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


Senior Ariane Arndt, Relays Wins Section Titles in Big Night on the Track

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Ariane Arndt reset her own Sac-Joaquin Section meet record in winning the 400 meters and led two relays to team titles as the St. Francis track and field team shined at Elk Grove High School Friday night.

“It is always an honor to be out here and run against amazing competition with amazing teammates and coaches,” said Arndt. “It has been a great four years and I am excited to finish off strong and have such a good end at sections.”


Track and Field Finishes Second at Delta Meet, Prepares for Sections

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team finished second at the Delta League Finals on Friday at Sheldon High School, scoring 106.5 points behind team champion Davis (195). But the overall goal of the night was advancement to the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials on Wednesday at Elk Grove High School. The top four and finishers with qualifying times compete this week.


Track and Field’s Sam Carrothers Coordinates SAAC Play-it-Forward Equipment Campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman volleyball and soccer standout Jess Ponik had an idea. Ponik, who plays sports year round, wondered if anyone could use some of her old sports equipment. She thought the case might be the same for some of her classmates so she made a suggestion to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

“Jess Ponik suggested the idea and we just ran with it,” said senior track and field athlete Samantha Carrothers.

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2016 St. Francis Spring Signing Day

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class of 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.


Reyna to Sign with Sacramento State Track and Field

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Kiani Reyna will sign to run collegiately with the Sacramento State Hornets on Wednesday as part of the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration.

“I am really excited about Sacramento State,” said Reyna.” The one thing that sold me on Sacramento State was the coach. I really liked the coach. I know some of the girls on the team. I felt like I was part of it already when I went to visit.”


Senior Chase Worthen to Run at Cal Poly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was determined early on in her life she was destined to become a runner by name alone. Now Chase Worthen will further fulfill the destiny by continuing her running career in college. She will sign on Wednesday with Cal Poly on National Signing Day to compete for Mustangs next fall.

Worthen, the first child of runners who met while competing on the cross country teams for Sierra College, was aptly named Chase.


Senior Peterson to Swim at St. Catherine in Minnesota

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior McKenna Peterson will swim at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 13.

“I was exploring my options to see what was out there and found St. Catherine,” said Peterson. “I reached out to the coach and went to visit. They had everything I was looking for (in a school). It is the perfect fit for me.”


Stanford Invitational Recap

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The St. Francis 4×400-meter relay capped off two days at the Stanford Invitational with a third-place finish, placing second overall in their heat. The foursome of Lilly Enes, Kiani Reyna, Elizabeth Hennessy and Ariane Arndt clocked a time of 3:57.44, ranking third on the all-time performance chart.

Enes and Reyna also ran in the individual 400 meters with both earning season-best times. Enes won her heat and was 17th overall in 58.74, while Reyna posted a 61.20 to place 27th.


Track and Field Defeats Elk Grove

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – St. Francis swept the dual meet with Elk Grove Wednesday night, posting a 83-36 win in the varsity meet with a 71-23 victory in the Frosh/Soph.

Senior Lilly Enes had career-bests in winning the 100m (12.68) and placing second in the 200m (25.73). Kiani Reyna won the 400 meters in 1:01.80, while Alana Appel (2:58.16) was second in the 800 meters. In the hurdles, Elizabeth Hennessy was first in the 100mh in 17.23.


Track Wins Completes Busy Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – The St. Francis track and field team participated in three meets this week highlighted by sweeping the “Hat Trick” at the Bronco Distance Carnival on Friday.

Senior Ariane Arndt won the 800 meters in 2:17.68 and 1600m in 5:04.58, while sophomore Sydney Vandegrift clocked an 11:03.25 to win the 3200m. She was also seventh in the 160m (5:10.88). Senior Chase Worthen and Sophie DeBenedetti also had top 10 finishes in the 800m, posting times of 2:23.76 and 2:25.83 to finish seventh and 10th overall.


Track and Field Opens Season at Two Events

TURLOCK, Calif. – The Troubadours won two events at the Pitman Distance Wars Friday night in Turlock and had limited but successful participation at the Sacramento State High School Track Classic due to the weather on Saturday.

Senior Ariane Arndt won the 1600 meters in 5:08 among three St. Francis runners in the top five. Sophomore Sydney Vandegrift was third (5:13.48) and Sophie DeBenedetti was fifth (5:23.15). Senior Gabrielle Dyer won the 3200 meters in 12:28.18. Sophomore Ava Nkadi was the top finisher in the 800m in 2:30.70.


Spring Impact Testing

Assistant AD Kelly Ketcham conducts inPACT testing on all freshmen, juniors and new players in the sports of volleyball, soccer, softball, diving, track and field (pole vault) and lacrosse. The ImPACT test is open to all students. Contact Kelly for more information. 

Here is the spring sports testing schedule:

Monday, February 15 (MEET IN GYM FOYER)

1-2 p.m. SOCCER

2:30-3:30 p.m. LAX

Wednesday, February 17 (late start day meet in room 333)


Spring Parent Adidas Apparel Order

  • All orders will be delivered to St. Francis High School on or before March 16, 2016
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: February 17, 2016
  • Proceeds benefits St. Francis Athletics

Parents are encouraged to order t-shirts with the student availability.

Lacrosse Student-Athlete Adidas Apparel Order