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.

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