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


Track and Field Represented at Golden West Invite

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two student-athletes representing St. Francis competed at the Golden West Invitational Saturday at Hornet Stadium.

Senior Kayla O’Brine competed in her final high school meet participating in both the hammer and discus at the event. She finished second in the hammer with a best throw of 140-11 and was fifth in the discus contested two hours later with a throw of 121-1.


O’Brine Finishes Third at State Hammer Championships

MODESTO,Calif. – Senior thrower Kayla O’Brine finished third at the California State Hammer Throw Championships last weekend at Modesto Junior College.

O’Brine, who is from Elk Grove, had a best throw of 145-1 to finish third in the vent behind Stamatia Scarvelis of Dos Pueblos and Emelda Maim-Annan of Elk Grove.

More than 50 athletes competed at two venues in the state and the results were combined.

O’Brine finished 12th in the discus earlier this month at the CIF Track and Field Championships. The hammer is not recognized or sanctioned by the CIF.


4×400-Meter Relay Among the Nation’s Best

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis 4×400-meter relay performance at the CIF Track and Field Championships was not only one of the top in the state of California this season but ranks ninth overall in the nation according to the latest performance lists on

The Troubadour foursome ran a spectacular race to close the CIF Track and Field Championships Saturday night, clocking a school-record time of 3:45.02. St. Francis finished third in the race behind national leader Long Beach Poly (3:38.05) and sixth-place Piedmont Hills 3:43.63).


Track and Field Closes Season with Two Top-Five State Finishes

CLOVIS, Calif. – Senior Lauren LaRocco and the 4×400-meter relay both earned top five finishes in the final two races of the meet as the St. Francis program placed 21st overall at the CIF Track and Field Championships Saturday.

LaRocco entered the meet with the ninth-fastest seed time but was determined to finish her career on the podium (top-six finish). She raced like it Saturday.

She settled into the middle of the pack to start and executed her game plan over the eight-lap race.


O’Brine Finishes 12th in the Discus at the State Championships

CLOVIS, Calif. – St. Francis senior Kayla O’Brine finished 12th in the discus with a throw of 126-9 at the CIF Track and Field Championships Saturday afternoon.

“It was nice to come here and finish my senior year strong,” said O’Brine, who advanced to the finals with a throw of 142-6 in the prelims on Friday.

The Elk Grove product was one of three throwers competing in the finals for the second consecutive season. She also finished 12th as a junior and was a three-time qualifier overall.


4×400-Meter Relay Benefits from Strong Bond

CLOVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis 4×400-meter relay team was seeded third entering the state meet and they did not disappoint in the preliminaries winning their heat in 3:47.91 and posting the third-fastest time.

“It is a great night for St. Francis track and field,” said Head Coach John DuCray. “This is only second time we have qualified a 4×400-meter relay for the state meet and now we are going to the finals with a legitimate chance to be top-five.”


Enes Gains Experience in the 400 Meters

CLOVIS, Calif. – Lilly Enes finished fourth in her heat and 16th overall with a time of 57.15 in the 400 meter preliminaries Friday night. It was the second of three races for the sophomore on the night.

“I didn’t think I ran that well today,” said Enes, who ran the third leg of the 4×100-meter relay to open the meet. “I did not feel like I was running my best. My start was not that fast. I was supposed to get out faster and I think that affected my whole race.”

Enes returns in the final event Friday night for the 4×400-meter relay.


4×100-Meter Relay Finishes 20th at States

CLOVIS, Calif. – The St. Francis 4×100-meter relay ream clocked a 48.83 to finish fifth in their heat and 20th overall.

“We went out there and tried to do our best,” said Schnabel.

Sophomore Kiani Reyna led off the relay before handing to junior Sydney Hunter. Sophomore Lilly Enes ran the third leg and handed to senior Amanda Schnabel, who ran the close the leg.

Reyna, Enes and Hunter will return Friday night in the 4×400. Schnabel, who will run at Bellarmine University in Kentucky next fall, completed her career with the relay event.


O’Brine Advances to State Finals in Discus

CLOVIS, Calif. – Senior Kayla O’Brine advanced to the Saturday finals in the discus with a fourth-place finish in the preliminaries at the CIF Track and Field Championships.

“I came in wanting to throw as well as I could,” said O’Brine, who signed with UCSB. “I was just focusing on my form. Going through my three throws, everything felt really smooth and easy.”

O’Brine won her heat with a throw of 142-6 and finished fourth overall among the qualifiers. The Top 12 advanced to the finals on Saturday that will include a cut to nine after three throws.


Sophomore Lilly Enes on the Fast Track

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Lilly Enes has always been fast. But she was chasing a soccer ball instead of a time. After one season on the track, she has had a lot of success and will cap her initial season at the CIF State Championships this weekend in Clovis, Calif.

“It means a lot to me,” said Enes of her track success. “I did not think I was going to come this far. I was trying it out and wanted to do something new after soccer. It is all a lot to me.”


Track & Field Advances to State Meet in 6 Events at Masters
Arndt Wins Masters 800 Meters, LaRocco Takes 3200 and 4x400 Wins

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field program had a big day at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet, qualifying in six events for next week’s CIF State Championship meet.

“We are so excited to be on the big stage of Masters and moving on,” said assistant coach Mason Myers. “This is what we work for from the beginning of the season, getting personal bests and records geared towards doing well at the big meets and getting your ticket punched to the state meet.”


O’Brine Qualifies for State Meet; Troubadours Advance Both Relays and Five Individuals into Masters Finals

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Kayla O’Brine qualified for the CIF State Championships in the discus with an automatic qualifying throw of 135-0 to reach the state meet for the third consecutive season. It was part of an impressive night that saw four student-athletes qualify in five finals Friday night at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet with an opportunity to advance to next week’s state meet.


Troubadours Look to Qualify for State Championships

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior thrower Kayla O’Brine will compete in the finals of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet Thursday, as part of a contingent of seven student-athletes competing in 10 events Thursday.

O’Brine, who has reached the state championships each of the last three seasons, will be the only St. Francis athlete eligible to clinch a spot Thursday in her contested final with the rest of the events serving as prelims for Friday’s finals.


Track and Field Defends Section Title in Tight Finish
Troubadours Set Five School Records in Winning Effort

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field program was in a familiar position Friday night heading into the final relay with a chance to win the Sac-Joaquin Section title. For the second consecutive year, the 4×400-meter relay sealed the win completing a record-setting night for the program that resulted in the school’s sixth section title and third in the last five seasons.

“We had some really good performances all day long,” said Head Coach John DuCray. “We had a strong open 400 and finished 1-3-4. It was a real big difference maker.”


Track and Field Seniors Race to Graduation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior hurdler Amanda Schnabel had three races Wednesday – two at the Sac-Joaquin Section trials and a third to make it to the school’s graduation in downtown Sacramento at Memorial Auditorium in time to walk with her graduating class.

Schnabel was one of three seniors on the track and field team posed with the dilemma of competing Wednesday in Elk Grove at the Sac-Joaquin Section Trials and rushing to graduation, joining discus throwers Kayla O’Brine and Cherie Murbach.


Track and Field Advances at Section Trials
10 Individual Qualifiers and Both Relays to Run Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team advanced both relays and a strong contingent across the sprint events to put the team in contention for the finals on Friday. The Troubadours are the defending section champions from 2013.

St. Francis flexed its strength in the 400 meters as sophomore Lillian Enes (57.35), Sydney Hunter (57.71) and Ariane Arndt (59.34) each won their heats to advance to Friday’s finals. Arndt also qualified in the 800 meters in 2:17.02, while Hunter was eighth in the 200 meters in 25.63 to qualify for the final.


Gregg Named River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year
17 Troubadours Named to All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis junior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year at the High School Awards Ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Tacoma Rainers.

“It means so much and feels so great,” said Gregg of the Player of the Year honor. “I set a goal to help to the section championship and that was accomplished. I could not be happier.”

Gregg and her St. Francis teammates captured the Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday on her goal to defeat Oak Ridge 1-0.


DRL Championship Recap: Seniors Schnabel and LaRocco Lead Title Run
Troubadours Win Title for Sixth Straight Season

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field program had not lost a Delta River League dual or championship meet in six years and were not about to stop the streak in the final running of the championship meet Friday night at Oak Ridge High School.

Senior Amanda Schnabel and Lauren LaRocco each won a pair of events as part of a dominating performance by the Troubadours in the final DRL meet. St. Francis will compete in new Delta League next year.