2014-2015 Track Season Recap
· 5/29—For the first time in Homestead HS track and field history, a female distance runner has advance to the CIF State Championships. On Friday, Elena Kamas, a freshman, competing in the girls 1600m, ran a very methodical race to place 3rd overall in a new HHS record of 4:58.33, and stamped her ticket to the State Meet. The race came down to the last 100m where you saw five athletes fighting tooth and nail down the homestretch to see who would win the CCS title. Kamas, known for her devastating kick in the final 100m, displayed that prowess and just merely ran out of real estate of catching the entire group by a scant 35 one hundredths second for the win. An amazing effort to see if you were on hand to witness. The top three in each event qualifies for the State Meet.
· Also, in the girls 3200m, sophomore Lindsay Allen galloped to a hard fought 10th placed finish in a new HHS record of 11:09.02, and Miranda Zinola placed 8th overall in the girls discus throw in 112′-07.”
· Now it’s on to the CIF State Meet on June 5-6th in Clovis at Buchanan High School for Elena. Wish her all the best, and stay tuned for results from this meet.
· The final dual meet season came to a closed on April 27th, and we walked away with a 16-4 regular season record that helped solidify our chances of fulfilling our life-long-goal as a team of moving up to the DAL (so called strong League). It would take an amazing performance at the El Camino Championships on Monday and Wednesday of this past week for our dreams to come to fruition. And as true to form, our kids did a fabulous job and now our dreams are a reality.
· For the first time in almost 20 years, Homestead will be returning to the DAL League beginning in the 2016 track and field season. It was a close call between us an Wilcox for promotion, and we edge them out 44.5 to 44.0 points. You certainly can get any closer than that when it comes to close shaving.
· Now we move on to SCVAL Qualifier this Friday, May 15 at Santa Clara HS. The top 6 athletes in each event, plus the ones that meet the CCS At-Large qualifying standards, get to move on to CCS Trials at San Jose City College on May 23rd.
· Below are the scoring of our final meets including our El Camino Champs. Thanks very much. Coach Sealy.
Our dual meet against Cupertino we took 2 out of 4. Here is the scoring as follows:
HHS vs Cupertino
VB 52 75
VG 53 74
F/SB 85 37
JVG 104 0
Our dual final dual meet of the season against Santa Clara we took 4 out of 4. Here is the scoring as follows:
HHS vs Santa Clara
VB 66 61
VG 88 38
F/SB 85 37
JVG 104 16
El Camino League Championships @ Monta Vista HS 5/04-06/2015
VB 46 4th place
VG 69 4th place
F/SB 135 1st place
JVG 122.33 1st place
· 4/19—Since we last connected, your Mustangs went on a record binge seemingly with no end in sight. Here’s a quick recap of the highlights of the meets.
– Homestead vs Wilcox League 4/09/2015: We took 3 out of 4 divisions.
The scores were: HHS Wilcox
VB 36 91
VG 68 58
F/SB 76 47
JVG 80 45
– Arcadia Invitational 4/10-11/2015: The varsity girls comprised of Soph. Lindsay Allen, Sr. Hannah Allen, Fr. Jillan O’Brien, and Fr. Elena Kamas competed in the 4 x 1600 m relay and set a new HHS record of 21:46.91.
– CCS Top 8 Invitational 4/17/2015: Then on Friday evening eight miles south of Homestead HS at San Jose City College, Kamas, competing in the VG 1600 m, ran one of the most texted book races in such a productive and early career to win in a jaw dropping effort of 4:58.58 secs. Her time established a new HHS school record; a new HHS freshman school record; moved her #3 on the CCS freshman (CCS freshman record is 4:56.01 set in 1977) all-time list.
To put things in perspective, running sub 5 mins in the 1600 m in high school is a feat only accomplished by a few, so to do so as a freshman tells you the enormity of what she just did. Then two hours later Kamas came back in the VG 800 m and took fourth in a 2 second PR of 2:19.87. Her time now moves her to #2 on the HHS list, and also established a new HHS freshman school record by 6 secs.
Also in the field events, sophomore Miranda Zinola set a new HHS sophomore school record in the discus throw by launching it 110′ 2.5″ to place 8th overall in the VG discus. It was a 1′ 2.5″ improvement for her this season so far.
· 4/5—The Hits keep coming as we venture into the halfway part of the track season. We took the short trip down to The Farm to compete at the Stanford Invitational which was held on Friday and Saturday over the weekend. On Friday, the varsity girls comprised of Soph. Lindsay Allen, Sr. Eleni Reynolds, Soph. Jewell Milesi, and Fr. Elena Kamas competing in the distance medley relay shattered the three-year-old school record by 23 seconds by running 12:37.98.
Then on Saturday Elena Kamas competing in the girls mile run lowered her school record by an amazing 5.62 seconds to achieve 5:01.83. She also claimed the freshman school record in the process. While Lindsay Allen ran an amazing race to record a new PR of 5:09.96 and a new sophomore school record by 1.81 seconds in the process.
Next up for your Mustangs is our League dual meet against Wilcox HS at their place.
Then we travel to Southern California to compete in the Arcadia Invitational on Friday and Saturday, plus the rest of the team will compete in the Serra Top 7 Invite in San Mateo on Saturday.
· 3/21—The St. Francis Invitational, our athletes performed as usual, with great gusto and supreme cadence. The highlights of the meet came as no surprise as Elena Kamas and Lindsay Allen tore up the HHS record books once again.
· In the Varsity Girls mile run (1609 meters), Kamas set a new HHS VG school record by running 5:08.73 for the true mile, and in the process also established a new freshman school record. Also in the same race, Allen ran 5:11.77 to set a new HHS sophomore record. She now moves to number two on the HHS VG school All Time list for the mile run, just right behind Kamas. Then Kamas returned in the VG 800m and broke the freshman school record which only lasted for one week by clocking 2:21.96 for the two-lap race. Some real amazing performances at this phase of the track season.
· 3/17- Tuesday’s dual meet against Saratoga, Homestead took all four divisions of the meet:
· Homestead Saratoga
· VG 68 55
· VB 83 43
· JVG 77.5 49.5
· F/SB 73 53
· 3/14—On Saturday at the K-Bell Invitational at Los Gatos HS, our Mustangs took the track and field with blazing speed and Hulk like strength and came away with three school records.
· Sophomore Lindsay Allen started off the day with an incredible run in the VG 3200m with a new school record in 11:19.98. Her time broke the school record which was 11:22.8 set 19 years ago. In the process, she also set a new sophomore school record too.
· Next up was sophomore Miranda Zinola’s turn in the Varsity Girls Discus Throw. She uncorked a massive 109′ 00″ throw to erased the old HHS sophomore school record mark of 107′ 03” set way back in 1983 by Kris Tostensen.
· And the fourth school record to fall on this very scorching day, came in the Varsity Girls 800m where freshman Elena Kamas lowered her freshman school record by .78 of a second by clocking 2:22.14.
· Never in the history of my years of coaching, have I ever seen so many records fall on a weekly basis as what we are witnessing right now. Stay tuned, they are just getting warm on this front.
· 3/11—Great job at the Fremont Monta Vista dual-dual meet.
· The performance of the meet came from freshman Elena Kamas in the Varsity Girls 1600m run where she broke Hannah Allen’s school (5:06.61) record by almost two seconds by clocking 5:04.90 for the hotly contested race. It was a 10 second PR improvement over her post-season cross country mile time trial. Her time also set a new freshman school record in the process. The 5:04.90 that she ran, was one of the fastest times ran in a SCVAL Dual Meet in over four decades.
· And for good measures, Elena Kamas came back in the VG 800m and broke the HHS freshman school record for 800m by clocking 2:22.92.
· Both times now move her to numbers two and four on the CCS 1600m and 800m list respectively for this young track season.
Track teams does well, records set
Hi All Mustangs,
Its has been about three months since I last spoke to you all about the goings on in track and field arena of our team. I’ll try my best to give you a quick chronological update on where we stand at this juncture of the season.
This year was our first year being in DAL (DeAnza Athletic League) which is considered the strong league. The going was rough all season long as we try to get acclimated, hence our 4 wins and 24 losses in all combined divisions in League track meets.
At our DAL Champions just concluded on Tuesday and Thursday at Los Gatos HS this past week, we finished 4th in VarsityGirls with 51 points, 5th in JVGirls with 57 points, 7th in VarsityBoys with 25 points, and 4th in Frosh/Soph Boys with 75 points.
We just concluded SCVAL Qualifier on Friday at Los Gatos HS, and the top 6 in each event advance to CCS Trials set for May 21st at Gilroy HS. On Friday we had 29 athletes that made it to the Qualifier, and we came away with 6 athletes qualifying in their respective events. They are Miranda Zinola, Jr. (VG Discus), Kento Takahasi, Sr. (VB Shot Put), Daniel Graves, Sr. (VB 1600), Ryan Ma, FR. (VB 1600m), Elena Kamas, Soph. (VG 1600M) and Lindsay Allen, JR. (VG1600m).
During the regular season our athletes made an assault on the Homestead Track and Field record books. Below are the records that fell during the season:
Ryan Ma: broke the Freshman Boys 1600m record (4:34.4, set in 1987 by Matt Ringer) which stood for 29 years five times this year so far. He ran 4:25.30 for the 1600m on Friday night to advance to CCS Trials. Just a heads up on Ryan. He’s 3 secs away from breaking the CCS freshman record of 4:22.84 set in 1992.
VG 4 x 1600m Relay, comprised of Lindsay Allen, Jr., Katie Williams, Fr., Rebecca Hasser, Soph., and Elena Kamas, Soph. broke the school record by 25 secs. at the Arcadia Invitational in April this year.
Now we move onto CCS Trials set for May 21st at Gilroy HS. Stay tuned for an update on how we do. Thanks.Coach Sealy.