Newbury Park Track Club and Cross Country

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More Club Records Broken at Yesterday's Meet at Newbury Park

Congratulations to several Newbury Park Panthers athletes who are no strangers to setting new club records.  Yesterday the Thousand Oaks Flyers joined us the for the dual meet of the 2017 track season at Newbury Park High School. It was an outstanding meet, with standout performances by athletes from both clubs.

Youth Boy Christian Middleton ran the 400 meters for the first time this season, with a mind-blowing time of 52.80, over 2 full seconds faster than the previous record of 54.85 set by T. Pagano in 2008.

Bantam Boy Chase Hansen took additional time off of two club records he previously broke last month, including the 400 meters in 64.78 and the 200 meters in 27.91.

Keep up the great work!

by posted 04/23/2017
Ailish Hawkins Breaks Girls 11-12 400 Meter Record Last Saturday

Girls 11-12 Athletes Anja Slattum and Ailish Hawkins


Ailish Hawkins (on the right) and Anja Slattum finished 1-2 last Saturday in the Girls 11-12 400 meters at a dual meet hosted by the Ventura Tigres at Buena High School. Ailish's time of 63.05 was nearly a full second faster than the 33 year old record time of 64.00 set by Rachel Muir. Anja's time of 65.99 puts her into the top 4 performances thus far into the season. Congratulations to you both and keep up the great work!

by posted 04/19/2017
Record Setting Performances at So Cal Youth Invitational Meet

Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the So Cal Youth Invitational Meet at Ventura High School last weekend, April 8-9. Newbury Park Track Club had a small but mighty contingent of athletes at this meet. I counted 22 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes out of 53 events entered. Great job, Panthers!

Special mentions for the following standout performances:

  • Bantam Boy Chase Hansen: Broke his own club record in the 100 meters two times! 14.00 in the prelims, then 13.90 in the finals
  • Bantam Boys 4x400 Team of Carson Richter, Jaxsen Stokes, Alex Karsten and Chase Hansen beat the previous NPTC club record by nearly 14 seconds with a 4:45.98. This time also set the So Cal Youth Invitational meet record.
  • Bantam Girl Lina Saley set a seven year old club record in the 200 meters with a time of 29.80!
  • Ailish Hawkins was just .25 second off of a 33 year old club record in the 400 meters with her 64.25.
  • Youth Boy Christian Middleton set the meet record with his 23.60 200 meters.

Way to go!

by posted 04/15/2017
Club Record Set Today at Newbury Park!

Youth Boy Club Record Holder Christian Middleton with Announcer, Evan Mackay


History was made today at the Oxnard/NP meet in Newbury Park! Panther Youth Boy Christian Middleton ran the 200 meters in 23.46, a time that no one in the history of the Newbury Park Track Club has previously run! The previous record time of 23.55 was set by Terry Pagano in 2008. What a run! Congratulations, Christian! See the performance on the NPTC Facebook Page at THIS LINK.

by posted 04/01/2017
Three Club Records in Three Weeks by Bantam Boy, Chase Hansen!

Chase Hansen with Meet Announcer Evan Mackay After Setting 400M Record


This may well be an all-time first for the 49 year old Newbury Park Track Club! Bantam Boy Chase Hansen, new to the sport of track and field this year (though an avid athlete), has set age group records in each of the first three meets of the 2017 season! Fantastic!!

At Heritage Valley on March 11th, Chase heated up the track on an already hot day with a 14.09 100 meters, breaking the previous record of 14.23 set by Julien Stokes in 2012. He also broke the 200 meter record with a 28.94, beating the previous Bantam Boys record of 29.77 also set by Julien in 2012.

The next week, March 18th, at Camarillo, Chase lowered his previous week's 200 meter time and club record to 28.86.

Finally, on March 25th, Chase tried the 400 meters for the first time, destroying the 43 year old record of 67.24 set by D. Brunette with a time of 65.20. Truly incredible.

Way to go, Chase! Keep up the great work! I have a feeling this is not the last time we'll be talking about records this season.

by posted 03/29/2017
Newbury Park Track Club is Also on Facebook

You do know that the Newbury Park Track Club is also on Facebook at, right? No? Well now you do. A great place to post photos, questions and comments to like-minded Panther Parents!

by posted 03/13/2017
Running Fundamentals to Last a Lifetime

Newbury Park Track Club and other teams in our conference train our children the fundamentals of running that will last a lifetime. And perhaps they will be running into their 90s, like these two impressive athletes at the USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships this month! Orville Rogers (age 99) comes from behind to narrowly edge out Dixon Hemphill (age 92) in the 60 meter dash!

by posted 02/27/2017
Spring 2017 Track & Field Season is Fully Booked

Thank you to all that have registered for the Spring 2017 track and field season! Registration opened in early December and interest in the club has been outstanding. In fact, we continue receiving requests through mid-February. The team is fully booked for this year and several teams have waitlists. But stay tuned for next year's registration in the December 2017 time frame!

by posted 02/10/2017
Newbury Park TC Runners at AAU Cross Country Championships

Start of the Youth Boys Race at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee


Congratulations to all Newbury Park Track Club Cross Country runners who participated in the AAU Cross Country Championships last Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida. What a beautiful course it was.

Runners from the Newbury Park team joined forces with runners from other teams in the Southern California Youth Track and Field Conference to run as the "California Comets."

Participants from the NPTC included Morgan Nygren, Makayla Knauer, Aalia Blunt, Joshua Stern, Nicholas Goldstein, Angus Fitzgerald, Zaki Blunt, Samuel Johnson, Henry Johnson, Dev Doshi, Braden Herrera, Alex Karsten, Brandon Guevara, Eli Zasloff, Aydin Blunt and Caleb Knauer. Congratulations!

The Comets placed extremely well as a team and at an individual level at this competition. But most of all, it sure was a lot of fun!

More info at

by posted 12/08/2016
Newbury Park Track Club at Sequoia Middle School 5K Run

Photo Courtesy of Sequoia Middle School

Newbury Park Track Club Board members had a great time at today's Sequoia Middle School 34th Annual 5K Run and 17th Annual Activity Expo. Over 1,000 students participate in this annual run in the residential areas surrounding the school. NPTC runners performed extremely well, finishing 1-2-3 in both the boys and girls divisions. Way to go!

And remember, registration for the 2017 track season opens to returning athletes on December 1st and new athletes on December 9th. The cost of registration will remain at $90 this year, plus the cost of a uniform ($25 for top and $25 for bottom). We anticipate spots to fill up quickly again this year, so mark your calendars!

by posted 11/18/2016
Newbury Park Track 2017 Registration

Online registration for the 2017 track season begins as follows:

-For returning athletes December 1st 2016.

-All other athletes December 9th 2016.

For questions about the registration process click THIS LINK.




by posted 10/25/2016
Gremlin Girls Relay Team Recognized for Breaking Record

by posted 07/26/2016
Cross Country Nationals

CONGRATULATIONS to our amazingly FAST Cross Country team!!! 


We had 16 runners qualify for USATF's Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships to be held in New Mexico this month!

  1. Daniel Appleford
  2. Jace Aschbrenner
  3. Zaki Blunt
  4. Audrey Cunningham
  5. Ethan Darden
  6. Dev Doshi
  7. Nicholas Goldstein
  8. Shannon Gregg
  9. Henry Johnson
  10. Alex Karsten
  11. Brady Karsten
  12. Thomas McDonnell
  13. Archana Mohandas
  14. Chloe Tu
  15. Jack Watson
  16. Kimberly Willard


What an amazing group of athletes and coaches :)


The USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships will be held in Albuquerque, NM, on Dec. 12th.

by posted 12/01/2015
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