moves to #7 all-time in the 100 meters, cracking the 11 second mark for the first time, winning the event in 10.93. Trofort is ranked #4 in CCS. Charlie Bostic blazed the 200 meters in 22.08 and to #5 in school history. Bostic's run is currently the top time in CCS for the event.

Girls sprints had an outstanding day of their own. Nina Berry ran a personal best 13.11 in the 100 meters. Fallon Dexheimer ran an outstanding personal best of 27.10 in the 200 meters. Skye Scott matched her personal best running 27.85. Caitlyn Rowland ran two personal bests in the 400 and 300 hurdles.

Links: Results

Team Highlights:
  • Max Moore remains undefeated in WCAL action winning the discus in 144-4. His winning throw is a season best that moves him to #7 in CCS rankings.
  • Sophomore Skylar Loving-Black joined the track & Field team just a couple of weeks ago and has already made his mark on the record books clearing 6-0 for the first time this season and a big personal best. Just nicking his attempt at 6-2, Loving-Black is the #3 sophomore in the section.
  • Jonathan Sum was a double winner, finishing first in 110 hurdles and the Long Jump.
  • Girls 4 x 100 team ran a season best in both relays: 4x100 (51.44) & 4x400 (4:15.01).
  • Eight girls have run in the "13's" this season for 100 meters. Twelve boys in the "11's".
  • Katelyn Stone won the 800 meters in 2:32, Ashley Clayton won the 1600 in 5:40, both in personal best times. Jordan Hahn won the 3200 running 13:02. 
  • Camille Johnson moves to #9 on the all-time list with a personal best 32-9.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Valley Christian Sprint Crew Impressive at Stanford Invitational

Stanford, CA - The Valley Christian Track & Field team competed in the Stanford Invitational Friday & Saturday, ending the two-day meet with two new CCS #1 marks and numerous top performances.

Matt Weeks inches closer to the school record in the boys triple jump (Paul Sapuder, 45-6) with a personal best 44-8. His mark is currently ranked #1 in CCS and was good for second place. Weeks is currently #4 all-time in school history in the event.

Another CCS #1 mark came from the boys 4 x 100 relay team of D'Angelo McKenzie, Charlie Bostic, Javon Sturns and Nick Trofort after scorching a 42.67 in the preliminaries that would stand as the fastest time of the day.

It was a busy day for the sprint crew as Charlie Bostic and D'Angelo McKenzie also were competing in individual events. Following the 4x100 relay, Bostic followed it up with a personal best 11.00 in the 100 meters, a mark that passes Cameron Marshall and Julian Tuyor on the team's all-time list. Bostic currently is #8 all-time in school history. McKenzie, competing in the 110 hurdles finished his prelimanry heat with a time of 15.15. Both Bostic & McKenzie qualified for the the final.

The field events were represnted well on the day as well. Anna Maumalanga finished second in the girls discus with a mark of 121-0. Max Moore finished 12 in the discus, Dylan McCreery 14th in the shot put.

Friday competition saw the distance teams compete in the distance teams compete in the Distance Medley Relay. Each member of the relay runs different distances (1200-400-800-1600). The boys finished in 11:21.22 to finish 15th in their heat. The girls ran a time of 13:54.12 for 15th.

Links: Results