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


17 Troubadours Named to River Cats All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, – Calif.  – Seventeen St. Francis Troubadours have been named to the 2013-14 River Cats All-City  teams and will be recognized on Sunday at the High School Sports Awards Ceremony before the River Cats take on the Tacoma Rainiers at 1:05 p.m. at Raley Field.

The St. Francis All-City fall sports selections include senior golfer Emily Laskin, volleyball seniors Ali Koumelis and Anna Baytosh and cross country runners Lauren LaRocco, Madison Rawson and Miranda Myers.


Track and Field Posts Strong Start at DRL Trials

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team began defense of its Delta River League title at the DRL League Trials on Saturday at Oak Ridge High School.

The Troubadours qualified 14 student-athletes into the finals scheduled for Friday, May 16. St. Francis advanced three runners each in the 200 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters.


Four Student-Athletes Honored by SFHS Booster Club

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The SFHS Booster Club recognized four senior student-athletes at the 2014 Awards Ceremony.

Senior Lauren LaRocco was named the SFHS Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipient, while Brinnley Barthels, Emily Laskin and Jane Sadler were named winners of the SFHS Booster Club Leadership Scholarship.


St. Francis Sweeps Meet of Champion Relays

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis won the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays Saturday at the Meet of Champions in section-leading times in both events. The Troubadour foursome of sophomore Ariane Arndt, sophomore Kiani Reyna, sophomore Lillian Enes and junior Sydney Hunter ran together to capture both races.

Arndt led off the 4×400 to close the meet Saturday night. She got the Troubadours off to a good start that the team built on with each leg.


Track and Field Defeats Sheldon in Final Dual Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team defeated Sheldon 85-47 on Wednesday in the final dual meet of the season. The Troubadours remained undefeated on the season in Delta River League action.

Junior Sydney Hunter won the 200 meters in a 25.44 and finished second in the 100 meters in a personal-best 12.57.Junior Miranda Myers won the 1600m in 5:19.78, while Maddy Strong won the 3200 meters in 13:41.41.


Track and Field Wins Glenn Poole Invitational

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field team won four events and placed second in five others to post a commanding victory at the Glenn Poole Invitational Saturday.

“It was a good meet considering we are in our second week of the Easter Break,” said Head Coach John DuCray. “We try to get some work in and give the girls some time off. Now we have 3-4 weeks to get ready for the big stuff at the end of the year.”

St. Francis won the meet, easily out-scoring the other top schools in the field including Franklin, Reno and Sheldon.


Ruggles Sets School Record in the Shot Put

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Samantha Ruggles set a new school record in the shot put with a throw of 38-3.25 Wednesday at the dual meet at American River College, breaking the mark set by Amanda Helmer of 37-10 at the 2005 Gold River Invitational.

The Troubadours defeated Oak Ridge (95-41) and Folsom (105-22) in winning 14 of the 16 events in the meet.


St. Francis Alumna Maggie Lloyd to Run Boston Marathon Monday

BOSTON – Former Troubadour Maggie Lloyd will run the Boston Marathon Monday fulfilling a life-long dream but with a bigger inspiration.

“One of my earliest running goals was to run the Boston marathon, and I still can’t believe that I am on my way to living that dream, but this race isn’t about checking something off my bucket list,” said Lloyd on her MIT Strong page.

Lloyd, who is a ‘08 graduate of St. Francis, was a volunteer at the marathon for each of her four years attending MIT.


O’Brine Resets Discus School Record at the Arcadia Invitational

ARCADIA, Calif. – Senior Kayla O’Brine recorded a personal best and reset her own school record with a throw of 147-1 Saturday at the 47th Arcadia Invitational. She improved her PR from 139-0, a mark set during the 2013 season.

Samantha Ruggles placed 28th at the Arcadia Invitational Friday night in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet 4 and 3/4 inches.

Discus - 1kg - Varsity – Finals


Athletics Event Schedule (April 7-12)

All the spring sports will be in action this week prior to Spring Break. Here is a day-by-day breakdown of the Troubadour Athletics events for the week:

Upcoming St. Francis Athletic Events This Week

Tuesday, April 8

2:30 p.m.: Soccer (F) vs. Granite Bay (Mather Sport Center)

4:00 p.m., Softball (JV/V) at Sheldon

4:00/5:30 p.m: Soccer (V/JV) vs. Oak Ridge (St. Francis)

5:30/7:30 p.m.: Lacrosse (JV/V) vs. Oak Ridge (Mather Sports Center)

Wednesday, April 9


Track and Field Defeats Pleasant Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Senior Madison Rawson won two events among 11 captured by St. Francis in posting a win over Pleasant Grove on Wednesday.

Rawson won the 1600 in a time of 5:34.85 as St. Francis claimed the top three spots in the race. Chase Worthen was second (5:35.03) and Ariel Medina was third (5:40.54). Rawson also crossed first in the 800m in 2:23.82 ahead of Miranda Myers (2:27.64) and Worthen (2:30.76).


4×100 Relay Wins Thunder Invitational

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis 4×100 relay won the Thunder Invitational Saturday with a time of 49.61. The team of Ariane Arndt, Lillian Enes, Sydney Hunter and Kiani Reyna was the highlight of the meet for the Troubadours in an event with limited participation due to the rain throughout the day.

Reyna also ran in the 100 meters, finishing second overall with a time of 13.68. Hunter was 13th in the 400 meters in 1:05.14 just ahead of Ellie Linn in 14th in 1:05.53.


Track Performs Well at Bronco Distance Carnival

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Madison Rawson won the 1600 meters and was a member of the winning distance medley relay team to lead the St. Francis track and field team at the Bronco Distance Carnival Friday night.

Rawson led a strong contingent in the 1600, clocking a 5:12.73 to post the top time of the night. Junior Miranda Myers was fourth overall in 5:30.44, while junior Peyton Bilo was 12th in 5:32.09. Sophomore Chase Worthen was right behind in 5:36.74 and Mallory Shingle clocked a 5:38.65 to place 19th.


Sheldon Meet Canceled and Will Be Re-Scheduled

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis track and field meet at Sheldon has been canceled this afternoon due to the weather. The meet will be rescheduled at a later date, possibly April 30.

The Troubadours will return to action this weekend with a pair of meets starting at the Bronco Distance Carnival at Bella Vista High School on Friday at 4 p.m. and the Thunder Invitational at Rocklin High School Saturday.


Track and Field Competes at Moore Relays

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis swept the throws and won two of the three jumps events at the Welton Moe Moore Relays hosted by Grant High School Saturday.

Samantha Ruggles won the shot put (34-11) and finished second in the discus (101-3), while Kayla O’Brine won the discus (123-7) and finished second in the shot (31-8). Samantha Carrothers placed fourth overall in the discus. Maggie Oys was fifth in the shot put.


Track Assistant Myers Wins Age Group at Napa Valley Marathon

NAPA, Calif. – St. Francis assistant coach Mason Myers won his age group and finished 14th overall in his debut at the marathon distance at the Napa Valley Marathon March 2. The Carmichael, Calif., resident clocked 2:45.45 after posting a 6:16 pace over the first half of the race and 6:20 over the back 13 plus miles.


Four Troubadours Post Impressive Results at Sac State Classic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four individuals kicked off the track and field season at the Sacramento State Track Classic Saturday.

Junior Samantha Ruggles had a personal-best in the shot put, recording the second-best individual performance in the event in school history with a throw of 37-7.5. She finished third in the event, while senior Kayla O’Brine was fourth with a throw of 36-00.5.

O’Brine won the discus with a best throw of 126-2 on her second attempt of the day. She out-distanced the rest of the field by almost 17 feet.