Ten Club, Meet Records Set at VCYTC Championships Meet on May 6
The 2017 VCYTC Championships meet took place at Moorpark High School this past Saturday, May 6th It was a fantastic day and no less than 10 club and meet records were broken by Newbury Park Track Club athletes:
Youth Division boy Christian Middleton ran 23.13 in the 200 meters, improving his 23.46 club record set 4/1/17. This was also the meet record. Christian also ran 52.40 in the 400 meters, bettering his 52.80 set on 4/22/17!
Bantam Boy Chase Hansen ran a 64.55 400 meters, bettering his 64.78 club record set 4/22/17.
Youth Boy Nicholas Goldstein ran 4:41.10 in the 1600 meters, beating the 43 year old record of 4:44.9 set in 1974 by Steve Smith. This was also the fastest 1600 meters in club history.
The Girls 11-12 4x100 relay of Lauren Scully, Anja Slattum, Paige Scully, Ailish Hawkins took out the club record by running 54.36. The previous record of 54.66 was set in 2012. This same outstanding team also broke the 4x400 relay record in 4:27.35, over three seconds faster than the previous record of 4:30.41 set in 2011. This time was also the meet record.
The Boys 9-10 4x400 relay team of Carson Richter, Jaxsen Stokes, Alex Karsten, Chase Hansen broke their previous record in a blistering time of 4:43.50. The previous record of 4:45.98 was set by them on 4/9/17.
Midget Division girl Ailish Hawkins ran a 2:29.55 800 meter meet record, beating the 13 year old meet record of 2:31.86. Way to go, Ailish!
Detailed results for the VCYTC Championships meet are at THIS LINK.
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.
Ailish Hawkins Breaks Girls 11-12 400 Meter Record Last Saturday
Girls 11-12 Athletes Anja Slattum and Ailish Hawkins
Ailish Hawkins 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!
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.
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.
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.
You do know that the Newbury Park Track Club is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nptrackclub, right? No? Well now you do. A great place to post photos, questions and comments to like-minded Panther Parents!
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!
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!
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!
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!