Off and Running


Moreau Catholic athletes are growing into their "new digs" quite nicely.

Our Track & Field program played host to Washington in the first full meet of Track & Field events held on Al Vermeil Field and the Athletic and Student Facilities complex.

Alumni Jim Manha '76 handled official starter duties, and Peter Peabody manned his familiar role in the stadium announcers booth.

Mariners are turning in record performances in many heats. Our girls pole vault team is becoming a force under Coach Ben Greenbaum '00, who notes:

MCHS currently has 7 girls over 9 feet. To put things in perspective, every school in the MVAL has one girl over 9 feet. Two schools have two girls. We have 7.

Freshman Alexis Aquilizan has cleared 9 feet. It was amazing. With that jump she will be nationally ranked. This marks the second year in a row that we have a nationally ranked freshman in the pole vault. She is currently ranked 9th overall in California for just freshman pole vaulters.

Alexis name will now read in the record book for the Castro valley invite along with the previous two years. MCHS has won the Castro valley relays for 3 years now.

I am pretty excited.

Senior Kim Rivera - 9 feet
Senior Ericka Serrano - 9 feet
Junior Michaela Wong - 9 feet 8 inches
Junior Sidney Nguyen - 9 feet and will break this very shortly
Sophomore Mariah Lark - 9 feet 7 inches
Sophomore Alexa Herrera - 9 feet 1 inch
Freshman Alexis Aquilizan - 9 feet and hopefully she is not done for the year

From distance coach, Enrique Henriquez:

The all-weather track has definitely elevated our skills and awakened a passion for racing. Just watch Patric Sicurello or Christopher Hitchcock; Alyssa Suba or Aaron Rodden. They're just starting to peak.

For many years we've wanted our girls to be able to break 6 minutes in the mile, which is a difficult thing to do. It's now in sight thanks to the synergy and seriousness that the new Track brings.

Coach Greenbaum gets the last word about the impact our athletic programs has on our students: We really have a small family that works together. They are determined, hard working, and yet know how to have a fun time together.

 

Go Mariners!

 

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