May 16, 2020
Seniors Reflect as Spring Season Wraps
Reaching the end of the traditional spring-season track & field schedule, senior members of the Class or 2020 gathered "virtually" with their younger teammates on Thursday evening to give thanks, offer advice and remember special moments from their high school athletic experience.
Recurring themes included the power of community and gaining satisfaction from hard work. Some pointed to the program's role in developing character traits like patience and perseverance, attributes that have been critical for athletes during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Of the 18 senior members of the 2020 Campolindo track & field squad, 12 are 4-year participants: Declan Bhagwat, Dylan Cronin, Ellie Guthrie, Paloma Hancock, Cayden Hein, Alicia Hober, Mason Januszewski, Lily Matranga, Sam Morasch, Sarah Naughten, Mia Travis, and Anish Visht.
The Campolindo coaching staff is grateful to have had the opportunity to work with these outstanding student-athletes.
PR's Abound as Cougars Host Northgate
Mason Fara (22) lorded over the frosh soph boys' sprint events, posting huge improvements in both the 100m and 200m. In the distance races, fellow sophomores Rhys Pullen (22) and Marco Chao (22) were unchallenged in their victories. Pullen won the 1600m in a career best 4:42.91 while Chao claimed his 3200m victory by breaking 10 minutes for the 1st time.
The most improved among the frosh soph boys was Tyler Bullock (23). The freshman added 19 inches to his long jump best. Rookie sophomore Max Kangeter (22) also made gains, adding several feet to both his shot put and discus marks.
The varsity boys' competition was highlighted by a spirited battle in the 800m. Cayden Hein (20) led the way while teammates Bradford Martin (21) and Dylan Mitchley (20) gave chace. The trio finished within a single second of each other. Martin's 2nd place time of 2:03.54 was an improvement of nearly 8 seconds.
Hein had also done admirable work for his teammates in the 1600m race earlier in the meet. The senior paced Owen Lekki (21) and Dylan Cronin (20) to new personal bests of 4:26.65 and 4:28.28, respectively.
In the technical events, Matthew Wong (20) and Joel Kofman (20) shined. Wong set new PR's in both hurdle events and Kofman cleared 13 feet for the 1st time in pole vault, earning a spot on the all-time record list.
The Testa sisters continued to rise through the ranks in the girls' divisions. Freshman Mari Testa (23) leaped nearly 30 feet in the triple jump, adding 5 feet to her previous best. She also improved in long jump and continued to show promise in the hurdles. Older sister Sonja Testa (22) took a step forward in the sprint races and cleared 7 feet in pole vault.
Meanwhile, Anna Stubbington (23) added a collective 7 feet to her shot put and discus marks.
The biggest improvement in a distance race was made by Gracie Woidat (21), who lowered her 800m time to 2:37.80.
March 4, 2020
Hein Holds off Late Charging Lekki in Epic 800m Battle; Lavioe Improves Vault Mark
Reprising his role from the 2019 CIF cross country state championships, Owen Lekki (21) used a heroic surge in the 2nd-half of his 800m race at Wednesday's practice meet against visiting Miramonte to storm back into contention and challenge early-leader Cayden Hein (20) for the victory. Both athletes picked up new PR's in the event, with Hein holding off his teammate to win in 2:01.19.
February 22, 2020
Smith Rules Event Testing; Distance Trio Chases Down Sprint Contenders to Sweep
It wasn't close.
Emma Smith (20) simply dominated the day, posting solid marks in early events like the 300m sprint and the shot put before tearing away from the field in the 1200m run to earn her title as the best all-around athlete on the Campolindo track & field team at event testing on Saturday, February 22.
May 18, 2019
Buckley Clings to Final 3200 CIF Spot; Girls' Claim MOC 2nd-Place Team Banner
While sprint star Maddy Doane (19) predictably punched her ticket to the California track & field state championships in the 400m and 200m to help her team earn runner-up honors at Saturday's NCS Meet of Champions finals, Edward Buckley (19) refused to be left behind.
May 11, 2019
Bell Climbs 100m Record Board; Doane Wins Tri-Valley Area Meet 400m Title
Windy and gradually warming conditions greeted elite varsity competitors from the BVAL, DAL and EBAL at Saturday's North Coast Section Tri-Valley Area Championships hosted by Dublin High School. The top 7 finishers in each event earned advancement to the NCS Meet of Champions slated for the following weekend.