Monday, June 5, 2017

Cross Country Sign-up

Interested in finding out more about the Valley Christian Cross Country and Track & Field program? Please take a moment and fill out a quick questionnaire to become part of our e-mail distribution list:

Sign-up Form: CLICK HERE


Last season the girls cross country team finished fifth in the CCS Championship (DII) and a top 10 over-all ranking. The boys cross country team is coming off a strong team appearance over the past few years including a second place team finish in CCS in 2015. We have many exciting things planned over the summer and throughout the season.

Please sign-up above to be added to our team e-mail list to find out more!

HOW TO GET STARTED:
  1. Fill out the sign-up form by clicking the link above. 
  2. Summer training starts in June. Contact Coach Small at joshsmall@gmail.com for more information. 
  3. You will need a physical and other forms on file in the Athletic Office before the first day of school. You can find the physical form at this link: CLICK HERE 
  4. Be sure to come back and check the team blog for updates throughout the summer!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Warriors Wrap Up Season at State Championship


Clovis, CA - Valley Christian Track & Field concluded their season at the California Track & Field Championships this weekend at Buchanan High School in Clovis. The Warriors had five representatives in four events: 100 meters, 110 hurdles, 4x100 meter relay and triple jump.

It was a rough week for the team's health as three of the five competing athletes came down ill within the past week. Despite the misfortune the team battled on, posting some of their best marks of the season.

The team of D'Angelo McKenzie, Charlie Bostic, D'Von Lang and Nick Trofort kicked things off in the 4x100 meter relay. D'Angelo McKenzie was just days removed from going to the hospital and being diagnosed with tonsillitis and D'Von Lang was out the week prior. The team fought on, finishing just one-tenth of a second off their season best in 13th place.

McKenzie came back to finish 19th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.93. It was a strong run for the junior who admittedly was not feeling 100%. Still it was a strong performance and his fifth race under 15 seconds this season that matched his second fastest wind legal mark this season.

Charlie Bostic and Nick Trofort both competed in the 100 meters and both finished the season with strong performances from the outside lanes. Bostic finished 18th running a wind legal 10.80 from lane 8 (+1.4 tailwind). Trofort finished 24th with a wind legal 10.93 running from lane 2 (+1.9 tailwind). The Warriors were one of just two schools to have multiple representatives in the event. Both performances were personal best for wind legal performances.


Matt Weeks has battled through his fair share of adversity this season. Suffering a collapsed lung just over a month ago he sat out three weeks before competing in the WCAL Finals. Without a single practice in that time he went on to surpass the the CCS automatic qualifying mark of 43-0 on his first and only jump that evening. He finished just one inch away from the WCAL title. Feeling better Weeks went on to set a personal best in the WCAL Trials with a mark of 45-4.5, just 1.5" off the school record. A week later in the finals he jumped 42-2, a mark that was good for second place and 1/2 inch off the win.

Once again found himself facing an uphill battle as he was diagnosed with a sinus infection the day before the State Meet. It has been a rough road for the senior but he fought on to finish he senior 17th in the state with a wind legal mark of 43-8.25.

The Warriors finish the most successful team campaign in program history finishing third in CCS, posting twenty-one new additions to the team's all-time list and six school records.

Links: Results / Pics




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Boys Track & Field Finishes Third in CCS!

Gilroy, CA - The Valley Christian boys Track & Field team finished third place at the CCS Championship, the highest finish for the boys program in school history. It was a historic night that saw every Valley Christian athlete competing in the CCS Finals finish on the podium.

[Video: CalHi Sports Bay Area Meet Highlights]

The evening began with an impressive run by the 4x100 relay, matching their season best 42.05 for a second place finish. The relay team has been back and forth with Saint Francis for the #1 ranking all season and entered the meet the top seed. Despite coming in with the fastest time of the season, it was the Warriors who entered the meet with a bit of uncertainty. D'Von Lang fell ill and missed nearly the entire the week. The week prior Charlie Bostic was pulled from the 200 trials as a precaution after his hamstring cramped at the end of the 100 meters. Once the gun went off however none of it mattered. The team made up of three junior and one sophomore were dialed in, coming together and punched their ticket to the State Championship.

Team Points: 8

It was a short turn around for D'Angelo McKenzie who just 40 minuted later lined up for the 110 Hurdles. McKenzie finished second in a wind legal 14.83, running into a slight -0.2 headwind. His mark lowers his school record and will mark his first appearance in the state meet in the event.

Team Points: 16

The 100 scored the Warriors 14 points in the team standings with a 2-3 finish. Charlie Bostic finished second in 10.95 running into a -0.4 headwind. Nick Trofort had a big run from lane one to finish third in 11.03.

Team Points: 30

Matt Weeks comeback from a collapsed lung just four weeks ago was complete as he finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 45-2, just 1/2 inch away from the win. The senior finished just off the podium at last year's finish and has been on a mission all season. He is currently #2 all-time in school history and after graduation on Saturday also headed to the state championship.

Team Points: 38

Dylan McCreery finished fifth in the shot put with a mark of 50-7.75. McCreery hit a personal best 52-2.5 winning the WCAL title earlier this season. The four points here were huge, propelling the team to a third place finish.

Team Points: 42

Saturday, May 20, 2017

CCS Trials Recap: Warriors Athletes Advance to CCS Finals in 7 events



Nick Trofort anchors the 4x100 meter relay team to the fastest time in CCS this season clocking 42.05. The team is made up of 3 juniors and a sophomore ranks #4 all-time in school history.


Anna Maumalanga qualified for the finals in both the shot put and the discus. Hitting a personal best 35-10 in the shot put, she qualifies the 10 seed heading into the finals. Maumalanga also threw the top mark in girls discus with a throw of 124-10.


Camille Johnson will head to University of Texas to throw Javelin next year. She earned all-America honors in the event placing 5th in last year's Junior Olympics. The senior picked up the shot put for the first time this year and immediately made her mark on the Valley Christian record books. She improved steadily throughout the season culminating with a WCAL Title in the event with a personal best 35-8, a mark that is #7 all-time in school history. Johnson finished 16th at CCS Trials with a mark of 34-9, her second furthest throw ever.


D'Angelo McKenzie cruised to the final in the 110 hurdles winning his heat with a time of 15.20. He enters the finals as the #2 seed. McKenzie, the school record holder in the event, is also ranked #2 in CCS with a personal best 14.70.


McKenzie had a busy day running in three events. After leading off the the 4x100 relay and qualifying in the 110 hurdles he closed out the day with a 11.31 clocking in the 100. McKenzie finished the season with a 11.07 personal best, a mark that is #11 all-time in school history.


Charlie Bostic had a strong showing in the second leg of the 4x100 relay blowing away the field. He came back later the day to win his heat of the 100 meters running 10.90 and enters the finals as the second seed.


 Nick Trofort moves on to the 100 meter final after running 11.07 in heat 3. He has a personal best 10.84 run at the WCAL Finals and has the fourth fastest time in CCS this season.


Katelyn Stone just missed qualifying for the finals finishing 15th in the 3200 meters in 12:25. It was a blistering hot day with temperatures reaching 93 degrees and track temperatures well into the triple digits. Stones won the WCAL Championship last week with a personal best 11:30, a time that is #5 all-time in school history. 


Dylan McCreery advances to the finals in the shot put with a throw of 51-0.75, a mark that is the #4 seed heading into Friday's finals. McCreery won his second consecutive WCAL in the event hitting a personal best 52-2.5.


Matt Weeks jumped 45-4 to qualify for the finals as the #2 seed. He is currently ranked second in CCS and is also #2 in school history, just 1.5 inches off the school record.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Boys Track & Field Advances 7 to CCS; Finish 4th in Team Standings at WCAL Finals

Mountain View, CA - The boys Track & Field team advances seven athletes to CCS Trials next week following an outstanding showing at WCAL Finals, Friday. Varsity finishes 4th in team standings behind strong performances in the sprints and field events.

Full Results: Finals / Trials

Team Highlights:

4x100 Relay
The relay team of D'angelo McKenzie, Charlie Bostic, D'Von Lang and Nick Trofort finished second in a season best 42.30, also the #2 time in CCS this season.

David Shao, Coleman Kyles, Presley Lara and Eric Waltz finished third in 46.23. With D'Von Lang running and Skylar Loving-Black bumping up to varsity Lara and Waltz stepped up and filled in magnificently propelling the team to a podium finish.

1600
Cameron Lockard was the top finisher with a 20th place finish in 4:49. It was a brave run for Lockard who unfortunately came down sick just days before. Looking to finish out his senior year it was a valiant effort that saw a strong first half in 2:18 and held on to finish just seconds off his personal best.

Jake DeMoss was top finisher in the Frosh-Soph boys running 4:59.67. Jack Adamson (5:01.60) and Jonathan Pappas (5:07.32) both hit huge personal bests and nearly dipped under the 5 min mark.
Ragav Saran finished in 5:23.07, just a half second off of his lifetime best.

High Hurdles
D'Angelo McKenzie once again found himself in a dual with rival Blake Rose resulting in a photo-finish separated my mere millimeters. McKenzie finished in 14.70 for second place, which also ranks him #2 in CCS this season. McKenzie and Blake have been seperated by just 0.01 of a second the last two years combined. In the frosh-soph boys race Kevin Puorro finished 8th in the 65 Hurdles in 11.28.

400
Dylan Holder has been on an upward trajectory in recent weeks culminating with a fifth place finish and personal best 54.54 for the one lap race.

100
Three Warriors move on in the 100 meters surpassing the CCS Automatic Qualifying mark. Charlie Bostic matches his personal best running 10.75 for a second place finish. Nick Trofort finished in a personal best 10.84 while D'Angelo McKenzie took nearly .2 off his best to finish in 11.07. Coleman Kyles made it 4 for 4 running a personal best of his own to finish fourth in a wind legal 11.28 (+2.0 wind).

800
Sam Cuevas knew he hand his hands full with a stacked field in the 800 meters and planned to lay it on the line. He knew playing it safe wouldn’t get him through to the next round and settled on the strategy, go for it and see what happens.It was cold windy night that saw many of the top 800 meter runners falter. Still Cuevas finished in 2:08.96 in 11th, he came into the meet ranked 12th.

Jake DeMoss had a busy night with three events on his plate. Following the 1600 and with the 4x400 leg looming he went out strong and held on to finish in 2:16.80.

200
Charlie Bostic lowered his personal best to 21.73 to finish second in the 200 meters. His time is #2 in CCS this season and #3 all-time for the Warriors. Nick Trofort finished 4th in 22.62. His time is the tenth fastest mark of all leagues throughout CCS.

Coleman Kyles finished 23.69 hitting another personal best. His effort was wind legal with a +1.8 tailwind, under the 2.0 legal limit.

3200
Joe Renati’s junior year has been a turbulent one to say the least. After running 9:51 in the 3200 as a sophomore he suffered a hernia during cross country that cost him much of the season. Working hard in the off season he returned to form early spring to experience yet another setback, this time in the form of a persistent sinus infection. Persevering through the symptoms he managed to close out the season strong running 10:03.65 in the final. Cameron Lockard was under the weather and endured the 1600. Not expected to toe the line under the circumstances the senior wouldn’t have it and ran a gutsy race finishing in 10:52, just one second off his best time this season.

Freshman Jonathan Pappas and Sophomore Ragav Saran both ran lifetime bests in the Frosh-Soph 3200 finals the week prior. Pappas lowered his personal best from 11:40 to 11:09. Saran dropped 20 seconds, lowering his best from 11:45 to 11:25.

4x400 Relay
The varsity 4x400 relay team of Will Bainbridge, Alan Calominga, Qeshaun Thompson, Preston Nguyen finished sixth in 3:40.62 In the frosh-soph division Dylan Holder, Jack Adamson, Jake DeMoss and Eric Waltz also finished sixth in 3:46.11.

Shot Put
Dylan McCreery successfully defended his WCAL title winning the event with a personal best and CCS leading 52-2.5. The senior surpassed 50 feet on all of his throws with his second round throw also surpassing 52’. He is the current CCS leader in the event and #3 all-time in school history.

Kyane Schmidt broke 40’ for the first time this season at last week's trials and hit another breakthrough finishing 5th with a 3+ foot personal best hitting 43-11.

Long Jump
Will Bainbridge finished ninth in the varsity boys long jump with a mark of 19-10. He hit a personal best 20-6.25 int he WCAL Trials the week prior, a mark that is recognized #9 on the team’s all-time list. Seth Hoque finished third in the frosh-soph division with a mark of 19-0.25. Lucas Ramirez hit a personal best 18-1 to finish seventh. Ramirez has come on strong in recent weeks. He improved nearly four feet from the start of the season!

Triple Jump
It took one jump for Matt Weeks to move onto CCS hitting surpassing the automatic qualifying standard with a mark of 43-5. His Jump was good enough to finish just one inch off the winning mark. Weeks suffered a collapsed lung three weeks ago and planned to call it a day once hitting the standard. He has hit 44-10 this season which currently ranks fourth in CCS.

Seth Hoque broke the 40 foot barrier three weeks ago and has been on an upward trajectory ever since. Hitting a personal best and freshman school record (42-0) at Serra he went on to jump 41-3 in the WCAL Trials and matched that same 41-3 in the finals to win the Frosh-Soph WCAL Title.

High Jump
Skylar Loving-Black came out strong this season becoming the 7th athlete in school history to clear 6-0. It is the first year jumping for the sophomore who stepped up to the varsity level for WCAL Finals. Cold windy conditions hindered the field, Loving-Black went out at 5-6 to finish