Monte Vista Mustangs Track & Field 2014: Welcome

    Important MV Track and Field News: 
  • 2014 SEASON WRAP-UP: 
      
    - FIVE NEW SCHOOL RECORDS !  Girls 4X100 Relay (Nicole Alexander, Kelly Strand, Brittany Williams & Taylor Bazile at NCS MOC),  Girls 100 Meters (Brittany Williams at EBALs), Girls 300 M Hurdles (Kelly Strand at NCS TV), Girls 1600 Meters (Brooke Starn at EBAL's) and Girls 3200 Meters (Brooke Starn at Arcadia Invite)

    - NUMEROUS TOP 10 MARKS SET:  Big marks in the Throws, Sprints, Jumps and Distance puts a large number of the 2014 on the top ten record board.  Several "top 3" marks set (update to lists pending).

    - COACHING STAFF DELIVERS:   With a balanced lineup of veteran and new staff - possessing a wealth of knowledge and passion for the sport and the team - the new line up of coaches came together and helped the team achieve an impressive array of PR's througout the season.   A Big Thank You to Coach Graham, Coach Dalton, Coach Steph, Coach Bhavik, Coach Williams, Coach Mandee, Coach Krychev and Coach Davis for a great season! 

    Check back for more updates during the summer!   Congrats '14 Seniors - Go forth and Represent MV T&F!
     
  • CALIFORNIA STATE MEET - Monte Vista's own Brooke Starn makes the podium at state! 
    Brooke takes 5th in her qualifying heat on Friday, advancing to the big dance on Saturday.  In the finals, she runs a smart race in a very fast crowd, moving up steadily to take 6th overall and earn a place on the podium.  Brooke's time is 4:53.36 - in 99 degree temps at race time! 

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    Red and black is the color of choice for the 1600 meter finals at State!   Brooke  Starn (far right)
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    6th to earn a coveted CIF medal.
  • 5/30 & 5/30 North Coast Section Meet of Champions:  Brooke Starn is NCS Champion in the 1600 meters, heading to State next weekend!  Brooke surges into the lead in the final lap and holds off the field to take the top honors in 4:53.69!   Girls 4X100 sets a new school record - the 5th by the girls team this season - while finishing fifth in the MOC finals.  Nicole Alexander, Kelly Strand, Brittany Williams and Taylor Bazile run 48.79!   Yvonne Aha tosses 36' 2" for a huge PR in the shot put - moves into #2 all-time at MV!  Kelly Strand 7th in the 300H finals.  Full results here.

    On Friday, Boys 4X100 finishes 9th (Rood, Mensendiek, Rufini & De Maio), just missing the finals, same placement for Chloe Winn in the open 400 meters and the girls 4x400 relay.  Matthew Rood is 8th overall in the Shot Put finals!  Erik competes in the 100 and 200 meters.
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Nicole Alexander, Kelly Strand, Taylor Bazile and Brittany Williams - 4X100 Record Holders
   
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Coaches Jimmie Williams, Mike Davis, Mandee Starn, Dan Graham & Bhavik Kanzaria
 with NCS MOC Champion Brooke Starn
  • 5/24 North Coast Section Tri-Valley Championships:  Girls team finishes 3rd overall in the Tri Valley meet.  Another school record falls as Junior Kelly Strand breaks the 300 meter hurdle record running 45.87 to advance.  Soph Brooke Starn wins two individual titles today (1600 and 3200 meters).  Girls 4X100 2nd fastest on the day.  Boys 4X100 moves on with yet another sub 43 second effort.  Corda advances in the 1600. Aha and Rood advance in the Shot Put, Mensendiek advances in the 100 and 200.  Girls 4X400 in 3rd.  Full results.  
  • Monte Vista webstore is still accepting Track and Field Parent donations. The team has not yet covered its budget and is still missing donations from some families. Donations are vitally needed. More details on Parent News page.

This week's quote:  "High jumping is a blood sport because at the end of the day, the bar always wins"     Erik Kynard  - 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, USA, at age 21



Images from the EBAL Championship Finals - Saturday May 17th
- Courtesy Mark-Phillip Buesa
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For more team photos from other meets, click on the "Photos" link to the left.  Also:
Mark-Phillip Buesa's MV Track and Field Photo Gallery.


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Jr Kelly Strand - 300 Hurdle Record Holder!