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


Spring Conditioning/Tryout Information

Spring sports start on Feb. 8 for the sports of lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving and track and field. Please have your daughter’s current physical on file with the athletic department to insure her participation in the first day of tryouts. The physical must be on the form on the school website. You can find it here.

DIVING: Practice starts on February 15: 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Capital Diving. Workouts the rest of the season (2/22-4/27) will be M/W/F from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

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2015 Fall Signing Day

Caption: Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francs on Wednesday. Front Row (L to R): Katie McIntee (Swimming, San Jose State), Tiffany Wong (Diving, UC San Diego), Lilly Enes (Track & Field, Yale), Mel Baccay (Softball, Michigan State), Caroline Coyle (Crew, UCLA). Back Row (L to R): Maggie Oys (Water Polo, Santa Clara), Tia Hay (Basketball, Colorado State), Jenna Barthels (Water Polo, Cal-State Northridge), Chloe Mitchell (Swimming, Fordham), Nicole Spring (Track & Field, Brown), Julianna Qvistgaard (Crew, Cal), Julie Zanobini (Water Polo, Loyola Marymount), Ariane Arndt (Track &Field, Cal).

Thirteen St. Francis Troubadours participated in the National Letter-of-Intent and College Commitment Celebration at St. Francs on Wednesday.


Countdown to Signing Day: Lilly Enes to Run Track for Yale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lilly Enes will run for Ivy League school Yale next year.

“I am very, very excited,” said Enes.

Enes will join a Bulldog program coached by David Shoehalter, who led the program since 2011 and spent over 20 years on the Yale staff. He has coached multiple Bulldog student-athletes to All-Ivy, All-East and All-American honors, including Yale’s first IC4A champion in the hurdles since the 1970s and All-American Jihad Beauchman ’06 in the high jump.


Samantha Gallia: Miss Congeniality Hits the Course

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Samantha Gallia is not afraid to try something new. Whether it is cross country or one of her many extra-curricular activities, she toes the line and gives it her all. When it came to the Miss Teen Placer County competition, she was in it for the experience. She got that and much more.


St. Francis Senior Nicole Spring to Jump for Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Nicole Spring is very aptly named because she can jump. Her talents on the track will take her to Ivy League school Brown next year to compete for the Bears after she recently committed to the program

“It is really exciting,” said Spring. “The coach is really good and I think I can really improve a lot there.”


Senior Peyton Bilo Sets PR in Final Race, Finishes 12th in 3200 Meters at States

CLOVIS, Calif. – Senior Peyton Bilo ran a personal-best 10:31.67 to finish 12th at the CIF State Track and Field Championships Saturday night. Bilo, who is from Elk Dorado Hills, also placed 14th in the 1600m on Friday night.

“It feels so amazing running under the lights and hearing my parents and friends cheering me on,” said Bilo, who reset her personal-best by 13 seconds. “It was great to have them push me right around the track.”


Arndt Closes Junior Season; Finishes 16th at State in 800m

CLOVIS, Calif. – St. Francis senior Ariane Arndt closed out her junior season with a 16th-place finish in one of the fastest 800 meters in state history. She clocked the second-best time of her career, crossing the line in 2:11.06 but failed to advance to the finals on Saturday.

“I was real surprised (with the first lap),” said Arndt, who set the school record this year at 2:10.05. “It was really fast. I tried to hang on the best I could. I am a little sad that I died so hard at the end. It is ok and I gave my all. It is a learning process for next year.”


Senior Peyton Bilo Places 14th in the 1600 Meter Prelims at CIF State Champs

CLOVIS, Calif. – Senior Peyton Bilo finished 14th in the prelims of the 1600 meters Friday night, posting a time of 4:56.46. She was sixth in her heat and just two spots out of the final. The top four finishers in each heat and next four fastest times advanced.

“I felt pretty good,” said Bilo after her race. “It went out slower than I expected. When the girls turned it on with 700 to go, I did not feel like I had as strong of a kick in me as them. Compared to my individual performances, I had a good kick but those girls can just whip out a sub-70 last lap.”


Arndt Starts Bid for State Championship Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis junior Ariane Arndt will run in the 800 meters at the CIF State Track and Field Championships Friday night. It will be her second consecutive appearance at the state meet in the 800m.

“I learned that it is just another race,” said Arndt. “I try to treat it like any other race even though there is a big crowd. I just want to perform my best.”


Track Senior Peyton Bilo Caps Senior Season with State Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A year ago, St. Francis senior Peyton Bilo was in a boot watching from the stands as her teammates qualified a school-best six athletes for the state meet. Her career path was undecided after being sidelined for most of her junior campaign and the future uncertain. Everything changed this year.


Arndt, Bilo Qualify for CIF State Championships

ELK GROVE, Calif. – St. Francis advanced two athletes in three events Friday night to next week’s state championships at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet at Elk Grove High School Friday night.

Junior Ariane Arndt continued her dominant season in the 800 meters, winning the Masters title for the second consecutive season. She posted the top time in the section this season, clocking a 2:10.05 at the Arcadia Invitational. She won nine individual 800 races this season.


Track and Field Sets Stage for Friday’s Finals

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Junior Ariane Arndt and senior Sydney Hunter both advanced in their signature events and 4×100-meter relay reached the finals at the Sac-Joaquin Section Master’s meet, setting up an exciting Friday night. The top three in each event advance to the CIF State Championships June 5-6 in Fresno.

Arndt won her heat of the 800m in 2:15.98 to advance to Friday’s final. She had the second-best time behind Kendall Derry of Bella Vista and her season-best clocked at the Arcadia Invitational ranks among the top-10 in the nation.

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River Cats All-City Team
11 Troubaours Receive Local Honor

The Sacramento River Cats recognized their 2014-15 All-City team before today’s baseball game. Eleven Troubadours were selected to the respective sports all-city teams and senior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.


Track and Field Wins Third Straight Section Title

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team recorded a team effort throughout the meet Friday night and posted a comeback win to claim their third straight Sac-Joaquin Section title. The Troubadours are the first Division I team to win three consecutive titles since West won three straight from 2003-05.

“It is an amazing night for the history of St. Francis,” said Head Coach Randall Fairchild. “It was a well-rounded team effort and everyone contributed.”


Track and Field Garners Delta League Co-Championship

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team was second at the Delta League Championships Friday night and finished as co-champions with Davis based on the overall points system that incorporates the regular season dual meets. The Troubadours went 7-0 in dual meets.

“It was our first year in a very tough league and we are co-champions,” said Head Coach Randall Fairchild. “I am really proud of our team and the accomplishment.”