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Johnny York was highlighted in today’s Contra Costa Times as an Athlete of the Week for pitching a perfect game in the NCS semi-final game.
This is my last post for the Boosters Website from an extremely proud father. I started posting a few years ago with the help of Gint Federas. I have been proud to get out the news about both Cross Country and Track & Field. While not sure how many people read the results I posted, I hope a few were glad to see their sons and daughters get recognized for their athletic performance.
Adler Faulkner placed 2nd in the 800 in the CIF State Track & Field Championships. In the process he once again broke the Acalanes school record with a new time of 1:51.30.
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As a proud father, I want to describe how extraordinary Adler’s performance was in the finals of the State Championships. In the last two weeks of championship meets, Adler has broken the school record 4 times. First at the NCS Meet of Champions, Trials, Adler ran 1:54.36 (0.02 better than the previous Acalanes school record). In the Finals of the NCS Meet of Champions (one day later) Adler ran 1:53.92 (0.42 sec faster). At the State Trials, Adler ran 1:53.69 (1.23 sec faster). Finally at the State Finals, Adler ran 1:51.30 (2.39 sec faster). This is a huge drop (3.08 sec) from the previous record set by Joey Thomas in 2007.
After the State Trials, Adler was ranked 26th in the state for fastest times over the 2013 Track season. ALL OF THE OTHER ATHLETES IN THE STATE FINALS HAD FASTER TIMES THAN ADLER. After his race in the State Finals, Adler now has the 3rd fastest time in the state for the 2013 track season.
Thank you for all: teachers, coaches, and parents for supporting Adler, Alena and myself over these past two years.
At today’s CIF State Track & Field Championships, Adler Faulkner shattered his previous personal best to run 1:51.30 in the 800 to finish second in the State only .59 seconds behind the winner. What an incredible performance to finish the 2012-2013 athletic year for Acalanes High School.
Acalanes Dons Baseball team defeated Analy HS 4-3 winning their third straight North Coast Section Division 3 Championship. Andrew Merken was the winning pitcher striking out the final batter swinging.
CIF State Track Championships, Clovis (near Fresno)
Adler Faulkner finished 2nd in his heat of the Boys 800 and qualified for the finals on Saturday. Adler broke his own school record with a time of 1:53.69.
There is to be a live streaming of the finals on http://www.livestream.com/twcsports
Adler will race at 8:00 pm
Shop at Toss in Walnut Creek on Saturday June 1 and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Acalanes Boosters
Adler Faulkner competes in the 800 at the CIF State Championships in Clovis (near Fresno) on Friday and Saturday.
The baseball team plays Analy HS of Sebastapol in the NCS Championships Saturday at 1:00 at St. Mary’s College.
Acalanes Dons Pitcher John York struck out 15 batters on his way to a perfect game in the NCS Semifinals, winning 1-0 against Sonoma Valley.
Sonoma Valley’s pitching allowed many hitters on base, but their solid defense stole just as many scoring opportunities with at least three double plays.