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


St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”


Arndt Named SUBWAY Student-Athlete of the Semester

FOLSOM, Calif. – Ariane Arndt was named the SUBWAY Student-Athlete of the Semester for the spring semester at St. Francis High School. Arndt joins tennis player Avery Spector, who earned the award for the fall, as the 2015-16 recipients.

Subway restaurants and the CIF have teamed to reward student-athletes all over California who have shown initiative, improvement and sportsmanlike conduct in their athletic programs throughout the year. Each student-athlete chosen received a $25 SUBWAY cash card and a certificate.


Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”


4×100m Relay Opens State Meet with School Record

CLOVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis 4×100-meter relay team opened the meet with a school-record 47.52, finishing fourth in their heat and 11th overall. The top eight qualified for Saturday’s final.

“It is crazy,” said junior anchor leg Meaghan Rogers. “I did not think I was going to be at this meet this year. The relay team has been doing pretty well all season. It is a pretty good end to the season.”

The team was ranked 18th in the state coming into the meet after winning the SJS Masters title in a then school-record 47.58.


Track Team Heads to State Meet with High Hopes

CLOVIS, Calif. – St. Francis will be represented in four events at this weekend’s CIF State Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Buchanan High School. Headlining the group is the 4×400-meter relay team, consisting of seniors Ariane Arndt (Folsom), Lilly Enes (Sacramento) and Kiani Reyna (Sacramento) and junior Elizabeth Hennessy (Auburn).


Track and Field Sets Stage for Masters Finals

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team advanced both relays and two individuals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Trials at Elk Grove High School Thursday night. The heat winners plus the next fastest times advance to the eight-lane final on Friday.

“It was good,” said Interim Head Coach Rod Jett. “Like last Wednesday, you just want to qualify, win your heat and get a good lane for the finals. Tomorrow you run as fast as you can and try to win to make it to state. There is no more holding back.”


Alumna Dyer Received Jim Shea Award at Santa Clara Banquet

Santa Clara’s Camille Dyer ’12 was awarded the Jim Shea Award at the annual Red and White Celebration at Malley Center on the Santa Clara campus on May 22.

The award recognizes one male or female student-athlete who has courageously led his or her team through selfless actions and been a leader in the campus community. Jim Shea was the first Santa Clara student-athlete whose life was cut short while serving in the Vietnam War.


Senior Cerezo-Rangel to Throw for Sonoma State

Photo by Phil Roina

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior thrower Juliana Cerezo-Rangel will compete for the Sonoma State Seawolves next year. A two-sport letter winner at St. Francis, she will continue her career collegiately after first picking up the sport just two years ago.

“To be able to excel in a sport, make it to college and have the opportunity to compete in college is a really good opportunity to have it,” said Cerezo-Rangel, who will major in sociology at the school located in Rohnert Park, Calif., located just 88 miles from Sacramento. “I am really glad to have it.”


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.”


Booster Club Award Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Five student-athletes were recipients of the Booster Club Awards on Wednesday at the St. Francis Awards Ceremony.

Tennis and soccer player Avery Spector and volleyball player Nina Sanfilippo were the Booster Club Leadership Award winners. The recognition is given to the student or students who demonstrate leadership in athletics.


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.