Sunday, May 31, 2009

Centennial & Ridgeview Boys - 1600 Relay


Three Bakersfield teams should have moved on to state but Liberty got DQed.

Event 20 Boys 4x400 Meter Relay Prelims
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National: 3:07.40 4/6/1985 Hawthorne (Hawthorne, CA)
State Meet: 3:08.66 6/1/1996 Muir (Pasadena)
School Seed
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1 Rancho Verde /ss SS 3:14.06
2 Roosevelt, E. /ss SS 3:14.22
3 Millikan /ss SS 3:14.98
4 Lutheran (Orange) /ss SS 3:15.65
5 Crenshaw /la LA 3:18.12
6 Birmingham /la LA 3:18.95
7 Dominguez /ss SS 3:18.98
8 Taft /la LA 3:18.98
9 Trabuco Hills /ss SS 3:19.45
10 Artesia /ss SS 3:19.63
11 Steele Canyon /sd SD 3:19.91
12 Centennial /ce CE 3:19.94
13 Ridgeview /ce CE 3:20.23
14 Laguna Creek /sj SJ 3:20.49
15 Amador Valley /nc NC 3:21.19
16 San Ramon Vlly/nc NC 3:21.45
17 Vallejo /sj SJ 3:21.58
18 Fairfield /sj SJ 3:21.70
19 San Benito Hol/cc CC 3:21.74
20 Buchanan /ce CE 3:22.29
21 Mt. Miguel /sd SD 3:22.32
22 Bellarmine/cc CC 3:22.76
23 Independence /cc CC 3:22.77
24 El Camino /sd SD 3:22.98
25 St. Mary's /nc NC 3:24.76
26 Enterprise /no NO 3:24.85
27 Heritage/nc NC 3:25.38
28 Skyline /ok OK 3:26.74
29 Chico /no NO 3:26.90
30 Lowell /sf SF 3:27.82

Lady Drillers - 400 & 1600 Relays

Only one Bakersfield squad made the state meet in the 400 and 1600 relay. The Lady Drillers will have their work cut out for them to make the final on Saturday night.






Event 1 Girls 4x100 Meter Relay Prelims
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National: 44.50 4/23/2004 Poly (Long Beach)
State Meet: 44.70 6/7/1997 St. Bernard (Playa del Rey)
School Seed
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1 Rancho Verde /ss SS 45.81
2 Poly (Lb) /ss SS 46.03
3 Serra /ss SS 46.13
4 St. Mary's Academy/ss SS 46.16
5 Vista Murrieta/ss Ss 46.58
6 Paraclete /ss SS 46.97
7 Rio Mesa /ss SS 47.12
8 Bullard /ce CE 47.13
9 Oakland Tech /ok OK 47.23
10 Deer Valley /nc NC 47.34
11 St. Mary's /nc NC 47.35
12 Wilson/LB /ss SS 47.41
13 Birmingham /la LA 47.42
14 Trabuco Hills /ss SS 47.67
15 Carson /la LA 47.78
16 Bakersfield /ce CE 47.93
17 Washington /la LA 47.99
18 Edison /ce CE 48.02
19 Hercules /nc NC 48.46
20 Escondido /sd SD 48.49
21 Oceanside /sd SD 48.60
22 Vallejo /sj SJ 48.63
23 Poway /sd SD 48.65
24 Logan James /nc NC 48.72
25 Evergreen Valley/cc CC 48.89
26 St. Francis /sj SJ 48.99
27 St. Francis/cc CC 49.02
28 Mt. Pleasant /cc CC 49.07
29 Fairfield /sj SJ 49.09
30 West Valley /no NO 49.82
31 Lowell /sf SF 50.41

Event 19 Girls 4x400 Meter Relay Prelims
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National: 3:35.49 6/5/2004 Poly, Long Beach
State Meet: 3:35.49 6/5/2004 Poly (Long Beach)
School Seed
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1 Rancho Verde /ss SS 3:44.02
2 Serra /ss SS 3:44.95
3 Poly (Lb) /ss SS 3:46.71
4 Etiwanda /ss SS 3:48.61
5 Wilson/LB /ss SS 3:50.11
6 Edison /ce CE 3:50.76
7 Colony /ss SS 3:50.96
8 Los Osos /ss SS 3:51.22
9 Deer Valley /nc NC 3:51.58
10 Artesia /ss SS 3:53.04
11 Paraclete /ss SS 3:53.94
12 Mt. Carmel /sd SD 3:54.12
13 Birmingham /la LA 3:54.89
14 Valley Christian Sjose/Cc CC 3:55.46
15 St. Mary's /sj SJ 3:56.27
16 Woodcreek /sj SJ 3:56.30
17 St. Mary's /nc NC 3:56.50
18 Vista /sd SD 3:56.61
19 Davis /sj SJ 3:56.88
20 St. Francis/cc CC 3:57.18
21 San Ramon Vlly/nc NC 3:57.30
22 Archbishop Mitty/cc CC 3:57.89
23 Clovis North/ce CE 3:58.09
24 Bakersfield /ce CE 3:58.14
25 Granite Hills /sd SD 3:58.20
26 Carson /la LA 3:58.33
27 Acalanes /nc NC 3:59.00
28 El Camino Real/la LA 3:59.74
29 West Valley /no NO 4:06.58
30 Lowell /sf SF 4:07.00

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Almost a Sweep of the Field

A male Bakersfield athlete won every field event except for the pole vault at valley this year. Marty and Johnny handled the horizontal jumps, George took the vertical and Matt dominated the throws.

The valley record in the high jump is: 7'2.25 jason howard,rv-bkd '97 and the meet record is: 7'00 eric nyberg,mt whithey-vis '94 gabriel zarete,selma '97 cole herron,sanger '02

This year's winner George Robbins (West) cleared 6'8 and is tied with Garce's McCullom for the best in the valley. Robbins went to state last year with Bakersfield's Isiah Griggs, who did not compete this year.

The valley record in the long jump is: 26'4.75 James Stallworth,tulare u '89. The valley meet record is: 25'9.5 gerald hardeman,edison-fre '72.

2008 valley results: 1-k.phillips,cen 23'4 ok 2-t thompson,shaf 21'11.5 3-+++dillon root,redw 21'11 4-k norwood,gd v 21'8.75 5-joshua garza,lib-mad 21'7.75 6-c.taylor,bkd 21'4.5

Affentranger was mainly known as a long sprinter (has run at stae in the 1600 relay the past two years) but this year he took up the event and was the best in the valley all season long. He plans on attending Cal Poly Slo in the fall and compete there as well.

The valley record in the triple jump is: 52'6.5 David Tucker, sjm-fre '70. The valley meet record is: 51'2.5 david tucker,memorial-fre '71.

2008 valley results: 1-+++J carter,ridg-bk 48'3 ok 2-T.Thompson,shaf 47'3 3-c kelly,lib-bk 46'11.5 4-+j smith,cen 46'10.5 5-e hodges,gd valley-bk 46'7 6-a abode,CW 45'5

As a freshman, Carter (Ridgeview) came on strong at the end of the season and won both the valley and state titles. This year he has been injured but still won the valley crown. With two weeks before state, hopefully he can be ready for state injury free and ready to defend his title.

The valley record in the shot put is: 69'3.5 van mounts, bksfd '98. The valley meet record is: 67'0.75 van mounts bksfd '97 '

2008 valley results- 1-d ragans,ft h-bk 60'7 2-++m darr,front-bk 52'8.75 3-t rush,CW 52'8.5 4-c mallard, CE 51'10.5 5-t smith,CW 51'1.5 6-a thompson,shaf 49'11

As a sophomore, Matt Darr (Frontier) racked up a lot of seconds locally behind state champ Dashan Ragans of Foothill. This year Matt has been the man to beat. At state last year he came in 16th in the shot.

The valley record in the discus is: 210'0 jeff buckey,bksfd '91 and the valley meet record is: 202'1 rob powell, redwood-vis '90

2008 valley meet results: 1-d.ragans,fth 199'2; 2-++j budwig,fow 168'8 3-n.gomes,clo 164'10 4-++m darr,front-bk 157'7 5-t smith,CW 155'8 6-j lopez, mt w 151'1

Matt just missed making state in the discus in 2008. This year, he has been picked by some to possibly win both throws like Ragan did in 2008.

2009 Men Long Jump
#NameYearSchoolFinalsWind
1Affrentranger, Marty
Liberty22-09.001.6
2Gaines, Fred
Chowchilla22-06.002.6
3Wilson, Marquess11Tulare Union22-04.251.8
4Mearse, NolanFRontier22-00.751.5
5Meadows, Josh
Stockdale21-09.004.4
6Garza, Joshua
Madera Liberty21-07.251.6
7Valch, Seth
North21-06.753.2
8Root, Dillon10Redwood21-05.003.2
9Simmons, Jerry
Mclane21-01.754.5
9Archie, Corvaughn
Buchanan21-01.752.9
11Sasso, Taylor
Buchanan20-08.751.8
12Alsup, Taylor
Yosemite20-08.254.4
12Mashler, Andrew12Golden West20-08.251.4
14Hendrix, Javen
Ridgeview20-07.002.6
15Tu, Shaun
Clovis West20-04.503.0
16Walker, Marcelas
Washingon Union19-11.750.2
17Barserian, Seth
Clovis19-08.501.3
18Boyd, Eugene
Ridgeview19-07.251.0

2009 Men Triple Jump
#NameYearSchoolFinalsWind
1Carter, Johnny
Ridgeview47-04.001.1
2Coles, Idarre11Redwood47-00.501.5
3Green, Jeremiah12Tulare Union46-03.751.3
4Haynes, Calvin12Tulare Union45-03.251.7
5Mearse, NolanFRontier45-03.002.0
6Abundis, Eduardo
Selma44-09.751.7
7Amadi, David
Edison44-03.501.3
8Booker, Kevin
Roosevelt43-08.501.5
9Alsup, Taylor
Yosemite43-04.251.4
10Alexander, Willie
Central43-00.501.0
11Meadows, Josh
Stockdale42-09.001.1
12Herra, Robert
Porterville42-05.000.7
13Colbert, Wesley
Tulare Western42-04.501.4
14Rutherford, Donovon
Independence41-09.252.0
15Boyd, Eugene
Ridgeview40-04.501.8
--Barserian, Seth
ClovisNDNWI
--Archie, Corvaughn
BuchananND

2009 Men Shot Put
#NameYearSchoolFinals
1Darr, MattFRontier60-07.75
2Irwin, Willy
Clovis East58-10.50
3Vasquez, IvanFResno51-01.00
4Brice, Sandri
El Diamente50-06.00
5Budwig, Jacob
Fowler50-01.50
6Gonzales, John
Clovis49-10.00
7Souza, Shane
El Diamente49-03.25
8Abundes, Mario12Delano49-01.25
9Moore, Darien
Bakersfield49-01.00
10Austin, Jordan
Highland48-07.00
11Sicks, Paul11Tulare Union48-05.25
12Temple, Cody
Liberty48-02.50
13Figuers, Ben
West47-04.00
14Swegart, Nick12Mt. Whitney47-03.75
15Smith, Holden
Buchanan45-09.00
16Johnson, Brent
Buchanan44-09.75
17Weststeyn, Mark
Cent. Valley Chr43-10.00
--Guzman, Joe
Clovis EastFoul

2009 Men Discus Throw
#NameYearSchoolFinals
1Darr, MattFRontier177-06
2Brice, Sandri
El Diamente173-06
3Irwin, Willy
Clovis East168-00
4Lopez, Joel12Mt. Whitney157-03
5Budwig, Jacob
Fowler153-09
6Bowser, Alex
Clovis East152-02
7Endler, Matt
Clovis West151-06
8Gomez, Angel12Reedley150-08
9Rubio, Josh
Bakersfield Chr.141-00
10Cravens, Rane
Liberty139-10
11Gingold, Jake
Buchanan139-04
12Austin, Jordan
Highland139-00
13Davis, Anthony
Bakersfield133-09
14Bramer, Trent
Clovis West132-01
15Harris, Derek12Tulare Union131-11
16Murrillo, David
Buchanan131-04
17Swegart, Nick12Mt. Whitney130-06
18Ford, Jacoby
Washingon Union128-06

Three Then Two

What should have been a great Bakersfield end to the valley meet has ended up being marred in controversy and conspiracy theories. Instead of marveling at Centennial's amazing race and the spectacular finish, many are dwelling on the negative.

From what I have pieced together, it all came down to a baton being thrown for some unknown reason and not ready for prime time results being flashed on the big board to soon.

All I want to say is "What a Brilliant Race!" and congratulations Myren, Jim, Matt and Thomas!

2009 Men 4x400 Meter Relay
# School Finals
1 Centennial 3:19.94
2 Ridgeview 3:20.23
3 Buchanan 3:22.29
4 Clovis East 3:22.67
5 Bullard 3:23.21
6 Tulare Western 3:23.86
7 Redwood 3:24.93
8 El Diamente 3:25.12
9 Edison 3:25.94
10 Highland 3:27.26
11 Clovis 3:30.14
12 Hanford West 3:30.30
13 Bakersfield 3:30.33
14 Clovis West 3:33.60
15 Selma 3:34.29
16 Yosemite 3:36.19
-- Tehachapi DQ
-- Liberty DQ

The valley meet record for the 4x400 meter relay is: 3:13.45a edison-fre '79 and the valley meet record is: 3:14.83a bakersfield '02

2008 valley meet results: 1-edison-fr 3:17.86a 2-liberty-bk 3:18.95a 3-bakersfield 3:20.06a 4-clovis east 3:22.40a 5-stockdale-bk 3:22.82a 6-centennial-bk 3:23.09a

For the first time in awhile, Edison and Bakersfield High were nowhere near the top of the valley rankings. With Purvis transferring to Ridgeview, it made them an immediate player in the 1600 relay and Liberty reloaded and was looking for a return trip to state. Last year Liberty came in 13th and Bakersfield came in 17th in the state prelims.

This year, Centennial joined the ranks of state bound 4 x 400 squads.

Homefield Advantage


Watching is harder then doing? In the hurdles that seems to be the case. Coaches and parents are in agony watching their athletes in these events. One slight misstep and the hurdles come crashing down almost as hard as the parents dreams.

In the 300 hurdles, I was standing next to Johnson's dad and when there was a false start he was beside himself with apprehension that the race was over before it started. Then when the athletes came running by us at the top of the homestretch, he was willing Sean over every hurdle and di not take a breathe till he crossed the line.

Sadly freshman King of Centennial came in the dreaded fourth place and won't be moving on to state.

Men 110 Meter Hurdles
# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Johnson, Sean
Buchanan 14.15 1.6
2 Archie, Corvaughn
Buchanan 14.27 1.6
3 Mashler, Andrew 12 Golden West 14.64 1.6
4 Kelley, Bj
Central 15.05 1.6
5 Dunn, Detri
Yosemite 15.07 1.6
6 Osuna, Moses
Madera 15.11 1.0
7 Abundis, Eduardo
Selma 15.13 1.6
8 Payseno, Miles
Clovis 15.19 1.0
9 Law, Jayden
El Diamente 15.24 1.6
10 Puente, Frankie
Selma 15.43 1.6
11 Brinson, John
Clovis East 15.54 1.0
12 Overmyer, Jared 12 Lemoore 15.67 1.0
13 Garza, Jose
Arvin 16.00 1.0
14 Singh, Sunni
Ridgeview 16.04 1.0
15 King, Christian
Centennial 16.33 1.0
16 Holley, Rakeen
Tulare Western 16.88 1.0
-- Maeslty, Richie SO uth DNF 1.6

Men 300 Meter Hurdles
# Name Year School Finals
1 Johnson, Sean
Buchanan 38.63
2 Dunn, Detri
Yosemite 39.62
3 Steward, Michael 12 Redwood 39.78
4 King, Christian
Centennial 40.00
5 Osuna, Moses
Madera 40.30
6 Hurtado, Ariel
Highland 40.31
7 Garcia, Noe
Madera South 40.67
8 O'malley, Shane
Garces 41.33
9 Anyadiegwu, Enyina
Buchanan 41.39
10 Singh, Sunni
Ridgeview 41.48
11 Dhillon, Navneet 10 Sanger 41.90
12 Lopez, Joseph SO uth 41.96
13 Guiles, Richard
Tehachapi 42.01
14 Garza, Jose
Arvin 42.04
15 Law, Jayden
El Diamente 42.12
16 Regier, Jason 11 Sanger 42.75
17 Ruddock, Matt
Yosemite 43.19
-- Jones, Matt
Golden Valley D

Another Three in the Top Five

The valley record for the 3200 meter run is: 8:49.4 peter romero,reedley '67 and the valley meet record is: 9:02.71a kyle alcorn,buchanan-clo '02

2008 valley meet results: 1-+C.Schwartz,ft h 9:24.19a 2-+J.sanchez,buc 9:24.99a 3-j.ross,CE 9:26.13a 4-+d vartanian,clo 9:26.42 5-d.sanchez,farm 9:30.43a 6-+++J.vilhauer,redw 9:31.42a

Going into the meet, everyone was expecting big things from Vilhauer especially since he threw down 9:02 at Arcadia and was skipping the 1600 to focus on the 3200. Some were even predicting a sub nine performance. But with the first lap clocking in 69, the hoped for fast race was not in the cards.

By the 800 (2:19), Schwartz had taken a slight lead and Vilhauer moved to counter Schwartz's move. At the 1200 (3:29) the duo had broken away from the chase pack that was paced by the Buchanan athletes. By the 1600, the top four finishers had established their lead over the rest of the field.

As the race progressed, Schwartz maintained his lead but Vilhauer was slowly being reeled in by Sanchez and Reedy. With a lap to go the Bears had caught Justin and were moving fast and ended up putting five seconds on the Redwood sophomore. In the end, Buchanan placed 2nd, 3rd and 5th in the 3200. Super frosh CJ Albertson (Buchanan) ran 9:33 for the Bears and barely beat Robby Baker (Ridgeview Jr.) who PRed in the last race of his season.

At state in 2008, Scwartz came in second in a time of 8:58 and Sanchez came in 9th in a time of 9:10

Men 3200 Meter Run
# Name Year School Finals
1 Schwartz, Chris
Foothill 9:20.22
2 Sanchez, Jonathan
Buchanan 9:22.21
3 Reedy, Heath
Buchanan 9:22.28
4 Vilhauer, Justin 10 Redwood 9:27.43
5 Albertson, C.
J. Buchanan 9:33.58
6 Baker, Bobby
Ridgeview 9:33.65
7 Freeman, Jason
Clovis East 9:38.80
8 Sanchez, Johnny
Roosevelt 9:49.95
9 Lorenzo, Isaiah
Madera South 9:50.05
10 Rodriguez, Antonio
Washingon Union 9:52.98
11 Cisneros, Alfonso
Mcfarland 9:53.32
12 Levy, Kellen
Clovis West 9:57.49
13 Chavez, Jesus 12 Golden West 9:57.57
14 Guerrero, Daniel 11 Redwood 10:08.15
15 Villaplando, Jesus
Shafter 10:08.39
16 Ariey, Andrew
Bakersfield 10:08.50
17 Kelly, Curtis
Stockdale 10:14.44
18 Uranga, Xavier 11 Redwood 10:29.75

Three in the Top Five

Schwartz defended his title and Buchanan started it's team title run with fourteen points in the 1600.

The valley 1600 meter record is: 4:06.4 peter romero,reedley '67 and the valley Meet record is: 4:12.51a gary gonzales,clovis '81

2008 valley meet results 1-+C.Schwartz,FtH 4:15.80a 2-+j sanchez,buc 4:17.48a 3-e battles,CW 4:20.34a 4-j arellaro,mad 4:21.56a 5-+d vartanian,buc 4:21.84a 6-++h reedy,buc 4:23.28a


Sanchez and Schwartz went through the first lap in 62 but the pace slowed and they came through the 800 in around 2:10 with Reedy and Lewis of Highland in tow. By the 1200, Schwartz and Sanchez separated themselves from Lewis.

Down the homestretch, Lewis faded to 7th and it looked like Buchanan would go 2nd, 3rd and 4th but Tesfai managed to out kick both Bears for the final state berth. None of this year's qualifiers ran at state in the 1600 in 2008.

Men 1600 Meter Run
# Name Year School Finals
1 Schwartz, Chris
Foothill 4:14.37
2 Sanchez, Jonathan
Buchanan 4:14.71
3 Tesfai, Germay
Hoover 4:21.36
4 Reedy, Heath
Buchanan 4:21.44
5 Albertson, C.
J. Buchanan 4:22.98
6 Rodriguez, Roberto
Tulare Western 4:25.90
7 Lewis, Colin
Highland 4:27.84
8 Castanon, Taylor
Miss. Coll. Prep 4:28.65
9 Rodriguez, Antonio
Washingon Union 4:28.87
10 Pace, Joseph
Clovis West 4:30.64
11 Cruz, Noe
Clovis East 4:33.08
12 Morris, Matt 11 Golden West 4:34.59
13 Martinez, Max
Buchanan 4:35.27
14 Garcia, Alex
Ridgeview 4:40.29
15 Nava, Francisco
Mcfarland 4:45.16
16 Solis, Brian
Ridgeview 4:50.75

I Am Nostradamus



Jerrid can run from the back or from the front and in the end, the results are the same. With sub fifty 400 speed and are very successful cross country season under his belt, it looks as if Jerrid has a very good shot at making Saturday night at state.

The final at valley was a close one with six runners within two seconds of each other. From the start, Jerrid took the lead and never looked back. Down the homestretch everyone was moving fast but no one could catch Lewis. None of this year's qualifiers made state in the 800 in 2008.

The valley 800 meter record is: 1:48.3 clark mitchell,bksfd '68 and the valley Meet record is: 1:50.23a vondre armour,bksfd '93.

2008 valley results- 1-A.Mitchell,north-bk 1:54.19a; 2-a champagne,mt w 1:54.97a 3-A.Campbell,CW 1:55.69a; 4-a.ramirez,cent 1:55.83a 5-j.soltero,ave 1:57.16a; 6-+c.younger,mt w 1:58.66a


Men 800 Meter Run
# Name Year School Finals
1 Lewis, Jerrid
Ridgeview 1:54.75
2 Arellano, Jesse
Madera 1:54.81
3 Sanchez, Jonathan
Buchanan 1:54.97
4 Younger, Cole 12 Mt. Whitney 1:55.62
5 Brown, Chris
Madera South 1:55.93
6 Fox, Ben 11 Sanger 1:56.65
7 Sharwood, William
Clovis West 1:56.96
8 Van Zandt, Jake
Highland 1:57.29
9 Garcia, Jonathan
Parlier 1:58.71
10 Ortiz, Marvin
Clovis East 1:59.27
11 Burke, Stephen
Stockdale 1:59.94
12 Barger, Caleb FR ontier 2:00.57
13 Bryd, Tyler 12 Tulare Union 2:01.93
14 Gillis, Taylor
Buchanan 2:02.11
15 Salisbury, Zed
Yosemite 2:02.65
16 Arellano, Geraldo
Coalinga 2:03.37
17 Gutierrez, Alfonso 12 Reedley 2:03.63
18 Gonzales, Christian
Exeter 2:05.14

Too Big a Bite


Bigelow had to hit the afterburners to win the 400 and it may have taken him out off the running in the 100 and 200. He pulled up in the 100 and scratched the 200 later in the evening. Behind him, Marty and Isiah continued their rivalry. The former Liberty teammates have been trading places recently with Marty winning at the south area meet. At valley, Isiah prevailed.

The valley 400 meter dash record is: 46.3 larance jones,lemoore '69 and the valley Meet record is: 47.14ac george timmons,edison-fre '79 & Meet: 47.45a remington blair,reedley '07

2008 valley meet results: 1-M.Lewis,ed 49.08a 2-+I purvis,lib-bk 49.13a 3-d.lozano,stoc 49.35a 4-J Hendrix,Ed 49.62a 5-j smith,clo E 49.78a 6-d.mitchell,stoc 50.09a

None of the qualifiers ran the 400 at state in 2008.

Men 400 Meter Dash
# Name Year School Finals
1 Bigelow, Brendan
Central 48.04
2 Purvis, Isiah
Ridgeview 48.24
3 Afrentranger, Marty
Liberty 48.72
4 Crayton, Evan
Bullard 49.30
5 Green, Terrell
Edison 49.46
6 Moore, Myren
Centennial 49.56
7 Standmore, Jp 12 Mt. Whitney 50.20
8 Johnson, Stephen
Buchanan 50.24
9 Anyudiegwu, Uchenna
Buchanan 50.48
10 Flores, Javier 11 Hanford 50.91
11 Habson, Triandous
Ridgeview 51.12
12 Davis, Brennen
Tehachapi 51.40
13 Burke, Andrew
Corcoran 52.33

No Deuce for Bigelow


With the scratching of the 2008 second place state finisher Bigelow due to injury, Purvis won rather easily.

The valley 200 meter dash record is: 20.5 marquez holiwell,west-bkd '95 and the valley Meet record is: 21.15a ronald mccree,madera '86

2008 valley meet results: 1-+++B.Bigelow,cen 21.29a(0.8) 2-+isiah purvis,lib-bk 21.96a(0.8) 3-+m navarrete,san 22.04a(0.8) 4-chris lopez,gd west 22.29a(0.8) 5-jc carter,ed 22.49a(0.8) 6-m.wilson,fre 22.55a(0.9)

Purvis came in 16th at the 2008 state meet in the 200.

Men 200 Meter Dash
# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Purvis, Isiah
Ridgeview 21.68 0.8
2 Parker, Cameron
Buchanan 22.08 0.8
3 Bourbon, Richard
Clovis East 22.13 0.8
4 Johnson, Stephen
Buchanan 22.33 0.8
5 Baker, Trevor
Sierra 22.36 0.8
6 Jenning, Bruce
Stockdale 22.39 1.4
7 Hunt, Walter
Bakersfield 22.43 0.8
8 Morgan, Terry
Tulare Western 22.61 1.4
9 Root, Dillon 10 Redwood 22.68 1.4
10 Nutt, Gerald
Clovis West 22.70 0.8
11 Navarrete, Mario 12 Sanger 22.84 1.4
12 Beavers, Brant
Tulare Western 23.45

Almost a Triple with the Triple Jump

Collatz comes within 2.5 inches of making state in three events! If a recent injury to her ankle had not occurred, she might have added the jumps to her throws berths to state.

Women Triple Jump
# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Prandini, Jenna
Clovis 38-10.00 1.1
2 Archie, Saressa
Clovis North 37-02.00 2.2
3 Mahr, Carrington
Buchanan 36-08.50 0.7
4 Collatz, Alex
Stockdale 36-06.00 1.3
5 Ljuba, Daniela
Madera Liberty 36-05.25 1.5
6 Olivera, Katy
S.j. Memorial 36-03.50 2.0
7 Castro, Yajaira 9 Tulare Union 36-01.50 1.9
8 Alexander, Alana
Centennial 35-10.50 1.8
9 Scott, Jamara
Golden Valley 35-01.00 1.3
10 Bledsoe, Beth
Riverdale 34-00.00 4.2
11 Davis, Ensley
Liberty 33-08.00 0.2
12 James, Nyleisha
Tulare Western 33-04.75 2.6
13 Hosey, Kelly
Garces 33-01.00 0.6
14 Guitierrez, Laura 9 Tulare Union 32-00.50 1.3
15 Dial, Tejeta FR ontier 31-11.00 2.6
16 Boone, Tiffani
Clovis East 31-10.50 1.3
17 Keffer, Alexis
Tulare Western 30-10.75

Finally On the Record


Though not her PR, Klinchuch did beat 11'6 for the second time this season and moves on to state. Interesting how the Stockdale vaulters vaulted so well at the frosh/soph league championships but have not got near those heights since.







Women Pole Vault
# Name Year School Finals
1 Weseloff, Holly
Buchanan 12-07.00
2 Klinchuch, Amanda
Liberty 11-09.00
3 Dutton, Jenny
Clovis East 11-03.00
4 Bell, Karissa
Clovis 10-03.00
4 Falkenstein, Emily
Buchanan 10-03.00
6 Peterson, Jane 11 Golden West 9-09.00
7 Mersino, Andera
Clovis East 9-09.00
8 Elliot, Miko
Clovis 9-03.00
9 Farrahi, Kimiya
Clovis North 8-09.00
9 Hobin, Jayne
Stockdale 8-09.00
9 Bacot, Bryana
Taft 8-09.00
9 Giuliano, Gabbie
Stockdale 8-09.00
9 Monteverde, Anginae
Clovis West 8-09.00
14 Gutierrez, Jazmin 12 Tulare Union 8-03.00
14 Sewell, Katie
Liberty 8-03.00
14 Soto, Jesserie 12 Sanger 8-03.00
17 Sosa, Fabiola
Clovis North 7-09.00
17 Underwood, Sharena
North 7-09.00

Not So High

Kirby Ellis of frontier was the top jumper from Bakersfield.
Women High Jump
# Name Year School Finals
1 Franks, Holly
Sierra 5-04.00
2 Monteverde, Alyssa
Clovis West 5-04.00
3 Mahr, Carrington
Buchanan 5-02.00
4 Horton, Janae
Edison 5-02.00
5 Hansen, Breanne
Clovis 5-02.00
6 Ellis, Kirby FR ontier 5-00.00
7 Jones, Celestine
Avenal 5-00.00
7 Draper, Ayla 11 Golden West 5-00.00
9 Riddlesprigger, Mariah
Bullard 5-00.00
10 Anaya, Machelle
Washingon Union 5-00.00
10 Boone, Tiffani
Clovis East 5-00.00
12 Davis, Ensley
Liberty 4-10.00
12 Guthrie, Taylor 10 Redwood 4-10.00
14 Riley, Victoria
Garces 4-10.00
14 Miller, Blakely 10 Redwood 4-10.00
16 Fitch, Julia
Liberty 4-10.00
-- Dose, Morgan
Central NH

So Fast

Besides shooting track & field, I also shoot skateboarding. When at a location, I can pick out the good skaters immediately before they even try a trick because they do everything fast and smooth. Jelmini reminds me of the great skaters I have seen. She is so quick and powerful.

Often watching the field events in seems to be a battle between giants who are not to graceful but have the size advantage to heave the implement the farthest. This is not the case with Anna or her teammate Lacie, they are outstanding athletes not just strongwomen.

Then there is Collatz who is truly a gifted athlete who qualified for state in both throws and just missed making state in the triple jump. If she had not recently hurt her ankle she might have made it to state in four events (shot,discus,lj,tj). She also junped 5'2 recently.

Then in fifth in the shot was Bakersfield's Torres who missed almost the entire season due to a soccer related injury. She finally made it out to track in May and won a SEYL title. Speaking of soccer, she was the starting goalie for the Drillers this year as a freshman.

Women Shot Put
# Name Year School Finals
1 Jelmini, Anna Shafter 51-09.50
2 Rasley, Lacie Shafter 43-02.00
3 Collatz, Alex Stockdale 40-04.25
4 Cunha, Jenny 12 Tulare Union 39-07.00
5 Torres, Alicia Bakersfield 37-09.50
6 Ceppaglia, Angelina Central 37-08.50
7 Okwelogu, Nonny Clovis West 35-09.50
8 Darosa, Stephanie Miss. Coll. Prep 35-08.00
9 Bane, Alyssa Buchanan 34-10.50
10 Arredondo, Tianna Buchanan 34-05.25
11 Ellis, Brittni 11 Golden West 34-03.25
12 Smith, Courtney Buchanan 34-01.25
13 Ramos, Jackie Golden Valley 34-00.00
14 Henry, Nicole North 33-11.75
15 Beach, Faith 10 Tulare Union 33-05.00
16 Coffee, Janae Clovis West 33-02.75
17 Vermillion, Heather 10 Redwood 33-02.25
18 Keller, Breanna Bullard 31-05.50
19 Flores, Jessica Clovis West 30-01.00

Women Discus Throw# Name Year School Finals
1 Jelmini, Anna Shafter 182-08
2 Collatz, Alex Stockdale 157-10
3 Okwelogu, Nonny Clovis West 136-10
4 Rasley, Lacie Shafter 130-02
5 Demus, Selena Tehachapi 118-01
6 Coffee, Janae Clovis West 116-04
7 Little, Teresa Liberty 116-00
7 Ceppaglia, Angelina Central 116-00
9 Gutierrez, Thelma 12 Golden West 114-08
10 Smith, Courtney Buchanan 114-06
11 Vermillion, Heather 10 Redwood 108-08
12 Moton, Jakie 12 Porterville 107-05
13 Bradford, Hollie Washingon Union 103-03
14 Spensoe, Grace Bullard 98-00
15 Gee, Meegie Garces 96-07
16 Durivage, Gabby Bullard 94-09
17 Mendivil, Lissette 9 Redwood 93-00
18 Salazar, Annie West 90-06

Golden Valley Instead of a Golden Hawk

Last year Alexaner (Centennial Sr.) made the state finals in both horizontal jumps but this year, Epps will take her place at state.
Women Long Jump# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Prandini, Jenna Clovis 18-07.00 0.6
2 Gines, Veronica 12 Sanger 18-05.00 0.8
3 Epps, Shanesha Golden Valley 18-05.00 2.2
4 Williams, Lynn Bullard 18-02.50 1.9
5 Jones, Celestine Avenal 17-11.00 1.5
6 Sears, Ja'nia Edison 17-10.00 1.2
7 Alexander, Alana Centennial 17-07.50 2.8
8 Olivera, Katy S.j. Memorial 17-01.50 1.5
9 Anderson, Shanae Edison 17-01.25 2.0
10 Mahr, Carrington Buchanan 16-06.00 1.5
11 Scott, Jamara Golden Valley 16-05.75 3.4
12 Spink, Sabrina Liberty 16-03.50 2.3
13 Mar, Madelyn Bullard 16-01.75 2.4
14 Campos, Juliana Taft 15-11.50 1.6
15 Castro, Yajaira 9 Tulare Union 15-11.25 3.5
16 Maciel, Brooke 12 Lemoore 15-11.00 2.1
17 Bledsoe, Beth Riverdale 15-09.50 1.3
18 Anaya, Machelle Washingon Union 15-01.00 2.0

Two Weeks To Train

Nice to see Bakersfield take the top two spots in the high jump especislly since state qualifier Isiah Griggs of Bakersfield was M.I.A. this season. Robbins had a season best that ties him with McCullum (Jr.) of Garces.

Like Johnny Carter (Ridgeview So.) in the triple jump, Phillip has been leading the valley most of the season and has also been battling injuries. At valley, Phillip said he was just starting to feel okay and just wanted to make state and he did just that. At last count, there was five seven foot plus jumpers in the state but anything can happen.


Men High Jump# Name Year School Finals
1 Robbins, George West 6-08.00
2 Mccullum, Phillip Garces 6-06.00
2 Coles, Idarre 11 Redwood 6-06.00
4 Wilson, Marquess 11 Tulare Union 6-04.00
4 Daley, Philmore 11 Lemoore 6-04.00
6 Smith, Travis Buchanan 6-02.00
6 Hembree, Taylor Sierra 6-02.00
6 Garcia, Joey Coalinga 6-02.00
6 Kruse, Ryan 10 Redwood 6-02.00
6 Staab, Michael Madera 6-02.00
11 West, Michael 12 Lemoore 6-00.00
11 Harris, Robby Bakersfield 6-00.00
11 Becker, Gyle Bullard 6-00.00
14 Feller, Dean Centennial 5-10.00
14 Wentworth, Tristan 11 Tulare Union 5-10.00
14 Vela, Lance Clovis East 5-10.00
17 Ochoa, Chris Chowchilla 5-08.00

Monday, May 25, 2009

Another Second

Wandick of Bakersfield added to her state meet commitments by taking second in the 100.







Women 100 Meter Dash
# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Prandini, Jenna
Clovis 11.84 2.0
2 Wandick, Brushey
Bakersfield 12.09 2.0
3 Riddlesprigger, Mariah
Bullard 12.18 2.0
4 Williams, Jessica
Bullard 12.26 2.0
5 Sears, Ja'nia
Edison 12.40 2.0
6 Mcdaniel, Keenya
Selma 12.47 2.0
7 Watson, Reshana
Stockdale 12.50 2.0
8 Simmons, Naih
Buchanan 12.57 1.5
9 Orduna, Unique
Hoover 12.59 2.0
9 Young, Jazmine
Edison 12.59 1.5
11 Belt, Leia
Bakersfield 12.62 2.0
12 Brown, Asha
Bakersfield 12.64 1.5
13 Turner, Tanae 11 Lemoore 12.69 1.5
14 Ross, Kuinci 9 Tulare Union 12.71 1.5
15 White, Jazmine
Tulare Western 12.78 1.5
16 Eng, Rachel
Edison 12.86 1.5
17 James, Victoria
Kings Christian 12.91 1.5
18 Martinez, Priscilla
Dos Palos 13.16

A Mustang Moves On

Stockdale's Alada took second in the 100, where the favorite Bigelow pulled up at the finish and appeared to injured. Trying to do the 100/200/400 triple might have been a bit too much especially since the 100 is right after the 400s on the schedule.

Because of the suspected groin injury Bigelow won't be competing in the 200 at state, where as a freshman he came in second in 2008. Interestingly, Bigelow pulled up short with an injury on the very same track in the first meet of the year, the Clovis Sprint Classic.

Men 100 Meter Dash
# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Love, Vontrail 12 Hanford West 10.70 2.6
2 Alada, Nathan
Stockdale 10.84 2.6
3 Scott, Dj
Edison 10.86 2.6
4 Scott, Taylor
Clovis East 10.91 2.6
5 Sumlin, Matt
Garces 10.92 2.6
6 Bourbon, Richard
Clovis East 11.03 2.6
7 Nutt, Gerald
Clovis West 11.13 1.7
8 Guerreno, Jonathan
Tulare Western 11.15 2.6
9 Baker, Trevor
Sierra 11.20 2.6
10 Root, Dillon 10 Redwood 11.22 1.7
11 Jenning, Bruce
Stockdale 11.25 1.7
12 Turkington, Matt
Centennial 11.25 1.7
13 Bigelow, Brendan
Central 11.26 2.6
14 Green, Jeremiah
Tulare Western 11.30 1.7
15 Norwood, Michael
Bakersfield 11.35 1.7
16 Hemmer, Tyler
Tehachapi 11.48 1.7
17 Bryan, Colton
Garces 11.49 1.7

Four for Four Again

Bakersfield's Wandick finished the night by helping her squad (Felisa Torres, Shinead McDonald and Keiarra White) make the state in her fourth event of the evening. Their time was a season best and it needed too be because the race behind Edison's super quick 3:50 was a a close one.



Women 4x400 Meter Relay
# School Finals
1 Edison 3:50.76
2 Clovis North 3:58.09
3 Bakersfield 3:58.14
4 El Diamente 3:59.14
5 Liberty 4:02.03
6 Tulare Western 4:04.43
7 Golden Valley 4:04.51
8 Tulare Union 4:04.71
9 Buchanan 4:05.26
10 Frontier 4:08.14
11 Exeter 4:09.20
12 Clovis East 4:09.81
13 Clovis 4:10.08
14 Mt. Whitney 4:11.40
15 Clovis West 4:11.49
16 Taft 4:14.57
17 Arvin 4:16.50
18 Tehachapi 4:18.51

Fourth ...

Jackson shook off her disappoint in not making state in the shorter hurdle race and won the 300 hurdles. McDonald of Bakersfield finished in the dreaded fourth place finish and will not be move on to state in the hurdles. But she will get to compete at state in the 4 x 400,



Women 300 Meter Hurdles
# Name Year School Finals
1 Jackson, Taylor FR ontier 44.35
2 Mcdaniel, Keenya Selma 44.85
3 Monteverde, Alyssa Clovis West 45.24
4 Mcdonald, Shinead Bakersfield 45.88
5 Guajardo, Anisa Buchanan 46.37
6 Gines, Veronica 12 Sanger 46.42
7 Schellenberg, Laura 10 Reedley 46.53
8 Laidley, Jayla Clovis West 46.60
9 Melton, Jen Clovis West 46.62
10 Merrill, Melissa Bakersfield Chr. 47.05
11 Griffin, Michaela Clovis 47.06
12 Lee, Kaulyn Liberty 47.23
13 Barreto, Kathy Bakersfield Chr. 47.48
14 Swope, Katie Taft 48.50
15 Lickey, Danielle El Diamente 48.59
16 Draper, Ayla 11 Golden West 48.76
17 Ellis, Kassidy FR ontier 49.77
18 Fernandez, Emily Buchanan 50.72

Down Goes The Favorite

At area, the favorite in the boys 110 hurdles clipped a middle hurdle and did not advance to valley. At valley, Jackson (Frontier Jr) clipped a middle hurdle it completely threw her off and taking 9th after being the valley leader all season long. Bakersfield's McDonald was the top Kern finisher in 5th place and was followed by Frontier freshman Ellis.

Women 100 Meter Hurdles
# Name Year School Finals Wind
1 Monteverde, Alyssa
Clovis West 14.91 0.7
2 Melton, Jen
Clovis West 15.26 0.7
3 Draper, Ayla 11 Golden West 15.60 1.1
4 Gines, Veronica 12 Sanger 15.65 0.7
5 Mcdonald, Shinead
Bakersfield 15.72 0.7
6 Ellis, Kassidy FR ontier 15.82 1.1
7 Rogers, Brittany
Clovis East 16.04 0.7
8 Lee, Kaulyn
Liberty 16.15 1.1
9 Jackson, Taylor FR ontier 16.19 0.7
10 Guajardo, Anisa
Buchanan 16.20 1.1
11 Monteverde, Anginae
Clovis West 16.22 0.7
12 Crowford, Katrina
El Diamente 16.32 1.1
13 Scott, Jamara
Golden Valley 16.57 0.7
14 Archie, Saressa
Clovis North 16.58 1.1
15 Khalid, Faiza 12 Monache 16.64 1.1
16 Merrill, Melissa
Bakersfield Chr. 16.90 1.1

Sunday, May 24, 2009

In Pursuit of Four


Jordan went out at in a 74 and then cruised the race for a comfortable win that was over twenty seconds faster than 2nd place. Her 10:30 was her slowest valley 3200 in the past three seasons. For many laps there was a pack of five running behind her.

She went through the 1600 in 5:11 with the pack about 12 seconds behind. The pack was lead by the Buchanan girls. By the end of the fifth lap the chase pack was down to four due to the pressure put on Janzen. At the end of lap six, Marvin had taken the lead with the two Buchanan girls trailing her and this group stayed together till the last lap where the Buchanan girls gapped Marvin by seven seconds and had to weave through lapped runners to the finish line.

The first Kern athlete was another CSUB athlete, Whittenberg of Shafter. She was follwed by Barton of Liberty who beat both the Guzman and Lynch for the first time I believe.

Women 3200 Meter Run
# Name Year School Finals
1 Hasay,'Jordon
Miss..Coll..Prep 10:30.04
2 Bricks,'Macy
Buchanan 10:53.27
3 Janzen,'Chelsea
Buchanan 10:53.97
4 Marvin, Megan
Clovis 11:00.02
5 Etherton,,Lyndsie
Bullard 11:04.14
6 Barsarian,;Saylah
Clovis 11:04.17
7 Allen,.Chloe
Clovis,West 11:19.98
8 Aghazeynali, Sarah
Clovis,North 11:23.03
9 Whittenberg,.Elizabeth
Shafter 11:39.02
10 Mendoza, Corina
Madera 11:55.58
11 Lynch,.Tijerra
Ridgeview 12:10.79
12 Vargas, Celina 9 Tulare'Union 12:15.68
13 Zamora, Gabby 12 Mt.;Whitney 12:22.32
14 Barton,:Ashley
Liberty 12:23.51
15 Guzman,.Monica
Garces 12:28.62
16 Osten,.Megan 9 Sanger 12:40.21
17 Aguilera, Ellie 11 Lemoore 12:44.04
18 Haney, Carolin
Stockdale 12:44.89

At Least Five Just to Survive

I figured it would take sub five to win but it almost took sub five to make state. The lead pack went through the first lap in 72 with Bullard's runner leading. A pack of six went by the 800 in 2:29. The 3rd lap the group stayed together but slowed. Then Saylah took the lead with Macy, Chloe and Chelsea chasing with three hundred to go. Down the homestretch, Bricks over took Barsarian for the win. The top Kern athlete was CSUB bound Lopez of North.
Women 1600 Meter Run
# Name Year School Finals
1 Bricks, Macy
Buchanan 4:57.70
2 Barsarian,'Saylah
Clovis 4:59.39
3 Allen,.Chloe
Clovis West 5:00.83
4 Janzen,.Chelsea
Buchanan 5:01.60
5 Mooney,.Annie
Miss.,Coll.,Prep 5:05.21
6 Etherton,.Lyndsie
Bullard 5:10.27
7 Smith,.Kelsey
Buchanan 5:28.81
8 Lopez, Cecilia
North 5:36.53
9 Guzman, Monica
Garces 5:43.38
10 Wanmerdam, Colleen
Yosemite 5:43.94
11 Trujillo, Virdiana
Tulare;Western 5:44.02
12 Castenada, Liz
El;Diamente 5:44.70
13 Sanchez,.Stacy 9 Sanger 5:44.76
-- Lema,.Gabby
Bakersfield DNF

Heat Cruelty

The 800 is the the perfect mix of speed and endurance. How it is run is often not so perfect. Most of the year, it has a waterfall start with numerous competitors but then the championships come and the field is stagger at the start.

For some meets they double up the lanes but in most it is a field of nine who stay in lanes till the beginning of the backstretch. This is how valley and state are run and where things do not go so smoothly.

At valley, they seed the heats by time at the area meets. Which is not very fair. If an athlete is in a slow area, she may have to run against the clock and hope she gets a top nine time or she is doomed to the slow heat. So she is once again going to have to race against the clock and hope to beat the third place finisher in the fast heat. This is almost an insurmountable task.

To be fair, the top girl from each area (there are four) should get a spot in the fast heat and the other 5 lanes should go to the next the next five fastest. But I doubt it will ever changed, so ladies remember to run like the wind and not the win at area.

One who does both is the valley champ Jordan Hasay. At beginning of the backstetch, where they break in for the curb, Jordan was gone and ran an excellent time. In fact, the top three times were real quick.

If Jordan drops the 800 for state, the heat issue does come into play because Bakersfield' Sarah Baker won the slow heat rather easily and ended up 6th overall. She is known as a fierce competitor and if given the chance to be in the fast heat she might of taken fourth and moved on if Jordon dropped the event for state.

Women 800 Meter Run
# Name Year School Finals
1 Hasay,.Jordon
Miss.,Coll.,Prep 2:09.64
2 Fry, Katie
Exeter 2:13.51
3 Brown,,Alish
Madera:South 2:15.13
4 Pahkamaa,`Molly
El.Diamente 2:18.27
5 Carrasco,`Vanessa 10 Tulare Union 2:20.36
6 Baker,`Sarah
Bakersfield 2:21.35
7 Armstrong, Jessica
Buchanan 2:21.67
8 Delarosa,`Alyson FR ontier 2:22.27
9 Mejia, Alyssa
Clovis 2:22.56
10 Nakamura,.Jennifer
Clovis'North 2:23.86
11 Tildahl,'Danielle
Tehachapi 2:24.08
12 Larson,;Jeanette 12 Mt. Whitney 2:24.42
13 Kurushima,.Kacy
Clovis`East 2:24.53
14 Taylor, Katie 10 Mt.`Whitney 2:27.34
15 Mooney,.Annie
Miss.;Coll.;Prep 2:29.11
16 Mcatee,,Sarah
Liberty 2:29.91
17 Thompson, Megan
Taft 2:30.77
18 Lopez,`Cecila
North 2:31.10