December 29, 2012
Another Year, Another Alumni Victory
Nearly a decade after many of the alumni have graduated, they still managed to run up the score against the youngsters at the 2012 edition of the annual Ultimate death match. Liz Noey, Ashley Allen, Nicole Pennes, Allison Finley, Justin Delessert, Jeremy Rubio, Steven Menegus, Braden Pivirotto, Jared Oubre, Eric Tedmus, Beau Cazet, Kent Henry represented some of the more "seasoned" veterans, while Jeff Bickert, Anthony Ortolan, Leland Wong, Kevin Gelston, Greg Garcia and Kevin Strongman brought new blood to the Alumni team.
Sideline appearances were also made by 1999 NCS cross country championship team captain Patty Paik, and Falcon sprint record holder Liz Williams.
Unfortunately, the youngsters once again struggled to field a team, in part due to a rather tacky mid-match disappearance of most of their female players. Nevertheless, the chilly morning saw nearly 50 former and current Campolindo and College Park athletes competing and socializing.
December 26, 2011
Cougars, Falcons Join Forces in Annual Alumni Ultimate; Youngsters Flounder
For the first time in it's fifteen year history, the Alumni Ultimate Deathmatch combined College Park and Campolindo athletes as Chuck's cross country and track alumni faced off against current athletes of both schools. The event, hosted at Campolindo High School, featured some formidable talent, including 1999 NCS team champion captain Patty Paik, 2003 state champion Liz Noey, DMR school record holder Colby Pines, 2010 NCS individual champion Jeff Bickert, 1600m school record holder Anthony Ortolan, and "JVBoyz" founder Justin Delessert.
The all-star cast of alumni was just too much for the youngsters to handle, as they found themselves down by 8 points at half time. In the end, the alumni held off a late charge by their youthful opponents to earn a 13-4 victory.
Murillo Leads Cheers for UCSB at NCAA Western Regionals in Oregon
hours in the car and two hours of sleep couldn't keep former Cougar
great Catherine "Sparky" Murillo (07)
from racing around the Springfield Country Club golf course to cheer
on her teammates at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Eugene.
A walk-on for the nationally ranked Gouchos, Murillo continues to
persue her running career in Santa Barbara.
Kochlacs 13th in College 4k at Stanford; Cougar
Alumni Thrive in College
unattached for the Chico Wildcats, 2007 NCS 3200m champion
Joey Kochlacs (07) finished 13th, the top freshman performance,
in the Stanford Invitational 4k division! The 2007 Cougar grad is
already moving his way up the powerful Chico roster.
carrying on the Cougar tradition in the collegiate ranks were Riki
Giacchetti (07), Marie Casabonne (06),
and 2003 NCS cross country champion Vera Ross (04)!
out pictures of all the Campolindo performers, past and present,
at the 2007
Stanford Invite HERE!