Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saint Francis @ Valley Christian Meet Highlights

2015-04-01_SF-VC-384San Jose, CA - Despite a breezy day the Valley Christian Track & Field team achieved some spectacular results in their home opener, Wednesday. Hosting Saint Francis the Warriors posted eighty-five season best marks on the day.

Highlighting the meet was Ronika Stone who continues to climb the CCS rankings, improving her school record to 5-5, currently the #2 mark in the CCS. She led a strong high jump crew that swept the event. Tori Dilfer and Amy Roat finished 2nd and 3rd at 4-8, respectably.

The field events has been a strong point for the Warriors all season and continue to be so. The throwers continue to excel as they recorded the three furthest shot put marks on the day. Ranked 1-2 in the CCS, Elena Bruckner, Ronna Stone went 1-2 in both the shot put and discus; Athiya Iese took the JV division in both the shot put and discus as well. Iese is currently ranked #5 in the WCAL.

Brianna Becerra had a breakthrough in the 3200 meters running a 20 second personal best finishing in 12:15.52. That run moves the freshman to #11 all-time in Valley Christian history. Impressively Becerra ran consistent 93-94 second laps before closing with an 80.0 last lap. The strong finish resulted in running the last 1600 meters under sub 6 min, amazingly under her personal best for that distance.

Not to be outdone the boys had numerous performances landing on the team's all-time top 10 list. Sophomore Trent Lauback took home wins in the varsity 100 and 200 meters running 11.44 and 23.48, respectably. Freshmen Skyler Gregg and Gary Coleman both had strong showings in the 400 meters running 54.86 and 55.25. Gregg also won the varsity 300 hurdles in a time of 45.72. In the field events Mathew Weeks won the long jump and the triple jump events, hit it big in the triple jump with a 41-7 mark. Weeks also finished second in the High Jump tying his personal best at 5-8.

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Additional Meet Highlights:
  • Elaine Ma held onto her #1 WCAL ranking tying for the furthest jump of the day at 16-8 in the long jump. She led an impressive showing from the jumps crew: nearly everyone set personal bests on the day.
  • Melissa Reese led the sprinting events in both the 100 and 200. Her 
  • Windy conditions are normally not ideal for fast times in the distance races but you wouldn't know by looking at the results. Dean DeMoss, Justin Baraona, Nathan Lynch and Joe Renati all cracked the 5 minute mile. In total thirteen Warriors are hovering on the sub 5 min bubble.
  • Jason Li has been focusing on the long sprints in the early going, opened his season with a 2:07.99 in the 800. 

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