TRACK NOTES: OAK PARK BUZZING 1,600 RELAY TEAMS HIT TOP TIMES.
Byline: Kirby Lee Special to the Daily News
Oak Park High created a stir in cross country in the fall with its runner-up finish Noun 1. runner-up finish - a finish in second place (as in a race)
finish - designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the at the Southern Section Division IV championships and fourth-place finish at the state Division IV final.
Now, the Knights 1,600-meter relays are the buzz this spring.
Senior Chad Kessler, juniors Eric Testan and Jessie Gabriel and sophomore Brendan Anderson set a meet record of 3:25.6 to win at the Channel Coast Invitational in·vi·ta·tion·al
Restricted to invited participants: an invitational golf tournament.
An event, especially a sports tournament, restricted to invited participants.
Adj. 1. at Camarillo High on Saturday.
On the girls' side, junior Keira Schivaroli, sophomore Kerstin Edwards and freshmen Katie Mannix and Laura Mendenhall set a school record of 4:04.78 to finish third.
Both teams will compete in the 58th annual Pasadena Games at Pasadena City College on Saturday. Mannix and Edwards will also compete in the open 800, and Mendenhall will run in the open 300-meter low hurdles.
Oak Park will also be represented in the boys' discus discus /dis·cus/ (dis´kus) pl. dis´ci [L.] disk.
n. pl. dis·ci
A flat circular surface; a disk.
pl. disci [L.]
1. by Josh Furs and Andrew Le.
--Run for the Roses: Juniors Tom Kubler of Viewpoint and Porchea Carroll of Rio Mesa lead area competitors in the Pasadena Games.
Kubler, the state Division V cross country champion, will run in the 3,200 meters, the meet's opening event, at 5:05 p.m.
Carroll, the Nike Indoor Classic long jump champion, will compete in the 100, 200 and long jump. Carroll won the 100 in a wind-aided 11.52 at the Channel Coast Invitational for the state's fastest time under any conditions.
--Back to the future: Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. has broken out new uniforms this season in an effort to bring recognition to the Lancers' track and field heritage.
The jerseys feature green and white tiger White tigers are individual specimens of the ordinary orange tiger (Panthera tigris), with a genetic condition that causes paler colouration of the normally orange fur (they still have black stripes). stripes that wrap around the body. On the back is a lance that splits into nine lances, each symbolizing a characteristic of the individual and team. The design was patterned after John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. The color was also changed from dark to light green.
A shortage of uniforms was created when 262 athletes came out for track, so it was decided to design a new uniform that all athletes in the T.O. track program could wear, including varsity, JV and frosh-soph.
``We wanted to have more control over our uniforms so we would custom design them and have them as long as we want,'' Thousand Oaks coach Robert Radnoti said.
Assistant coach Hector Romero, a 4:13 1,600-meter runner for Thousand Oaks in 1981 and a graphic artist, designed the uniforms after brainstorming with the coaching staff and a student representative.
``It is the best-looking uniform anywhere,'' Radnoti said. ``When we hand out our uniforms, there is a story of the past, Marion Jones Marion Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson (born October 12, 1975 in Los Angeles, California), is an American former athlete in track and field. She was the winner of five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, which she later relinquished after , Kim Mortensen, etc, and the future, nine lanes of success. We are very happy with the results.''
--Raising the bar: Makisi Haleck of Thousand Oaks and Erin Zuckman of Newbury Park set school pole vault pole vault
Track-and-field event consisting of a vault for height over a crossbar with the aid of a long pole. It became a competitive sport in the mid-19th century and was included in the first modern Olympic Games. records at the Channel Coast Invitational at Camarillo High on Saturday. Haleck won at 14-6 to break a 22-year-old record. Zuckman was fourth at 8-6 in the girls' competition.
--Split decision: Thousand Oaks will split its team between the Stanford Invitational, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara (săn'tə bär`brə, –bərə), city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850. Relays and Arroyo Distance Meet of Champions at Azusa Pacific.
Dustin Gould will compete in the 100, 110 high hurdles and 400 intermediate hurdles. Freshman Morgan Alitzer is entered in the 100 low hurdles and 400 intermediates. Jason Park and Emily Yudovin have been accepted in pole vault.
--Fun in the sun: Newbury Park coach Mike Stewart This article is about the bodyboarder Mike Stewart. For the novelist, see Mike Stewart (novelist).
Mike Stewart (1963 - ) is a nine time World Champion bodyboarder, one of the early pioneers of the bodyboarding sport, a pioneer of big-wave tow-in will receive a certificate as an honorary coach at the Santa Barbara Relays at Santa Barbara City College As of 2004, total enrollment of full-time and part-time students reached 17,000. It is currently led by President John Romo, who will be retiring at the end of Spring 2008 after seven years with the institution. on Saturday.
In his 27th year, Stewart has led Newbury Park to a combined boys' and girls' record of 88-23 over the last five seasons. The Panthers boys have been Marmonte League The Marmonte League is a high school sports league primarily made up of schools from Ventura County. The Marmonte Leauge is part of the CIF Southern Section. Click here to view the league schedule. champions in three of the last four years. The Newbury Park girls won the 1997 league title.
Agoura and Royal are other area schools scheduled to compete at the Santa Barbara Relays.
(color) Porchea Carroll of Rio Mesa will compete in the 100, 200 and long jump at Saturday's Pasadena Games.
Kirby Lee/Special to the Daily News