Thursday, March 26, 2015

VC @ Serra / Notre Dame Meet Highlights

2015 Serra Dual Meet AwaySan Mateo, CA – The Valley Christian Track & Field team traveled to Serra Wednesday as league action continues. It was another solid showing for the program as the Warriors had a combined 92 season bests on the day.

In what seems like overnight Valley Christian High School has had an explosion in the high jump event, adding to the incredible talent to the already deep field events. In addition to veteran Elaine Ma posting a 4'10 personal best last week the Warriors have welcomed the addition of multi-sport athletes Ronika Stone, Tori Dilfer, Amy Roat and Cassi Orth. Currently the Warriors have four high jumpers that rank in the top 5 in the WCAL.

Ronika Stone didn’t really know what to really expect her first day trying high jump. The junior stands six foot three and is an outside hitter on the Valley Christian Volleyball team that won the state championship last year. A commit to the University of Oregon, Stone scissored 4-8 her first try at the event. In the two weeks since she has found confidence hitting 5-0 at the Saint Francis Invitational on Saturday, in just her second meet. Stone continues the upward trend clearing 5-2 in yesterday’s dual with Notre Dame Belmont. Impressively, after hitting the bar on her third attempt at 5-4 she took one more unofficial attempt clearing 5-4. Her official mark of 5-2 ties Kristin Houp’s school record set in 2006.

[Video: Ronika Stone Sets School Record in High Jump]

The explosion in the high jump has come at the result of multi-sport athletes giving it a try. Tori Dilfer cleared 4-8 in her first try. She is a teammate of Stone's on the school's volleyball team. She also was a member of the State Championship team as a freshman. Lady Warriors basketball went deep into the Nor Cal basketball tournament this year making it to the final. Amy Roat and Cassi Orth are out for the high jump, Emily Ellingson in jumps and sprints.

Links: Results / Pics

Additional Meet Highlights:
  • Elaine Ma jumped 16-8 in the long jump, a season best that currently ranks her #1 in WCAL.
  • Elena Bruckner there 49-9, just one inch off her state leading mark set March 14.
  • Athiya Iese breaks 30 feet throwing 32-4 in the shot put. That puts the freshman #8 all-time in school history.
  • The distance girls have 10 runners currently at 2:48 or faster in the 800 meters. 
  • The Sophomore team of Trent Laubach, Nick Trofort, Gary Coleman and Javon Sturns ran 45.18 in the Varsity division. The four sophomores are closing in on the Frosh-Soph School record for the event.
  • Trent Laubach is the first Warrior to crack the 12 second mark for the Warriors running 11.69
  • Jonathan Wick (40-5) and Charlie Nijmeh (40-3) both surpass 40 feet moving to #8 & #9 all-time.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Records Fall at Saint Francis Invitational

Saint-Francis-Inv-059Mountain View, CA - It was an exciting day for the Warrior Track & Field program that saw multiple school records fall, a meet record and numerous personal bests. The Lady Warriors finished third in the team scoring out of over 40 teams competing.

The varsity and frosh-soph 800 sprint Medley teams ran near identical times with the edge going to varsity that finished in 2:00.34 to the frosh-soph team's 2:00.93. Varsity got the better split of the two and the school record. The frosh-soph  girls finished third in their division.

The team of Nicole Shak, Caitlyn Rowland, Gary Coleman and Skyler Greg set the Co-Ed 4 x 200 meter relay set a school record, bettering last years record by over 3 seconds!

Links: Results / Pics

Meet highlights:
  • Ronika Stone in just her second time competing in the high jump cleared 5-0, which currently is #2 all-time for the Warriors and the top mark in the WCAL.
  • Mathew Weeks was a top finisher in the triple jump with a 39-2 showing. Showing his range in multiple events he also ran an impressive 2:21 leg on the frosh-soph Distance Medley Relay.
  • Nicole Shak was a top finsher in the frosh-soph 100 meter hurdles finishing fourth in 18.32 
  • Ashley Lara had a solid run in her first mile of the season finishing eighth in 5:27. Her mark puts her #10 all-time.
  • Ronna Stone and Elena Bruckner go 1-2 (again) in both the shot put and discus. Bruckner set the meet record in shot put. 
  • Fresman thrower Athiya Iese finished fourth in her first meet with a toss of 27-8; Anna Maumalanga got a personal best 24-0.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet Results: SFI & Dublin

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Results to this weekend's action is below:

Saint Francis Invitational: RESULTS 
School records in 800m Sprint Medley & Co-Ed 4 x 200 relays!

Dublin Distance Fiesta: Girls 3200 / Boys 3200
Boys for 6 for 6 hitting personal bests!