Chandler Rotary Invitational Meet Qualifiers
Sun, Mar 19th
Saturday the 25th will be the 77th annual Chandler Rotary Track Meet. This meet, sponsored by Nike and Gatorade is one of the nation's premier events with athletes competing from across the Western US. Campo Verde will have it's largest representation ever in Saturday's seeded and elite races. Saturday morning will feature Ryan Clegg and Haylee McLeod in the 200m, Allie Louis in the 800m, Kyle Moore and Zack Prusse in the 1600m, and likely a number of others who qualified as alternates (Walton, Wallace, Jamison, & Samford). The evening elite session will feature Rylan Stubbs and Alaina Kautz in the mile, Blake Chambal in the 800m, and the CV girls 4x100m relay team. Congrats and good luck to these deserving athletes!
Click here for more information about the Chandler Rotary
Boys' Team Results
Saturday evening saw the conclusion of the AIA Track & Field State Championships. Sophomore Rylan Stubbs picked up his third silver medal of the meet in the 1600m, with teammate Kyle Moore running a personal best of 4:33.3 and finishing 8th. The boys 4x400m relay team closed the night with an impressive 3rd place finish. Overall team scores are shown below.
Boys take 4th at Solstice
Tues, Sept 13th
In one of the largest meets in Arizona, the 3rd annual Desert Solstice Inv in Marana, the CV boys finished a respectable 4th place behind three Div 1 powerhouse teams. Both Zack Prusse (Jr) and Rylan Stubbs (So) ran times that qualify them as Milesplit National Elites, 16:18 & 15:41, respectively. Freshman Kenny Edwards ran sub-17 after leading the pack through the one mile mark in 5:00. He would finish 42nd overall in the combined varsity competition of 254 athletes. Another freshman rounding out the top-7 was Garrett Anderson, who lost one of his shoes just 800m into the race. Despite being unevenly shod for 2.6 miles, he completed the course in personal record time; 17:30.
Alaina Kautz (Jr) ran to a near-personal best of 18:36 and finished 13th overall. She was supported by season bests from every other girl on the team, and an impressive personal record time of 23:11 by relative newcomer to the sport, Morgan Warner (Jr), who was the team's fifth finisher. Another outstanding improvement came from Nhi Nguyen, who bettered her 5k PR by more than ten minutes in nine days.
CV Makes Statement at Twilight Inv.
Sat, Oct 1st
The boys and girls teams ran well at the 9th annual Twilight Invitational in Casa Grande Friday evening. The meet was attended by athletes representing 184 teams from across the southwestern US. Nine CV athletes ran personal record times, and many more came within 30 seconds of their PRs. Some of the biggest improvements in 5k best times came from sophomore Ethan Bertrand (1 min, 10 sec), and freshman Olivia Callaghan (2 min, 5 sec).
Both the girls and boys varsity teams competed against the very best teams at the meet in the Sweepstakes races that conclude the meet. The boys team had their best placement ever, finishing 9th behind four AZ Div1 schools, and four schools from other states. Especially impressive finishes came from the boys' team's 4-7 runners, all freshmen or sophomores; with a 45 second spread. The spread from 1-5 was a mere 44 seconds. Congrats Coyotes!
D2 State Championships Day One
Fri, May 5th
After the first day of competition, the Coyotes took home a medal in almost every final event contested. Sophomore Rylan Stubbs finished 2nd in the 3200m with a landslide time of 9:28, the boys 4x800m relay team of Kyle Moore, Blake Chambal, Zack Prusse, and Rylan Stubbs took 2nd with a near-school record of 8:00.52. Alaina Kautz took 3rd in the 1600m and 4th in the 800m where she improved her school record to 2:18.91. The boys 4x400m relay team of Simon Hixon, Riley Langton, Isaac Sanchez and Ryan Clegg (all four of them juniors) was the 3rd fastest D2 quartet on the track smashing the school record set just one week ago by more than three seconds! Keegan Wallace lowered her 100m school record to 12.55, as did Riley Langton in the 400m with a 50.19, and Isaac Sanchez improved his school record in the long jump to 21 feet 4.5 inches.
With more events yet to be contested, the CV boys are currently in 3rd place in the tournament just 1.5 points behind Maricopa HS. Girls are currently in 6th place. The final events will be held at MCC Saturday afternoon. Best of luck to our Coyotes!
Alumni Schreiner & Boys Pay a Visit
2014 grad, CV 800m record-holder (1:54.89) and ASU athlete Brandon Boys along with 2015 grad CV 1600m (4:14), 3200m (9:08), & 5k (15:26) record holder and Columbia athlete Lucky Schreiner ran with the team on Wednesday. After the workout the collegiates answered a few questions for the team about running in high school and college. Thanks for running with us, guys!
Twin Day, Feb 17th!
Athletes showed their team spirit by dressing up with a teammate for "Twin Day" on Friday. We had great participation, but it was Nick Yeager and Zach Fair who won the prize: a pair of $10 Jamba Juice gift cards! Check out the pictures of our "twins!"
Official Season is Now Underway!
A 108 degree afternoon wasn't enough to stop our 54 athletes from completing their first official afternoon workout of the season! Even though our first race is in just three weeks, it's not too late for newcomers to join us! We are making great progress so far, and soon we will be ready to really compete!
School Records Broken at Red Mountain Rampage Invitational
Sat, March 25th
Riley Langton and Shane Leeper took down long-standing school records on Friday evening. Leeper ran 16.01 for the 110m hurdles, well ahead of 2012's Jacob Boyer. Riley Langton first broke Brandon Flores's 2011 200m record by running 22.78, then later in the meet, took Jonathon Holomon's 400m record, becoming the first CV athlete to run under 51 seconds; 50.87.
CV Boys Win Titan Invitational
Fri, Oct 14th
The boys team went 3, 5, 7, 15, & 29 to win the 3rd annual Titan Invitational with a score 24 pts better than second place Cactus Shadows, defeating some of the most respected teams in Arizona. Congrats CVXC boys!
Friday, July 21st was superhero day! Not only did athletes dress like superheroes, they trained like them too! Freshman Tori Mask was the winner of a $10 gift card to Cadence Running Company for her awesome Batman socks, cape and towel!
We are already half-full on our Woodbridge Trip! Cool California evening races at one of the biggest cross country festival meets in the country! We want everyone to come on this awesome trip, but don't have enough room on the bus to take the entire team, so if you want to join us for the biggest event of the season, get your money turned-in ASAP! The deadline to sign-up and complete your $150 payment is September 1st! Don't miss out, sign up before the trip is full!
Impressive Performances at Pioneer Invitational
Sun, April 16th
The CV boys and girls track & field teams finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively at this year's Pioneer Invitational in North Phoenix. Many athletes ran personal best times, medaled in their event, contributed to the teams' scores. A handful more qualified for the state championships in a few weeks, and set school records.
Isaac Sanchez long-jumped his way on to the record board by soaring to a 21-foot jump that overtook the previous school record by just one inch. Later, Isaac would set a personal record in the 400m dash running 51.46 seconds, placing him at #3 on the CV all-time best list. Not long after, Isaac ran with teammates Simon Hixon, Riley Langton, and Ryan Clegg in the 4x400m relay that would not only take the victory by nearly 80 meters, but would fall just one second short of the CV 4x400m relay school record!
Alaina Kautz ran to a decisive win in a competitive field of 3200m runners, closing in 79 seconds to finish in 11:33; giving her a Division II #4 ranking with just 3 weeks until the state championships. With just fifteen minutes rest, she anchored the girls 4x400m relay in 63 seconds to break the school record with a 4:15.0 and secure the team a runner-up finish! The team was comprised of freshman Rylee Rottweiler, Shelby Walsh, and Ebani Acedo.
Sophomore Rylan Stubbs won the 800m race clocking the second-fastest time in school history at 1:56.50. He is currently ranked 3rd in Division II just 0.37 seconds behind the current leader. He joins teammates Blake Chambal (1:59.46) and newly-minted sub-2 half-miler Kyle Moore (1:59.57) in the top 10 in Division II who look to challenge the school record 4x800m relay time of 8:00.2 on Friday at Queen Creek HS.
It was a great meet for Alaya Walton who returned from a setback this week to win the 100m final in 12.77. Alaya was joined in the 100m final by teammates Natteya Jamison and Ebani Acedo who also put points on the board for the Coyotes finishing 5th and 6th, respectively.
The team's jumpers had a great day at the Pioneer Invitational with nearly half of the 28 entries resulting in PRs (personal records). Freshman Noah Wasserbeck, younger brother of school record-holder Andrew, set the freshman record in the pole vault, clearing an impressive 11'-3". Clearance at this height earned him a 7th place finish in the field of 30 athletes.
The team travels to Queen Creek on Friday to compete at the SE Valley Championships against the likes of Brophy, Xavier, and Basha.
Boys Win Chandler Invitational
Sat, Sept 3rd
CV Boys team finished on top at this year's Chandler Invitational, defeating D1 cross country powerhouses Brophy, Mt View, Highland, CDS, & Perry. The boys finished 3rd, 1st, 6th, & 3rd in their respective class races to win with a mere 13 pts to runner-up Mt. View who had doubled CV's score. The top 5 CV boys ran the 5k course with a spread of just 21 seconds (16:53-17:14) despite being split among four races.
The freshmen boys placed three in the top 10 to win the freshmen boys' team race, and junior Alaina Kautz ran to a victory over Chandler HS rival Ava Hamilton. The girls' team finished 6th overall; one of their best showings at the Chandler meet in school history.
On Thursday evening, a group of teammates met up at senior Alaina Kautz's house to watch a movie under the stars! We are a team that sweats together and laughs together! Thanks to everyone who made this a great evening!
Desert Classic Recap
Sat, Mar 4th
In the team's first meet of the year, the coyotes competed against 22 opponents and finished 5th (boys) and 6th (girls). On the track, the boys team only failed to put points on the board in in three of the eleven races. The boys team stand-outs were Ryan Clegg (7th-100m-11.60 and 4th-200m-23.21), Isaac Sanchez (5th-400m-52.44), Simon Hixon (6th-400m-52.48), Blake Chambal (1st-800m-2:00.32), Rylan Stubbs (2nd-1600m-4:28.28), Kyle Moore (6th-1600m-4:40.29), Kenny Edwards (8th-3200m-10:35), Marcus Ruhrer (2nd-300mH-42.96), Shane Leeper (8th-300mH-43.88), & Devin Ross (8th-PV-10'6"). On the girls' side, points were earned by Alaya Walton (6th-100m-13.16), Natteya Jamison (8th-100m-13.28), Haylee McLeod (6th-200m-26.95), Shelby Walsh (3rd-400m-1:03.09), Allie Louis (2nd-800m-2:31.24), Alaina Kautz (1st-1600m-5:33.94), Eden Pope (8th-HJ-4'10"), & Lauren Rosen (4th-PV-8'6") whose vault broke her previous school record by 11 inches. By the conclusion of the meet, six athletes or relay teams had achieved state provisional or automatic qualifying standards.
Click here for a full listing of results
The team competes again on Wednesday at Mesquite HS.
Sun Devil & CV Alum Brandon Boys Visits CV Preseason Mon, Jan 23rd
CV school record-holder Brandon Boys (1:54.89 800m) and current Arizona State cross country and track athlete joined the team for a run Monday. Fresh from a top-10 finish of 4:15.73 in the indoor mile at Texas A&M this weekend, Brandon shared the roads with the CV team and also shared some of the experiences that have brought him to this current point in his running journey.
When speaking with the team, Brandon named "consistency" as one of the important aspects of his training that has led to performance improvements. In his first year of off-season training, between his junior and senior year of high school, Brandon trained in the off-season and ran on the CV cross country team in the fall. It was then that he was able to improve his 1600m performance from a 4:50 to a 4:20, and his 800m performance improved from a 1:59 to a 1:54.
CV Track athletes: gain strength, speed, endurance through CONSISTENCY. Do the work your coaches prescribe for you consistently; day in and day out. Take care of your body by resting well, and fueling your body with nutritious foods. Consistency is key to improved performances!
Friday morning, June 23rd, we all wore our brightest whites for WHITEOUT Day! Gift cards were awarded to Christian Tamura, Anthony Cox, Ashley Wellington and Jacqueline Whaley for being best-dressed for the WHITE-OUT theme!
On Monday, July 3rd, we all donned our red, white, and blue for the workout! Congratulations to Davis Goulette, fully decked-out in stars and stripes, who won a $15 gift card to Cadence Running Company!
Cross Country Camps!
A handful of athletes on our team have attended cross country camps this summer! Zac Whaley, Kenny Edwards, and Ethan Hunt spent a week at BYU's XC camp, Alaina Kautz attended the AZ Running Camp at NAU, Rylan Stubbs went to the Nike Boulder Running Camp at University of Colorado, and Christian Tamura attended the Jim Ryun Camp at Colorado College!
Morning Run & Breakfast!
Saturday, July 8th, a group of athletes met at Crossroads Park for a short 20-30 minute run. Afterward, the group had Mr. Tamura's famous breakfast burritos at Christian Tamura's house! Thanks for joining us! Here's a couple photos from the past couple Saturday Morning Run & Breakfast!
Athletes set PRs at King of the Mtn Invitational
Sat, Sept 17th
Nineteen athletes ran personal record (PR) performances Saturday morning at the 3rd annual King of the Mountain Invitational in North Mesa. The course measured 3.0 miles, just shy of 5k, but even after conversions to 5k, nineteen PRs were established. Athletes' profiles on athletic.net will display times for a 5k distance, however. Medals went to the top 10 in each of the races, and six CV athletes earned one. An individual victory as well as the "outstanding performer" award were won by Rylan Stubbs; 15:47.
The team now looks ahead to the Twilight Invitational on Sept 30th.
CV Cross Country Community Care
Thurs, Sept 22nd
The cross country team spent the evening packing food boxes for children in need in Cambodia last week. This service effort was initiated and carried out by the athletes, independent from the coaching staff. We are very proud of the selflessness exhibited by our teammates!
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday morning, July 26th, teams competed in a PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT! The winning team racked up 19 points and won Otter Pops!
CV XC in AZ Central
Wed, Sept 21st
Wasserbeck & Stubbs Shine at the Meet of Champions
Thursday night, May 11th, senior Andrew Wasserbeck and sophomore Rylan Stubbs competed at the Meet of Champions at Brophy HS. Andrew cleared 14 feet, extending his school record in the pole vault another 6 inches. Rylan ran the 3200m race to a 9:21.58 PR which now ranks him 19th in the Nation for sophomores. Congrats to both young men on outstanding seasons!