Community Contributor: Lorraine Tseng; Photos by: Parker Grube

Northern California Frosh/Soph Championships – Dublin High School – Saturday, April 21, 2018

In its 8th year, the Northern California Frosh/Soph Championships at Dublin High Schoo l in Dublin, CA featured and highlighted the Frosh/Soph Division.  The meet gave this group of athletes a championship level meet all for themselves.  Our CP Frosh/Soph competed like champs with many PRs.
Coach Trish headed the Frosh/Soph team with assistant coaches Miguel and Treigh. Coaches began their day at this meet at 7:30am and with the help of boba drinks and blended coffee drinks, ended the 13 hour day at the track at 8:30pm.
CP boys’ and girls’ track and field frosh/soph team had everything come together at the NorCal Frosh Soph Championship on Saturday. The Falcons took advantage of optimal track conditions and turned in many personal best and season bests, with nearly all competitors recording at least one career-best mark.
In the sprints: In the 100M, freshman Jeremiah Jack (12.22), David Lovio (12.49), Aidan Duane (12.70), Vincent Louthan (12.73), Ricardo Soto (12.96), John Michael Belison (13.06), Joshua Cody (14.43) all ran to new PR’s. In the 200M Dylann Pratt (28.52) set a new PR and 15th overall out of 106 competitors. Teammates Jordan Fletcher (29.40), Emma Cardinale (31.30), Ceyda Gazioglu (31.48), Isabella Triana(31.76), and Ava Jahangiri (31.92) followed suit with their own PRs. Adrian Median (24.37) Jeremiah Jack(25.22), Emmanuel Ortiz (26.04), Ryan Stankovich (26.06), John Michael Belison (26.77), Richardo Soto(27.10) set new PRs in the boys 200M. Thomas Nguyen (54.30) earned a PR and a 14th place finish overall in the 400m.
Standout freshman Molly Ostrowski set a personal best in both the 800M (2:36.48) and Triple Jump (30’5.5).  Joseph Ziegler(2:09.30) continues to improve in the 800M, a new PR and 6thplace finish overall. Other personal best on the boys 800M came from Nicholas (Nemo) Guliaev (2:15.08) and Jimmy Predotti (2:23.16).
CP got exceptional performances from its boys’s and girls’s distance group.
Freshman Domas Placiakis (4:45.30) ran to a new PR and a 14th overall finish. Then goes on to run another PR (10:25.77) 3200M and 12th overall. Teammates Sebastian Vaisset-Fauvel(4:48.43), Max Benabou (5:09.66) and Gregory Borissov(5:35.05) all ran to new PR’s in a highly-successful boys’s 1600M. Sophomore, Ethan Gaigalas, who broke his wrist mid-season in the snow, took on the Open 3200M (11:02.22) to come in 1st in the Open and 24th overall.
In the 300M hurdles Courtney Silva’s (55.11) PR landed her in 19th place overall while Izaac Mino-Fox’s a new PR (45.05) placed him 6th overall.
Notable mention to the boys 4x400m relay; they ran a well-executed race (3:42.31) and tied Amador Valley for 9th place finish.
The throwers also had themselves a day with a series of new personal bests. Freshman Nalani Cordova-Smith threw a (28-00.00) PR in the shot put and a 22nd place finish (71-05.25) discus. Elisa Nguyen with her PR in the discus (71-05.00).
Sophomore Bailey Keck led the CP boys in the shot put (31-09.00) and also reset his PR in the discus (91-00.25) and 11thplace overall finish. Teammates Alec Schaefer ‘s new PR (31-01.00) and freshman Nate Kim’s PR (29-00.00) in the shot put.
CP also got some new personal and seasonal bests in the high jump and triple jump events. Joseph Ziegler cleared 5-.4.00 to a 10th place overall finish. Freshman Alex Ridgeway (7-00.00) claimed a new PR in the pole vault with sophomore James Gillespie (7-00.00) joining him at the height in his new PR. Joshua Cody vaulted a (6-06.00) PR.
Sacramento Meet of Champions – American River College – Saturday, April 28, 2017
The Thirty Eighth Annual Sacramento Meet of Champions (SacMOC) was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at American River College (Sacramento). Over the years SacMOC has featured athletes from every CIF Section (except San Diego) in addition to athletes from northern Nevada and Oregon. This year three College Park athletes qualified to compete in the meet.  Kylie Tseng competed in the Open 800m Race, Jake Heinlein competed in both the Open 800m and the Invitational 400m; and Dylan Cook competed in the Invitational 1600m race.
Kylie ran a season PR (2:23.49) to come in 3rd in her heat.   Dylan ran one of the most competitive race of the season and a respectable (4:26.70) 1600m time.  Jake finished 1st overall and set a new PR (1:55.55) which nearly reset the 7 year old course record for the Open 800m!  He then goes on to run a PR against some state ranked runners and finished 6th overall in the 400m.  Congratulations to Kylie, Dylan, Jake, their proud parents and the CP Track and Field Family!

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