Track and Field


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


Thirty Troubadours Honored with SportStars All-City Honors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis had 30 Troubadours represented on the 2016-17 SportStars River Cats All-City teams announced before Sunday’s game with against the Nashville Sounds. Overall, SportStars Magazine celebrated 500 athletes at the eighth annual event.


Track and Field Finishes Third at Section Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished third at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships as a host of Troubadours advanced to the Masters meet next week.

“We had lots of personal and season bests and that is how you want to perform at this meet when everyone is peaking,” said Head Coach Rod Jett. “We had a lot of people advance to next week and we will come back again next week and do it again. It will be interesting and fun.”


Wilson Finishes T10th at CIF State Diving Championship

FRESNO, Calif. – St. Francis junior Molly Wilson finished tied for 10th at the 2017 CIF State Diving Championships on Friday, posting a personal-best 464.75 for her 11 dives.

Wilson is the second Troubadour to represent St. Francis at the State meet and the first to qualify in consecutive seasons. She won the Sac-Joaquin Section title for the second consecutive season to earn her spot.

She scored 6.5 points for her team, insuring them a place among the final rankings at the state championships.


Track and Field Posts Strong First Day at Sections

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St Francis track and field team was successful in their goal for the day – advancing to Friday’s finals and setting up several Masters meet runs.

The Troubies were led by their senior leaders in the sprints and hurdles. Meaghan Rogers advanced in both the 100 and 200 meters, while Elizabeth Hennessy was a double qualifier in the 100m and 300m hurdles.


Track and Field Finishes Second at Delta League Champs

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished second at the Delta League finals Friday at Davis Senior High School. The Troubadours qualified several  student-athletes to the Sac-Joaquin Section championships next week.

“No matter what place we get, I like to see our girls come out and see everyone try their best,” said senior captain Meaghan Rogers. “It is the last meet we all come together and see what we can do.”


Track and Field Advances 10 from Trials

DAVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team set the stage for an exciting final next week with strong performances in the Delta League Trials Friday at Davis High School. The Troubies qualified nine athletes in 13 events and scored 11 points in the first three event finals.


Spring Signing Day Highlights St. Francis Students

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Twelve St. Francis seniors have committed to play a sport in college during the spring signing period that started Wednesday and were celebrated at a ceremony at the school today. Overall, 17 St. Francis student-athletes from the Class of 2017 have made commitments or signed a National Letter-of-Intent this year.

The Troubadours made commitments to schools including Duke and Stanford and several California schools from American River College to UC San Diego. The Troubies will travel as far as away as New Hampshire to play softball at Saint Anselm.


Elizabeth Hennessy to Run for UCSD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Elizabeth Hennessy will continue her track career next year, competing for the UC San Diego Tritons. She is one of 11 Troubadours making commitments to play or compete collegiately next fall during the spring signing period.


Big Weekend at Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA, Calif. – Led by a school record in the 4×1600-meter relay on Friday night, the St. Francis track and field team was well represented at the Arcadia Invitational.

The 4×1600-meter relay reset the record set last season of 22:28.11 by Sophie DeBenedetti, Alana Reyna, Gabrielle Dyer and Chase Worthen. DeBenedetti paired with Kathryn Kramer, Noelle Lynch and Sydney Vandegrift to win the race in 21:11.79.


Vaulters Clear New Heights at Mustang Invite

Vaulters Clear New Heights at Mustang Invite

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team continued to get strong performances on Saturday from their vaulting unit, winning two competitions at the Delta Mustang Invitational.

The SF pole vaulters took first in Frosh/Soph and Varsity divisions on Saturday. Senior Olivia Birmingham won varsity with vault at 9-0, while freshman Meghan Ladd won the F/S competition.


Mile, Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Highlight Second Day at Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Junior Sydney Vandegrift ran the second-fastest time in school history in the mile, finishing 12th in the mile in 5:03.08 and the Troubadours had several performances in the relays and sprints to wrap up the action at the second day of the Stanford Invitational.

“It is such a great opportunity to run with these fast girls,” said Vandegrift. “We talked about staying in a good position and being a little more ambitious.”

Vandegrift just missed the school record in the event set by Peyton Bilo in 2015 (5:02.21).


Track and Field Defeats Davis in Dual

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Davis 75-60 on Wednesday. The Troubadours recorded several season-best performances in the meet. Senior Meaghan Rogers had personal bests in both the 100 meters (12.49) and 200 meters (26.00), finishing second and third respectively.

Kathryn Kramer and Amanda Roina were the top finishers in the 400m, placing third and fifth. Each recorded a personal-best. Alana Reyna was the top finisher in the 1600 with a personal-best time of 5:33.55.


Track and Field Competes at Macres Invite, Bronco Distance Carnival

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Meagan Rogers won the 100 meters in 12.63 at the Mark Macres Invitational on Saturday hosted by Monterey Trail High School, highlighting several top times and marks for the Troubadours.

Freshman Isabella Palchek won the Frosh/Soph high jump with a clearance of 5-0, while classmate Meghan Ladd won the Frosh/Soph pole vault by extending her own freshman school record with a 9-6 clearance and also finished second in the high jump (4-8).  Olivia Birmingham finished fifth in the varsity pole vault at 9-6.


Track and Field Wins Elk Grove Meet

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Elk grove 79-47 on Tuesday in a Delta League dual meet.

Senior Meaghan Rogers won the 100 meters in 12.66, while senior Aly Shebert was second in the 200m in 27.02. Sophomore Taylor Givens was the top finisher in the 400m, placing third in 1:04.30 and senior Meredith Wong was third in the 800m (2:48.70).

In the hurdles, sophomore Serena Shimada won the 100m hurdles in 16.60 and senior Elizabeth Hennessy claimed the 300m hurdles in a season-best 45.79.


Alumnae Post Top Performances at NCAA West Regional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis alumnae Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Peyton Bilo ‘15 had successful returns to Sacramento at the NCAA West Regional on Friday morning.

“It was really fun because there were people lining the course everywhere,” said Portland junior Lauren LaRocco. “I was really surprised by the turnout and I felt like I had a lot of support running in my hometown.”