WELCOME TO KING HIGH TRACK AND FIELD
Girls 2008 Inland Empire Champions
Founded in February, 2000
Dircetor of Track and Field, John Corona
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Sunday, August 13
ALUMNI UPDATES FROM THE 2017 SEASON
Emily Sanchez -'15-UCR-14th in Big West 1500
Mike Robinson -'16-RCC-11th in Orange Empire Conference 10,000
Isaiah Quiambao -'15-RCC-4th in OEC 10,000; 8th SoCal Regionals 10,000; 11th in State 10,000
Noah Poole -'16-RCC-9th in SoCal Decathlon
Carlos Ramirez -'15-RCC-22nd in SoCal Steeplechase
Jon Essien -'16-RCC-10th in SoCal 100; 7th in SoCal 4 x 100; 8th in SoCal 4 X 400
Korey Parsons -'16-RCC-19th in SoCal 100; 8th in SoCal 200; 7th in SoCal 4 X 100
Samantha Chapa '16-RCC 14th in SoCal 10,000
Tia Parrish-'16-RCC-8th in SoCal Regional in 100/4th in Socal 4 X 100
Saadiq Jennings -'16-Cerrittos College - 7th in South Coast League 100 and 200; 2nd in 4 X 100; 14th in SoCal Regonal 100 and 18th in 200.
Lauen Soholt -'13 -Vanguard University -16th in Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC)1500
Brandon Berz -'13 - Biola University - 11th in GSAC 1500
Baleigh Porter - '13 - Vanguard University - 9th in GSAC 800
Brianna Jacklin - '13 - Cal State Fullerton - 8th in Big West 10,000; 18th in Big West 5000 Joe Casco-'13-Cal State Fullerton-15th in Big West 1500
Katelyn Fatten -'13 - Bethel College in Kansas --10th in conference finals in the 800 and 1500. Named NAIA Female Track and Field Scholar Athlete. One of 467 women honored nation wide!!
Monday, June 26
END OF SEASON ACCOLADES
End of Season Honors
From the Press Enterprise:
Monday, June 5
FIREWORKS, FRESNO AND A FAIRY TALE YEAR
The 99th running of the California State Track and Field Championships was a spectacular event, just as it always is. The stage is reserved for just the best of the best in the state of California. There are no divisions of talent or school size. There are no categories other than “competitive”. The meet is very hard to qualify for and after the final race is run, it ends with the boom and glitter of fireworks punctuating in brilliant fashion the close of an incredible track and field season.
Lauren Peurifoy was the lone King competitor at the meet, competing in the 3200 meters. Once again she put forth a ferocious race that capped off what was a fairy tale season and year for the young runner.
Lauren ended up doing the pace work for the field of 28, as Claudia Lane, (Malibu HS) the pre-race favorite and reigning national champion in cross country, scampered out at the gun to an insurmountable lead against a very impressive field of distance runners. The group tucked in behind her as Lauren led them through the mile at 5:15, some 30 meters behind Lane. She kept a consistent rhythm of 80 seconds a lap through the fifth circuit, then dropped it slightly through seven and closed with a 75 second final lap to finish in 8th place at 10:31.16.
The race capped off an incredible, even unbelievable, year of improvement for Lauren that catapulted her from a decent varsity runner as a freshman to one of the best in the state one year later. Last Fall in cross country, she finished within one second of the State title in D1, was runner up in the Southern Section and finished 25th in the country at the Nike Cross Country Nationals.
This season, Lauren set three school records and contributed to two more relay records. She earned a CIF championship in the 3200. She is ranked in the top 20 nationally for 3200 meters and her 10:23.14 PR for 3200 meters is the 7th fastest time for the distance in California this season.
Had you told her one year ago that this, an 8th place at the State Finals would be where she’d close out her sophomore year, Lauren may have laughed at it’s improbability.
But make no mistake. While getting to the State Championship in 2018 will be just as hard as it was this year, for this tenacious teenager, that goal has already been set.
2017 may be done, but bring on the next challenge.
Thursday, June 1
BOYS' TEAM EARNS RIVERSIDE COUNTY ACADEMIC HONORS
Each year the Riverside County Department of Education honors high school teams across the county who have earned top GPA averages in the classroom for their season of sport.
The giving of such recognition is entirely fitting the King High School Athletic Department “PEAK” philosophy as well as the CIF motto of “Character Counts”.
The name of the award is the RIVERSIDE COUNTY ACADEMIC-ATHLETIC TEAM AWARD, and the athletes and coaches of the softball team and the boys track and field team were presented with the distinguished honor at a special session of the RUSD Board Meeting on Tuesday night. The programs are admirably led by Lucinda Brewer and John Corona respectively.
The softball team carried a cumulative GPA of 3.64. This is the fourth year in a row for the softball team and seventh time in school history. They were also honored in 2003, 2004, and 2005. The track and field team held a 3.44 cumulative GPA among the large team at the season’s end.
Monday, May 22
KATHRYN HAMMAR SELECTED AS KING HIGH'S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Since the school opened in 1999, the Athletic Directors have chosen the "King High Athlete of the Year" and honored the recipients at the end of the school year.
It's an honor given to those who have achieved well on the "playing field" as well as exemplified the qualities of high character that all student-athletes are expected to maintain.
The 2016-17 student-athletes were Bradley Kleven who played football and volleyball and Kathryn who ran track and cross country.
Kathryn is one of a long line of track and field athletes who have been selected for the honor. Here is the list of all boys and girls who have competed in track that have earned the top honor from the athletic department.
2016 - Tyler Janes (Cross Country and Track)
2011 - Lane Werley (Cross Country and Track)
2010 - Justin DeCoud (Football, Track)
2008 - Marques Lea (Football, Basketball, Track)
2005 - Ian Peebles (Football, Soccer and Track)
2004 - Michael Myers (Football and Track)
2002 - Marvin Lea (Basketball and Track)
2017 - Kathryn Hammar (Cross Country and Track)
2013 - Tayler Fleming (Soccer and Track)
2012 - Cydnie Jones (Basketball and Track)
2011 - Hanna Peterson (Cross Country and Track)
2010 - Kelsi Tippets (Cross Country and Track)
2009 - Kelsi Tippets (Cross Country and Track)
2008 - Lotolelei Franklin (Basketball and Track)
2005 - Stephanie Erdodi (Basketball and Track)
2004 - Megan Fairley (Cross Country and Track)
2003 - Markisha Lea (Volleyball, Basketball, Track)
2001 - Markisha Lea (Basketball and Track)
Tuesday, May 2
2017 PROGRESS CHART
Click the link to see the progression of your season. How did 2017 go for you?
SCHOOL RECORDS SET THIS SEASON
300 Hurdles ~ 38.16 ~ Dillon Lay
400 Meters ~ 48.81 ~ Phil Griggs
Mile ~ 4:58.92 ~ Lauren Peurifoy
1600 Meters ~ 4:57.16 ~ Lauren Peurifoy
3200 Meters ~ 10:23.14 ~ Lauren Peurifoy
4x400 Relay ~ 3:20.42 ~ Jeremy Young, Blake Gelinas, Dillon Lay, Phil Griggs
Shuttle Hurdles ~ 1:05.57 ~ Sarah Al-Khalili, Jasmine Jimenez, Larissa Cesena and Sarah Ann Frank
4x1600 Relay ~ 21:08.85 ~ Amanda Sosa, Kathryn Hammar, Allison Janes and Lauren Peurifoy
Distance Medley Relay ~ 12:05.90 ~ Kathryn Hammar, Breanna Fatton, Amanda Sosa, Lauren Peurifoy
Friday, January 13
18 SEASONS IN, KING TRACK'S POSITIONING IN RIVERSIDE COUNTY HISTORY
King Track and Field will enter its 18th season here in 2017 and we have amassed a pretty competitive set of statistics and records.
Click this link to see the all-time Riverside County Records for all track and field events and then SCROLL TO PAGE 51 TO SEE THE SCHOOL RECORDS OF ALL RIVERSIDE COUNTY SCHOOLS.
King matches up nicely and surpasses schools much older than ours! #ccc
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