Archive for the 'Boys Track And Field' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Injury might force Esperanza standout Bronson Osborn to miss season

    February 17th, 2017, 4:17 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Esperanza record-holding thrower Bronson Osborn might not be able to compete this coming season because of a shoulder injury that required surgery.

    Esperanza throws coach Bill Pendleton said Osborn, a senior, was completing a bench press Saturday when Osborn felt something pop. Surgery performed earlier this week reattached Osborn's left pectoral muscle to a tendon.

    Osborn throws right-handed but the opposite arm is essential to technique -- motion, leverage and follow-through -- for a thrower.

    Osborn has won two CIF-Southern Section and two CIF State championships. He has the Orange County record in the shot put at 71-07.25 and is among county's all-time leaders in the discus.

    Osborn won a bronze medal this past summer at the IAAF World Under-20 Track & Field Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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    Preview: Santa Margarita Eagle Invitational

    February 27th, 2015, 8:21 pm by BY ANDREW TURNER

    Santa Margarita Eagle Invitational

    Where, when: Santa Margarita High, Saturday, Feb. 28, 8 a.m.

    Overview: The track and field season starts Saturday in Orange County with the Santa Margarita Eagle Invitational. The throws field headlines the boys’ side of the meet which features Mater Dei’s Malik McMorris and St. John Bosco’s Matt Katnik, considered one of the top shot putters in the nation. Last year, McMorris was third nationally in the discus. On the girls side, Santa Margarita pole vaulter Kaitlyn Merritt, who has signed with Stanford, will be an athlete to watch today. Katherine Gallaher and Shannon MacKellar of Esperanza should represent well in the distance running events. This year, Santa Margarita will donate all proceeds from the meet to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that helps troops injured in combat get their lives back on track. “I think our armed forces are the backbone of this country, and we owe them so much more than they get for sacrificing their lives to protect our freedom,” Santa Margarita coach Sean Zeitler said. “My brother is a Marine and I have several relatives that have served our country. This was really the smallest of things we could do, and I am just happy the Wounded Warrior Project wanted to partner with us.”

    Upcoming track & field events:

    Irvine Invitational, at Irvine High, March 13-14

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    Fall Signing Day: Crean Lutheran's Eastin, Maurer sign

    November 12th, 2014, 9:20 am by BY DAN ALBANO

    Crean Lutheran swimmer Ella Eastin and swimmer/runner Lauren Maurer signed Wednesday with Stanford and USC, respectively, the Academy League school announced.

    Eastin and Maurer helped the Saints capture the CIF Division 3 title in swimming last season.

    Eastin is the county record holder in the 200-yard individual medley and part of a Stanford swimming class that includes world record-holder Katie Ledecky. The SOCAL club swimmer was The Register's female swimmer of the year as a junior after setting the national private school record in the 200 IM.

    Maurer signed to run cross country for the Trojans.

    Please send signing day news for aquatics to Dan Albano at

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    Track and field: Martinez receives coaching honor

    July 17th, 2014, 7:45 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Mater Dei boys and girls track and field coach Rick Martinez was named the Southern Section boys track and field Coach of the Year by the California Coaches' Association this week.

    Martinez led the Monarchs boys team to their first ever CIF-SS Division 2 title and CIF state championship.

    He was also named the Register's girls track and field Coach of the Year after leading Mater Dei's girls team to a fourth consecutive county championship.

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    Truong released from the hospital

    July 17th, 2014, 7:21 pm by BY ANTONIO MORALES

    Former Esperanza football and track and field standout William Truong has been released from the hospital a little more than a month after he sustained a broken neck, Aztecs throws coach Bill Pendleton said Thursday.

    Pendleton also confirmed that Truong is now able to walk on his own, but it has been suggested he use a cane for stability

    Truong sustained a broken neck during a trampoline accident last month. Initially, Truong had feeling in his arms but not in his legs, according to the school.

    He eventually gained feeling back in his legs and was able to stand and move with the help of a walking stand by late June.

    Esperanza track and field coach Rich Medellin said Truong is still wearing a neck brace, which might be removed next week.

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    Track and field: Truong fundraiser website

    June 13th, 2014, 9:42 am by ANTONIO MORALES

    Esperanza two-sport standout William Truong underwent a second surgical procedure on his neck on Thursday.

    Truong suffered a broken neck in a trampoline accident on Monday, and initially had no feelings in his legs, according to the school.

    On Wednesday, Aztecs throws coach Bill Pendleton said Truong was able to move his hands, could feel when his legs and feet are touched, and could move his foot up and down.

    A fundraiser website has been set up for Truong and can be found here.

    Truong was an all-league offensive and defensive lineman at Esperanza, and finished third in the shot put at the CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis on Saturday.

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    Track and field: CIF-SS Masters Meet roundup

    May 31st, 2014, 3:00 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    Here are some notes from Friday's CIF-SS Masters Meet. The top six in each event moved on to state this upcoming week. Athletes could also advance to state if they hit a certain state-qualifying mark, which varied for each event: 

    Mater Dei's Malik McMorris showed off his versatility on Friday.

    McMorris cleared the state-qualifying mark of 57-09 in the shot put when he recorded a 58-07.00 on his final throw of the day.

    In the discus, McMorris threw for a state-leading 192-11. McMorris was the only boy in the CIF-SS to move on to state in both events.

    Tesoro sophomore Amanda Gehrich impressed with a 4:46.53 in the girls 1,600 to finish third. She was the only county girl to qualify for state in the race.

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    Track and field: OC Championships roundup

    April 27th, 2014, 10:28 am by ANTONIO MORALES

    A lot happened at the Orange County Championships at Mission Viejo on Saturday -- too much to fit in one story.

    Here are some things/stories from the sprints and distances that were worth noting from Saturday:

    The boys 110-meter hurdles was a very competitive race. Four runners were running essentially side-by-side as the finish line approached.

    Los Alamitos' Tyler Rios was able to barely surge ahead of the group, mainly Santa Margarita's Austin Tinsley, and went on to cross the finish line first with a time of 14.99.

    "Once I hit that last hurdle, it was just a sprint to the finish line," Rios said. "It was a close one, but I knew I had it. It was a real close race, real fun, too." 

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    Track and field: Big weekend for county athletes

    March 30th, 2014, 12:30 pm by ANTONIO MORALES

    This weekend was a big one for track and field athletes in the county. There was the Beach Cities Invitational at Huntington Beach, which featured some of the best boys and girls from across the county.

    Then down in San Diego at the Mt. Carmel Invitational, Bethan Knights made some headlines across the state -- and the nation.

    Simi Valley's Sarah Baxter hasn't been beat in a 3,200-meter race in her high school career. 

    Knights pushed Baxter to the limits on Saturday, and produced a result that's not seen very often.

    Both girls raced to a stand still, and the result was too close to call at the finish line. It was deemed both girls ran a 10:07.52.

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    Share your Signing Day news, photos with OCVarsity

    February 5th, 2014, 5:00 am by

    Today is the start of the winter period to sign National Letters of Intent, and OCVarsity will be covering all of the day's events.

    We'll have signing news throughout the day plus photo slideshows. All of the recruiting content will be free to our visitors.

    If you're an athlete who plans to officially sign your NLI on Wednesday, please email the information to us at (We will not be including college commitments, only official signings.) 

    And parents and coaches, please email us photos of your athletes signing. (Please make sure you clearly identify each person in the photo.) These photos can be emailed to

    Here are the sports that can officially sign during the winter period:

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