May 20 – Track & Field NCS Tri-Valley Championship

This past Saturday we competed in the NCS Tri-Valley Championships at Foothill High School in Pleasanton.  It was a day of disappointment and also a day happiness.  The girls varsity finished third in the meet with 39 points, but had an opportunity to finish 2nd.  The boys varsity finished 8th along with Los Lomas were the top 3A schools at the meet.  Some individuals that we expected to advance, did not, while others exceeded our expectations. The heat was a factor for all teams.  When it comes to the heat, it is not what you do the day of the meet, but what you did the three days before the meet.

  • The amazing boys 4 x 100, qualified for MOC by running in lane seven of the first heat (the worst lane of the slowest heat)  Not only did they have to win their heat, the had to run at least the 7th fastest time of the 22 teams entered to qualify.  They won their heat and ran the 6th fastest time and a PR 43.54.  The team was Jesse Iniguez-Stralla, Kaeziah Smith, Mitchell Smith and Jake Delaney.
  • The girls 4 x 100 ran the second fastest time of the season with a 49.39, to finish 3rd. Why this is significant is that due to medical reasons (concussion symptoms) Muppy Gragg was not able to run, Mari Florine ran as the alternate, all four individuals Scarlette McCullough, Mari, Imani Boggan and Windy Margerum stepped it up, and qualified to MOC.
  • The girls 4×400 relay qualified with 4:07.18. Emily Sverak, Annie Klopstock, Imani Boggan  and Mari Florine
  • Windy Margerum scored 22 ½ of our 39 points finishing 1st in LJ, 1st in hurdles, 4th in 100 with a PR 12.51, and anchored the 4 x 100.
  • Carson Etnyre ran a PR 50.05 in finished 4th in the 400
  • Scarlette McCullough ran a PR in the 200 with a 26.88.  This is the third week in a row Scarlette has improved her 200 time.
  • Ethan Westemeier won the TJ with a 46’7.50 and a PR.  This is the second week in a row that Ethan has improved.  Ethan also qualified in the HJ at 6’1, but will drop that event at MOC.
  • Johnny Choi finished 10th in high jump.
  • Ryan Nall broke the 50 foot barrier with a 50’3” put in the shot put,  Ryan also qualified in the discus with a 145’ 10 throw.
  • Anna Weier qualified in the discus with a throw of 103-5 and it was her best throw of the year (PR)
  • Mila Mathias and Isabel Rasmussen both jumped 4’9, both freshmen and it was a PR for Mila.  What makes this important is this was their first real important meet and they both did not fold to the pressure of the meet.
  • Mari Florine PR’d in pole vault with a 9’ 8” vault
  • Maddy Kalil put the shot 28’ 6 ¾ for a PR
  • Jesse Iniguez-Stralla finished 4th place in the 100 with 11.03 and 8th in the 200 with 22.56
  • Imani Boggan finished 3rd in the 800 with 2:17.23

See full results herehttp://www.diablotiming.com/results/2017-05-20/

John Crain
Head Track and Field Coach/Instructional Assistant
Acalanes High School

Congratulations Dons Athletes!!!

Congratulations to Acalanes High School Athletes who were recruited to play collegiate level competitive sports:

Emily Attiyeh, Golf, Claremont McKenna College
Samantha Bell, Soccer, University of Texas at Dallas
Matt Burns, Baseball, Chapman University
Josh Candau, Baseball, UC Santa Barbara
Caroline Clark, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Casey Conrad, Water Polo, Princeton University
Molly Davis, Soccer, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Callie Ericksen, Soccer, Rice University
Paul Griessel, Baseball, Amherst College
Parker Jones, Volleyball,  University of Pennsylvania
Katharine Larson, Soccer, University of Pennsylvania
Windy Margerum, Track & Field, UC Berkeley
Allison Merrill, Soccer, Chapman University
Kevin McConnell, Baseball, Utah Valley University
Julia Mueller, Lacrosse, Scripps College
Brooke Panfili, Basketball, St. Edwards University
Brad Robison, Water Polo, UC San Diego
Morgan Rogers, Soccer, UC Berkeley
Matt Ruegg, Swimming, University of Puget Sound
Ben Salquist, Baseball, Santa Clara University
Nate Welcomer, Lacrosse, Colgate University


May 20 – Saturday Sports

In Friday’s action…

Swimming

Emily Lo qualifies for the CIF state finals with the 5th best time in the 100 butterfly and the 8th best time in the 100 breaststroke.

In Saturday’s action…

Track & Field

competes in the NCS Tri-Valley championships at Foothill HS.

Swimming

Emily Lo competes in the CIF state finals in Clovis.

May 19 – Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

Acalanes Recruited Athletes Celebration

On Friday, May 19, 2017, Acalanes Boosters is proud to present a celebration of Acalanes’ talented, hard-working student-athletes who have been recruited to play their sports in college (Division I, II or III) while continuing their educations. Acalanes has at least 23 student-athletes who are so accomplished.
 
Local media, parents, friends, Acalanes students, and the community are all invited. There will be a group question & answer session, photo and interview opportunities, and other fun.  Please come to help us celebrate these student-athletes and their accomplishments!
 
Please note: the due to the continuing block schedule, May 19th lunch will take place from 11:15 to 11:50am. 
 
Details for Acalanes Recruited Student-Athlete Celebration Day:
Friday, May 19, 2017
11:20-11:50 a.m.
Big Gym
Alicia Rowell

May 18 – Acalanes Baseball Wins Senior Night Game

The Acalanes Don’s Varsity baseball team won its regular season finale with a home victory over Alhambra.

Cole Christensen
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Before the game all 16 Seniors were honored in a senior day ceremony. Senior pitcher Cole Christensen pitched 4 shut out innings, Brian Merken pitched middle relief before Kevin McConnell closed out the final inning and a 1/3. Don’s pitchers only allowed one walk and struck out 8. Offensively, Paul Griessel drove in the first run with a deep sacrifice fly to leftfield as the Don’s led 2-0 after 2. The Don’s scored 2 more in the 3rd and 4th innings to go up 6-0. Harley McKee and Matty Vicencio each had 2 RBI. Will Rembac, Cole Gallagher, Griessel, McKee and Jack Stryker all had hits in today’s win as the Don’s finished the regular season by winning 9 of their last 12 games.

NCS seedings will be announced this weekend.

The Don’s JV lost to Alhambra.

John Whelehan

May 18 – Thursday Sports

In Wednesday’s action…

Boys Lacrosse

finished another strong year on the short end of an NCS semifinal game against Marin Academy HS.

Nate Welcomer
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In Thursday’s action…

Baseball

plays Alhambra HS at 4:00. Varsity is home and jv is away.

Softball

hosts Las Lomas HS at 4:00.

Baseball and Softball

will have their Senior Day presentations prior to the game.

May 16 – Baseball Keeps Rolling

Baseball Beats Northgate

The Acalanes Varsity baseball team defeated Northgate 11-6 in a DAL game on Tuesday.
In the 4th inning Nick Kresnak hit a bases clearing triple to give the Dons an 8-5 lead. Daniel Kim and Nick Berry each had 2 hits and a RBI. Kresnak had 4 RBI. The Don’s also had 8 stolen bases including 4 by Will Rembac and 2 by Ty Ewing. Starting pitcher Matty Vicencio got the win on the mound and also added a 2 Run Home Run at the plate. Ty Ewing closed out the game recording the final 12 outs to earn the save.
The Don’s finish the regular season at home on Thursday against Alhambra at 4pm. Prior to the game there will be a special celebration for this year’s 18 seniors on the team. The NCS seedings will be announced this Sunday.
The Don’s JV edged Northgate on a walk off RBI double by Tommy Thrasher to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the 11th. Thrasher and Nick Bamont each had 3 hits in the Don’s 7-6 win.
John Whelehan
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