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 4/17/14 St. Joes Dual at St. Joes HS

Mighty Eagles flex muscle at St. Joe

Arroyo Grande's girls and boys track teams kept rolling along Thursday. Meanwhile, St. Joseph senior Kaitlyn Flowers had a big day in the hurdles races.

The Eagles girls defeated St. Joseph 97-38 at  St. Joseph's Jay Will Stadium to wrap up an unbeaten dual meet season and the PAC 7 League dual meet title at 6-0, and the Eagles boys beat the Knights 105-30 to finish 5-1 in the PAC 7. St. Joseph's girls and boys finished their respective dual meet seasons 4-2 and 1-5 respectively.

St. Joseph has a 1,500-meter track. Long distance runners raced at 1,500 and 3,000 meters instead of the standard 1,600 and 3,200. All other races were held at standard distances.

Flowers ran to personal bests of 15.40 and 46.38 seconds respectively in winning the 100  high hurdles and 300 hurdles.

The Lee Central Coast Newspapers All-Area Team and PAC 7 League Defensive Player of the Year in basketball had said she needed to be faster out of the blocks in both races and faster over the middle hurdles in the shorter race.

 Flowers fixed both problems Thursday.

"I think the big key for me was just getting out of the blocks fast," she said. "I felt fast over the middle hurdles in the 100 hurdles, and I was able to hold my pace in the longer race."

Eagles middle distance standouts Talley Hill and Elizabeth Heyde had the day off to rest for the Mt. SAC Relays that they will compete in this weekend at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut. Still, the Eagles showed off a lot of their impressive depth.

Arroyo Grande won 11 of the 16 events. Double open winners for the Eagles included Vanlisa Phung (100, 12.30, 200, 27.40); Angie Gemignani (1,500, 5:30.64 and 800, 2:27.40) and Josephine Graeber (long jump, 16 feet, 1 inch, triple jump, 33-3 1/2.)

Sean St. Denis had a big day for the Eagles boys. He won the 200 in 23.26, the high jump at 5-10 and ran for both winning relay teams. St. Denis ran the lead-off leg for the 4 x 100 squad that won in 45.18 and anchored the 4 x 400 quartet that won in 3:39.0.

Nathan Pino doubled for the Eagles boys, winning the shot put at 44-10 and the discus at 142-6. Isaiah Hughes also doubled, winning the long jump at 19-3 1/2 and the triple jump at 37-4.

The St. Joseph boys won just one event. Joaquin Castellanos, who shares the school record at 14-9 along with his twin brother Joseph, won the pole vault at 14-0, his first meet in weeks since spraining an ankle.

Joseph Castellanos has been battling an injury all season and was finally able to vault Thursday. He cleared 12-6.

Nicole Pitman has been in the Eagles girls program for four years. She won the open 400 in 1:03.28, ran the second leg for the victorious 4, x 100 relay team (50.90) and anchored the winning 4 x 400 relay squad (4:21.0) Thursday.

San Luis Obispo is Arroyo Grande's biggest rival, and Pitman was on the squad that beat the Tigers for the league title last year.

"That was important, because I think that was the first time in awhile that we had won the league championship," she said.

"We have a lot of depth this year. We have people who can win in every event, and some of our younger girls are really doing well."

Gemignani is one of the younger Eagles who is flourishing. The sophomore ran a 5:03 split as she anchored the Eagles' girls distance medley relay team at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational last Saturday night. She also ran a 2:17 split for the Eagles' 4 x 800 meters relay team there.

"Probably the 800 is my best event," she said. "Our freshman year, (Eagles distance coach Sean Ricketts) had us experiment. This year, we're deciding on our best events. My goal is to break Jade Fuller's 800 school record of 2:13.9 this year."

Gemignani said, "Our team has a lot of depth. I really like our team."

Phung ran the lead-off leg for the Eagles girls 4 x 100 relay team. Devon Beebe won the shot put for the St. Joseph girls with a personal best 38-6.



4/12/14  Arcadia Invite

Full Results: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?do=title&title_id=87&event_id=63

Girls 4x800m Invite Race Video: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111439

Boys 4x800m Invite Race Video: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111443

Girls 4x1600m Invite Race Video: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111426

Talley Winning the Mile: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111632

Christian in the Rising Stars Mile: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111633

Elizabeth in the 800m: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111560

Boys Seeded DMR: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111675

Girls Invite DMR: http://www.arcadiainvitational.org/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=111751

Prep Roundup: Hill, Arroyo Grande relays shine at Arcadia Invitational

Talley Hill from Arroyo Grande High finished second in the girls mile in 5 minutes, 2 seconds at the Arcadia Invitational track and field meet Saturday, and two relay teams had record-breaking performances.

Hill, Crystal Aguirre, Elizabeth Heyde and Angie Gemignani broke a school record in the distance medley relay for the Eagles and placed sixth in 12 minutes, 15.23 seconds.

The Arroyo Grande distance boys medley relay, made up of Joey Rodgers, Christian Ricketts, Lucero and John Nichols, also broke a school record, placing sixth in 10:32.03.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/04/12/3019214/prep-roundup-hill-arroyo-grande.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
Arcadia Invitational
Arroyo Grande’s Leza Cassidy, Haley Chavez, Rosa Granados and Jocelyn Reynolds set a school record in the 4x1,600-meter relay in 21:15.42 as they finished 11th in the invitational heat.

Elizabeth Heyde, Angie Gemignani, Rosa Granados and Talley Hill finished third in the invitational girls 4x800 relay (9:19.65) for the Eagles, and Josephine Graeber took fourth in the rising stars long jump at 17 feet, 4 1⁄2 inches.

Arroyo Grande also finished 10th in the boys invitational 4x800 relay (8:08.4).


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/04/11/3017836/prep-roundup-balanced-lineup-sparks.html?sp=/99/224/531/#storylink=cpy


4/5/14 SLO County Meet at Cuesta

Full Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/14county/Results.htm

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on the local high school athletes competing at the 40th annual Elks San Luis Obispo County Track and Field Championships.

After a week of sports being postponed and rescheduled because of inclement weather, not a single drop of rain fell on the campus of Cuesta College.

Meet records, on the other hand, were dropping like flies.

A total of five varsity records and five freshman/sophomore bests were re-written Saturday under near pristine weather conditions.

“The wind kind of sucks, but other than that, it’s prime,” said Nipomo senior Kyra Meko, who broke the meet record in the girls 3,200-meter race and won the 1,600. “It wasn’t too hot and it wasn’t too cold.”

San Luis Obispo won the boys team title with 117 points, while Arroyo Grande won the girls title with 125.

The Eagles took second in the boys with 94.5 points, followed by Nipomo (83), Paso Robles (78), Templeton (53), Atascadero (39.5), Morro Bay (17) and Mission Prep (12).

Paso Robles was second in the girls with 125 points, followed by Nipomo (75), San Luis Obispo (68), Atascadero (42), Morro Bay (33) and Templeton (22).

But bigger than the team marks were the individual performances that made them possible.

In his final county meet before graduation, Arroyo Grande senior John Nichols set a personal best and meet record by pulling away from the field to win the boys 800 in 1 minute, 56.19 seconds.

“I’ve been working for that time for the past couple weeks,” said Nichols, whose previous top time was 1:58.8. “It’s a really hard race to learn how to run. The first half of the second lap is where you make your time.”

San Luis Obispo’s William Ernst used his long strides to win the boys 3,200 in 9:32.91, breaking the previous meet record of 9:35.6 set in 1994 by Arroyo Grande’s Pat Garrity — the oldest mark to fall Saturday. Ernst, a senior, also won the 1,600 in 4:21.14.

Teammate Grace Torres set a county record in winning the girls triple jump with a distance of 37 feet, 9 inches, and the Tigers’ 4x100 relay team of Cole Bradley, Nate Greenelsh, Pricer Hitchcock and Raymond Smith kicked off the day by sprinting to a meet and school record of 43.26.

“We ran pretty fast,” said Smith, who anchored the relay and also won the 400 in 50.20. “It was weird; we changed the handoffs so our guys got their batons earlier, and that helped us perform.”

Greenelsh swept boys sprints, winning the 100 in 11.17 and edging Smith in the 200 to win in 22.47.

Paso Robles senior Samantha Anderson fought off a nagging illness to be the top girls sprinter. She won the 100 in 12.66 and the 200 in 25.86 before leading off the winning 4x400 relay team alongside Claire Farrel, Ashley Davis and Madison Moore that won in 4:05.

“This is my last year being out on this track, so it’s kind of bittersweet,” Anderson said. “I keep thinking that I can improve next year, but this is it.”

Meko said she felt a similar urgency to cherish her last county meet, and made no doubt her memories would be good ones.

The Titans star held off Paso Robles’ Davis in the girls 1,600 before leading from start to finish in the 3,200, setting the 2-mile meet record in 11:20.

“There’s so much good competition in this area, and I’m honored to be able to run with these girls,” said Meko, who plans to continue running competitively in college. “Working my way up from freshman year to now, it’s really cool to see the progression and my times drop year after year.”

The consistent breeze proved little trouble for Nipomo’s Jared Springer, whose shot and discus sliced through the wind with ease. Springer won the shot put with a distance of 50-7 1⁄2 and discus with a throw of 160-1.

The Titans’ Kenderick Keszler won the triple jump (44-0 1⁄2) and high jump (5-10).

Cassidy Block, Emma Hollister, Lexi Johnson and Kelly McGuire won the girls 4x100 relay in 50.09 to give San Luis Obispo both of the shorter relays. Templeton’s Dylan Prins, Clayton Mackay — the boys 300 hurdles winner in 41.23 — Peter Josserand and Allen Kroger won the boys 4x400 relay in 3:31.79.

Arroyo Grande’s Jamie Walsh set a personal best by clearing 5-3 in the girls high jump to edge Morro Bay’s Sierra Emrick, who promptly ran across the infield to win the pole vault in 9-6. Cian Fernandez of San Luis Obispo won the boys pole vault by clearing 13-6.

Arroyo Grande freshman Talley Hill broke freshman/sophomore meet records in the girls 1,600 (5:04.73) as well as the 800 (2:17.95) by a combined 22 seconds. Classmate Christian Ricketts won the boys 1,600 in 4:31.2 — a freshman/sophomore meet record — and the 800 in 2:03.41.

Outstanding Performer in Field Events went to Keszler on the varsity boys side and Arroyo Grande sophomore Josephine Graeber on the varsity girls side. Outstanding Performer in Track events went to Greenelsh on the varsity boys side, and Paso Robles’ Anderson and Nipomo’s Meko shared the honor on the varsity girls side.

Graeber won the long jump with a mark of 17-1.

In the freshman/sophomore meets, Arroyo Grande’s Hill and Ricketts won the respective girls and boys Outstanding Performer distinctions.

The Eagles swept both of the freshman/sophomore meet team scores due in large part to the two distance runners whose blistering times showed no less than the next four years of the San Luis Obispo County meet should be as memorable as the first 40.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/04/06/3008068/prep-track-and-field-records-fall.html?sp=/99/224/531/#storylink=cpy

4/3/14 Paso Robles Dual Meet at AGHS

Varsity Results are attached below:

Boys: Arroyo Grande 83, Paso Robles 53;

Girls: Arroyo Grande 100, Paso Robles 36

Nester finished first for the Eagles boys (4-1 PAC 7) in the 300-meter hurdles (44.62 seconds) and the 110 hurdles (17.33), and teammate Rosco Lucero won the 800 in 2:05.22. Matthew Mihelic won the 100 and 200 in 11.65 and 23.49, respectfully, for the Bearcats (2-1-1). Jonah Cole won the discus with a throw of 163 feet, 3 inches.For the Eagles girls (5-0 PAC 7), Talley Hill won the 1,600 in 5:13.67, and Elizabeth Heyde won the 800 in 2:25. Annie Meeder won the 3,200 in 11:47 and Sammie Anderson won the 100 in 12.85 for Paso Robles (3-1).

 

 



3/29/14  Bearcat Relays at Paso Robles

Full Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2014/03/29/bearcat-relays-ss-2/

Eagles set three meet record at BearCat Relays

Three Arroyo Grande teams set meet records, and the Eagles girls and boys each won team tiltes at the Rotary Bob McKee BearCat Relays at Paso Robles High School Saturday.

Arroyo Grande’s 4x800 meters relay quartet of Elizabeth Heyde, Talley Hill, Angie Gemignani and Rosa Granados ran to one meet record, 9 minutes, 29 seconds. Heyde, Hill, Gemignani and Crystal Aguirre teamed for another meet record, in 12:30 in the distance medley relay.

The Eagles’ boys 4x800 meters relay team of John Nichols, Christian Ricketts, Joey Rodgers and Everet Lucero set a meet record of 8:02.

Other Arroyo Grande boys winners included the 4x100 relay team of Sean St. Denis, Jordan Foster, Michael Jordano and Matt Sill (44.5); the 4x200 relay quartet of St. Denis, Keoni Bio, Foster and Jordano (1:33); the 4x400 squad of Lucero, Ricketts, St. Denis and Nichols (3:30); the long jump relay team of Jordano (20-4), isaiah Hughes (19-5) and Geo Abuan (19-2); the triple jump relay team of Still (39-2), Hughes (38-6) and Abuan (38-2); the high jump relay squad of Jordano (5-8), St. Denis (5-8) and Hughes (5-4); and the shot put relay team of Nathan Pino (44-8), Nyle Diaz (41-11) and Thomas Fuentez (39-4).

Other girls relay winners were the 4x100 quartet of Vanlisa Phung, Nicole Pitman, Sigradur Karlsdottir and Dresden Smith (50.8) and the shot put relay squad of Angelica Gagliano (37-4), Samantha Henkel (34-4) and Brandi Shepard (26-4).

 

 


3/27/14 SLO Dual Meet at AGHS

Varsity and JV Results atttached below:
Boys: San Luis Obispo 76, Arroyo Grande 60; Girls: Arroyo Grande 107, San Luis Obispo 29

Dylan Smith won the 110-meter hurdles (18.15 seconds) and the discus (140 feet, 6 inches) for the Tigers (3-0-1). Teammate William Ernst won the 800 (2:01.98) and the 1,600 (4:26.24), Nate Greenelsh won the 100 (11.23) and the 200 (23.48), and Raymond Smith won the 300 hurdles (44.03) and the 400 (51.78).

Michael Jordano won the high jump (6-0) and the long jump (19-11) for the Eagles.The Arroyo Grande girls won 13 of 16 events, as Alana Benson won the discus (125-1), Josephine Graeber won the long jump (16-8) and Angela Gemignani won the 1,600 (5:26.29).
Grace Torres won the triple jump (35-8), and Elizabeth Willey won the pole vault (9-6) for the Tigers (1-3).


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/03/28/2994090/prep-roundup-eagles-sweep-tigers.html?sp=/99/224/531/#storylink=cpy



3/22/14  Santa Barbara Easter Relays at Santa Barbara Community College

Full Results: Attached Below

Arroyo Grande’s Hill and Nichols win at Easter Relays

Eagles freshman Tally Hill won the girls 1,500, finishing the race in 4 minutes and 43.27 seconds at the Santa Barbara Easter Relays.

Arroyo Grande’s Josephine Graeber finished third in the high jump after clearing 4 feet, 10 inches Saturday in Santa Barbara.

Graeber also took third in the long jump at 16-5 1/4.

On the boys side, in the 1,500, John Nichols placed first in 4:08.80. Joey Rodgers came in third at 4:10.10.

The Eagles distance medley relay team finished in second at 12:52.20. Hill, Jocelyn Reynolds, Elizabeth Heyde and Leza Cassidy teamed up in that race.

Another AG freshman, Christian Ricketts, placed third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:55.30.

The Eagles resume PAC 7 play against SLO on Thursday at AG, then have the Bearcat Relays on Saturday in Paso Robles.



3/20/14  Atascadero Dual at AGHS

Track: AG sweeps Atascadero

The Arroyo Grande girls track and field team rolled to a 108-32 win over Atascadero Thursday.

Josephine Graeber won the long jump (17 feet even) and triple jump (33-6) as the Eagles (3-0) breezed to a PAC 7 League win at home.

Haley Chavez ran the lead-off leg and Angela Gemignani anchored for an Arroyo Grande 1,600 relay team that won in 4 minutes 16.71 seconds. Chavez won the open 1,600 in 5:25.15. Gemignani took the 800 in 2:22.56.

Boys track and field

Arroyo Grande 74, Atascadero 62

The Eagles moved to 3-0 with a win over the Greyhounds in a PAC 7 League meet at Arroyo Grande.

Nathan Pino won the shot put (46 feet, 4 inches) and discus (138-10) for Arroyo Grande. Michael Jordano won the 200 (23.49) and high jump (5-10) and ran the third leg for the Eagles’ victorious 400 relay team (45.65).

Varisty Results Below



3/15/14  Simi Valley Pioneer Invite

Results: http://parser.dyestat.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=67779#.UyXEQ23n-Uk

Arroyo Grande at Pioneer Invitational

Freshman Talley Hill won both the girls 800 and 1,600 at the invitational meet in Simi Valley. Hill ran the 800 in 2:22.3 and the 1,600 in 5:18.6.

In the boys 4x100 relay, the Eagles’ team of Sean St. Denis, Jordan Foster, Michael Jordano and Matt Sill came in second in 44.3 seconds.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/03/16/2974415/prep-roundup-titans-bearcats-shine.html#storylink=cpy


3/13/14  Righetti Dual Meet at Righetti

Eagles roll to PAC 7 sweep of Warriors

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Josephine Graeber and Sigridur Karlsdottir doubled as the Eagles beat Righetti 122-12. Arroyo Grande’s boys defeated the Warriors 86-46.

Arroyo Grande’s girls and boys moved to 2-0. Both of those teams’ dual meets have been PAC 7 ones. Thursday marked the dual meet opener for Righetti’s boys and girls.

Graeber finished second by an inch in the girls Division 2 long jump last year. She leaped 17 feet, 8 inches as she won that event Thursday. Graeber also won the triple jump with a best of 33-8.

“My best is 17-11 3/4. I’m pretty happy with the 17-8 today,” Graeber, a sophomore who played for Arroyo Grande’s girls soccer team which won the 2014 PAC 7 League championship, said.

“My speed was good and my height was good. I just didn’t keep my chin up, that’s the only thing. You have to fix the little things.”

Graeber said, “I’m going to try to break the school record of 18-4 next week.”

Karlsdottir is a senior foreign exchange student from Iceland. She won the 100 meters in 12.50 seconds and the 200 in 27.37 after running the third leg for Arroyo Grande’s 400 relay team which won in 52.15.

“In Iceland, we train all year round for track. Because of the weather we don’t compete (outdoors) until the summer,” she said.

“The training facilities there, indoors and outdoors, are much better. But the coaches here are very good.”

Nathan Pino was a double winner for the Arroyo Grande boys, taking the shot put with a best of 44 feet, 1 1/4 inches and the discus with a 132-4. Hans Koellnberger provided most of the highlights for the Righetti boys.

He won the 400 meters in 52.43 and the 200 in 22.34. Later, the stoked-up senior ran a big anchor leg for Righetti’s 1,600 relay team, coming from behind to bring home the win for the Warriors’ quartet which combined for a 3:35.97.

The 400 has not been Koellnberger’s main open event before but, “This year it is,” he said.

As for the 200, “I want to get to the (Southern Section) finals and run in the 21’s there,” he said. The sectional preliminaries meet is as far as Koellnberger has advanced up to this year.

Christian Ricketts, son of Arroyo Grande cross country coach Sean Ricketts, broke onto the cross country scene as a top area runner as a freshman last fall. He ran a solid early-season time of 9:50.31 in winning the boys 3,200 meters.

“I was pretty happy with the time at this time of year,” he said. “I kept it under control the last lap.

“I’m not sure yet if my best track race is the 1,600, the 3,200 or the 800,” he said. “I’ll figure it out.”

The wind Thursday was at its worst during the first half of the meet, and Arroyo Grande juniors Joey Rodgers and Elizabeth Heyde, running into the thick of it, won the boys and girls 1,600 meters respectively.

“My PR is a 4:32,” Rodgers said after he won his race in 4:38.03. “I was a little worried about the wind, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

“I was really happy with the race today, really happy with how much I had left at the end.”

Heyde was part of an Arroyo Grande girls 3,200 meter relay team last year that broke the school record at the prestigious Arcadia Invitational. An injury marred her 2013 cross country season, but she said she’s coming back into form.

“They called it compartment syndrome,” Heyde said of what she’s battling after she won in 5:40.65. “I’m a lot stronger now than I was during the cross country season, but I’m not 100 percent yet. I’ve got a lot of work to do to get back to where I was at the end of (the track season) last year.”

Thursday, “The wind definitely was not helpful,” Heyde said.

Heyde anchored Arroyo Grande’s 1,600 relay team which won in 4:21.43. Haley Chavez, the 800 winner in 2:28.55, ran the first leg.

Cameron Hansen doubled for Righetti’s boys, winning the long jump at 20-3 and the high jump at 5-10.

Arroyo Grande’s teams will compete at the Simi Valley Invitational Saturday. Righetti’s squads will compete at the Atascadero Invitational that day


3/6/14 Pioneer Valley Dual Meet at AGHS

Boys: Arroyo Grande 107 Pioneer Valley 29; Girls: Arroyo Grande 114, Pioneer Valley 15

Angie Gemignani won the girls 1,600 5:30.9 and was a member of the winning 4x400 relay in 4:18.32 to lead the Eagles (1-0).Sean St. Denis won the boys 400 in 53.9, and was a member of the winning 4x100 relay in 45.3 and the 4x400 in 3:46.9 for Arroyo Grande. Freshman Matt Sill won the boys 110 high hurdles in 17.9, the 100 in 12.0 and was also on the 4x100 team.

Varsity Results Below



5/24/13 CIF SS Masters Meet (State Qualifier) at Cerritos College

Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/05/24/cif-ss-masters-meet-chart-ss/

Video Coverage of Meet: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/05/25/cif-ss-masters-webcast-footage/

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande sending two to state track meet

Madison Jacobs and Elijah Holt of the Arroyo Grande High track and field team used strong performances at Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet in Norwalk to qualify for next week’s state meet in Clovis.Jacobs won the girls discus, throwing 152 feet, 10 inches and placed seventh in the shot put at 42-4 1⁄2. Holt placed fifth in the boys 110 hurdles in 14.43 seconds.They are the only two San Luis Obispo County athletes to qualify for state.Also competing for Arroyo Grande, freshman Josephine Graeber placed 10th in the girls long jump at 17-8, and Jade Fuller placed ninth in the girls 800 in 2:15.05. Morro Bay’s Allie Sulaitis was 14th in the 800 in 2:17.20.San Luis Obispo boys pole vaulter Connor Hall was unable to qualify for state as he finished 11th at 14-10. The automatic state qualifying standard is 15-4.Atascadero’s Angelica Cussworth was ninth in the girls 300 hurdles at 44.23, and Nipomo’s Taylor Nevitt was 12th in the girls shot put at 38-0.The state meet takes place this coming Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High in Clovis.


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5/18/13 CIF Finals at Mt. Sac

Results: http://www.royalresults.com/results/2013/2013%20CIF%20Finals.htm

Jade Winning the 800m Video: http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=2537&do=videos&video_id=88839

Elijah winning the 110HH Video: http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=2537&do=videos&video_id=88859

Locals qualify for Masters

AG's Holt, Fuller and other qualify for Masters Meet

WALNUT — Favored St. Joseph junior Joseph Castellanos vaulted himself to a Division 4 championship. Underdog Arroyo Grande senior Jade Fuller ran herself to a Division 2 800 title and into the sectional Masters Meet.

Castellanos set a school record at 14 feet, 6 inches, leading a 1-2-4 finish in the boys pole vault and helping stake the St. Joseph boys to a fourth-place Division 4 team finish at the CIF Southern Section Track and Field Finals at Mt. San Antonio College Saturday. The eighth-seeded Fuller ran a personal best and school record 2 minutes, 13.93 seconds.

Arroyo Grande senior Elijah Holt (14.27, boys Division 2 110 hurdles) and Nipomo junior Taylor Nevitt (115-6, girls Division 3 discus) were other area winners Saturday.

Visualization, Castellanos said, helped him to victory. Teammate Ben Jones tied for second place with a personal best 13-0. Joaquin Castellanos, Joseph's twin brother, finished fourth at the same height.

“I'd never attempted 14-6 before,” said Joseph Castellanos.

“I just pictured myself looking up, the way I always do. That helped give me confidence that I could make the height. I visualized Sergei Bubka.”

Fuller bided her time during a fast first lap, then ran down the leaders in the last backstretch.

She went ahead just before the last turn. Two runners from the same school, who were pushing Fuller, came together in the backstretch and collided. One fell and could not finish. The other finished last.

“Well, I'd put in a lot of work,” Fuller said when she was asked if she had a shot at winning going into the race.

“It was definitely unfortunate that those two girls (collided), (although) it definitely opened up a spot for me.

“I beat my personal best by three seconds and set a school record by two seconds. I ran the race just the way I wanted to. I made my move on the backstretch on the second lap. That was my plan.”

Schoolmate Holt will join Fuller at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet that will take place next Friday night at Cerritos College in Norwalk. The meet is the sectional qualifier for the CIF State Track and Field Meet.

Nevitt will be at the Masters Meet, but not in the discus. She qualified with her third-place finish at 40-2 in the shot put.

“I'll take the win in the discus, but I was actually much happier with my shot put,” said Nevitt. “I squeezed into the Masters, I qualified 12th, but I got in.”

Lompoc senior Nikko Hayes was a double hurdles Masters qualifier. He finished second in 38.13 in the Division 3 boys 300 hurdles and third in 14.39 in the 110 high hurdles. He ran a personal best in both events.

Arroyo Grande freshman Josephine Graeber advanced to the Masters in the girls long jump. She finished second in Division 2 with a personal best 17-11. Citrus Valley senior Ekiah Lewis grabbed the win with a 18-0 1/2 leap on her last jump.

Dane Underwood of Santa Ynez made it into the Masters in the boys discus. He finished third, at 163-10, in Division 3. It was not known at press time whether or not Arroyo Grande senior Madison Jacobs advanced, but with second place finishes at 44-4 in the Division 2 girls shot put and 152-11 in the discus she seemed safe. Teammate Anna Zhang finished fifth in the Division 2 pole vault with a personal best 10-6. It was not known at press time whether or not she advanced. 

As for Hayes, “I got most everything I wanted out of today,” he said. “I can only improve from here. There's lots of room for improvement.”

Holt, the favorite, took command early in his race and stayed in front.

“My start was good, but I was high over the hurdles,” he said. “I'll work on that between now and the Masters Meet.”


5/11/13 CIF Prelims at Moorpark HS

Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/05/11/southern-section-division-2-prelims-ss/

Holt leads strong Arroyo Grande track showing at section preliminaries

Elijah Holt led an impressive showing from the Arroyo Grande High track and field team Saturday, winning the boys 110 meter hurdles in 14.26 seconds at the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 preliminaries.

Joey Reeves also qualified for Arroyo Grande, clearing 14 feet, 0 inches in the boys pole vault.

On the girls side, Madison Jacobs set two personal records, winning the discus at 163-111⁄2 and placing second in the shot put at 47-3.

Alex Mero qualified in the high jump, clearing 5-3, and Josephine Graeber qualified sixth in the long jump at 17-41⁄2. Anna Zhang qualified ninth in the pole vault at 10-0.

Jade Fuller qualified eighth in the 800 at 2:16.38 for the Eagles.


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 5/2/13 PAC 7 league Finals at Atascadero HS

Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/13pac7/Results.htm

Scores: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/13pac7/VScore.htm

San Luis Obispo takes boys crown, Arroyo Grande girls win team title at PAC 7 track meets

San Luis Obispo has its six-year reign as girls team champs ended, while Tigers win first boys title since 2004

On a day when some of the PAC 7 track and field athletes took advantage of a tailwind, Arroyo Grande High’s Jade Fuller created a breeze of her own by whizzing past the competition to set a league record in the 800-meter run.

Fuller, who finished in 2 minutes, 16.71 seconds, and teammates Elizabeth Heyde, at 2:18.08, and Angela Gemignani, at 2:18.17, finished first, second and third to help Arroyo Grande (214 points) pull out a dominant victory in the girls team race as San Luis Obispo (163) finished second and Atascadero (69) finished third.

But as the San Luis Obispo girls had a six-year title streak snapped, the Tigers boys team won its first PAC 7 title since 2004, according to coach David Gomes.

The Tigers placed first with 146 points, while Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande finished second and third, respectively, with 94 and 84 points.

San Luis Obispo’s Connor Hall won the 300 hurdles in 39.20, and followed up with a narrow victory on the pole vault about 8 p.m., one of the day’s final events, finishing at 15 feet, 6 inches. Joey Reeves also cleared 15-6, but Hall won on misses.

Hall has cleared 16-2 this year, making him among the best in the state, and he’ll compete in track at Duke next year.

“Last year, it was hot and I had a tailwind,” Hall said. “Tonight, it was cold, one of the last events of the day, and no wind (in the evening). Surprisingly, I felt pretty good, though. It has been a great season.”

Besides Fuller, some of the stars in the girls events included San Luis Obispo’s Ariel Becker, who reached 18-3 in long jump for first, clearing 18 feet twice in the competition for the first time this season; Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs dominated the shot put with a 45-8 throw, more than 10 feet farther than teammate Angelica Gagliano, who was second at 35-6.

“It’s a really nice day out here,” Jacobs said. “It can be a little hot. Today, the breeze makes it perfect. I’m very happy with my shot put throw, because it’s a new personal record for me.

My previous best was 44-10.”

Jacobs also repeated in the discus at 148-10. She was the state runner-up in that event last year.

Paso Robles’ Samantha Anderson won the 100-meter dash at 12.28 and the 200-meter dash at 25.54, continuing her dominant season as the league’s best sprinter. The 100-meter time was a personal best and a school record.

“I’ve been working on my starts quite a bit because that’s my biggest challenge,” Anderson said. “I thought I got off OK, but I had a strong finish in the 100 and I’m happy to get the PR and be going to CIF on a high note.”

Another North County sprinter who appeared to be shot out of a cannon was Atascadero sophomore Angelica Cusworth, who won the 300 hurdles with a 45.45 time and the 400-meter dash at 57.98.

In the girls 1,600 relay, Cusworth closed a huge margin and nearly beat the San Luis Obispo team as one of her coaches timed her at 56 seconds, which would have smashed a personal record in the individual races.

“That 400 (individual race) was one of the first times I’ve been pushed all year,” Cusworth said. “I really had to run hard in that one. That’s great because the competition will help me for CIF (prelims will take place May 11).”

In the boys events, San Luis Obispo sophomore Nate Greenelsh was the last leg of a 400 relay team that ran a school-record 43.32 to beat second place Righetti. His teammates were Cole Bradley, Andrew Toh and Raymond Smith.

“I have shin splints, but the win feels nice,” Greenelsh said. “I really tried to kick at the end and just give it all I had.”

Arroyo Grande’s Elijah Holt ran his second-best time in winning the 110-meter hurdles at 14.22, blowing away the second-place runner, Adrian Vera of Pioneer Valley, who ran 15.08. With an aerodynamic mohawk haircut, Holt was all smiles after the race.

“I got all my nerves out on the false start,” Holt said. “My goal recently has been to get faster between the hurdles, so really I’ve just been practicing sprint speed.”

Heading off to UC San Diego next year to compete in track and field, Paso Robles’ Ben Nagengast celebrated his final PAC 7 championship by winning the discus with a 156-10 toss, two feet better than his runner-up opponent.

“I’ve gained 25 pounds since January,” Nagengast said. “I’m not at 230. I eat everything. I’ve just been trying to focus on speed and power and not worry about the graceful thing when I throw.”


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Besides Fuller, some of the stars in the girls events included San Luis Obispo’s Ariel Becker, who reached 18-3 in long jump for first, clearing 18 feet twice in the competition for the first time this season; Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs dominated the shot put with a 45-8 throw, more than 10 feet farther than teammate Angelica Gagliano, who was second at 35-6.

“It’s a really nice day out here,” Jacobs said. “It can be a little hot. Today, the breeze makes it perfect. I’m very happy with my shot put throw, because it’s a new personal record for me.

My previous best was 44-10.”

Jacobs also repeated in the discus at 148-10. She was the state runner-up in that event last year.

Paso Robles’ Samantha Anderson won the 100-meter dash at 12.28 and the 200-meter dash at 25.54, continuing her dominant season as the league’s best sprinter. The 100-meter time was a personal best and a school record.

“I’ve been working on my starts quite a bit because that’s my biggest challenge,” Anderson said. “I thought I got off OK, but I had a strong finish in the 100 and I’m happy to get the PR and be going to CIF on a high note.”

Another North County sprinter who appeared to be shot out of a cannon was Atascadero sophomore Angelica Cusworth, who won the 300 hurdles with a 45.45 time and the 400-meter dash at 57.98.

In the girls 1,600 relay, Cusworth closed a huge margin and nearly beat the San Luis Obispo team as one of her coaches timed her at 56 seconds, which would have smashed a personal record in the individual races.

“That 400 (individual race) was one of the first times I’ve been pushed all year,” Cusworth said. “I really had to run hard in that one. That’s great because the competition will help me for CIF (prelims will take place May 11).”

In the boys events, San Luis Obispo sophomore Nate Greenelsh was the last leg of a 400 relay team that ran a school-record 43.32 to beat second place Righetti. His teammates were Cole Bradley, Andrew Toh and Raymond Smith.

“I have shin splints, but the win feels nice,” Greenelsh said. “I really tried to kick at the end and just give it all I had.”

Arroyo Grande’s Elijah Holt ran his second-best time in winning the 110-meter hurdles at 14.22, blowing away the second-place runner, Adrian Vera of Pioneer Valley, who ran 15.08. With an aerodynamic mohawk haircut, Holt was all smiles after the race.

“I got all my nerves out on the false start,” Holt said. “My goal recently has been to get faster between the hurdles, so really I’ve just been practicing sprint speed.”

Heading off to UC San Diego next year to compete in track and field, Paso Robles’ Ben Nagengast celebrated his final PAC 7 championship by winning the discus with a 156-10 toss, two feet better than his runner-up opponent.

“I’ve gained 25 pounds since January,” Nagengast said. “I’m not at 230. I eat everything. I’ve just been trying to focus on speed and power and not worry about the

Besides Fuller, some of the stars in the girls events included San Luis Obispo’s Ariel Becker, who reached 18-3 in long jump for first, clearing 18 feet twice in the competition for the first time this season; Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs dominated the shot put with a 45-8 throw, more than 10 feet farther than teammate Angelica Gagliano, who was second at 35-6.

“It’s a really nice day out here,” Jacobs said. “It can be a little hot. Today, the breeze makes it perfect. I’m very happy with my shot put throw, because it’s a new personal record for me.

My previous best was 44-10.”

Jacobs also repeated in the discus at 148-10. She was the state runner-up in that event last year.


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Besides Fuller, some of the stars in the girls events included San Luis Obispo’s Ariel Becker, who reached 18-3 in long jump for first, clearing 18 feet twice in the competition for the first time this season; Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs dominated the shot put with a 45-8 throw, more than 10 feet farther than teammate Angelica Gagliano, who was second at 35-6.

“It’s a really nice day out here,” Jacobs said. “It can be a little hot. Today, the breeze makes it perfect. I’m very happy with my shot put throw, because it’s a new personal record for me.

My previous best was 44-10.”

Jacobs also repeated in the discus at 148-10. She was the state runner-up in that event last year.

Paso Robles’ Samantha Anderson won the 100-meter dash at 12.28 and the 200-meter dash at 25.54, continuing her dominant season as the league’s best sprinter. The 100-meter time was a personal best and a school record.

“I’ve been working on my starts quite a bit because that’s my biggest challenge,” Anderson said. “I thought I got off OK, but I had a strong finish in the 100 and I’m happy to get the PR and be going to CIF on a high note.”

Another North County sprinter who appeared to be shot out of a cannon was Atascadero sophomore Angelica Cusworth, who won the 300 hurdles with a 45.45 time and the 400-meter dash at 57.98.

In the girls 1,600 relay, Cusworth closed a huge margin and nearly beat the San Luis Obispo team as one of her coaches timed her at 56 seconds, which would have smashed a personal record in the individual races.

“That 400 (individual race) was one of the first times I’ve been pushed all year,” Cusworth said. “I really had to run hard in that one. That’s great because the competition will help me for CIF (prelims will take place May 11).”

In the boys events, San Luis Obispo sophomore Nate Greenelsh was the last leg of a 400 relay team that ran a school-record 43.32 to beat second place Righetti. His teammates were Cole Bradley, Andrew Toh and Raymond Smith.

“I have shin splints, but the win feels nice,” Greenelsh said. “I really tried to kick at the end and just give it all I had.”

Arroyo Grande’s Elijah Holt ran his second-best time in winning the 110-meter hurdles at 14.22, blowing away the second-place runner, Adrian Vera of Pioneer Valley, who ran 15.08. With an aerodynamic mohawk haircut, Holt was all smiles after the race.

“I got all my nerves out on the false start,” Holt said. “My goal recently has been to get faster between the hurdles, so really I’ve just been practicing sprint speed.”

Heading off to UC San Diego next year to compete in track and field, Paso Robles’ Ben Nagengast celebrated his final PAC 7 championship by winning the discus with a 156-10 toss, two feet better than his runner-up opponent.

“I’ve gained 25 pounds since January,” Nagengast said. “I’m not at 230. I eat everything. I’ve just been trying to focus on speed and power and not worry about the graceful thing when I throw.”


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4/26/13 League Prelims at Atascadero HS

Full Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/13pac7/PResults.htm


4/20/13 Bill Kearney Invite in Salinas and Mt. Sac Relays

Bill Kearney Invite Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/04/20/bill-kearney-invitational-cc/

Mt. Sac Relays Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/04/20/mt-sac-relays-friday/

Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande shine at Salinas track meet

Elsewhere, Madison Jacobs has big day in the throws at Mt. SAC Relays

San Luis Obispo - The Tribune
Connor Hall won the pole vault to help the San Luis Obispo High boys track and field team to the team title at the Bill Kearney Invitational in Salinas on Saturday.  The Tigers won with 93 points as a team. Salinas was second with 90.Hall cleared 16 feet in the pole vault and was also a member of San Luis Obispo’s first-place 400-meter relay team, which won in 43.59 seconds.  The Tigers girls also placed first in the meet, sharing the team title with Arroyo Grande at 80 points.  Kelsey Harper won the triple jump at 35-0 and the 300 hurdles in 46.68 seconds for San Luis Obispo, Ariel Becker added a win in the long jump at 17-1, and Mary Andino won the discus at 125-4 for the TigersThe Arroyo Grande girls 1,600 relay team  of Demi Wack, Nicole Pitman, Christine Moreno and Jade Fuller set a meet record, winning in 4:04.2.  Elizabeth Heyde won the 800 in 2:17.2, and Jocelyn Reynolds won the 3,200 in 11.38.4.

Elijah Holt paced the Arroyo Grande boys, winning the 110 hurdles in 14.35 seconds.Jonathon Corley (4:28.9) and Blake Maule (4:30.2) placed second and third, respectively, in the 1,600 for the Eagles boys.For Paso Robles, Ben Nagengast won the boys discus at 157-0.  Matt Kwiatkowski won the 3,200 for the Bearcats, but the official time had not been reported at press time.Sammie Anderson won the girls 100 in 12.74, and Madison Moore won the girls 400 in 59.8 for Paso Robles.Arroyo Grande at Mount SAC Relays Madison Jacobs threw a personal record 156-7, good for second place in the girls discus for Arroyo Grande.  Jacobs took fourth in the shot put with a distance of 44-6.Alex Mero won the seeded high jump at 5-4 for the Eagles.


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4/19/13 Articles on Girls 4x800m relay teams from Arcadia

Girls set a school record and ran the 3rd fastest time in the nation this year.

Times Press: http://www.timespressrecorder.com/articles/2013/04/19/sports/sport95.txt

Santa Maria Times: http://santamariatimes.com/high-school/aghs/ag-s-glamour-girls/article_92a6e7e4-a8b8-11e2-9149-001a4bcf887a.html

Coast News: http://www.tolosapress.com/managed_files/cms/CNWebIssue041813.pdf see page 23


4/18/13 St. Joes Dual at AGHS

The Arroyo Grande High School girls track team defeated St. Joseph 119-17 in a PAC 7 League meet Thursday. The Eagles' boys defeated the Knights 111-22 Thursday.

Double winners for the Arroyo Grande girls included Dresden Smith (17.13 seconds, 100-meter high hurdles and 48.53, 300 hurdles); Madison Jacobs (41 feet, 11 inches, shot put and 146-5, discus); and Josephine Graeber (16-3, long jump , and 33-5, triple jump).

Double winners for the Arroyo Grande boys included DeSean Scott (19-5, long jump and 5-10, high jump); and Austin Gosbarra (17.37, 110 high hurdles, and 43.89, 300 hurdles).

The Eagles’ Joey Reeves had a big winning boys pole vault, 15-6. “He almost had 16-2,” said Arroyo Grande coach James Brown. “He had a good attempt. He just barely touched the bar. We thought it was staying on.”

Kiana Kawatachi (11:56.66, girls 3,200 meters) and Hunter Groenveld (48-1, boys shot put) were St. Joseph’s winners.

 


4/12-4/13 Frosh Soph and Varsity West Coast Relays

West Coast Relays Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/04/13/west-coast-relays-ce/

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande's Holt wins 110 hurdles at West Coast Relays

Arroyo Grande High’s Elijah Holt won the boys invitational 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.20 seconds, a personal record, and teammate Joey Reeves placed first in the invitational pole vault (15 feet, 2 inches) at the West Coast Relays in Clovis on Saturday.

The Arroyo Grande girls invitational 1,600-meter relay team of Demi Wack, Nicole Pitman, Jade Fuller and Christine Moreno had a season-best time of 4 minutes, 1.23 seconds to place second.

Madison Jacobs placed second in the girls invitational shot put (43-10), and third in the invitational discus (131-4).

Fuller ran a personal best in the invitational 800 (2:17.98), earning fourth place, and Wack earned fourth place in the invitational 300 low hurdles (48.57). Teammate Dresden Smith was sixth in 49.75.

Elizabeth Heyde finished out the girls side by placing seventh in the invitational 1,600 with a PR of 5:07.61.

For the Paso Robles boys, Ben Nagengast placed first in the seeded shot put (48-3 3/4).

Jonah Cole finished second in the invitational boys discus with a mark of 146-11 for the Bearcats.

On the girls side, Samantha Anderson placed first in the seeded 100 (12.40). She was also a part of the seeded 1,600 relay, with teammates Madison Moore, Elle Bernal and Ashley Davis, that placed first in 4:10.68.


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4/5/13-4/6/13 Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia HS

Full Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/wp-contentdata/uploads/2013/04/2013ArcadiaFullResults.pdf

Girls 4x800m Invite Video: http://arcadiainvite.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=84206

Boys 4x800m Seeded Video: http://arcadiainvite.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=84207

Elijah's Hurdle Race: http://arcadiainvite.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=videos&video_id=84404

Arcadia Invitational-Saturday Summary

ARCADIA — Arroyo Grande seniors Elijah Holt and Madison Jacobs showed well at the nationally renowned Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School Saturday night.

Holt finished fourth in 14.4 seconds in the Invitational section of the boys 110-meter high hurdles. His best time is a wind-aided 14.38, which he ran earlier this year. It was not known at press time if his time Saturday night was wind-aided.

The Invitational section was the highest section of an event at the meet.

Jacobs placed fourth at 151 feet even in the Invitational section of the girls discus. The 151-0 is her best mark this year. She posted a 42-10 in the Invitational shot put. Jacobs did not place in that event.

Arroyo Grande’s Joey Reeves finished eighth at 15-5 in the Boys Invitational pole vault. The Eagles’ girls distance medley relay team of Elizabeth Heyde (1,200 leg), Christine Moreno (400), Jade Fuller (800) and Jocelyn Reynolds (1,600) finished 12th in the Invitational section.

Lompoc senior Nikko Hayes ran in Boys Open heats of the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles. He finished fifth in 15.39 in his 110 highs heat and third in 39.35 in his 300 hurdles heat.

St. Joseph junior Eli Malfo ran 1:56 in a Boys Seeded 800 section.

Cabrillo senior Rebecka Miranda was scheduled to compete in the girls long jump and triple jump but she did not because of an injury to a tendon, a source familiar with the situation said.

Arroyo Grande’s girls 6,400 relay team of Reynolds, Leah Rife Dupuy, Angie Gemignani and Heyde finished 13th in 21:16 in the Invitational section late Friday night.  cadia Inviational-Saturday Summary

Arcadia Invitational-Friday Summary

ARCADIA — Arroyo Grande’s Jade Fuller, Jocelyn Reynolds, Angie Gemignani and Elizabeth Heyde teamed for the third-fastest high school time in the nation in the girls 3,200 relay at this prestigious meet at Arcadia High School.

Fuller, Reynolds, Gemignani and Heyde teamed for a 9:18.94. That was good for second place in the Invitational section of the event. The Invitational section of races at Arcadia is the highest rated section.

Fuller led off with a 2:19.5 split. Reynolds ran 2:21.0, Gemignani 2:19.5 and Heyde anchored in 2:18.8.

Arroyo Grande’s boys 3,200 relay squad of Blake Maule, Everett Lucero, John Nichols and Nate Mash finished third in the Seeded section in a combined 8:04.09. Maule ran a 1:59.9 split. Lucero ran 2:02.1, Nichols turned a 2:00.6 and Mash ran 2:00.8.


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AG’s Holt ready for Arcadia this time

When ArroyoGrandeHigh School hurdler Elijah Holt raced at the nationally-renowned Arcadia Invitational last year, he was overwhelmed by the experience.

He was usually so far ahead in his 110-meter high hurdles races that no one else was in sight. Top-quality prep track and field athletes from California, and beyond, compete at Arcadia. Holt, running in the seeded race, had plenty of company he wasn’t used to seeing.

“I wasn’t used to having guys (running) on either side of me,” said Holt. “I ran my worst race of the year.”

The seeded division is a notch below the Open Division, which is the top one, at Arcadia. Holt’s times are fast enough this year that, “I think I have a chance to get in the Open Division.”

Whether or not he competes in the Open Division, Holt will be racing at the Arcadia Invitational that runs today and Saturday at ArcadiaHigh School. This time, he pledged, he will be ready.

Holt spoke after winning the 110 high hurdles in 14.52 seconds at the 39th annual Elks San Luis Obispo County Meet at CuestaCollege last Saturday that Elks Lodge 2504 in Oceano sponsored. Holt has a best this year of 14.38 — that’s his personal best, in fact — but that time was wind-aided.

There wasn’t much wind when Holt ran that 14.52 Saturday, so that mark might stand up as a non-wind-aided time.

Holt said he “didn’t even know what the Arcadia Invitational was last year until (assistant) coach (Jon) Hitchen told me I got in.”

He will be armed with advanced knowledge this time as he preps for the meet. Holt will be armed with knowledge of what the meet is and what it’s about. He’ll also be armed with the knowledge that he is way ahead of where he was at this time last year.

And last year wound pretty good for Holt after his disappointment at Arcadia. “I was fourth at the CIF Southern Section Division 2 Finals,” in the 110 highs, said Holt. Competition at the Southern Section finals is regularly tougher than what it is at many other states’ state meets.

Now, “I’m a lot faster than I was at this time last year,” said Holt. “I’ve been doing some longer events this year, the 200 and 300 hurdles, and I think that has helped me with my finish.”

Holt was the Boys Varsity Outstanding Track Events Performer as he led the Eagles to victory at the Elks county meet last Saturday. Besides his win in the 110 highs, he ran the second leg for Arroyo Grande’s winning 400 relay team and was an upset winner in the 100.

Holt transferred from PasoRoblesHigh School to Arroyo Grande during his freshman year. He has been in the Arroyo Grande track program for four years and has been a varsity member for the last three.

He has also played football for three years, the last two as a varsity man, for the Eagles. He was a standout kick returner and defensive back for Tom Goossen’s varsity football squad last fall but Holt said, though he likes both sports, he prefers track.

“I think I’m better at it, and it’s more exciting,” he said. “There’s more of an adrenaline rush.”

Holt said he would like to run track for a four-year college or university but, “I haven’t talked to anyone yet.”

His goal of running for a college or university after high school is some more motivation for Holt to do well at Arcadia this weekend.

“It’s a big-time meet,” he said. “There are typically college scouts there.”

Arroyo Grande has several more athletes competing in Arcadia this weekend.

Senior Madison Jacobs, who has committed to throw for the University of Kentucky, will throw in the shot put and the discus Saturday.

Joey Reeves is seeded 15th in the boys pole vault for Saturday and Alex Mero is listed in the girls high jump, slated for Saturday. Reeves’ rival Connor Hall, from San Luis Obispo, wasn’t listed in the heat sheets.

The Eagles also have a distance medley girls relay team and a girls 4x1,600 meter relay team.

Arroyo Grande has a boys team in the 4x1,600 relay and the 4x800 relay.


3/30/13 SLO County Meet at Cuesta

County Meet Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/13county/CMallResults.htm

Five meet records fall at Elks San Luis Obispo County track meet

The Arroyo Grande High track and field team swept the boys and girls team titles at the Elks San Luis Obispo County Track and Field Meet at Cuesta College on Saturday.

Arroyo Grande was dominant, with the girls team putting up 215.5 points to win. San Luis Obispo was second at 94, followed by Nipomo (75.7), Paso Robles (36), Atascadero (27), Morro Bay (18) and Templeton (16).

The Arroyo Grande boys won with 114 points, followed Paso Robles (93.5), San Luis Obispo (89), Atascadero (73), Templeton (52.5), Morro Bay (37), Nipomo (30) and Mission Prep (1).

“We’ve focused on the county meet and the league meet,” Arroyo Grande head coach James Brown said. “The county meet is a big meet for us. We know that teams are gunning for us.”

Atascadero’s Robbie Hixson set two meet records, according to Greyhounds head coach Dave Donati, winning the boys 400 in 49.62 seconds, a school record, and the 800 in 1:56.66.

“We knew he had it in him,” Donati said. “So that was very exciting. He had to really push the first lap because he was out with a guy that maybe went out too fast. He finished really well though.

"The 400-meter school record, that’s been on him, that’s been one of his goals for a long time, so that was good to see.”

Elijah Holt led the way for the Arroyo Grande boys, winning the 110 hurdles in a meet-record time of 14:52, and the 100 in 11.31. He was named the Outstanding Boys Track Athlete of the Meet.

“(Holt) is one of our strong points,” Brown said. “He was really smooth. He’s run well, and we knew that was going to happen.”

Madison Jacobs also won two events for Arroyo Grande, winning the girls discus with a distance of 139 feet, 4 inches and the shot put at 43-113⁄4. She was named the Outstanding Girls Field Events Performer.

Arroyo Grande’s Christine Moreno won the 400 in 1:00.47 and anchored the 1,600 relay team that won in meet record time of 4:03.75. She was named the Outstanding Girls Track Athlete of the Meet.

Arroyo Grande finished first and second in the girls 1,600, with Elizabeth Heyde winning in 5:06.56, followed by Jocelyn Reynolds in 5:09.14.

Allie Sulaitis won the girls 800 in 2:15.95, setting a Morro Bay school record, according to Pirates coach Patrice Lumarque.

San Luis Obispo’s Ariel Becker won the girls 200 in 27.21 seconds and the long jump at 17-0.
Connor Hall won the boys pole vault, clearing a meet-record height 15-7, for San Luis Obispo, while teammate Jack Ferguson won the discus (156-6). Hall was named the Outstanding Boys Field Events Performer.

Dominic Chance of Atascadero won the boys long jump with a mark of 20-9 and the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.74. Chance finished second behind Holt in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.65.

Templeton’s Ross Berry won the boys shot put with a distance of 49-10.


3/28/13  Paso Robles Dual Meet at Paso

Arroyo Grande sweeps Paso Robles at track meet

DeSean Scott swept all three boys jumping events to lead the Arroyo Grande High track and field team to a sweep of the Bearcats in Paso Robles on Thursday.

The Eagles boys team won 76-60, while the girls team won 107-25.

Scott won the long jump (19 feet, 53⁄4 inches), the high jump (5-10) and the triple jump (39-03⁄4), and Elijah Holt added a win in the 110 hurdles (14.4 seconds) for the Arroyo Grande boys (4-1).

For the Bearcats boys (0-3-1), Ben Nagengast won the shot put (46-9) and the discus (147-0) and Matt Mihelic won the 100 (11.6) and the 200 (23.0).

Madison Jacobs won the shot put (41-0) and the discus (146-10) for the Eagles girls (5-0).

The Paso Robles girls fall to 1-3 with the loss.


3/23/13 Atascadero Invitational and Santa Barbara Easter Relays (Split Squads)

Atascadero Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/13ata/Results.htm

Santa Barbara Easter Relays Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/03/23/santa-barbara-easter-relays-ss/

Atascadero Invitational

Angelica Cusworth won the girls 100-meter dash, in 13.14 seconds, and the 300 hurdles (45.81) for the Greyhounds.

Robert Hixson won the boys 400 (50.54) for Atascadero.

San Luis Obispo’s Nate Greenelsh won the 100 (11.65), William Ernst won the 3,200 (9:37.1), and Connor Hall won the pole vault at 15 feet, 6 inches.

Alex Dalley won the girls long jump (16-4) and the 100 hurdles (17.19), while teammate Grace Torres won the triple jump (35-4) for the Tigers.

Madison Moore of Paso Robles won the girls 400 (1:01.1) and the 800 (2:30.1), while teammate Ashley Davis won the 3,200 (11:23.8).

Aiden Farrell won the boys 1,600 (4:33.3) for the Bearcats.

Matt Willkomm won the boys high jump at 6-0 for Arroyo Grande. Elijah Holt won the 110 hurdles (14.56), and Sean St. Denis won the 200 (23.55) for the Eagles. Arroyo Grande’s Christine Moreno won the girls 200 (26.78) and was joined by teammates Demi Wack, Nicole Pitman, Kina Lang to win the girls 1,600 relay (4:05.99).

Paige Waymire won the girls high jump for Nipomo at 5-2.

Templeton’s Tyler Murphee won the boys long jump (20-4) and triple jump (40-5).

Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande at Santa Barbara Easter Relays

Jonah Cole placed second for the Bearcats in the discus with a distance of 146-11. Paso Robles’ Ben Nagengast took third in the same event at 143-10.

Elizabeth Heyde, Jocelyn Reynolds, Angela Gemignani, and Jade Fuller won the 3,200 relay (9:43) for Arroyo Grande.


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3/21/13 SLO Dual Meet at AGHS

Boys: Arroyo Grande 71, San Luis Obispo 65; Girls: Arroyo Grande 88, San Luis Obispo 44

Sean St. Denis won the 400 (52.83) and the 200 (24.31) for the Eagles (3-1).

Connor Hall from the Tigers and Joey Reeves from the Eagles each cleared 15-6 in the pole vault, but Hall won with fewer misses. Josh Ernst won the 3,200 (9:54) for San Luis Obispo.

On the girls side, Alex Mero won the long jump (15-10) and high jump (5-4) for Arroyo Grande (4-0). Madison Jacobs won the shot put (41-10).

Ariel Becker won the 100 for San Luis Obispo (13.4).


3/17/13 Maurice Greene Invite at Oaks Christian

Full Results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/2013/03/16/maurice-greene-inv-ss/


Elijah Holt runs PR in hurdles at Thousand Oaks meet

Elijah Holt ran a personal-record and won the boys 110-meter hurdles in 14.38 seconds for the Arroyo Grande High track team at the Maurice Greene Invitational in Thousand Oaks on Saturday.

Joey Reeves was second in the boys pole vault at 14 feet, 6 inches for the Eagles, and Arroyo Grande won the team pole vault trophy with the highest combined team total. The other two contributing vaulters were Anthony Cecchi and James Jarvis.

Trevor Cowan had a PR and finished in third for the Eagles in the 1,600 (4:31.6), and also placed third in the 3,200 (9:49).

On the girls side, Madison Jacobs won the discus (145-8) and was second in the shot put (41-10), and Sarah Freeman finished in third in the discus (123-1) for Arroyo Grande.

Alex Mero won the high jump (5-4), and Jocelyn Reynolds was third in the 1,600 (5:19) and 3,200 (11:43) for the Eagles.



 


3/14/13 Atascadero Dual Meet at AHS

Boys: Arroyo Grande 80, Atascadero 56 Girls: Arroyo Grande 100, Atascadero 36

Elijah Holt won the 100 in 11. 41 and the 110 hurdles (14.64), and Matt Willkomm took triple jump (39-0) and high jump (5-8) for Eagles boys (2-1 PAC 7).

For the Arroyo Grande girls (3-0), Elizabeth Heyde won the 1,600 (5:17) and the 800 (2:24). Alex Miro won the high jump (4-8) and triple jump (33-4).

Dominic Chance took the 300 hurdles (42.7) and the long jump (21-21⁄2) and Adam Schwarm swept the throws, winning the discus (120-6) and shot put (42-51⁄2) for the Greyhound boys (0-2 PAC 7).

Angelica Cusworth won the 300 hurdles (46.72) and the 100 meter (12.39) for the Atascadero girls (0-2). 


3/7/12 Righetti Dual Meet at AGHS

Boys: Arroyo Grande 84, Righetti 52

Girls: Arroyo Grande 129, Righetti 3

Alex Mero took the long jump (15 feet, 1 inch), the high jump (5-2) and the triple jump (32-5) for the Arroyo Grande girls (2-0) in the PAC 7 win.

Madison Jacobs won discus (148-6) and shot put (40-7) for Arroyo Grande’s girls, and Elizabeth Heyde won the 1,600-meter (5 minutes, 25.34 seconds) and the 800 (2:29).

Joey Reeves won the pole vault (15-0) and triple jump (39-6) for the Arroyo Grande boys (1-1).


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/03/07/2421060/prep-roundup-baldwin-pitches-paso.html#storylink=cpy

 


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3/2/13 Bearcat Relays at Paso Robles HS

Results - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlMoMrHsyL-LdEdaNkNSSUJ5Y3BXdXVxTURlZmhKdFE&usp=sharing

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande girls track team wins at Bearcat Relays

The Arroyo Grande High girls track and field team cruised to victory at the Bearcat Relays in Paso Robles on Saturday, outscoring the second-place Bearcats 122-75 behind strong performances from Christine Moreno and Alex Mero.

San Luis Obispo finished third with 66 points, followed by St. Joseph (52), Nipomo (48) and Templeton (26).

Moreno was named the girls track athlete of the meet, and Mero was named the girls field athlete of the meet.

Mero was a part of the winning high jump team (in which she jumped 5 feet, 2 inches), long jump team (she jumped 15-6) and triple jump team (she jumped 33-9).

On the boys side, Righetti won the team title with 77 points. Paso Robles was next at 65, followed by San Luis Obispo (55), Atascadero (48), Nipomo (46) and Templeton (43).

The Tigers’ Connor Hall was named the boys field athlete of the meet after earning the highest mark in the pole vault at 15-6, one of the state’s top 10 marks of the young season, according to San Luis Obispo coach Dave Gomes.

Chris Toh also had a strong showing for the Tigers, earning top marks in both the long jump and triple jump.


2/28/13 Pioneer Valley Dual Meet at PVHS

Boys: Pioneer Valley 70, Arroyo Grande 60; Girls: Arroyo Grande 112, Pioneer Valley 22

The Eagles’ Joey Reeves cleared 16 feet in the boys pole vault, just one inch short of the school record.

Reeves also cleared 15-6 in the California Indoor Meet in Fresno on Feb. 18.

Blake Maule won the 1,600 in 4:24.4 and the 800 in 2:07.68 for Arroyo Grande, and  Elijah Holt took the 100 hurdles in 14.58 seconds and the 200 in 24.05.

Madison Jacobs won the shot for Arroyo Grande (1-0) girls at 40-53⁄4 and the discus at 139-6. Alex Mero won the high jump (5-2) and triple jump (31-10) and Jocelyn Reynolds won the 1,600 (5:29.)2 and the 3,200 (12:32.12) for the Eagles.

 


 

 

 


6/2/12 CIF State Meet at Buchanan High School

A trio of seconds at state track and field meet

Templeton High’s Camacho is runner-up for third year in a row, while Arroyo Grande’s Weinreich and Jacobs miss titles by a combined 53⁄4 inches

CLOVIS — Arroyo Grande High discus thrower Madison Jacobs didn’t truly feel the hurt until she was standing on the winners’ podium, where she stood on the second-place step during the CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

Standing at the top was Redwoods of Visalia’s Lissette Mendivil.

Yes, Jacobs was that close to becoming a state champion. The junior finished with a personal-best mark of 155 feet, 9 inches but Mendivil won by just one inch on her sixth and final throw.

“At first, it wasn’t like it was a big deal,” Jacobs said about coming up short. “At the same time, it was starting to hit me when you’re up there (on the podium). You’re so close and you’ve been working so hard all year and you can’t pull it out. It’s kind of disappointing.”

Two other San Luis Obispo County athletes made the same bittersweet walk to the podium only to receive second-place medals.

Arroyo Grande senior Garrett Weinreich finished with a boys shot put throw of 61-111⁄2 — his personal best — to finish second to Newport Harbor’s Ethan Cochran, who won at 62-4 1⁄4.

And Templeton senior Savannah Camacho became a three-time state runner-up in the girls 800-meter run behind Harvard-Westlake’s Amy Weissenbach — for the third consecutive time — in 2 minutes, 9.3 seconds.

Weissenbach won in 2:05.7, well below her national record of 2:02.04 that she set last year at the state meet.

“I’ve never really like the word runner-up, to be honest,” said Camacho, who has a full-ride scholarship to Oklahoma State. “It’s an honor to be running with (Weissenbach). She’s a great athlete. But I’m a competitor. I don’t like to lose. Luckily, I can turn that into a positive energy to help me with training, so I’ve learned to not let it get me down, which is good, but at the same time I wanna break past the runner-up barrier.”

Weinreich, who’s headed to Oregon State for football, wasn’t pleased with his performance. He wanted to do better, considering he was a few inches away from a state title — though he improved from his third-place finish in 2011.

“I was pretty consistent with my throws,” said Weinreich, who had another toss of 60-4 3⁄4 on his first try. He fouled four times. “It was the little things that could have made it 62, 63 feet. It just wasn’t my day.”

Jacobs was the closest to being the first county athlete to win a state title since former Mission Prep standout Jordan Hasay completed a four-year run in the girls 3,200 in 2009. Jacobs also could’ve been the first from Arroyo Grande since 2005, when Danny Rohr won the boys shot put.

Jacobs started the first round at 147-10 before fouling on her next two tries. But her fourth throw was her best, prompting the crowd to give her a round of applause. She then threw 148-8 but fouled on her final attempt.

With Mendivil graduating this year, Jacobs is happy she has one year remaining.

“There’s one person not there in the competition, and it makes me want to work even harder next year to make sure you do come out on top,” she said. “I know I still need to work hard to get to the same place. You’re not always guaranteed a good mark.”

Camacho leaves behind a hard-to-beat legacy at Templeton, with four state appearances that ended with three silver medals. In her 800 race, she maintained second after the first lap with runners behind her trying to make a last push.

“I’m glad I didn’t give up at the end, though,” Camacho said. “I could’ve lost second place really easily, so I’m glad I held on. I wish it could’ve gone better. I wish I could’ve PRed. It gives me something more to work for in the coming years. I’m confident that I’ll keep improving. I know this isn’t the end of my track season.”


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/06/02/2090365/a-trio-of-seconds-at-state-track.html#storylink=cpy

 


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5/25/12  CIF Masters Meet at Cerritos College

Results: http://espn.go.com/high-school/track-and-xc/california/story/_/id/7973057/2012-cif-ss-masters-meet

Jacobs, Weinreich shine at Southern Section Masters track meet

Arroyo Grande throwers qualify for state in two events apiece

Arroyo Grande High’s Madison Jacobs and Garrett Weinreich aren’t going to the CIF state track and field meet in one event, but two.

Jacobs placed first in the girls discus and sixth in the shot put, and Weinreich won the boys shot put and placed fourth in the discus in the CIF-Southern Section Masters Track and Field Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk on Friday, giving both a berth to the state championship meet in two different events.

Also for Arroyo Grande, Brandon Berguia qualified in the boys discus after throwing 174-4 for seventh place.

San Luis Obispo’s Christine Hoffmann qualified in the girls 3,200 meters, running a time of 10 minutes, 31.73 seconds (a personal best) for seventh place, and Templeton’s Savannah Camacho qualified in the girls 800, finishing second in 2:10.26.

Camacho finished second to Harvard-Westlake’s Amy Weissenbach, the national record holder. Weissenbach, who beat Camacho for the 800 state title in 2010 and 2011, finished in 2:05.55. Arroyo Grande’s Jessica Morosoli was eighth in 2:15.37, breaking her own school record but just off the state qualifying standard of 2:13.62.

Connor Hall failed to move on in the boys pole vault for San Luis Obispo after finishing tied for eighth at 14-9, and Arroyo Grande’s Alex Mero placed 19th in the girls high jump (5-1).

 


5/19/12 CIF Finals at Mt. Sac

Results: http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=55272

Arroyo Grande High’s Garrett Weinreich clinched a spot at next week’s Masters Meet after throwing 61 feet, 3 3⁄4 inches in the boys shot put for the Eagles’ track and field team at the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 finals at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut on Saturday.

Weinreich also finished fourth in the boys discus, throwing 164-10, to move on in that event as well.

The top nine finishers in each event, regardless of division, and ties advance to Friday’s Masters Meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk. In the 1,600 and 3,200, the top 12 finishers advanced to Masters.

Madison Jacobs qualified in two events for the Arroyo Grande girls, finishing second in the Division 2 shot put (41-8 1⁄2) and discus (127-9).

Arroyo Grande’s Alex Mero placed third in the division 2 girls high jump (5-3) to clinch a spot at the Masters Meet.

Templeton’s Savannah Camacho won the Division 4 girls 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 59.67 seconds but did not qualify for Masters. Camacho, however, did qualify in the 800 after winning the girls Division 4 800 in 2:09.48.

Harvard Westlake’s Amy Weissenbach qualified as well, winning the 800 in 2:07.38 in Division 3. Weissenbach, who turned in the top time of the day, has won the state 800 each of the past two years with Camacho second both times.

San Luis Obispo’s Connor Hall clinched a spot in the Masters Meet with a winning mark of 15-9 in the Division 3 boys pole vault, as did Christine Hoffmann, who was second in the girls 3,200 with a time of 10:54.54.

For the rest of Division 2, Arroyo Grande’s Elijah Holt finished fourth in the boys 110 hurdles (14.74), and Jackson Zimmerman was fourth in the boys high jump (6-3).

Arroyo Grande’s Jessica Morosoli set a school record for fourth place in the girls 800 with a time of 2:15.38.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/05/19/2073864/masterful-performance-for-local.html#storylink=cpy

 


5/12/12 CIF Prelims at Moorpark HS

Results: http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=54523

CIF-Southern Section Division 2 prelims

Both Garrett Weinreich and Brandon Berguia qualified in the boys shot put and the discus at the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 preliminaries.

Weinreich threw 61 feet, 2 inches and a 158-10 in the discus, and Berguia threw a 53-7 and then finished with a mark of 169-2 in the discus.

Elijah Holt qualified in the 110-meter hurdles (14.66), while Joey Reeves qualified in the pole vault (14-3), and Jackson Zimmerman qualified in the high jump (6-4).

On the girls side, Jessica Morosoli qualified with a 2:15.97 in the 800, and the 1,600 relay team qualified in 4:00.71.

Alex Mero qualified in the high jump (5-2), and Madison Jacobs qualified in the discus (143-6) and the shot put (44-2).


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/05/12/2064902/southern-section-swimming-finals.html#storylink=cpy

 


5/3/12 League Finals at Atascadero HS

PAC 7 League Finals Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/12pac7/completepac7.pdf

Eagles boys dominate finals

Arroyo Grande’s boys track and field team kept its advantage Thursday. Arroyo Grande’s girls squad could not.

The Eagles boys dominated the rest of the seven-team field at the PAC 7 League Finals at Atascadero High School pretty much the way they dominated their league opponents during an unbeaten dual meet season. Arroyo Grande out-scored second-place Paso Robles 164-98.

Arroyo Grande’s girls were unbeaten in dual meets as well, but San Luis Obispo, riding big scoring in the long and triple jumps, out-scored the Eagles 183-171 Thursday. The Tigers wound up with 16 points in the league standings to the Eagles’ 15 and won the league title.

Only the winners in each event were guaranteed spots at various May 12 CIF Southern Section preliminary meets. Second and third-place finishers Thursday needed to meet minimum standards to advance. Fourth and fifth-place finishers needed to meet tougher at-large standards to move on.

Eagles high jumper Jackson Zimmerman scored one of the Arroyo Grande boys squad’s six wins with a meet record 6-5 1/2. He was the PAC 7 League Defensive Player of the Year for Arroyo Grande’s basketball team which won the PAC 7 championship and finished second in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA playoffs.

“This has been a fantastic senior year,” he said. “Sports have been great. School has been going great. Grades have been good.

“I thought going in, with the quality we had, we would have a good chance to win the league championship.”

Junior Madison Jacobs pulled off a throwing double for the Eagles girls, winning the discus with a personal best 139-11 and taking the shot put with a 40-10. The Eagles won six other events, but that wasn’t quite enough.

“SLO’s girls got up for this,” said Arroyo Grande coach James Brown. “They always get up for these (league championship) meets.”

Still, “I’m very happy with the number of personal bests we had,” he said.

Santa Maria Valley winners included the Righetti boys 400-meter relay team of Eric Grant, Caden Bowman, Hans Koellnberger and Kameron Robinson (43.67); Kaitlyn Flowers of St. Joseph in the girls 100 hurdles (15.67) and Codie Corbin of Pioneer Valley in the boys 100 (11.13).

“Great handoffs,” were why Righetti’s relay squad earned its fastest time this season, said Robinson.

“I would say the handoffs were the best we’ve had all season,” said Koellnberger.

Flowers took charge early in her race, then won despite a good lean at the finish by runner-up Angelica Cusworth of Atascadero who won the 300 hurdles race later.

“I just tried to get out the blocks fast, keep my three-step rhythm, keep momentum, run my race,” said Flowers. The sophomore was the Girls PAC 7 League Defensive Player of the Year in basketball.

Corbin, running in lane three, was an upset winner.

“I’ve been working on my start out of the blocks,” said the junior. “Halfway through, I kept pushing. A lot of people ease up halfway through when they have the lead, but that’s how you get passed. You have to keep pushing all the way through.”

Garrett Weinreich (59-0, shot put) and Brandon Berguia (164-1, discus) gave the Eagles boys their usual wins in the throwing events.

“I was just trying to win today, and hopefully I’ll be throwing well at (the CIF prelims),” Weinreich said.

Arroyo Grande’s boys also got wins from Elijah Holt (15.17, 110 high hurdles), Isaac Debow (41.16, 300 hurdles) and Gabe Deleon (21-0, long jump).

The Eagles girls got wins from both relay teams. Nadine Reed, Emma Weinreich, Christine Moreno and Summer Soriano combined for a 49.16 in the 400 relay. Moreno, Weinreich, Reed and Jessica Morosoli teamed for a 4:05.16 in the 1,600 relay.

Other Eagles girls winners included Moreno in the 400 (1:01.22); Reed in the 200 (26.17); Alex Mero in the high jump (5-2) and Karina Hromyak with a personal best 10-8 in the pole vault.

San Luis Obispo pole vaulter Connor Hall wowed the crowd early with a boys meet record 16-0. The Tigers’ Christine Hoffmann won the girls 1,600, 800 and 3,200.

 


4/27/12 PAC 7 League Prelims at Atascadero HS

Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/12pac7/PResults.htm


4/20-4/21 Patriot Games in Bakersfield, Mt. Sac Relays, and Bill Kearney Invite in Salinas

Patriot Games Results: http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=52375

Bill Kearney Invite Results: http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=52351

Mt. Sac Relays Results: http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=52360

Arroyo Grande's Weinreich wins boys shot put at Mt. SAC Relays

The Eagles’ Garrett Weinreich placed first in the boys invitational shot put with a mark of 59-10 1⁄4 for the Arroyo Grande track team at the Mt. SAC Relays. He also finished fourth in the invitational discus after throwing 179-9.

Jackson Zimmerman cleared a personal best 6-6 in the invitational high jump to place fifth

rroyo Grande competes at Mt. SAC, Patriot Games

Elijah Holt set a meet record at the Patriot Games at Liberty High in Bakersfield, winning the boys 110-meter hurdles in 14.72 seconds.

On the girls side, the 1,600 relay team of Christine Moreno, Emma Weinreich, Nadine Reed and Jessica Morosoli placed first with a season-best time of 3:59.5.

At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Alex Mero won the girls triple jump in the open division with a distance of 35 feet, 8 inches.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/20/2037843/prep-roundup-morro-bay-beats-nipomo.html#storylink=cpy

royo Grande competes at Mt. SAC, Patriot Games

Elijah Holt set a meet record at the Patriot Games at Liberty High in Bakersfield, winning the boys 110-meter hurdles in 14.72 seconds.

On the girls side, the 1,600 relay team of Christine Moreno, Emma Weinreich, Nadine Reed and Jessica Morosoli placed first with a season-best time of 3:59.5.

At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Alex Mero won the girls triple jump in the open division with a distance of 35 feet, 8 inches.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/20/2037843/prep-roundup-morro-bay-beats-nipomo.html#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/21/2038738/prep-roundup-arroyo-grandes-schachter.html#storylink=cpy

Arroyo Grande competes at Mt. SAC, Patriot Games

Elijah Holt set a meet record at the Patriot Games at Liberty High in Bakersfield, winning the boys 110-meter hurdles in 14.72 seconds.

On the girls side, the 1,600 relay team of Christine Moreno, Emma Weinreich, Nadine Reed and Jessica Morosoli placed first with a season-best time of 3:59.5.

At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Alex Mero won the girls triple jump in the open division with a distance of 35 feet, 8 inches.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/20/2037843/prep-roundup-morro-bay-beats-nipomo.html#storylink=cpy

 


4/19/12 Pioneer Valley Dual Meet at AGHS

BOYS: Arroyo Grande 92, Pioneer Valley 42; GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 121, Pioneer Valley 14

Jackson Zimmerman placed first in the boys high jump (6-2) and triple jump (40-11), Garrett Weinreich placed first in the boys shot put (59-5) and the Eagle boys cruised at home.

Elijah Holt ran the 110-meter hurdles in 14.8 to win for the Arroyo Grande boys.

For the girls, the Eagles won all but one event, led by Alex Mero, who won the long jump (15-5), the high jump (5-0) and the triple jump (33-7), and Madison Jacobs, who placed first in both shot put (36-6) and discus (136-3).


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/19/2036452/prep-roundup-atascadero-san-luis.html#storylink=cpy

 


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4/6/12-4/7/12 Arcadia Invitational

Arcadia Results: http://espn.go.com/high-school/track-and-xc/events/arcadia-invitational/2012/story/_/id/7778689/2012-arcadia-results

Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA — Arroyo Grande’s girls 4 x 800 relay team ushered in the 2012 Arcadia Invitational Friday with a win and a school record.

Jessica Morosoli, Jocelyn Reynolds, Elizabeth Heyde and Jade Fuller teamed for a win in 9:31.63 in the first event of the prestigious high school meet, the seeded section of the girls 4 x 800.

Reynolds, Heyde, Emily Johnston and Morosoli, in that order, teamed up Friday night for a ninth-place finish in the invitational section - the toughest section - of the girls 4 x 1, 600 relay. The quartet combined for a 21:18, a solid 5:19.5 average. Reynolds and Heyde are freshmen. Johnston and Morosoli are seniors.

Arroyo Grande’s Jackson Zimmerman finished third at 6-3 in his section of the boys high jump. Teammate Jason Klumpp placed fourth at 49-10 in his section of the boys shot put.

Eagles Josh Davis, David Avila, Blake Maule and Trevor Cowan combined to finish fourth in 8:06 in the first section of the boys 4 x 800.

 Prep Roundup: Camacho wins the girls 800 at Arcadia track meet

Templeton High’s Savannah Camacho placed first in the girls 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 7.79 seconds Saturday at the Arcadia Invitational.

Camacho, who will be attending OklahomaState in the fall, won the event for the second year in a row.

Templeton’s Veronica Russell placed ninth in her section of the girls 1,600 in 5:09.82.

For Arroyo Grande, Brandon Berguia placed sixth in the boys shot put with a mark of 53 feet, 8 inches, and Uriel Mendoza placed seventh in the boys open division long jump with a mark of 20-2. Josh Davis, Mendoza, Blake Mauley and Jonathon Corley placed eighth in the boys distance medley relay in 10:45.08.

Arroyo Grande’s Jessica Morosoli, Christine Moreno, Nadine Reed and Jade Fuller placed sixth in the girls 1,600 relay in 4:05.98. Fuller, Hannah Stevens, Moreno and Morosoli placed seventh in the distance medley in 12:40.07.

San Luis Obispo’s Christine Hoffmann placed fifth in her section of the girls 1,600 with a time of 5:08.74, and Micayla Rennick placed 11th in her section in 5:12.48. Bridget Devaney placed ninth overall in the girls discus with a mark of 131-11 for the Tigers.

Late Saturday night, Garrett Weinreich placed second with a personal-record 61-2 in the invitational boys shot put for Arroyo Grande. Weinreich threw another PR with a 179-5 mark in the invitational discus, good for sixth place. Madison Jacobs placed fourth in the invitational girls discus at 144-2 for Arroyo Grande.

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Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo boys and girls advance to state cross country meet

The San Luis Obispo High girls cross country team will return to the state meet after finishing with four runners in the top 25 — powered by senior Christine Hoffmann’s third-place performance — in Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

In the 3-mile race, Hoffmann turned in a time of 17 minutes, 33 seconds — 10 seconds behind winner Rebecca Mehra of Palos Verdes High and 5 seconds after runner-up Sydney Segal of Beverly Hills High.

The Tigers, who got impressive showings from Micayla Rennick (18:40, 12th), Olivia Carmo (18:55, 19th) and Leah Rife-Dupuy (19:12, 25th), hope to make another solid run at the CIF State Championships next Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. Last season, San Luis Obispo placed sixth overall with Hoffmann taking eighth in the individual standings.

He and his wife are expecting their third child in July, and the couple also has two adopted young children.

 

“I loved my time there,” said Yamate, who ended his Morro Bay tenure with a 98-91 overall record in seven seasons. “I’m really attached to my players and the community, but I want to take the year off to focus on my family.”

 

 


4/5/12 St. Joes Dual Meet

BOYS: Arroyo Grande 105, St. Joseph 30, GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 106, St. Joseph 29

Maddie Jacobs won the girls shot put with a mark of 39 feet, 9 1⁄2 inches, and the discus (133-10) as the Eagles swept the Knights. Nadine Reed won the 100 (12.7) and 200 (27.2) for the Eagles, and teammate Alex Mero won the long jump (17-8 3⁄4), high jump (5-0) and triple jump (32-2 1⁄2).

For the boys, Elijah Holt won the 300 hurdles (44.12) and the 110 hurdles (14.9). Jackson Zimmerman won the high jump (5-4) and triple jump (39-4).

Blair Libby won the 1,500 (4:25) and the 3000 (9:45), while Uriel Mendoza won the 200 (23.5) and the long jump (19-5).


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/04/05/2019547/prep-roundup-arroyo-grande-wins.html#storylink=cpy

 


4/9-4/10 Arcadia Invite and Dos Pueblos Invite

Arcadia: Girls 4 x 800m sets school record 9:54.3: Jessica 2:26, Natalie 2:30, Emily J. 2:33, Jade F. 2:23

Arcadia Results: http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=63&do=news&year=2011&news_id=17483

Dos Pueblos Results: http://www.mcbasset.com/dkuderka/DPI/Results/2011_DPI_HTML.htm


3/31/12 SLO County Track Meet at Cuesta

SLO County Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/12county/Results.htm

Camacho runs to a record at the Elks San Luis Obispo County Meet

Templeton High senior breaks 22-year-old mark in the 800 meters at county meet

After the final turn of the girls 800-meter race, eyes were going back and forth between Templeton High senior runner Savannah Camacho and the big electronic clock near the finish line.

Fans were curious to see if she could defy the odds.

Camacho, an Oklahoma State signee and a two-time state runner-up in the event, was going up against history and nasty weather conditions. She kept pushing and pushing in the final 100 meters to finish in 2 minutes, 14.97 seconds to break a 22-year-old record at the 38th annual Elks San Luis Obispo County Meet on a rainy and windy Saturday at CuestaCollege.

The old mark was 2:15.5.

“The wind was on my back the last 100,” Camacho said, “so I tried to use the wind to my advantage.”

Her performance highlighted a meet that was canceled with incomplete events, including the 200, 3,200, 1,600 relay and boys discus, because of bad weather conditions. By 2 p.m., the surface of the track was too slippery to run on and the strong winds made it difficult for meet officials to keep track of the events.

Due to unsafe conditions, the boys high jump was stopped earlier in the day and the boys pole vault was postponed to Monday at 1p.m. at Arroyo Grande High and will feature three of the CIF Southern Section’s best vaulters in Arroyo Grande’s Joey Reeves, San Luis Obispo’s Connor Hall and Nipomo’s Tevin Limon.

“When six canopy flipped over in one to 10 seconds, including the computer station, that was when I said it was enough,” Arroyo Grande coach James Brown said, referring to where officials kept times.

So it was rather unexpected to see Camacho break a meet record, considering the weather. She looked confident through the entire race. The runner-up, Arroyo Grande’s Jessica Morosoli, finished in 2:25.85 — more than 10 seconds behind the winner.

“I hope it’s windy and raining in the coming years,” Camacho said, half-jokingly, “so (the meet record) will be hard to break.”

There were other highlights in the shortened meet.

Like last year, Arroyo Grande swept both the boys and girls team titles. Brown said Monday’s pole vaulting results aren’t expected to alter the team standings.

The Eagles boys earned 73 points to finish ahead of runner-up Atascadero (36). Paso Robles (33) and Templeton (24) took third and fourth, respectively, and Nipomo and San Luis Obispo tied for fifth place with 16 points apiece.

In the girls division, the Eagles won with 108 points, followed by San Luis Obispo’s 50, Paso Robles’ 40.5, Atascadero’s 40 and Templeton’s 24.

Zander Souza of Paso Robles was a multiple-event winner in the 800 in 2:02.93 and 1,600 in 4:24.11.

Other Arroyo Grande winners were Ashley Sill (16.45 in the girls 100 hurdles), Elijah Holt (14.94 in the boys 110 hurdles), Christine Moreno (1:02 in the girls 400), Alexandra Mero (5 feet in the girls high jump), Jackson Zimmerman (41-0 in the boys triple jump), Madison Jacobs (138-5 in the girls discus) and Garrett Weinreich (58-7 in the boys shot put).  Atascadero had three different event winners in Robert Hixon (51.81 in the boys 400), Anaiis De Los Santos (13.04 in the girls 100) and Angelica Cusworth (49.23 in the girls 300 hurdles).

San Luis Obispo’s Micayla Rennick won the girls 1,600 in 5:10.25, Nipomo’s Josh Sundberg finished first in the boys 100 in 11.14, and Paso Robles’ Imer Hernandez captured the 300 hurdles title with no time recorded because of the weather. And the Atascadero boys and Arroyo Grande girls won the 400 relays in 44.65 and 50.78, respectively.

 


3/22/12 Paso Robles Dual at AGHS

Prep roundup: Arroyo Grande High's track teams roll to big wins

Eagles boys and girls teams combine to win all but one event in a PAC 7 dual against Paso Robles

The Arroyo Grande High boys and girls track teams dominated Paso Robles at home, winning all but one event in the PAC 7 dual.

The Eagles boys were led by Garrett Weinreich, who won both the shot put (58 feet, 11 inches) and the discus (167-6).

Uriel Mendoza won the long jump (20-0) and the 400 meters (52.46 seconds) and Garrett Owens won both the 100 (11.5) and the 200 (24.09) to lead Arroyo Grande to the blowout win.

Zander Souza had the lone win for the Bearcats, taking the 1,600 with a time of 4 minutes, 37.61 seconds.

For the Eagles girls, Alex Mero won the triple jump (33-1), the long jump (15-7) and the high jump (5-2), and Nadine Reed won 100 (12.93) and the 200 (27.32).

Madison Jacobs won the discus throw (127-8) and the shot put (39-7 ½) as Arroyo Grande swept the meet against the Bearcat girls.


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2012/03/22/2001173/arroyo-grande-paso-robles-track.html#storylink=cpy

 


3/24/12 Santa Barbara Easter Relays

Results: http://dyestat.rise.espn.go.com/meetresults.jsp?meetID=50073

Prep roundup: Eagles set records at Easter Relays

Two winning Arroyo Grande relay teams set school records at this meet at the Santa Barbara Easter Relays held at Santa Barbara City College Saturday.

The boys distance medley relay team of Trevor Cowan (1,200 meters leg), Uriel Mendoza (400), Blake Maule (800) and Josh Davis (1,600) won in 10:42.12. The girls 3,200 relay quartet of Jessica Morosoli, Jade Fuller, Hannah Stevens and Elizabeth Heyde won in 9:51.0.

Mendoza won the boys long jump at 21-8. Other Arroyo Grande boys winners included Joey Reeves (pole vault, 14-0), Garrett Weinreich (shot put, 56-5, and discus, 167-5), and Elijah Holt (110 high hurdles, 14.90).

Brandon Berguia finished second in the boys shot put (49-8) and discus (163-0). Jackson Zimmerman was third, at 6-2, in the high jump.

Madison Jacobs won the girls discus at 134-11 and placed second in the shot put at 38-11. Alex Mero was second, at 5-2, in the high jump. Morosoli finished third, in 4:55, in the 1,500.
 

 


3/17/12 Atascadero Memorial Invite

Atascadero Invite Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/12ata/OResults.htm

Prep roundup: Arroyo Grande piles up wins in track meet
Eagles rack up wins in 15 events at the Atascadero Invitational
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The Arroyo Grande High track and field team dominated the Atascadero Invitational on Saturday despite rainy weather conditions.
Uriel Mendoza won both the long jump (21 feet, 8 inches) and the 200 meters (23.11 seconds) for the Eagles boys, and Nadine Reed won 100 (12.81 seconds) and the 200 (27.67 seconds) for the Arroyo Grande girls.
The Eagles won 11 other events between the boys and girls.
For San Luis Obispo, Christine Hoffman won the 3,200 (11 minutes, 14.55 seconds) and the 1,600 (5:23.66). Seamus Land won the 3,200 (9:50.7) and teammate Josh Earnst placed second (9:50.79).
For Templeton, Savannah Camacho won the girls 800 (2:19.26) and Matt Arace won the 100 (11.2 seconds).
Zander Souza won the 800 (2:04.86) for Paso Robles.


3/15/12 SLO Dual at SLO

Sports roundup: Arroyo Grande High sweeps SLO in track

The Eagles' Garrett Weinreich becomes the state leader in the shot put, according to dyestat.com, after a throw of 60 feet, 5 inches

The Arroyo Grande track and field teams defeated San Luis Obispo on Thursday, with Garrett Weinreich becoming the state leader in the shot put after a distance of 60 feet, 5 inches in the boys’ 107-28 victory.

Brandon Berguia added a victory in the boys discuss (160-3). Other Eagles event winners included Uriel Mendoza in the 400 meters (52.4 seconds), the long jump (20-1) and triple jump (39-1), and Josh Davis won the 1,600 (4:51.0) and 3,200 (9:59) events.Prep roundup: Tigers knock off Bearcats in PAC 7 volleyball showdown

 

Maggie Eppright paced the Tigers with 41 assists and 29 digs. Linnea Ramirez had 28 digs, Elizabeth Culpepper had 14 kills and Jessica Chellsen had 12 kills in the win.

For the Tigers (1-2), Scott Allis won the 200 (22.8) and Connor Hall set another San Luis Obispo school record in the pole vault (14-9), besting his vault of 14-7 last week.

Arroyo Grande’s Maddie Jacobs, Alex Mero and Nadine Reed each won two events to lead the girls to an 81-55 victory over San Luis Obispo. Jacobs won the shot put (40-2) and discuss (124-8), Mero won the high jump (5-0) and triple jump (33-1), and Reed won the 100 (12.5) and 200 (26.3).

Kelsey Harper led San Luis Obispo (2-1) in the 100 (16.2) and 300 hurdles (49.6), while Christine Hoffman won the 1,600 (5:15.1) and 800 (2:24.9) runs.

 


3/8/12 Atascadero Dual Meet

Prep Roundup: Weinreich, Jacobs lead Arroyo Grande to track sweep of Atascadero

Garrett Weinreich won both the shot put and the discus as the Arroyo Grande High track and field team (2-0 PAC 7) swept Atascadero, defeating the Greyhounds 90-46 on the boys side and 100-36 on the girls side Thursday.

Weinreich placed first in the shot put with a mark of 55 feet, 6 1⁄2 inches and won the discus with a mark of 165-7. Brandon Berguia placed second in the discus, hitting a mark of 157-6.

Uriel Mendoza also won two individual events on the boys side, and was a part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team that won in 3 minutes, 37.77 seconds for the Eagles. He placed first in the 200 (23.50) and long jump (20-3).

Atascadero’s Dominic Chance won the 300 hurdles in 44.03.

On the girls side, Jessica Morosoli won 1,600 (5:29) and 800 (2:27.96) for Arroyo Grande.

Teammate Madison Jacobs won the shot put (38-11) and discus (130-1).

 

 


3/3/12 Bearcat Relays at Paso Robles

Prep Roundup: Paso Robles boys track team wins Bearcat Relays

Arroyo Grande’s girls track team wins behind field athlete of the meet Maddie Jacobs

The Paso Robles High boys track and field team placed first with 87 points, while Arroyo Grande placed first with 100 on the girls side at the Bearcat Relays in Paso Robles on Saturday.

For the boys, Arroyo Grande placed second (86), Atascadero placed third (57) and Nipomo placed fourth (42). Templeton (38) was fifth, and San Luis Obispo (34) was seventh.

Arroyo Grande’s Garrett Weinreich has the best marks in discus (155 feet, 3 inches) and shot put (55-0) to earn the boys field athlete of the meet honor. Teammate Uriel Mendoza ran on the winning distance medley and 1,600-meter relays, one of seven relays the Eagles won on both the boys and girls sides. He also ran on the third-place 400 relay team and had the top long jump with a mark of 20-6 to earn boys track athlete of the meet honors.

On the girls side, Paso Robles scored 81 points for second place, and San Luis Obispo finished third with 57. Templeton (41) was fifth, Atascadero sixth (37) and Nipomo seventh (36).

Templeton’s Savannah Camacho earned girls track athlete of the meet honors by running on the winning sprint medley and 800 relay teams and running on the second-place 1,600 and distance medley relay teams.

Arroyo Grande’s Maddie Jacobs earned girls field athlete of the meet honors by placing first in the shot put with a mark of 40-0 and placing second in the discus.


3/1/12 Righetti Dual Meet at Righetti

BOYS: Arroyo Grande 94, Righetti 42; GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 114, Righetti 19

Joshua Davis and Uriel Mendoza each won two events to lead the Eagles boys to victory over the Warriors.

Mendoza went 21-11 to win the long jump and won the 200 in 22.82. Davis finished first in the 800 (2:07.33) and 1,600 (4:39.00).

For the girls, Emily Johnston led Arroyo with event wins in the 1,600 (5:35.00) and 3,200 meter (12:07.00).

 

 


5/21/11 CIF Finals at Cerritos

CIF Finals Results: http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/california/2011-track/Results/May/21-SS-Finals.aspx?pursuit=TrackAndXC

In Division 2, Arroyo Grande’s Garrett Weinreich took third and qualified to the Masters Meet in the shot put with a personal best throw of 59-6 1⁄4. Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs was fourth in girls shot put, Anna Vasylenko was seventh in the girls shot put, and the 1,600 meter girls relay team came in sixth with a time of 3:58.15.


 5/14/11 CIF Prelims at Moorpark HS

CIF Prelims Results: http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/california/2011-track/Results/May/14-SS-D2-Prelims.aspx?pursuit=TrackAndXC

Prep Roundup: County track stars advance to Southern Section finals

at their respective CIF-Southern Section divisional preliminaries for track and field Saturday.

 

Garrett Weinreich was second overall in the shot put with a throw of 57 feet, 11 inches and also qualified for the discus at 166-8 for Arroyo Grande High in the Division 2 prelims at Moorpark.The only other qualifier on the boys side for the Eagles was Joey Reeves in the pole vault, as he cleared 13-9.

 

Madison Jacobs was third in the discus at 132-9, and Hannah Vasylenko was right behind her at 131-7. Both qualified in the shot put as well ,with Jacobs throwing 38-7 (fifth) and Vasylenko 37-1 (seventh).

 

The top nine finishers in each event at the divisional meets qualified for next week’s Southern Section finals.

 

Other qualifiers for the Eagles in the girls meet were Alex Mero (high jump) and the 1,600 relay team of Christine Moreno, Nadine Reed, Emma Weinreich and Jessica Morosoli.


5/23/11 Updates to All Time Lists

Boys Shot Put #8 59'6.25": Garrett Weinreich

Girls 4 x 400m Relay #2 3:58.15: Moreno, Reed, Weinreich, Morsoli

Boys 4 x 400m Relay #9 3:25.65: Robles, Mash, Owems, Mendoza

Girls 4 x 800m Relay #1 9:54.3: Morsoli, Hagler, Johnston, Fuller

Boys 1600m #7 4:22.65 Josh Davis

Girls 1600m #5 5:12.93 Hannah Stevens

Girls 800m #8 2:20.74 Jade Fuller

Girls 800m #10 2:21.20 Jessica Morsoli

Girls 400m #5 59.67 Christine Weinreich

Girls 400m #8 61.07 Christine Moreno

Boys 110 HH #10 15.47 Elijah Holt

Girls Pole Vault #6 10’0” Karina Hromyak

Boys Long Jump #5 22’4” Uriel Mendoza

Boys High Jump #10 6’4” Jackson Zimmerman

Girls 4 x 100m Relay #10 50.34: Reed, Pitman, Moreno, Weinreich


5/5/11 League Finals at Atascadero HS

Boys Varsity: 1st Place Team Champions, Girls Varsity: 2nd Place, Boys JV: 4th Place, Girls JV: 1st Plave Team Champions

Varsity Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/11pac7/VResults.htm

F/S Results: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/11pac7/FResults.htm

Torres, Clarke pace SLO’s PAC 7 track and field win

Three Tigers girls break meet records in leading San Luis Obispo to the girls team title; Arroyo Grande captures the boys crown

If Thursday’s PAC 7 track and field championships were any indication, the San Luis Obispo High girls track and field team could be poised to contend for another CIF-Southern Section divisional championship.

The Tigers won the league title with 195 points at Atascadero High, and had three girls break meet records in the process.

Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo boys take title at home swimming relay tournament

In the 10-team San Luis Obispo High swimming relay tournament Saturday, the Tigers won the boys team title and finished fourth in the girls team race.

The Tigers clinched the boys meet by winning the 4x50-meter medley relay to finish with 55 points to 51 for runner-up Garces.

That team consisted of Alan Peterson, Eric Erbstoesser, Dom Magliari and Zach Flachman while Garces placed third in the event.

Abrianna Torres broke the record in the triple jump with a mark of 38 feet, 31⁄2 inches, Elena Clarke set a new standard in the pole vault at a school-record 12-8, and Christine Hoffmann did the same in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 3.09 seconds.

“Everybody just came up so big today,” Torres said.

None bigger than Torres.

The Colorado signee won three other events as well: the 100 hurdles (14.78 seconds), the 300 hurdles (46.32) and the long jump (18-51⁄2 ). She did it despite a recent hamstring injury that kept her out for nearly a month.

“I’m happy that I’m able to be back just in time,” she said.

A year after breaking three meet records, Torres said she was a bit disappointed with her marks Thursday, but seeing her teammates’ breakthroughs made up for it.

“We’re a pretty close-knit team,” she said.

Clarke, who has signed with UCLA, bettered her own year-old meet record by eight inches. Hoffmann also shattered the old record in her event, eclipsing it by more than 16 seconds.

“It definitely gives me a lot more confidence,” Clarke said. “It makes me feel more relaxed going into (the postseason), that I can do this.

“I’ve just been trying to train every day and fine-tune everything,” Clarke added. “We were ready for today. I was nervous, but I was in the mindset that I could P.R.”

The Tigers, who won Division 3 championships in 2008 and 2009, were second in this week’s DyeStat rankings, behind only Harvard-Westlake. This year’s finals will be held May 21 at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

The San Luis Obispo girls squad also got wins from Ariel Becker (12.39 in the 100 and 25.66 in the 200), Mikaylah Williams (58.99 in the 400) and their 400 relay team (49.64).

The Tigers weren’t the only team to enjoy standout performances on the girls side, though.

Paso Robles’ Maddy Cline won the 1,600 in a school-record and meet-record time of 5:02.94. Teammate Tess Rountree won the high jump for the second year in a row at 5-6, a quarter-inch off the meet record.

Arroyo Grande finished second in the girls team standings with 163 points, followed by Paso Robles (72), St. Joseph (621⁄2), Atascadero (22), Righetti (121⁄2) and Pioneer Valley (9).

The Eagles swept the girls throwing events, as Madison Jacobs finished first in the shot put at 39-3, and Anna Vasylenko won the discus at 122-2. Arroyo Grande’s girls also tallied wins from Jade Fuller (2:20.74 in the 800) and their 1,600 relay team (4:02.71).

On the boys side, Uriel Mendoza lifted Arroyo Grande to the team championship, winning three events.

Mendoza took the long jump at a personal-best 22-4 3⁄4, the 400 at 50.6 and the 200 at 22.7.

Eagles teammate Garrett Weinreich won the shot put at 56-0 1⁄2 and was second in the discus at 167-3, behind the 170-7 effort of Paso Robles’ Matt Sepulveda.

The Eagles compiled 153 points, followed by Paso Robles (97), Atascadero (88) and San Luis Obispo (80).

Arroyo Grande’s boys also got wins from Joey Reeves (13-9 in the pole vault) and Jackson Zimmerman (6-4 in the high jump).

Paso Robles’ Zander Souza joined Mendoza as a multiple-winner, claiming the 1,600 at 4:21.67 and the 800 at 1:57.76.

The most thrilling finish of the day on either side may have come in the last race of the meet, as Atascadero won the boys 1,600 relay in 3:25.31, edging Arroyo Grande by 34-hundredths of a second.

 


5/1/11 Payton Jordan Invite at Stanford

Coach Reid wins his race and has a huge personal best in the 5K of 13:39 (4:23 per mile pace for 3.1 miles).  This qualifies him for USA Nationals at the end of June. On an Olympic year this time would qualify him for the Olympic Trials.  Please check out his race video and interview below.  He executes his race perfectly.  He is patient and strikes at the right time with a very strong kick.  Congrats Coach Reid!!!

Phil's 5k Race:
http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/238232-2011-Stanford-Payton-Jordan-Cardinal-Invitational/video/488116-M-5K-H02

Phil's Interview:
http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/238232-2011-Stanford-Payton-Jordan-Cardinal-Invitational/video/488117-Phillip-Reed-Interview-after-1339-5k-PR-at-2011-Payton-Jordan-Invite


4/29/11 League Prelims at Atascadero High School

Prelims Results and Finals Qualifiers: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/11pac7/PResults.htm


4/26/11   Pioneer Valley Dual Meet

 

 

BOYS: Arroyo Grande 111, Pioneer Valley 24; GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 119, Pioneer Valley 17

 

The Eagles had a pair of particularly standout performances in the throwing events.

 For the Eagles boys, Uriel Mendoza won the 200 at 22.7 and the long jump at 19-11⁄2, and Jackson Zimmerman won the high jump at 6-0 and the triple jump at 40-8.  Garrett Weinreich won the shot put by nearly nine feet, with a mark of 55 feet, 7 1⁄2 inches.

For the girls, Madison Jacobs also won by nearly nine feet in the discus, putting forth a throw of 135-4. She also won the shot put at 38-9 1⁄2.

Emily Johnston won two events for the Eagles, taking the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes, 33 seconds, and the 800 in 2:42.9. Nadine Reed also was a multiple-event winner, claiming the 100 at 12.7 seconds and the 200 at 27.2.


4/15/11 Coach Reid Rolls at Mt. Sac Relays

Check out the video clip below of Coach Reid winning his 1500m heat at Mt. Sac Relays.  His race was texbook.  He started out towards the back and worked his way up through out the race (lap by lap).  He is in the black singlet and black shorts/spandex, and glasses. Great Race Coach Reid!  He was prepping for his season opener 5k at Stanford in a couple weeks.

Video Clip: http://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?do=videos&year=2011&pg=1&event_id=69&video_id=42083&folder_id=1762&offset=12#video

 

 


4/16/11 Bill Kearney Invitational at Salinas

Bill Kearney Results: http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/california/2011-track/Results/April/16-Bill-Kearney.aspx?pursuit=TrackAndXC

TRACK AND FIELD Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo at Bill Kearney Invitational

The Arroyo Grande boys and girls track and field teams took home first place trophies at the Bill Kearney Invitational. The girls finished with a score of 81.5, just 1.5 points ahead of San Luis Obispo, and the boys finished with 65.

For the Eagles boys, Uriel Mendoza won the 400 meters (49.86 seconds) and the long jump (21-51⁄2), and Garrett Weinrich had a personal best in his win in the boy’s shot put (57-4). For the Eagles girls, Madison Jacobs was first in both the shot put (40-31⁄2) and the discus (131-10), and Anna Vasylenko finished second to Jacobs in both (37-21⁄2 and 125-7 respectively).

 

 


4/14/11  Dual Meet vs. St. Joes at AGHS

 BOYS: Arroyo Grande 99, St. Joseph 36; GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 96, St. Joseph 36

Garrett Weinreich won the boys shot put with a throw of 55-91⁄2 to highlight the meet.

Jackson Zimmerman won both the boys high jump (5-10) and triple jump (40-2) for the Eagles.

For the Eagles girls, Madison Jacobs won the shot put (37-7) and the discus (125-8), and Nadine Reed won the 100 (13.24) and the 200 (27.61).

 


3/31/11 Paso Robles Dual Meet at Paso Robles HS

The Arroyo Grande High boys and girls track and field teams swept a PAC 7 dual against Paso Robles on Thursday, with the Eagles winning 86-49 on the boys side and 91-41 on the girls side.

Uriel Mendoza and Jackson Zimmerman both won a pair of events for the Arroyo Grande boys. Mendoza took the 400-meter dash at 50.5 seconds and the long jump at 20 feet, 81⁄2 inches, and Zimmerman was first in the high jump at 6 feet and the triple jump at 38-2.

L.T. Johnson won the 200 in 22.9 seconds for Arroyo Grande.

For the Arroyo Grande girls, Alex Mero was a multiple-event winner, claiming the triple jump at 32-11 and the long jump at 15-91⁄2. She was also second in the high jump at 5 feet.

For Paso Robles’ girls, Domenique Terry had a win in the 200 (24.3 seconds) and was second in the 400 (1:01.5) and was part of the Bearcats’ winning 400 (50.7 seconds) and 1,600 (4:23) relay squads.

Paso Robles’ Tess Rountree won the girls high jump at 5-2, and teammate Maddy Cline added a win in the 800 at 2:25.

For the Bearcats boys, Zander Souza won the 1,600 (4:35), and Bo Bonnheim won the shot put (49-11).

 


3/28/11 SLO Dual Meet at AGHS

BOYS: Arroyo Grande 77, San Luis Obispo 59; GIRLS: SLO 76, Arroyo Grande 60

San Luis Obispo’s Abrianna Torres continued her standout season with four event wins on the girls side: the 200 meters (26.9 seconds), the long jump (17 feet, 9 inches), the triple jump (38 feet) and the 100 hurdles (16.4 seconds).

Micayla Rennick was also a multiple-event winner for the Tigers, taking the 800 (2:24.1) and the 3,200 (11:37).

Arroyo Grande’s Madison Jacobs swept the throwing events, claiming the discus title at 116-8 and the shot put at 37-7.

The Eagles also had a double-winner on the boys side in Uriel Mendoza, who took the 400 at 52.1 seconds and the long jump with a mark of 19-5.

The Eagles’ Garrett Weinreich had a standout toss of 52 feet to win the shot put. San Luis Obispo’s Spencer Lemons won the boys high jump at 6-2, and teammate Max Leage won the triple jump at a personal-best 41-4.


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3/26/11 SLO County Meet at Cuesta

Results Link: Boys Varsity: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/county11/BVResults.htm Girls Varsity: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/county11/GVResults.htm  Boys JV: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/county11/BFSResults.htm Girls JV: http://www.phototiming.com/meets/county11/GFSResults.htm

Santa Maria Times Article:

Arroyo Grande’s varsity teams were soggy winners at the 37th annual Elks San Luis Obispo County Track and Field Meet Saturday.

The  Eagles squads persevered through persistent cold wind and rain to win at Cuesta College. Arroyo Grande’s boys out-scored runner-up Paso Robles 176-104. Arroyo Grande’s girls racked up 182 points to runner-up San Luis Obispo’s 114.

Arroyo Grande’s boys won six events and scored in every event except one. The Eagles girls won five events and scored in all of them.

Arroyo Grande senior Uriel Mendoza thrived in the rain. He was the Boys Varsity co-Track Athlete of the Meet with Zander Souza of Paso Robles. Souza won the 1,600 and 800 meters races.

Mendoza led his team to victory by winning the 400 (51.39) and 200 (23.61) meter races and anchoring the Eagles’ 1,600 relay team to victory. The Eagles squad recorded a 3:43.46.

After his win in the boys 400, Mendoza said, “It would have been nicer if it was warmer, but on a day like this you just have to give your best. That’s what I did.”

With the wind and rain at some of its wildest during the last event of the day, Mendoza gave the Arroyo Grande boys 1,600 relay team the win with a big anchor leg.

He trailed the Paso Robles anchor runner by more than 10 meters when he got the baton, but Mendoza pulled away on the anchor lap. Paso Robles wound up second in 3:45.87.

San Luis Obispo senior Abrianna Torres was the Girls Varsity Track Athlete of the Meet. Torres won the 100 high hurdles (15.64), 100 (12.68) and 300 hurdles (51.18).

Torres also won the long jump (17-10 1/2). Elena Clarke of San Luis Obispo was the Girls Varsity Field Athlete of the Meet for her winning pole vault of 12-2 in miserably cold and windy conditions.

The rain washed out the frosh soph boys high jump. The pole vaulting competition was a saga of stops and starts because of all the moisture.

The conditions put a damper on star Nipomo junior pole vaulter Tevin Limon’s bid to, so to speak, reach new heights.

Limon’s personal best is the 14-6 he cleared at Atascadero earlier in the season. “I was going to try to beat my best if the weather was warmer,” he said. Limon settled for a win at 12-6 after running through his first two tries at 13-0, then passing on his third.

Arroyo Grande’s Clay Young, the runner-up in the boys 110 hurdles, said, “The worst thing about a day like this is not the rain, but the cold. It makes it hard to warm up. Sprinters and hurdlers like warmer days.”

Arroyo Grande senior Anna Vasylenko helped the Eagles girls team to victory. She finished fourth in the shot put and was second in the girls discus with a personal best of 121-9.

“I’ve been working on tucking my legs in, planting my right foot and I did a better job of that today,” Vasylenko said of her discus throw. “That was the key for me.”

Arroyo Grande sophomore Jade Fuller drove through the wind and light rain on the last backstretch and opened up about a 10-meter gap on Maddy Cline of Paso Robles in the girls 800. Fuller held off a closing Cline down the homestretch and took the win in 2:27.10 to Cline’s 2:27.46.

“I didn’t think I’d moved to soon,” said Fuller. “I wasn’t worried when she was gaining. I was confident. The last backstretch is when you have to make your move so you can open up a lead and be in position to win.

The hardy athletes and meet volunteers impressed Arroyo Grande coach and meet organizer James Brown.

“I am very appreciative of the attitudes shown by all the people, the athletes and the workers, during this wind and rain,” Brown said.

“They helped us pull this off.”


3/18-3/19/11 Camarillo Distance Relays and Invite/Atascadero Memorial Meet

Camarillo Results: http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/california/2011-track/Results/March/18-Camarillo-Classic.aspx?pursuit=TrackAndXC

Atascadero Memorial Meet Results: http://rise.espn.go.com/track-and-xc/california/2011-track/Results/March/19-Atascadero-Memorial.aspx?pursuit=TrackAndXC

Arroyo Grande  at the Camarillo Classic

Garrett Weinreich placed in first in shot put with a throw of 48-4. Josh Davis placed second in the 1,600 with a time 4:22.65, and Hannah Stevens placed third in the same event with a 5:12.93.

On Friday, the girls placed first in the distance medley relay at 12:55.17. Natalie Hagler ran the 1,200 leg, Christine Moreno ran the 400, Jade Fuller ran the 800, and Stevens anchored the 1,600 leg.


3/17/11 Atascadero Dual Meet at Atascadero HS

BOYS: Arroyo Grande 87, Atascadero 49; GIRLS: Arroyo Grande 122.5, Atascadero 10.5

For Arroyo Grande’s boys, the winners included Garrett Weinreich, who won the shot put with a throw of 47-11, and Uriel Mendoza, who won the 400 with a time of 50.37 seconds.

 

For the girls, Arroyo Grande’s Alexandra Mero won the high jump at a height of 5-2, and Nadine Reed won the 100 in 12.95 seconds. 

 


3/10/11 Righetti Dual Meet

Girls: Arroyo Grande 116, Righetti 19; Boys: Arroyo Grande 94, Righetti 42

Ashley Sill claimed three wins for the Eagles girls, while three Arroyo Grande boys won two events each. Sill won both the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles with times of 17.63 and 50.2 seconds, respectively. She also took the triple jump at 32-4.

 

Ana Vasylenko won the discus with a throw of 107-7 and the shot put at 38-0.

For the Eagles boys, Uriel Mendoza won the 200 in 23.51 and the long jump at 20-4. Josh Davis ran 4:44.36 in the 1,600 and 10:37 in the 3,200 for wins in both.
Jackson Zimmerman took the high jump at 5-10 and the triple jump at 38-9 for the Eagles.


5/7/10 Updates to Track and Field All-Time Lists Congrats to the following athletes!

21:33c, Girls 4 x 1600m relay #1 All Time/Ranked #9 in the State McKenzie Goldman, Emily Johnston, Katie Lewis, Hannah Stevens

12:31.9, Girls DMR #1 All Time Katie Lewis, Emma Weinreich, McKenzie Goldman, Hannah Stevens
18:19.6c, Boys 4 x 1600m relay #1 All Time Josh Davis, Dan Smith, Cullen Cali, Hugo Gutierrez
10:43, Boys DMR #1 All Time Hugo Gutierrez, Uriel Mendoza, Garrett Owens, Josh Davis
39.87, 300m Hurdles John Alexander #9 All Time
15.58, 110m HH John Alexander #10 All Time
5:20.91, 1600m Emily Johnston #9 All Time
1:57.9, 800m Hugo Gutierrez #8 All Time
4:19.9c, 1600m Hugo Gutierrez #6 All Time
9:40.36, 3200m Hugo Gutierrez #5 All Time
26.05, 200 meters EMMA WEINREICH #7 All Time
25.76, 200 meters NADINE REED #5 All Time
22.34, 200 meters LATAURUS JOHNSON #7 All Time
11.14, 100 meters LATAURUS JOHNSON #9 All Time
12.53, 100m Rachel Murphey #9 All Time
11'6", Pole Vault Rachel Murphey #2 All Time
5'4", High Jump Alex Mero #10 All Time
10'0", Pole Vault Brianna Vargo #6 All Time
9'7" Karina Hromyak #8 All Time
9'3", Pole Vault Natalie Jarvis #10 All Time
21'9", Long Jump Uriel Mendoza #9 All Time
49.94, 400m Uriel Mendoza #5 All Time
11:26.73, 3200m Katie Lewis #7 All Time
11:19.1, 3200m Hannah Stevens #5 All Time
5:14.02, 1600m Hannah Stevens #5 All Time
9:46.14, 3200m Cullen Cali #7 All Time
3:24.33 4-400 meter relayURIEL MENDOZA, GARRETT OWENS, LATAURUS JOHNSON,JOHN ALEXANDER.. # 7 All Time
3:22.5, 4-400 meter relay, URIEL MENDOZA, Hugo Gutierrez, LATAURUS JOHNSON,JOHN ALEXANDER.. # All Time
4:04.05, 4-400m relay, Nadine Reed, Christine Moreno, McKenzie Goldman,Emma Weinreich #5 All Time"
4:02.57, 4-400m relay, Nadine Reed, Rachel Murphy, McKenzie Goldman, Emma Weinreich # All Time"
48.83, 4-100m relay, Nadine Reed, Rachel Murphy, Christine Moreno, Emma Weinreich #3 All Time"
43.88, 4-100m relay, Garrett Owens, LT Johnson, John Alexander, Uriel Mendoza #9 All Time"


5/22/10 CIF Finals CerritosCIF Finals


The top 12 overall performers in each field event, regardless of divisional classification, qualified for Masters, which will be held at the same site Friday. On the track, the top nine overall placers moved on (with the exception of the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters, which also take 12). Those to then finish in the top five of their respective events at Masters will advance to the state meet in Clovis on June 4-5.
Arroyo Grande’s Rachel Murphy tied for third in the Division 2 girls pole vault at 11-6, punching her own Masters ticket with a meet-wide sixth-place standing.Danielle Lauinger was Arroyo Grande’s top individual placer. She was third in the Division 2 girls discus at 124-11.
The Eagles’ girls 400 relay time of Nadine Reed, Emma Weinreich, Christine Moreno and Murphy finished fifth in 48.89, the third-fastest girls 400 relay time in school history.Garrett Weinreich 51-11.00 placed 7th in the shot put and 139-4 9th in the discus.
Hugo Gurtierrez placed 6th in the 1600m with a 4:21.72.

5/15/10 CIF Prelims at MoorPark HSDivision II Prelims
MOORPARK
At Moorpark High School, Arroyo Grande senior Hugo Gutierrez won his heat in 4:21.32, the fourth-fastest overall time. He also helped the Eagles 1,600 meters relay team advance.The quartet of John Alexander, L.T. Johnson, Gutierrez and Uriel Mendoza clocked a season-best 3:22.50.Garrett Weinreich advanced in the shot put (54-6) and discus (166-0) with personal bests in both.
Arroyo Grande girls advancing included Alex Mero (high jump, 5-1), Danielle Lauinger (discus, 121-9), Rachel Murphy (pole vault, 10-9).The girls 400 relay team advanced. The 400 relay team of Nadine Reed, Emma Weinreich, Christine Moreno and Murphy clocked a 48.83. The 1,600 quartet of Reed, Weinreich, McKenzie Goldman and Murphy combined for a 4:02.57 and did not advance.

League Finals 5/6/10 Atascadero HS
Boys Varsity Team Results1 ARROYO GRANDE HS 170.000 2 NIPOMO HS 114.000 3 PASO ROBLES HS 102.000
Girls Varsity Team Results1 SAN LUIS OBISPO HS 204.000 2 ARROYO GRANDE HS 145.000 3 NIPOMO HS 59.000
Boys F/S Team Results1 PASO ROBLES HS 174.000 2 ARROYO GRANDE HS 145.000 3 ATASCADERO HS 74.000
Girls F/S Team Results1 ARROYO GRANDE HS 157.500 2 PASO ROBLES HS 144.000 3 SAN LUIS OBISPO HS 79.500
Arroyo Grande’s boys (170 points) and San Luis Obispo’s girls (204) rolled to team titles Thursday. Arroyo Grande’s boys were unbeaten in PAC-7 League dual meets this year. Arroyo Grande’s and San Luis Obispo’s girls tied in their dual meet, so the Tigers won the girls team championship.Nipomo’s boys were runners-up in the seven-team field with 114 points. Pioneer Valley was fifth with 43, and Righetti was seventh with 17.Arroyo Grande’s girls were second with 145 points Thursday. Nipomo wound up third in the seven-team field with 59. Righetti was sixth with 36. Pioneer Valley did not score.Winners in each event qualified for their respective CIF Southern Section divisional preliminaries. Second and third-place finishers had to meet pre-set divisional standards to advance. Those finishing below third place had to meet tougher pre-set divisional at-large marks in order to move on.
The victorious Eagles won seven boys events. Uriel Mendoza helped propel Arroyo Grande by winning the long jump (20-9 3/4), 400 meters (50.44) and anchoring the Eagles’ winning 1,600 relay squad (3:24:02) which broke its four-year old meet record of 3:26.75.“We’d been talking in practice all week about the league meet,” said Mendoza. “We’ve been working hard.”Hugo Gutierrez pulled off a distance double for the Eagles, winning the boys 1,600 (4:28.32) and 3,200 (9:43.18). Teammates Sean Brown and Garrett Weinreich won the shot put (53-7) and discus (165-11) respectively.Two Santa Maria Valley seniors racked up sprint doubles. Dan Ando of Pioneer Valley won the boys 100 in a meet record 10.86 and took an eagerly anticipated 200 in 22.04. Megan Vyenielo of Righetti took the girls 100 in 12.35 and 200 in 25.66.Thursday marked the first time for both of them that they had won twice in the league finals. Both of them ran career bests in each of their winning races, too.After his 200, Ando said, “The weather,” was the biggest reason he ran as well as he did.“I just like running in the heat, baby,” Ando said. He doesn’t get to do that very often in the Santa Maria Valley. Ando spoke after he beat two of the area’s best sprinters, Kevin Britt of Nipomo and L.T. Johnson of Arroyo Grande, to win the 200.Britt finished second in 22.28. Johnson ran third in 22.34.
After he took the 100, Ando said, “I knew I had to be fast because everyone in this (race) was fast, know what I mean? I came upright during the race at just the right time.”Vyenielo said, “I’m peaking at just the right time. This is a good way to go out (in the league finals).”Gutierrez broke away on the last lap of the 1,600 after the runners came through the first lap in a leisurely 72 seconds.“The idea was to save something for the 3,200,” Gutierrez said afterward. The strategy worked. Gutierrez went in front on the seventh of the eight laps and burned the last lap in 66 seconds.“I wasn’t feeling good the first mile, then I started to feel better when the second mile started,” Gutierrez said.Righetti senior Trevor Nissen has been steadily cutting his 800 time, and he went under two minutes for the first time Thursday. Nissen won in 1:59.10.“The County meet I went down to 2:01. In the preliminaries, I went down to two minutes,” said Nissen.“I’d been running the 400-800 double all year. That’s a tough double, but the 400 really got me muscle-ready for the 800. I’d like to give a shout out to my cross country coach, Luis Escobar. He got me into distance training, and that has really helped me.”
Arroyo Grande’s McKenzie Goldman won the girls 800 in 2:20.79. The Eagles girls 400 relay squad won in 49.45. Nipomo’s boys 400 squad prevailed in 43.04.The end of the boys 1,600 was marred after Nipomo standout Andrew Garcia, in tight quarters, put his hand on Arroyo Grande standout Josh Davis near the finish line as the two battled for second place, and Davis went down heavily.Davis was originally disqualified on the basis that he cut in front of Garcia. Davis was later re-instated. Garcia wound up third, Davis fourth. Garcia ran third in the 3,200 later. Davis, with a big gash just below the left shoulder, ran fifth in the 800. Atascadero’s Markita Hinton, a Sacramento State signee, won the girls shot put at 42-11, while Arroyo Grande’s Danielle Lauinger claimed the discus throw at 129-1. San Luis Obispo’s Vivien Devaney, who earlier this week signed with Notre Dame, contributed third- and second-place finishes in those events, respectively, at 37-8 and 127-10.

4/30/10 League Prelims at Atascadero HSLeague Prelims

4/26/10 Nipomo Dual at Nipomo
Arroyo Grande High wins track dual against NipomoThe Arroyo Grande High track and field team swept a PAC 7 dual against Nipomo on Monday.
On the boys side, where the Eagles won 77-59, Arroyo Grande’s Sean Brown won both the shot put, at 53 feet, 5½ inches, and the discus, at 165-6.
Teammate Hugo Gutierrez, meanwhile, claimed the 1,600 meters in 4 minutes, 35.9 seconds and the 3,200 in 10:10.7, while John Alexander won the 300 hurdles in 41.72 seconds and also ran a leg for the winning 1,600 relay foursome (3:42.4).
For Nipomo, Akeem King, still recovering from a recent hamstring injury, made his season debut, winning the long jump (19-9), the high jump (6-0) and the triple jump (43-4¾). The Titans’ Kevin Britt won the 100 in 11.19 seconds, while teammate Duane Hanna took the 110 hurdles in 16.5. Both were on the victorious 400 relay squad (44.4).
For the Arroyo Grande girls, who won 106-30, Danielle Lauinger was first in both the shot put (37-11) and the discus (134-2). Teammate Emma Weinreich won the 200 meters in 26.9 seconds and the 400 in 1:03.7, while the Eagles’ Rachel Murphy took the 100 in 12.7 and anchored the winning 400 relay team (50.5).

4/23/10 Patriot Games at Liberty High School, Bakersfield
Results: http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=89486#1549Nipomo, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande at Patriot Games
McKenzie Goldman won the girls 800 meters in a meet-record 2:19.56 for Arroyo Grande.Also, the Eagles’ girls 400 relay team won with a season-best of 49.7, and Hannah Stevens won the girls 1,600 in 5:18.
Arroyo Grande’s Danielle Lauinger won the girls discus at 133 feet, 5 inches, Katie Lewis won the girls 3,200 in 11:28.8, Alex Mero was second in the girls high jump at 5 feet, and Rachel Murphy was second in the girls 100 in 12.64.
Uriel Mendoza won the boys 400 with a PR of 49.94 seconds for the Eagles,
Hugo Gutierrez won the boys 3,200 at 9:40 and Sean Brown won the discus at 162-8.

4/17/10 Bill Kearney Invite SalinasBill Kearney Invite
A.G. girls win at Bill Kearney InvitationalSALINAS 
Danielle Lauinger won the girls shot put and discus as she helped Arroyo Grande’s girls win the team championship at this meet at Hartnell College.Lauinger put the shot 37-8 and hurled the discus 133-7.
Other Arroyo Grande girls winners included Rachel Murphy (pole vault, 10-6); Alex Mero (high jump, 5-2); and both Eagles relay teams.Ashley Sill, Emma Weinreich, Christine Moreno and Murphy combined for a 50.6 in the 400 relay.
MacKenzie Goldman, Weinreich, Moreno and Murphy combined for a 4:04.8 in the 1,600 relay. That mark was a season best.
Teammate Maddison Jacobs placed second in the discus at 117-9 and third in the shot put at 34-1.
Hannah Stevens ran second in 11:19 in the 3,200.
Paige Waymeyer placed third at 5-0 in the high jump.
Moreno ran fourth in 13.2 in the 100.
Arroyo Grande’s boys finished among the top three teams. Eagle Nik Pappas won the discus with a 164-2.
Teammate Garrett Weinreich was second at 157-9.Hugo Gutierrez won the 800 in 1:57.9. He teamed with Garrett Owens, John Alexander and Uriel Mendoza in the 1,600 relay. Gutierrez ran the third leg as the Eagles won in 3:26.2.Weinreich (discus, 157-9), Sean Brown (shot put, 50-7), Eric Weise (pole vault, 13-6) and John Alexander (300 hurdles, 40.25); Hannah Stevens (3200m, 11:19.1); and Cullen Cali (3,200, 9:50.2) all had runner-up finishes.Weinreich finished fourth in the shot put at 49-5.

4/15/10 Pioneer Valley Dual Meet
Boys: Arroyo Grande 111, Pioneer Valley 34
Girls: Arroyo Grande 123, Pioneer Valley 13
Arroyo Grande’s Nadine Reed took the tops spots in the girls 100 (13.25), 200 (27.54) and was on the Eagles’ winning 1,600 relay team.
Sammy Wheeler won the girls long jump (14-7) and triple jump (32-7) for the Eagles. Mckenzie Goldman won the 400m in 63.4.
On the boys side, Jordan Gee won the high jump (5-10) and triple jump (39-2) for the Eagles, Sean Brown won the shot put (51-5) and discus (163-7) and John Alexander won the 300 hurdles (41.3) and 110 hurdles (16.53).
Hugo Gutierrez won the 400m in 52.1.


4/9-4/10 Arcadia InviteArcadia
Gutierrez tops the field at ArcadiaARCADIA 
Arroyo Grande senior Hugo Gutierrez ran to a win in a personal best 4:21.45 in the Open Division boys mile at this nationally-renowned meet at Arcadia High School Saturday.Arroyo Grande’s Danielle Lauinger finished second at 130-3 in the open girls discus. The Eagles’ girls distance medley team wound up second in the seeded section, the second-toughest one. Which was also a school record.
The quartet teamed for a 12:31.9. Katie Lewis ran the 1,200 meters leg in 3:55. Emma Weinreich clocked 61.2 in the 400, McKenzie Goldman ran the 800 leg in 2:22.7 and anchor Hanna Stevens ran 1,600 meters in 5:11.2.
Eagles Rachel Murphy-60.0, Christine Moreno-61.2, McKenzie Goldman-63.6 and Nadine Reed-59.7 combined for a 4:05.07.
That put them fourth in the open section of the girls 1,600 relay.
Arroyo Grande’s boys distance medley relay team of Gutierrez, Uriel Mendoza, Garrett Owens and Josh Davis finished 10th in 10:43.8 in a school record time.
Gutierrez ran the 1,200 in 3:15, Mendoza clocked a 50.8 in the 400, Owens ran 2:03.1 for his 800 leg, and Josh Davis turned a 4:33.1 on his 1,600 leg.
ARCADIA — Arroyo Grande’s girls four-mile relay team finished second in their division at this meet at Arcadia High School that yearly features some of the top prep talent in the country in a school record time.
Arroyo Grande’s girls combined for a 21:40. McKenzie Goldman led off with a 5:19, Emily Johnston ran 5:33, Katie Lewis turned a 5:27 and Hannah Stevens finished in 5:19.The Eagles finished 15th in the same race last year.
Their time this year was 42 seconds faster.
Arroyo Grande’s Rachel Murphy finished fourth at 10-7 in her division of the pole vault. Garrett Weinreich was fifth, at 157-2, in his division of the discus.The AG Boys 4 x 1 mile Relay team finished 10th in their race at Arcadia with a time of 18:26. Josh Davis ran 4:34, Dan Smith split 4:46, Cullen Cali ran 4:35 and Hugo Gutierrez finished in 4:26.

4/10 Dos Pueblos Invite
Arroyo Grande athletes racked up several wins at this meet.
Arroyo Grande’s Robert Kobara took first place in the boys shot put with a distance of 48 feet 43⁄4 inches and first in the discus at 128-3 at a five-team meet at Dos Pueblos High.No team scores were kept.
Arroyo Grande took the top spots in both girls and boys high jump with Garret Coleman’s winning height of 6-0 for the boys and Alex Mero’s height of 5-0 for the girls.
John Alexander took first in the boys 300 intermediate hurdles in 40.56 and second in the 110 hurdles in 16.34.
Arroyo Grande’s Amanda Trecartin won the girls 1,600 in 5:47 and the girls 800 in 2:44. Arroyo Grande also swept the top spots in the pole vault with Eric Weiss winning the boys competition at 12-6, and Brianna Vargo winning for the girls at 9-3.

4/1/10 Dual vs. SLO at AGHS
Boys: Arroyo Grande 101, San Luis Obispo 34
Girls: San Luis Obispo 68, Arroyo Grande 68
San Luis Obispo’s Alessa Moscoso won the girls 200 (27.09 seconds) and 400 (1:00.19) as the girls meet ended in a tie.
Abrianna Torres won the triple jump (36 feet) and the long jump (16-9) for the Tigers.Arroyo Grande’s Rachel Murphy claimed the 100 in 13.23, and Hannah Stevens won the 3,200 in 11:31.
Tigers pole vaulter Elena Clarke won easily after clearing a height of 11-6.
On the boys side, Spencer Lemons won all three jumping events, taking the high jump with a 6-0 leap, the long jump with a distance of 20-4 and the triple jump (42-6).Hugo Gutierrez won the 800m in 2:02.6.Both AGHS Boys and Girls relays won.

3/27/10 SLO County Championships at CuestaSLO County
Ag Girls placed a close second to winner SLO. Rachel Murphey won the 100m 13.1 and Hannah Stevens won the 3200m 11:41.
Both relays also were victorious 4x100m 50.33 and 4x400m 4:05.9.
On the boys side, Arroyo Grande breezed to a comfortable team title, totaling 160.5 points to top second-place Paso Robles’ 100.
The Eagles’ LaTaurus Johnson, a 6-foot-4 junior, stormed his way to a win in the 100 at 11.49 seconds after a slow start out of the blocks, and then came back to win the 200 in 22.57, upsetting Nipomo’s Kevin Britt (22.73), who came into the meet with a county-best entering time of 21.7.
A year ago, Britt broke the meet 400 record at 50.35.
“I hugged the turn, started getting my stride and just took it,” Johnson said of the 200.
“I’m pretty glad I won both (sprints).
I didn’t think I’d win the 100.”Johnson also ran a leg for Arroyo Grande’s triumphant 1,600 relay team, which broke its own year-old meet record at 3:27.69.
In 2009, the Eagles clocked a 3:29.6.
The Eagles also got strong contributions in the relays from sophomore Uriel Mendoza, who claimed the 400 in 51.42.

Atascadero Dual Meet 3/25/10
Mendoza wins two events in Arroyo Grande's track winBy Tribune staff report Arroyo Grande High sophomore Uriel Mendoza won the 200 meters and the long jump as the Eagles beat Atascadero in a dual track and field meet on Thursday. Hugo G. won the 1600m in 4:50, Josh D. won the 800m in 2:03.9 and Cullen C. won the 3200m in 10:40.
Mendoza won the boys 200 in 24.75 seconds and claimed the boys long jump with a leap of 20 feet, and was also on the winning 400 relay team that ran a 44.9.
Overall, Arroyo Grande’s boys routed Atascadero 112-23 while the girls claimed a 105-30 victory.
Emma Weinreich won the girls 400 for Arroyo Grande in 1:01.82 and took first place in the long jump with a distance 14-7.
McKenzie G. won the 1600m in 5:50 and Katie L. won the 800m in 2:35.

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3/19/10-3/20/10 Camarillo Distance Relays/Invite and Atascadero Invite
AGHS sent split squads to the Camarillo Distance Relays/Invite and Atascadero Invite on firday and saturday.
Camarillo Distance Relays and Invite Arroyo Grande’s girls and boys distance medley relay teams both won Friday.
The girls distance medley relay team was comprised of Emily Johnston (1,200 meters leg -4:03), Emma Weinreich (400 - 60.8), McKenzie Goldman (800 - 2:29) and Hannah Stevens (1,600 - 5:24) won in a time of 12:59.
The boys distance medley relay squad was composed of Dan Smith (1,200 - 3:21), Uriel Mendoza (400 - 51.4), Josh Davis (800 - 2:04) and Hugo Gutierrez (1,600 - 4:29) won in a time of 10:46.
On Saturday, Hugo Gutierrez placed 3rd in the 800m - 2:00.1, Hannah Stevens placed 2nd place in the girls 1600m 5:18, Uriel Mendoza placed 3rd in the 400m 51.4.
Atascadero Memorial Meet Rachel Murphy won the girls 100 in 12.68 for Arroyo Grande, which as a team won five events, and John Alexander won the 300 low hurdles in 40.99. Garrett Owens placed 2nd in the 800m in 2:02 and Amanda Trecartin placed 5th in the 3200m in 12:01.

3/18/10 Righetti Dual Meet at Righetti
Boys: Arroyo Grande 99, Righetti 37
Girls: Arroyo Grande 95, Righetti 42
Eric Weise cleared 12-0 in the pole vault for Arroyo Grande and Lataurus Johnson won the 200 in 22.9.
Trevor Cowan won the boys 1,600 in 4:54.1 and Garrett Owens won the 800 in 2:08.1 for the Eagles.
Jose Corona won the 3200m in 10:39.
On the girls side, Arroyo Grande’s Jade Fuller took the 800 in 2:40 while Danielle Lauinger had a 117-4 discus toss to win by more than 30 feet.
Amanda Trecartin won the 2600m in 5:58.
Katie Lewis won the 3200m in 12:31.
Maddie Jacobs won the shot put with a throw of 35-10 for the Eagles.

3/11/10 Paso Robles Dual
Pure Domination!
What a way to open up the season!
Prep Roundup:
Arroyo Grande soars in track dualThe Arroyo Grande High track and field team opened its season in dominating fashion, handily beating Paso Robles on both the boys and girls sides in a PAC 7 home meet Thursday.
Arroyo Grande’s girls claimed a 103-33 win while the boys triumphed 102-34.
On the girls side, Danielle Lauinger took both throwing events for the Eagles.
She claimed the discus by more than 10 feet with a throw of 122 feet, 3 inches.
Tess Rountree won both hurdle events and the high jump for Paso Robles, clearing 5-4 in the latter.
Hannah Stevens won the 1600m 5:22.1 and the 800m 2:29.2.
On the boys side, Lataurus Johnson led the Eagles with wins in the 100-meter dash and the 200.
Johnson clocked in at 11.37 in the 100 and 22.91 in the 200.
Uriel Mendoza also won two events for Arroyo Grande, taking the long jump with a leap of 19-7 and the 400 in 52.29 seconds.
Hugo Gutierrez won the 1600m 4:36 and the 800m 2:04.

3/6/10 Bearcat Relays at Paso Robles
Arroyo Grande’s boys came in second place with a score of 74, took first place in three events, including the distance medley relay, 4x400 and the long jump.
Lataurus Johnson, who participated in three events, was the male athlete of the meet for Arroyo Grande.
The Eagles girls team took first place with 92 points, winning the distance medley, 4x400-meter, long jump and triple jump relays.

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2/20/10 Stephanie Brown Puts on a Throws Clinic at AGHS Former AGHS and Cal Poly athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Brown gives back and puts on a Throws Clinic at AGHS. It was a great day full of throwing and also benefited local athletes.