Friday, May 11, 2012

Warriors WCAL Championship Cheat Sheet

Here is your spectators guide for who is competing in today's Track & Field WCAL Championship hosted at St. Francis High School.  The Warriors will also compete in the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays as a record number of athletes have qualified to compete in this years Championship.  The first race is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.

For the WCAL Meet Program: CLICK HERE

100 Meters
Ryan Severson advances to the WCAL final in the boys 100 meters winning his qualifying heat with a time of 11.09.  Earlier this season he became the seventh runner in school history to break 11 seconds when he ran 10.99 seconds in the WCAL dual against St. Francis. 
Stats: Personal Best 10.99; Ranked #4 in WCAL, #8 in CCS.

Shelby Smallwood ran her personal best of 12.02 at last year’s state meet and is #3 all time for the Warriors.  She won her qualifying heat in a time of 12.44.  Her season best of 12.25 at the K-Bell Invitational is her wind legal personal best (tail wind less than 2 meters per second).
Stats: Personal Best 12.02; Ranked #2 in WCAL, #5 in CCS

Alyssa Weldon qualified in the JV girls 100 meters with a time of 13.72.  That is her best wind legal mark this season for the freshman who has been stellar from the start.
Stats: Personal Best 13.66; Ranked #7 in WCAL (JV)

200 Meters
Ryan Severson hit the CCS Automatic qualifying time in the trials winning his qualifying heat in 22.69 and advances to the final as the #4 seed.  His personal best of 22.43 ranks him #10 all-time in school history.
Stats: Personal Best 22.43; Ranked #4 in WCAL, #14 in CCS

Shelby Smallwood also qualified in the 200 meters and is the top seed entering the finals.  She is #5 all-time for the Warriors.
Stats: Personal Best 25.17; Ranked #1 in WCAL, #6 in CCS

Mary Ellen Bradley qualified on time finishing second in her heat with a personal best 27.07.  A first year runner Bradley has run with the mentality of a veteran.  She is #10 all-time for the Warriors at 400 meters.
Stats: Personal Best 27.07; Ranked #6 in WCAL

Alyssa Weldon is a double qualifier running in the 100 and 200 meters.  Her time of 28.61 is #7 in WCAL.
Stats: Personal Best 28.61; Ranked #7 in WCAL (JV)

400 Meters
Nia Hayden is also a first year runner for the Warriors.  She won her heat by a slim 0.01 and enters the finals as the #3 seed.  Her mark in the trials was a personal best.
Stats: Personal Best 64.73; Ranked #3 in WCAL (JV)

Sarah Koenig is another first year runner and has blossomed into one of the top 400 meter runners for the Warriors.  She ran her personal best of 65.12 at the trials and enters the Finals as the #5 seed.
Stats: Personal Best 65.12; Ranked #5 in WCAL (JV)

800 Meters
Sean Davis has had a stellar Senior year.  This past fall Davis won the individual Division III Cross Country Championship and has carried that success into this spring where he has been one of the top 800 and 1600 meter runners in the section.  His time of 1:52.39 that he ran at Arcadia is the top time in WCAL and CCS.  He is ranked 3rd in the State and 24th nationally.
Stats: Personal Best 1:52.39; Ranked #1 in WCAL and CCS

Isabel Garcia qualified for her 4th Varsity Girls 800 meter final finishing her heat in 2:35.10.  She is a two time qualifier to the State Meet as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay team. 
Stats: Personal Best: 2:17.18; Ranked #9 in WCAL

Matt Lundy is in his first year running but has had a huge impact running a personal best 2:12.60 in the WCAL Trials.  He advances as the 9th qualifier in the Frosh-Soph division.
Stats: Personal Best 2:12.60, Ranked #9 in WCAL (Frosh-Soph)

Karen Mac won her qualifying heat in 2:36.16 and enters the JV girls race as the top seed.  She has returned to form following an injury she suffered in mid-March after getting tripped in the 3200 meters in the dual with Sacred Heart.    
Stats: Personal Best 2:36.16; Ranked #1 in WCAL (JV)

Shannon Luu won her heat as well as Valley Christian has the top two seeds in the JV 800 meters.  She ran a strategic race of 2:37.46 and was the second fastest time of the day.
Stats: Personal Best 2:35.69; Ranked #2 in WCAL (JV)

Kara Hinton qualified for the JV Girls 800 meter final running 2:40.00, a nine second personal best.  She ran 5:54 to finish top 10 in 1600 meters earlier in the day.
Stats: Personal Best 2:40.00; Ranked #9 in WCAL (JV)

1600 Meters
Sean Davis is ranked 5th in the State and 38th in the nation after his 4:13.51 win at the CCS Top 8 Invitational.  Davis is the top seed in the 1600 and will be doubling back in the 800 meters later that evening.
Stats: Personal Best 4:13.51; Ranked #1 in WCAL, #2 in CCS

Alex Ascencio will look to run his first sub 5 minute mile in today’s 1600 meter final.  He ran a season best 2:17 in the 800 meters at the Trials on Tuesday and 5:04 last week in the Dual with SI.
Stats: Personal Best 5:02.91; Ranked #30 in WCAL

Daniel Kliensmith ran a personal best 2:16 in the 800 meters and followed that up with an outstanding performance at the Trials.  He has already taken off 25 seconds from his 1600 time last year and also looks to break 5 minutes.
Stats: Personal Best 5:25.81; Ranked #34 in WCAL

3200 Meters
Eyobed Mesfun is #6 all-time for the Warriors but will look to move up the team rankings in today’s 3200 meter final.  His personal best time was run this season in a solo effort in the dual with St. Francis.  He enters the meet seeded #15.
Stats: Personal Best 10:40.16; Ranked #15 in WCAL

Dustin Laucella is the Warriors “Iron Man” and has been known to run 4 or more events just for the love of running.  He focuses his effort on only the 3200 for the finals where he will look to better his personal best of 11:25 in his last race before graduation.
Stats: Personal Best 11:25.69; Ranked #21 in WCAL

Morgan Lira is one of the best runners in school history ranked #3 all-time for the Warriors at 3200 meters.  She has battled injury the majority of the season but after some time off she has begun training and will compete for a podium finish.
Stats: Personal Best 11:05.99; Ranked #2 in WCAL

Jessica Xu has had a breakthrough sophomore year.  Running 2:27 for 800 meters and 5:30 for 1600 meters she sits at #8 all-time for the 3200 meters for the Warriors.  She enters the race as the #9 seed and looks to break 12 minutes for the first time.
Stats: Personal Best 12:19.54; Ranked #9 in WCAL

Long Jump
Kristin Sato only needed one jump to move to the finals.  Her mark of 16-7 was the second qualifier, but she is the top ranked long jumper in the WCAL and CCS.  She is ranked #26 in the State of California.
Stats: Personal Best 18-5.25; Ranked #1 in WCAL, #1 in CCS

Triple Jump
Kristin Sato is the top qualifier in the Triple Jump.  Her mark of 36-9 was the top mark of the day as she is a favorite to move on to the CCS Finals.
Stats: Personal Best 37-5.75; Ranked #2 in WCAL, #5 in CCS

Robriana Johnson is Junior and is in her first year in track and field.  She is #2 all-time for the Warriors with a personal best of 35-10.5.  She will look to hit the CCS automatic qualifying mark and advance to her first CCS Semi-Final.
Stats: Personal Best 35-10.5; Ranked #3 in WCAL, #8 in CCS

Lydia Sum set the freshman school record and is #3 all time with a jump of 34-10.75.  Her mark of 33-5.5 is the top seed in the triple jump and a Junior Varsity WCAL Record.
Stats: Personal Best 34-10.75; Ranked #1 in WCAL (JV)

High Jump
Robriana Johnson will represent the varsity girls in the High Jump.  Her best mark this season of 4-10 is an outstanding debut for the Junior.  She is #3 all-time for the Warriors and will compete for a CCS qualifying mark and try to break the 5 foot barrier for the first time. 
Stats: Personal Best 4-10; Ranked #4 in WCAL

Shot Put
Theodore King finished 4th in the WCAL Trials with a personal best and school record throw of 51-6 bettering the CCS Automatic Qualifying Standard.
Stats: Personal Best 51-6; Ranked #4 in WCAL; #7 in CCS

Ronna Stone smashed the JV Girls WCAL Record in the shot put with a mark of 35-11.  Her mark moves her to #3 all time for the Warriors and places her 12th in the CCS rankings.  She is the only underclassman to make the list. 
Stats: Personal Best 35-11; Ranked #1 in WCAL (JV)

Kristin Uda’s mark of 30-1 was just one inch short of her personal best finishing 5th in Wednesday’s Trials.  This season she has improved dramatically and became the 11th Warrior to break the 30 foot mark.
Stats: Personal Best 30-2; Ranked #5 in WCAL

Taylor Martinez, who has a personal best of 32-8 and is #6 all time for the Warriors, qualified with a throw of 30-0.  The Senior who recently committed to play basketball in college, is in just her first year throwing the shot put and has improved steadily this season.
Stats: Personal Best 32-8; Ranked #6 in WCAL

Theodore King finished 5th in the WCAL Trials with a personal best 133-8 in the discus.  King is #4 on the Warriors All-Time list.
Stats: Personal Best 133-8; Ranked #5 in WCAL

Kristin Uda hit a personal best 88-7 in the Discus and was the 9th place finisher in Wednesday’s trials.  She is #8 all-time for the Warriors and an alternate to Friday’s WCAL Final
Stats: Personal Best 88-7; Ranked #9 in WCAL

Ronna Stone who smashed the JV WCAL Record in the shot put also qualified in the Discus as well with a mark of 75-9.
Stats: Personal Best 81-5; Ranked #8 in WCAL (JV)

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