Celebrate the 2017 Season
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
St Joseph’s Multipurpose building
Spirits Carry Home Hardware
Team members, families and friends gathered to Celebrate the 2017 Track and Field Season.
Varsity letters and JV certificates were presented to deserving runners, throwers and jumpers; League Champions in their respective events were introduced; updates for the year to the Spirits All-Time List were announced and Coach McGuire announced the following Special Awards:
For the Girls
Rising Star Trinity Hall
Top Female Athlete Brianna Smith
Sprint Award Amanda Cecil
For the Boys
Rising Star Lorenzo Hurtadobr> Top Male Athlete Zack Nelson
Spirit Award Allunzoé Jones
Paraclete High School All Time Male Sprinter Branden Smith
Coach McGuire Updates
Coach McGuire Comments CIF SS Div IV Finals
Congratulations Spirits! CIF SS Div IV Finals are in the books.
The Spirits had a very exciting day at Cerritos College on Saturday, May 20. It began with Allunzoé Jones medaling in the LJ taking 5th. He also competed in the TJ for only his third time in that event, finishing 9th in the entire Division. Aaron Cooper missed out on a LJ medal but took 8th. Both earned points for their team.
The first race of the day came with the Girls 4X100m relay, taking 4th and breaking the 50 second barrier, putting Amanda Cecil, Brianna Smith, Destiny Ramsey, and Taylor Richardson number 5 on the Paraclete Track and Field All-Time list.
History setting continued for the Boys 4X100m relay team (Allunzoé Jones, Branden Smith, Bobby Brown II, Zack Nelson), bettering the school’s record time again and taking 2nd. Although missing out of being CIF Div IV Champions in the event, they are currently the third fastest relay team in the state and earned a spot in the Masters Meet Friday, May 26. They also are the first Paraclete Boys relay team to qualify for the Masters Meet since 1987!
Brianna Smith medaled in both the 100H and 300H for the second year in a row.
Branden Smith, who returned to CIF Finals for the fourth year in a row, medaled in the 100m and 200m, earning a spot in the Masters Meet for the second year in a row (this year in the 100m).
Zack Nelson stole headlines in the Sunday edition of our local newspaper by doubling as 110H and 300H CIF Division IV Champion. In winning the 300H he qualified for the Masters Meet as an alternate. Most impressive of the 300H race, was that Zack broke a 37 year old school record; and became the first Paraclete athlete to win two individual CIF Hurdle Titles since 1988.
The Boys fell short of being on the Team Award stand by 16 points, the closet margin since the Spirits won the title in 1987. They finish the season 3rd in the entire Division IV.
As a coach who has seen a lot of track over the years, this Boys team will go down in history as one of the very best to wear the red and gold. The Girls team is maturing and will only get better. They will be challenging the Girls teams of 2008/2009 at the top of the All-Time list.
Again congratulations to everyone on having an excellent season. Good Luck to those competing Friday and may they reach their dreams of running at the State meet.
Come Celebrate the season on June 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the St Joseph’s Multipurpose building. It will be a casual event to recognize the accomplishments of the season. Individual groups will be given a flyer this week and asking them to bring desert items for the celebration.
Gold Coast League Finals
Paraclete dominated the Gold Coast League Finals on Friday, May 5, winning 12 of the 32 events and placing in 25. Click here for Photos of the Meet
Top Female Athlete of the Finals was Brianna Smith with 4 Gold Medals; and the Top Male Athlete was Zack Nelson, also with 4 Gold Medals.
The Spirits will be sending the following athletes to CIF Prelims on Saturday, May 13, in Carpinteria: (Click here for All CIF SS Prelims Entries)
Destiny Ramsey 100m/200m
Taylor Richardson 100m
Hanna Nason 800m (League Champion)
Hannah Marin 3200m
Brianna Smith 100mh/300mh and LJ (League Champion in all 3)
Kristine Mendoza 100mh/300mh and TJ (League Champion)
Trinity Hill DT (League Champion)
4x100m (Amanda Cecil, Destiny Ramsey, Brianna Smith, Taylor Richardson) (League Champions)
4x400m (Sheena Eustice, Angela Adelantar, Miranda Ruiz, Hanna Nason)
Branden Smith 100m/200m
Bobby Brown II 100m/200m
Andre Hunt 100m/200m
Luke Schatz 800m
Zack Nelson 110mh/300mh (League Champion in both)
Sacaiah Shaw 300mh
Jaylin Tynes 300mh
Allunzoé Jones LJ and TJ (League Champion)
Aaron Cooper HJ and LJ
KJ Latu TJ
Aaron Blaylock DT
4x100m (Allunzoé Jones, Branden Smith, Bobby Brown II, Zack Nelson) (League Champions)
4x400m (Branden Smith, Russell Dace, Zack Nelson, Bobby Brown II) (League Champions)
2017 T/F All-Time List Additions
PHS T&F All Time list update – June 5, 2017
Boys 4×100 relay, 2 additional top marks from State Prelims & Finals
PHS T&F All Time list update – May 28, 2017
CIF Finals and Masters Updates
Girls 4×100, new #5 mark (Cecil, Smith, Ramsey, Richardson)
Boys 4×100, new school record and additional top mark (Jones, Smith, Brown, Nelson)
Boys 300H, Nelson new school record
PHS T&F All Time list update – May 15, 2017
Boys 4×100, additional top mark
Girls 100, Taylor Richardson new #10 time
Boys Triple Jump, Allunzoé Jones new #5 mark
PHS T&F All Time list update – May 12, 2017
Boys 4×100 additional top mark
Boys 100, Brown II new #7
Girls 800, Nason improves own #9
Girls 300H, Cecil new #8
Boys 200, Brown II new #4
Boys 200, Hunt new #10
Boys LJ, Jones improves own #4
Boys HJ, Cooper improves own #8
Boys TJ, LaTu new #5
PHS T&F All Time list update – May 2, 2017
Girls 100H, Madelyn Johnson, new #5
Girls 100H, Amanda Cecil, new #7
Boys 200m, Bobby Brown improved own #8
PHS T&F All Time list update – April 29, 2017
Girls 800, Hanna Nason improves own #9 mark
PHS T&F All Time list update – April 21, 2017
SAC + Gold Coast Cluster @ WLAC
Boys 4×100 Relay, New Record
Boys 110H, Nelson, New Record
Girls 800, Nason, New #9
Boys 200, Nelson, New #7
Boys Long Jump, Nelson, New #8
Girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay, New Record
Boys 4×200 Relay, New Record
Gold Coast League Teams
Campbell Hall Vikings
Christa McAuliffe Challengers
Sierra Canyon Trailblazers