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!
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!
The 4x400m relay team of Acedo, Rottweiler, Walsh, & Kautz
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.
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!
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
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.
The 4x400m relay team of Langton, Clegg, Hixon, & Sanchez
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!"
The boys' team poses with their runner-up trophy
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 at right.
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.