Summer Cross Country Training
As we have done for the past couple of summers, Coach Applebach will be hosting his summer training at Freestone Park. The group meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 6:00am sharp with a raffle giveaways and concludes around 7:30am with chocolate milk! The cost of the summer training program is $150, and registered participants also receive a team t-shirt. The first day of summer training is Monday, June 11th! Check the calendar for additional team meet-ups and summer race opportunities.
High-Altitude Training Camp
We will be heading into the mountains again this summer for our High Altitude Training Camp Tuesday, July 24th through Thursday, July 26th. Athletes will train and learn together in the cool pines of Prescott, AZ on this three day excursion! The cost of the camp is just $225, and athletes who sign-up and pay for both the summer training and the summer camp by June 11th, receive a $50 discount and pay just $325 for the full summer experience!
Summer Speed Camp
Stubbs Named AZ Cross Country Athlete of the Year
AZCentral Sports has selected CV runner Rylan Stubbs to receive this year's cross country athlete of the year award! Congratulations, Rylan!
AZCentral's praise for Rylan Stubbs:
"Stubbs was a model of consistency, winning five of his six 5,000-meter races with Campo Verde this season including the Div. II Championship and the AIA Sectional Crossroads. In the Desert Twilight, the only race he didn't win this year, the junior set a personal record with a time of 15:25. It was one of his three races better than 16 minutes."
2018 Track & Field STATE CHAMPIONS!
The Campo Verde Boys Track & Field Team are the 2018 Div 2 State Champions! The coyotes won the title with a 24.5 point advantage over runner-up Queen Creek HS, more than doubling their point total from the 2017 state championship meet.
Junior Rylan Stubbs raked in 28 points on his own by winning the 1600m (4:15) and 3200m (9:28) races, and finishing runner-up in the 800m in a new school-record time of 1:54.87. He also anchored the 4x800m relay with the fastest 800m time by an Arizonan in recent years (1:53.1). The team of freshman Kenny Edwards, Blake Chambal, Zack Prusse, and Rylan Stubbs took home the silver medal and a school record of 7:57.55. Upon completing his race, Chambal went from the track immediately to the field to score points for Campo in the javelin.
Campo scored big points in the hurdle races this year as well, with a 6th place finish in the 110m hurdles from Shane Leeper who broke his own school record in 14.95 seconds. Both Leeper and hurdling newcomer Ryan Clegg scored points for the team in the 300m hurdles, where Clegg set the CV school record (39.21) and finished state runner-up.
Clegg also helped the 4x400m relay team to a state runner-up finish and school record. He and teammates Riley Connolly, Isaac Sanchez, and Riley Langton ran a blisteringly fast 3:19.01 to add points to the team total. In addition to scoring points in the relay, Connolly finished 4th in the 400m, running a near-school record of 49.26 seconds.
Other young men contributed to the team championship: junior Jake Treptow finished 5th in the triple jump (43' 9.0"), junior Isaac Burnett finished 8th in the discus (148' 8"), and senior Zack Prusse who finished 7th in the 800m (1:58.50).
The team title is the first for the CV Track & Field program, as the team finished runner-up in 2014. The team trophy and photo will soon be on display in the gym lobby, and a banner will be hung in the gym.
The girls team had its highest finish at the state championships by far. In 2017, the team finished 12th, and this year, the ladies finished in 4th place. Senior Alaina Kautz made the podium in all three of her individual events as she has for the past two consecutive years. This year she broke her school record in the 3200m by running the nearly two-mile race in 11:13.13. She will compete for the University of Arizona next fall. CV hurdlers Kiana Kai and Lia Hendricks earned 6 points in the 100m hurdles, finishing 5th and 7th, and 10 points in the 300m hurdles, finishing 3rd and 5th. Hendricks' 100m hurdles performance was a school record; 14.80 seconds.
The CV 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams both reached the podium and set school records. The 4x100m relay team of Keegan Wallace, Ebani Acedo, Haylee McLeod, and Navie Jobe finished 4th with a time of 48.12 seconds. The girls 4x400m relay team of Shelby Walsh, Kiana Kai, Rylee Rottweiler, and Ellie Brooks finished third in a CV record time of 4:00.66.
Additionally, freshman Gracie Norburg finished 6th in the discus, and Eliza Littlewood and Naomi Greene took 5th and 8th in the triple jump, respectively.
The lady coyotes will be returning the majority of their state scoring athletes for the 2019 season.
29 New School Records
May 21st, 2018
The 2018 track & field season saw twenty-nine school records fall. Many records were broken week after week as athletes improved through the season and claimed faster, higher, farther marks in their events.
CV Boys Team Wins the Desert Tune-Up Invitational