Track and Field

Overview

St. Francis Track and Field

7-Time Sac-Joaquin Section Champions

2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015

18-Time league Champions

1987, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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2018 Track and Field Highlights

  • Sophomore Isabella Palchak made the CIF State meet for the first time in her career. She qualified by finishing third at the Section Masters meet. She also won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet with a season-best 5-7 clearance to record the second-best jump in school history and won the Delta League title this year. She was the Troubadours only representative at the state meet. She did not record a height in the final.
  • St. Francis finished seventh at Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 meet with 24 points.
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2018 Track and Field Highlights

  • Sophomore Isabella Palchak made the CIF State meet for the first time in her career. She qualified by finishing third at the Section Masters meet. She also won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I meet with a season-best 5-7 clearance to record the second-best jump in school history and won the Delta League title this year. She was the Troubadours only representative at the state meet. She did not record a height in the final.
  • St. Francis finished seventh at Sac-Joaquin Section Division 1 meet with 24 points.
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Lacrosse Named Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Champion; Track and Field Second

LODI, Calif. – The St. Francis varsity lacrosse team was named the Sac-Joaquin Section Academic Team Champion for the 2018 spring campaign.

“We are a well-rounded group of people,” said Head Coach Julia Southard about her team. “The best athletes are good at other things and this show these girls are working hard in the classroom. I am really proud of this achievement.”

The Troubadours posted a combined 3.389 grade point average to edge Oak Ridge (3.354) for the sport title. St. Francis lost to Oak Ridge in the SVL playoffs and North Coast Section playoffs.

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Sophomore Isabelle Palchak Wins High Jump at Section Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Sophomore Isabella Palchak won the Sac-Joaquin Section high jump title Wednesday night with a personal-best clearance of 5-7 to highlight a great first day at the meet. It was the second-best jump in school history to only Karen Lysaght, who won the state title in 1980 with a clearance of 6-0.

“It feels really good,” said Palchak. “I had so much help from Coach Lynda (Shadman) and support from my teammates and the other coaches.”

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Track and Field Takes Third at Delta League Finals

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished third at the Delta League Finals and qualified numerous student-athletes into the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials on Wednesday.

“We did pretty good,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “The girls that ran today ran well.”


The Troubadours advanced both relays with 4×100m relay (Reyna Johnson, Chanel Grimes, Saniyah Williams, Isabelle Grassel) placing third in 49.70, while the 4×400-meter relay was fourth with Haley Silva, Isabelle Rudis, Grimes and Yahsmeene Duffey placing fourth in 4:14.33

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Track and Field Second Entering Delta League Finals

Elk Grove, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team was led by pole vault champion Meghan Ladd in scoring 18 points Friday in the opening day of the Delta League Championships. The Troubadours scored 18 points on the night in three finals and advanced 18 student-athletes in the trials to next week’s finals.

Ladd won the pole vault with a clearance at 10-11 and the Troubadours received a fourth-place finish by Isabelle Rudis in the triple jump (34-9.25) and sixth-place by Sarah Healey in the shot put (29-7) in finals contested Friday.

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Senior Alana Reyna to Run at Sonoma State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior runner Alana Reyna will attend Sonoma State University and run for the Seawolves cross country and track and field programs.

“I picked Sonoma because it instantly was a good connection when I visited and met with the coach and team,” said Reyna. “I think I will be very comfortable and a good fit for me.”

Sonoma State University is an NCAA Division II member and part of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Seawolves reached the NCAA West Regional last fall, finishing 28th overall.

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Track and Field’s Ladd Breaks School Record, Palchak Wins Fifth High Jump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Meghan Ladd set a St. Francis school record Friday night at the Bronco Distance Carnival with a 12-0 clearance in the pole vault, breaking a 16-year old record. She broke the mark held by alumnae Laura Huarte (11-9, 2002) and equaled by Ingrid Kantola (11-9, 2004).

In other action at the Bella Vista meet, sophomore Haley Silva placed fourth in the 800 meters with a personal-best 2:19.96. She also placed fifth in the 3200.

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Track and Field Dominates Field Events at Husky

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team had three event winners at the Husky Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Meghan Ladd cleared a personal-best 11-6 to win the pole vaulty, tied for the second-best mark in school history and three inches off the school record. Sophomore Isabella Palchak cleared 5-3 in the high jump for a new personal best mark to win her event, while Isabelle Grassel leaped 17-2 to win the long jump ahead of third-pace finisher Isabelle Rudis with a personal-best 16-7. Rudis was also third in the high jump and triple jump.

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Track and Field Continues to Make Strides

Photos by Phil Roina

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team won six individual and relay events at the Matador Invitational on Saturday to complete an exciting and busy week for the team.

Junior Chanel Grimes won the 100 meters with a personal-best 12.88, while the Troubies captured three field event titles. Sophomore Meghan Ladd took the pole vault with a season-best 10-11.5, while sophomore Isabella Palchak cleared 5-0 feet. Senior Isabella Rudis won the triple jump with a personal best 34-1.75.

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Track and Field Opens at Sacramento State Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Sydney Vandegrift opened the season with a win in the 3200 meters Saturday at the Sacramento State High School Classic at Hornet Stadium.

“I was very happy it was not raining today and to come away with the win,” said Vandegrift. “It helps build up my confidence. It was a good opening time for the season.”

Vandegrift ran in second for the first half of the race before taking it out.

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Track and Field Opens at Pitman Distance Wars

Pitman Distance Wars Results

TURLOCK, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team opened the season with the distance group competing at the Pitman Distance Wars.

St. Francis won the featured Distance Medley Relay with a team featuring Erica Cradeur, Hanna Hekkanan, Haley Silva and Sydney Vandegrift winning in 13.23.49. The event features four legs including the 1200-400-800-1600.

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Track and Field Preseason Information

St. Francis Track and Field Goals: 
  • Delta League Champions
  • Advance as many athletes as possible to Sections, Masters, and State
  • Improve on individual personal records
  • To work hard.
  • To have fun.
Practice:
  • Always remember track and field is a real sport. It is not a hobby.  You must be at all practices on time (3:45 PM), with proper equipment, and prepared to workout.
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Alumna LaRocco Finishes 13th at USATF Championships 10K

Photo by Dan Pambiacno

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Alumna Lauren LaRocco ‘14 finished 13th in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33:41.08 at the USATF Championships on Thursday at Sacramento State.

“My goal was to start really conservative,” said LaRocco. “I did not know how I would feel coming down from altitude. I really tried to run my own race and slowly pick off girls. I think I did a pretty good job of it and I was close to one of them at the end.”

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2017 Track and Field Highlights

  • The St. Francis track and field team posted eight top-10 finishes and advanced nine competitors to the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals. The Troubadours top finishers were the 4×100-meter relay and freshman Isabella Palchak in the high jump, garnering fourth-place finishes.
  • St. Francis finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships and the Troubadours advanced in eight individual events and both relays to Masters.
  • St. Francis finished second to Davis for the overall girls Delta League title 184-115 in the team race.
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Track and Field Season Ends at Masters

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team posted eight top-10 finishes and advanced nine competitors to the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Finals Friday night.

“The standards at St. Francis are so high for us it is a disappointment to not make it to the state meet,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “Everyone that ran today, ran well and at or near their seasons bests. This meet has such a high caliber of competition. We had a lot of good marks and personal-bests. It was a great season.”