Track Champions

 

Kisdyante Joseph, Alanna Nulph, and Emilee Mabry stop for a photo as they celebrate their victory at the North Coast Sections meet last weekend. Joseph placed first in the Class A competition and Mabry placed third.  The throwing duo will compete at the Meet of Champions this coming weekend in Berkeley where they hope to move forward to the State Championships in Fresno./Photo courtesy of Alanna Nulph, HHS track and field coach.

Kisdyante Joseph, Alanna Nulph, and Emilee Mabry stop for a photo as they celebrate their victory at the North Coast Sections meet last weekend. Joseph placed first in the Class A competition and Mabry placed third. The throwing duo will compete at the Meet of Champions this coming weekend in Berkeley where they hope to move forward to the State Championships in Fresno./Photo courtesy of Alanna Nulph, HHS track and field coach.

Two Athletes Move On To Meet Of Champions

By ALANNA NULPH, Hoopa Valley High School Throwing Coach

The Hoopa Valley High School Track and Field team fielded 16 athletes at the North Coast Section Class “A” championships in Santa Rosa last weekend.

The Class “A” championships features all small schools within the section, which are all schools with an enrollment of 250 students or less. Only the top three competitors at this meet are allowed to move on to the Meet of Champions, the preliminary stage before moving on to the California State Championships.

Track and Field is an individual sport, and focuses heavily on betterment of self in order to succeed. Coaches Benny Griggs, Alanna Nulph, and Danielle Batey are extremely proud of all of our athletes who sacrificed their time and energy for this sport.

The championship team featured a mixture of veteran athletes, and rookies making their first appearance. All of the athletes competed with ferocity, pride, and were an excellent example of the true meaning of sportsmanship.

As a team, the Hoopa Valley Boys team placed 22 out of 26 schools, and the Girls squad placed 10 out of 22 with only six athletes competing.

Junior Kisdyante Joseph is the 2017 Girls Shotput champion, dominating the competition and successfully defending her title from last year. This moves her on to the Meet of Champions in Berkeley to compete with all the top champions in the entire North Coast Section, large schools included. She is currently ranked fourth, and presents a real threat to move on to the California State Championships in Fresno.

Senior Emilee Mabry is the 2017 Girls Discus bronze medalist, overcoming many hurdles and proving herself worthy to move on to the Meet of Champions where very few elite athletes are allowed to compete. Emilee has been throwing since the sixth grade, and was finally rewarded for her dedication.

Senior/Captain Chris Hunter, this year’s H-DN champion, placed fourth in Discus, just missing out on qualifying for the Meet of Champions, but standing by as an alternate. He also placed 11 in Shotput.

The 2017 season is not over. Track and Field is the last team in the school competing in championship play. Emilee Mabry and Kisdyante Joseph compete in Berkeley at the Meet of Champions on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27.

North Coast Section Class “A” Team
Robert Baldy (11)
Blake Rossman (12)
Chris Hunter (12)
Kisdyante Joseph (11)
Emilee Mabry (12)
Kokonow Kinney (11)
Arianna Kartaltepe (11)
Robert Masten (12)
William Reynolds (10)
Tanner Wiltse(12)
Jasper Hostler (9)
Tavis Young(9)
Edward Carpenter(11)
Pakuni Martin (11)
Kixinay Masten (9)
Quincy Hayden (9)

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