Click the link to see new photos from the Sun Angel Classic April 4th-6th and our dual against Red Mountain HS by Kara Hendricks. Many more photos are available through Kara Hendricks' website!
Sun Angel Classic Recap
Thursday and Saturday, April 4th & 6th, CV track made its first appearance at ASU's 40th Annual Sun Angel Classic at Sun Angel Stadium. Of the 53 teams represented at the meet, the CV boys and girls teams each finished 3rd behind power house D1 programs Chandler & Desert Vista.
It was a very strong showing, with four individual champions. Junior Kiana Kai won the 300m hurdles in school record time: 43.55. Teammate Lia Hendricks took silver for the 1-2 punch. Freshman Sara Eltiste won the 800m run in 2:18.18, narrowly breaking Alaina Kautz's school record. On the boys side, the 200m dash final was won by Jax Samford, who topped a talented field of sprinters with a school record time of 22.00 seconds. Newcomer Luke Nicolds won the 800m final in a lean at the finish line to finish with a monster personal best of 1:56.01.
Three other school records were broken. Lia Hendricks improved upon her school record in the 100m hurdles, running 14.68 seconds. Senior Isaac Burnett took 2nd in the shot put, throwing a record-breaking 53 feet, 7.5 inches. Eliza Littlewood, also a senior, triple-jumped 36 feet 7 inches to set the school record, and place 2nd.
Other noteworthy performances include those by junior Kenny Edwards who finished 2nd in the 3200m run with a time of 9:41.11, the CV girls 4x100m Relay team took 2nd with a sub-49 second performance, and Wil Peralta took 3rd in the 110m hurdles with his first sub-15 second race.
Senior Rylan Stubbs ran at the Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles on Saturday night, and took 2nd in the Invitational Mile with a school record time of 4:11.72 for the 1609m distance.
The team competes next at Red Mountain HS on Tuesday April 9th and at the Pioneer Invitational at Pinnacle HS on Saturday, April 13th. Good Luck to all CV athletes!
CV track athletes and teams highlighted in article on AZCentral.com!
New Photos Added to Gallery!
Take a look at photos from the ASU Sun Angel Classic on Thursday, April 4th, and more! Click the link at the top of the page to lots of amazing photos of our athletes by Kara Hendricks!
A Big Weekend for Campo Verde Track & Field
It was a big weekend for Campo Track & Field! Lots of big performances and personal records set at the Red Mountain Rampage Friday, and Chandler Rotary on Saturday! Eight school records were broken! Isaac Burnett broke the school records for both the shot put and discus throw, 52 ft 4 in, and 158 ft 1 in. Sophomore Lia Hendricks broke her own 100m hurdles record with a time of 14.72 seconds. Freshman Sara Eltiste broke the 400m record by running the one-lap race in 59.06 seconds. Jax Samford became the first Campo athlete to break 11 seconds in the 100m dash, running 10.94. Later Jax ran the 200m dash in record time: 22.31. Rylan Stubbs ran the mile, and set two school records in one race: the 1600m in 4:10.62, and the full mile (1609m) in 4:12.18.
Congratulations to all our amazing Track & Field athletes!
Stubbs Ranked 2nd in the US for Outdoor 1600m
Senior Rylan Stubbs ran the full mile (1609m) against some of the nation's best milers at the Chandler Rotary on Saturday in 4:12.18. He is currently the second-fastest in the country. Stubbs will be racing the full mile again at the Arcadia Invitational in Los Angeles with the fastest milers in the Southwest on Saturday, April 6th.
Both Boys and Girls Teams Victorious at Desert Tune-Up!
For the second consecutive year, both the boys and girls teams return from the Desert Tune-Up Invitational victorious. The girls' team won the meet with 146 points, ahead of the second-place team by 30 points. The boys' team won by an even greater margin, 56 points ahead of the runner-up team. CV athletes brought home a total of 32 medals. Outstanding!
The team competes next at the Red Mountain Rampage on Friday, March 22nd, and Chandler Rotary on Saturday, March 23rd!
First Week of Racing "In the Books!"
It was a great first week of competition for Campo Track and Field. Wednesday afternoon the boys and girls teams hosted Seton and Higley and demonstrated excellent character commitment and courage. Incredible effort and a lot of fun!
Friday the teams traveled to Queen Creek in one of the state's largest invitationals and made a big statement. Senior Jax Samford broke two school records, proving to be the fastest athlete in school history with an 11.04 100m dash, and a 22.37 200m dash. Freshman Sara Eltiste broke the school record in the 400m in her first HS track race ever, running 59.86. Isaac Burnett, Kaetlyn Blackburn, and Rylan Stubbs set state-qualifying marks in their events Friday night.
This week our athletes compete alongside Gilbert HS on Wednesday, and a select group will compete on Saturday morning at the Desert Tune-Up Invitational at Marana Mt View!
Arizona Milesplit recently interviewed CV distance phenom Rylan Stubbs. Rylan discusses his most memorable racing experiences, his goals for the future, and pearls of wisdom he has picked up along the way. https://az.milesplit.com/articles/256610-no-shortcuts-to-success-for-stubbs
In a hard-fought battle with Arizona D2's top teams, the CV Boys finished third at the 2018 State Championships. A few injuries made this season a challenging one, but every athlete's efforts made this journey special. Kenny Edwards finished 8th, and Wyatt Hanson 15th, earning each of them a spot on the podium and a State medal.
The girls team improved upon their 2017 placement at the State Championships by finishing 8th despite losing a teammate to illness. Sophomore Kaitlyn Bowe finished second-team all-state with a tremendous final race of the official season. Predicted to finish 25th, Kaitlyn took home the 14th medal. Kaitlyn later ran a 50-second personal best of 19:24 at NXR.
All of the athletes strived to put their best foot forward this season, and enjoy the journey at each workout and race. The season was loaded with personal victories as athletes overcame many new challenges. It was definitely a season of growth for the CV Cross Country program!
Boys Earn 4th Consecutive Sectional Championship, Girls Runner-Up
The CV Boys Cross Country team won their 4th consecutive Sectional Championship on Wednesday morning and the CV Girls team were Sectional Runner-Up! Junior Kenny Edwards ran to a swift individual victory and earned the title of Sectional Champion! The CV Boys placed 4 athletes in the top 6 and was carried to victory by senior Lucas Padilla who rounded out the scoring 5 with a personal best time of 17:39 on the hilly 3.2-mile course! The girls team put 2 runners in the top-10. Kaitlyn Bowe 8th and freshman Sara Eltiste 10th. Pictures are posted here. The boys and girls teams move on to the State Championships next Saturday where they aim to earn the lowest combined team placements in school history.