A youth track club has finally arrived to our area! The Stallions Track Club will begin its inaugural season in 2012! Young track enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to compete under the USA Track & Field Southern California Association. Visit their website at www.trackstallions.com for more information! Covina Track Stallions WEBSITE (Click HERE)
Xmas Tree Sale!!!
November 1, 2011
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Covina Track & Field will once again be selling pre-ordered xmas trees for its pre-season team fundraiser. Each pre-season athlete will be asked to sell at least 5 xmas trees to help fund the team's expenses. The trees will be available for pick up on Saturday, December 10th from 9am-3pm in the Covina High School student parking lot. A variety of tree types and sizes are available and you will be able to pick from an assortment of trees that day. Please help support the team by getting your xmas tree this season from Covina High Track & Field!
Coach Glaspy Receives CIF Award
October 24, 2011
Head Boys Coach Kevin Glaspy received the CIF Champions of Character Award at the Queen Mary last week for being an outstanding representation of CIF and its values of sportsmanship and integrity. Coach Glaspy was accompanied to the event by Superintendent Catherine Nichols, Asst. Superintendent Lynn Carmen Day, Principal Karnoski, AD Darryl Thomas, head girls coach Erik Starkey, Booster President Cathy Jaynes and her husband Garry, and Coach Glaspy's wife Joy and KG's closest friends. It was an honor given to only 7 administrators this year out of the nearly 600 schools in the CIF Southern Section. Coach Glaspy thanked San Dimas Athletic Director Nicki Bonomo (pictured) for the gracious nomination.
Hamstring Strain Stops Remontay in Oregon
June 26, 2011
Remontay's two year streak of good luck finally ran out Friday in Oregon at the USA Junior Nationals meet. In his first race of the weekend, Remontay felt a strong pull in his hamstring towards the end of the 100m prelim race. Remontay was still able to run 10.33 and place 2nd in the heat but was unable to run in the final two hours later due to he injury. He was also not able to warm-up well the next day to try to attempt the 200m. Video link below to his 100m race (Juniors Heat one lane one).
Although Remontay was disappointed with not having the chance at making the junior nationals team, he still had a great high school career and looks forward to a fun and successful career at Azusa Pacific.
Remontay was also named Gatorade High School Track Athlete of the Year in California. An awesome accomplishment. Head boys Coach Kevin Glaspy was also named San Gabriel Valley Track Coach of the Year while Remontay was the SGV Athlete of the Year.
Nick Mannino followed in his father's footsteps competing in the annual Mt. Sac Decathlon this past weekend. The decathlon consists of 10 various track events ranging from the 100m, pole vault, and 1500m. Points are awarded to each competitor for each event depending on how well you do. Nick, a natural multi-event athlete, fared extremely well in his first competition. He placed 2nd overall versus all other sophomores in the competition. Congrats Nick!
Remontay takes 3rd at Adidas Grand Prix
June 11, 2011
In a star-studded meet of the worlds best talent, Remontay McClain got a glimpse of what it's like to run with the best around. In a great race on a misty and windy New York afternoon, Remontay took on 7 other state champs in the Adidas Dream 100. After a good start Remontay was able to power through with a 3rd place finish in the race. Junior Marvin Bracy or Orlando, the national leader in the event was able to pull through with the victory. Sean McClean of Raleigh, North Carolina, last years National Champion took second place. Overall, it was a great experience for Remontay who will now move on the compete in the USA Junior Nationals meet in Eugene, Oregon in two weeks.
California has invaded the Big Apple in the form of state sprint champion Remontay McClain. Remontay and entourage arrived in NYC Thursday and spent the day touring Times Square and Broadway. Friday he met with Olympic Sprint Champion Maurice Greene who spoke to the rest of the 100m competitors. Upon introducing the rest of the runners from around the country, Maurice Greene said to Remontay "I already know who you are!" Remontay will head to the track for some light running and then will be ready to compete Saturday. The meet will be televised on NBC from 12pm-2pm with a chance of possible highlights from the high school races also being played. You can also watch some pre-meet videos including interviews on www.flotrack.org. Good luck in the BIG APPLE!
Remontay McClain has made history. In a near impossible feat, Remontay McClain becomes only the second person in California history to win back-to-back state championships in the 100 & 200 meters. His dominating performance in the 100m was the largest margin of victory since electronic timing has been used (1977). In the 200, rival BeeJay Lee took an early lead but was then overtaken by McClain in the straight and pulled away. Remontay's 20 points at the state meet gave Covina High another consecutive 5th place finish in the state meet. Remontay's season continues next week in New York City as he competes versus the "other" 8 fastest high school sprinters in the nation in the Adidas Dream 100m next Saturday. Stay tuned for broadcast info on that meet and video from the state meet. (photos in STATE MEET ALBUM 2011)
Remontay McClain was sent off to the state meet in grand style as he was given a lunchtime pep rally just minutes before he headed off to Fresno. Students, teammates, and staff members were decked out in their "Team Remontay" t-shirts and sent him off in style wishing him the best of luck as he aims to repeat as the California State Champion in the 100m & 200m. Updates to follow from prelims on Friday night and the Finals on Saturday night.
Remontay Master's Masters Meet!
May 27, 2011
With an entourage of about 25 "Team Remontay" supporters, Remontay McClain took another step towards California high school track history as he handily won both the 100m & 200m against SoCals finest sprinters. Much of the same competition will be headed to Clovis, California too for another shot to try and take down the USA #1 sprinter. Remontay is poised to be one of only a few people to ever double the 100m & 200m back to back in California State Track meets.
Remontay and retiring distance cooach Bert Sandoval will be saying farewell to everyone on Tuesday the 31st from 5pm-8pm at Pizza Chalet. Make sure and thank them both for memorable times at Covina High. "Team Remontay" t-shirts will also be on sale for $10 to help support Covina Track and the remaining season for Remontay.
So long Seniors!!
May 24, 2011
The Covina High Track team celebrated their end of the year banquet in grand fashion packing the CHS cafeteria to full capacity. Everyone enjoyed the BBQ, highlight video, and various awards-especially the $3,100 given out to the graduating seniors in scholarships! Special thanks to everyone for making this year another special year for CHS Track. There were many highlights... Coach Wong's first year, the Covina Invite, the HUGE team, the practices, the bus trips, The Remontay, CIF and much more to name.
We will continue to celebrate next Tuesday the 31st at Pizza Chalet from 5pm-8pm with the retirement party for Coach Sandoval and his 20 years of service to Covina High Track and Cross Country. We will also celebrate Remontay's quest to defend his title at the state championships. Make sure and be there to say goodbye to these two fine people!
Also, Remontay, currently ranked #1 in the state in both of his events will run this Friday night at CIF Masters in Cerritos! Good luck!
Records Fall at CIF Finals
May 21, 2011
It was another great day for Covina Track & Field at the CIF Divisional Finals at Cerritos College. Remontay McClain broke the division record in the 100m (10.31) & 200m (21.68) while also stamping his mark as the TOP high school sprinter in the nation! His 100m time ranks #2 in the USA and the 200m time puts him #1. Dre Mercado also continued her hot streak in the pole vault. The studly sophomore took 4th place in the pole vault. Deven Thompson took 7th in the triple jump. Both sophs will be back here again soon! The boys 4x100 team ran a seasonal best but were later disqualified for stepping on the inside line too many times :( LA TIMES VIDEO (CLICK HERE) SGV Tribune Article LA Times Article
Seven Colts Advance to CIF Finals!
May 14, 2011
On a windy afternoon in Costa Mesa the Covina High Track Team was able to prevail and send seven members to the ultimate event in CIF track. CIF Finalists include the boys 4x100 team of rotating members Gary Jones, Antonio Contreras, Kyle Chiu, Ryan Bedford, and Remontay McClain who qualified 4th overall. Also qualifying in their individual events were McClain in the 100m & 200m ranked first in both, Kyle Chiu in the high jump qualified 9th in a dramatic jump off for the final spot at 6'1", Deven Thompson had a great jump in the triple qualifying 4th at 44'5", and Dre Mercado also had a personal best and qualified going 9'9". Emily Sanchez just missed qualifying in the triple jump (10th) but increased her school record in the process to 35'10". Deven Thompson also missed qualifying in the long jump (10th) by a mere 1'1/2" inches. The Colts will go for the CIF Championships next Saturday at Cerritos College beginning at 11am. Go Colts! REMONTAYS 100 RACE
Record Day at League Finals!!!
May 5, 2011
Finals Results (click here)
On a hot Cinco De Mayo day the Colts kept their hot season going with some great performances at the Valle Vista League Finals. Individual league champions included Valeria Castro (discus), Dre Mercado (pole vault), Emily Sanchez (triple jump), Ashli Baddorf (800m), BV 4x100 of Antonio Contreras, Kyle Chiu, Ryan Bedford, & Remontay McClain, Remontay McClain 100m & 200m, Deven Thompson (triple jump). Many other athletes also qualified in 2nd or 3rd for CIF also. They included Erin Mullen (pole vault), Belle Chiu (300H & triple jump), GV 4x400 of Natalina Lopez, Ashli Baddorf, Belle Chiu, and Ruby Medina, Mike Jarquin (pole vault), Kyle Chiu (high jump), Charles Cooper (triple jump), BV 4x400 of Ryan Bedford, Justin Salcedo, Deven Thompson, & Remontay McClain, Chris Maldonado (1600), Kevin Medina (1600), Paul Gonzalez (3200), Jazmin Arrant (shot put). Congrats to all team members on a fine season. CIF Prelims will be on Saturday the 14th at Estancia High School. Good luck, and happy b-day KG and Sam Alvarado. TRIBUNE ARTICLE
Colts End League Season With Red Devils
April 26, 2011
On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon the Colts took on the Pomona Red Devils in the Valle Vista League finale. Pomona had few numbers to keep pace with the Colts in what turned into a rout on all three levels. The girls took control early with a nice win in the 4x100 by Ashli Baddorf, Sydnie Williams, Amena Williams, and Erika Tornero. A sweep in the 1600 showed that the depth was just not there for Pomona. On the boys varsity side, Mike Jarquin and Demetrus Taylor led the 1-2-3 punch in the pole vault each clearing 11'6" and 11'0" respectively. The boys frosh-soph team will be outright league champions with Northview losing to Baldwin Park and Pomona really didn't have much to face against the frosh-soph boys. The team will continue next week with league prelims on Tuesday 5/3 and league finals 5/5 all at Baldwin Park HS. The cost to watch in $5 for adults and $3 for children. This meet will conclude the season for much of the team that do not qualify for CIF competition the next week.
In a meet featuring the best in the SGV, the Covina Colts had some standout performances and many personal bests. Distance runner/sprinter Ashli Baddorf had a standout day running a personal best in the 800 and inched closer to one of the older school records at CHS in the girls varsity 800. She also helped the girls 4x100 to a season best time. Deven Thompson showed why he is one of the best sophomore jumpers in the state by easily winning the frosh-soph long jump and triple jump. Emily Sanchez came within inches of the school record in the triple jump and Gevontray Ainsworth has personal bests in both hurdle races. Remontay continued his dominance breakin his own meet records from last year and easily winning both of his individual events and anchoring the boys 4x100 to victory as well. In the field events, Justin Turner had a great personal best in the frosh-soph shot and so did Dre Mercado in the pole vault. Next week, the team takes on Pomona on TUESDAY at home. The following week will be league prelims and finals on 5/3 and 5/5. SGV TRIBUNE ARTICLE ON MEET
The Colts and Saints girls team battled back and forth all afternoon in a dual for 2nd place in the Valle Vista League. In the end, the Saints came out narrowly on top by the closest of margins 69-67. The Colts were tough in the triple jump, pole vault, and hung strong in the throws, but the Saint sprinters were too much to handle in the end. On the boys side, the Colts dominated both the varsity and frosh-soph levels. The distance teams swept every event! Next week the Colts take on the Pomona Red Devils at home in the final league dual meet of the year.
This Saturday, athletes who qualified for the San Gabriel Valley Championships will compete against the best in the area for bragging rights and area supremacy. The meet runs from 10am-7pm.
Colts Run Through Heat at Mt. Sac!
April 16, 2011
It was a busy weekend for a handful of Colts this weekend at the 53rd Annual Mt. Sac Relays. In an exciting high school/collegiate/elite level meet all mixed together in one long weekend, the team had many season best times to brag about. Starting on Friday where both girls and boys 4x1600 relay teams improved on their own school records and seasonal bests. Deven Thompson also won the open Friday night section of the long jump going 20'11". The boys shuttle hurdle team took 3rd in their heat and the girls 4x100 team of Sydnie Williams, Jackie Owenby, Emily Sanchez, and Ashli Baddorf had a season best too. Remontay turned the tables from last week at Arcadia and defeated George Farmer in the 100m handily. Remontay then came back to win the 200m over BeeJay Lee of West Covina with the nations #4 time! He was also a part of two placing relay teams with Kyle Chiu, Ryan Bedford, and Antonio Contreras.
The prestigious Arcadia Invitational which brings the best in the country to one meet also brought the best from Covina High School with Remontay McClain. Remontay faced rival George Farmer from Serra HS in the 100. Remontay's two previous races with Farmer were wins for Remontay by only .01 and .001. This time Farmer edged Remontay by .02. He followed the 100 with at 3rd place finish in the 200 behind Jared Pickering of Rancho Bernardo (San Diego) and Demetrius Lindo from Washington DC. His time in the 200 ranks 7th currently in the nation. Emliy Sanchez and Deven Thompson competed Friday night. Emily just missed the school record in the triple jump by a couple of inches. The boys 4x200 team of Ryan Bedford, Antonio Contreras, Kyle Chiu, and McClain also placed 2nd in the open heat. Below are video links and article links from the weekend. Enjoy!
In a meet filled with upsets, great finishes, and startling performances, the Covina Colts and Northview Vikings put on quite a show for all in attendance for this rivalry dual meet between district schools. The boys varsity narrowly pulled off a victory, the girls varsity lost for the first time to Northview in over 25 years, and the FS boys battled to a stalemate tie with the young Viking squad. Starting with the boys varsity, the team looked to be out of sync early as Northview pulled off early wins in the 1600, high jump, and swept the 110 hurdles. The Colts then came storming back with a big victory in the 400 by Remontay who stepped up in distance, then that was followed by a sweep in the long jump by Charles Cooper, Kyle Chiu, and Deven Thompson who also later swept the triple jump led by Cooper with a huge 43+ foot jump. The turning point also came when throwers Omar Maldonado and Anthony Kaites pulled off some points in the discus. The Northview girls team, led by a talented group of seniors, pulled off the first girls victory over Covina in modern recent memory. The FS boys battled all day long to a literal tie that came down to just a few inches separating the two teams. Altogther, it was a mixed day of emotions for both teams, however an outstanding meet to watch and be a part of.
Covina Invitational Rocks!
April 2, 2011
RESULTS CLICK HERE
The Covina Invitational, with a new venue for the year, once again turned out to be a huge success for the San Gabriel Valley. West Covina High's stadium provided a great atmosphere, the BBQ was rolling, and the competition was great. Some highlights on the day included Sultana High Schools sophomore triple jumper Jaelyn Spencer going an incredible 49'7 3/4" crushing the meet record by nearly two feet and now giving himself the top mark in California. He was awarded athlete of the meet for the boys varsity. The girls varsity athlete of the meet was San Dimas stud Katherine Salcido who ran 14.19 into a wind in the 100 hurdles and ranks her 3rd in CA. The boys dual between California 100m/200m state champ Remontay McClain and Nevada State Champ in the 400m Ladale Jackson came around in the 200m. Remontay edged Jackson in a battle on the turn then pulled away to win with a 21.85 time his best of the season into a -2.0 wind as well! Team winner were Northview in the FS division, Los Osos in the GV division, and Esperanza in the BV division.
Look Out New York City!!
March 26, 2011
Remontay McClain handily won his 100m qualifying race at the Adidas Meet of Champions at APU stamping his ticket to New York City on June 11th to compete in the Adidas Grand Prix meet. Remontay needs to hit the standard time of 10.54 between now and the state meet to officially qualify, a time he ran 4 times faster than last season. WATCH THE RACE