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Crossroads' Lucas Kaplan in action on the volleyball court.

Sports, Crossroads, Baseball, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Crossroads Sports Teams Earn CIF Academic Awards

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:28 pm

There are not too many schools that can balance a top-notch sports program with outstanding performances in the classroom as well. Crossroads has managed to do both exceptionally well. Crossroads placed three teams in first place in the CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards, another five sports in second place, two sports in the third spot and two more in fourth. The Roadrunners had other sports place in the top ten.

Zita Supernenant carrying her pole vault.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Delphic League

Crossroads Turn up the Heat in Track

Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 5:21 am

Crossroads School track and field boys and girls teams shined at a Delphic League meet that was conducted at Santa Monica College March 20. On the boys’ side, Crossroads recorded 167 points to outdistance runner-up Windward, which finished the meet with 78 points. Milken followed with 76 points, Viewpoint registered 45, and Sierra Canyon wrapped up the meet with 34 points.

Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Swimming

Crossroads Sports Doing it Big This Spring

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:58 am

Big things are going on at Crossroads School. The sports program is flourishing this spring with an array of student-athletes shining in the spotlight for the Roadrunners. Swim phenom Zoe Darmon, a freshman at the school, has qualified for automatic CIF times in three individual races and has broken the school record in the 500 freestyle.

Former Crossroads basketball star Baron Davis (first row, bottom right) went on to play in NBA.

Sports, Crossroads, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Baron Davis, Paul Cummins, Jen Anderson, Jamila Banks

Crossroads School Names 2014 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class

Posted Dec. 23, 2013, 7:01 am

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences has announced the inaugural honorees into its newly created Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to maintain the rich heritage and tradition of successful athletics at Crossroads.

Samohi junior Justin Sardo runs on the track at Santa Monica High School in March 2013.  Sardo won the prestigious Jim Staunton award for his accolades as a scholar, athlete, and dedication to community service in Santa Monica.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Cross Country

Samohi Cross Country Runner Wins Jim Staunton Champion For Character Award

Posted Jun. 12, 2013, 10:46 am

Samohi Cross Country runner Justin Sardo recently won the Jim Staunton Champion for Character Award which recognizes student-athletes, coaches, administrators, schools, officials, and members of the media who best exemplify the virtues of sportsmanship and character among our member schools and our communities. Sardo, a junior at Samohi, said that being a runner has helped him to find balance in his life. "Running allows me to find myself, and that sort of permeates into my studies and into all aspects of my life," said Sardo.

World class high jumper Nick Ross seemingly defies gravity while attempting a 7 foot 7 inch jump.  Ross set the Jim Bush Track and Field meet record clearing the bar with a 2.28 meter jump (7.5 and 3/4 feet) after clearing six bars at UCLA Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Track And Field

UCLA's Jim Bush Meet Brings Together Track And Field Athletes In World Class Competition

Posted Jun. 3, 2013, 3:17 pm

The annual Jim Bush Meet at UCLA brought together Track and Field athletes from around the world pitting some of the worlds best athletes in a friendly yet intense competition at the University of California Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. Santa Monica College cross country coach and meet supervisor Eric Barron said that the Jim Bush meet is a good opportunity for athletes from around the world to come together and compete in the various Track and Field events. "I like the meet because it has everything from gold medal Olympians to serious recreational runners," said Barron.

Samohi's Halimat Adeyemi (center) receives her varsity letter along with her teammates during the 2013 Vikings Track And Field awards ceremony at the Moose Lodge in Santa Monica Tuesday night.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Samohi Track & Field Awards Ceremony Celebrates Record Breaking Season

Posted May. 29, 2013, 4:09 pm

The Santa Monica High School Track and Field team held their annual awards night at the Moose Lodge in Santa Monica Tuesday night in a ceremony that honored all of the Vikings who participated in the 2013 championship season. Santa Monica High School Track and Field head coach Tania Fisher said only positive words for the Vikings who completed the 2013 Track and Field season. "I am extremely proud of our boys and girls track team this season," said Fischer. "The girls varsity team are the dual meet Ocean League Champions."

SMC's Carzell VIckers sprints in the triple jump at the So-Cal Community College Finals to place sixth Saturday afternoon and qualify him for the California Track and Field State Championships.  Vickers had a triple jump performance of 14.73 meters at the Western State Conference Finals to rank him fourth in the state after training only three weeks for the event.

Sports, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Track And Field

SMC Triple Jumper Places Sixth In State Finals

Posted May. 17, 2013, 4:15 pm

SMC's Carzell VIckers, a 6'4" 190 pound athlete, competed in the California Track and Field Championships placing sixth in the triple jump event with a distance of 14.43 meters in San Mateo Saturday afternoon. Vickers holds a personal triple jump performance record of 14.73 meters gleaned at the Western State Conference Championships on April 19 and this jump ranks him fourth in the State of California.

Samohi junior Sumner Schwartz stands proudly with his medal after winning the Ocean League title in the pole vault at home May 1.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Samohi Track And Field Qualifies 13 Athletes For CIF Playoffs

Posted May. 8, 2013, 8:54 pm

The Samohi boys and girls track team qualified 13 athletes to go on to CIF after competing in the Ocean League finals at Beverly Hills High school Thursday, May 2 in a meet that determined which athletes would move on to CIF prelims. Samohi Track and Field head coach Tanya Fisher said that the Vikings competed against strong opponents and are now hoping to qualify for the CIF Finals. "The athletes had to come in first, second or third in the league, and qualify with a tough CIF standard," said Fischer.

SMC's Carzell Vickers (left) hands off the baton to SMC's Justin Peters (center) in the 4x400 meters relay at the Western State Conference Championships at Moorpark College Friday afternoon.

Sports, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Track And Field

16 SMC Athletes Qualify For So Cal Championships

Posted May. 1, 2013, 8:23 pm

The Santa Monica College track and field team is anticipating the Southern California Championships that will be held this weekend at Antelope Valley College after sixteen Corsairs qualified to participate in the track and field event. SMC track and field head coach Larry Silva said that many of the Corsairs have gotten better over the course of their junior college careers.

Samohi's Anyssa Smith prepares to run the 4x400 relay at home Thursday afternoon.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Track And Field

Samohi Track And Field Back To Business Of Winning

Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 1:27 pm

Santa Monica High School hosted a track and field meet at home against Hawthorne High School Thursday afternoon in a meet that saw many Vikings achieve personal best times in the track and field events. Samohi Track and Field Head Coach Tania Fisher said that winning is just part of the game for the Vikings. "After spring break the Samohi track team got back to business winning their dual meet against Hawthorne," said Fischer.

The Samohi 4x400 meter relay track team from left to right: Lauren Schulz, Taji McKinley, Joylyn Daly, and Kloey Battista pose with their track relay specialty coach Lovell Houston (center) after breaking the Samohi school record for the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:56.09.  The old record was 3:57.47.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Arcadia Track Invitational

Samohi Girls Track Relay Team Breaks School Record

Posted Apr. 9, 2013, 10:19 am

The Santa Monica High School track girls relay team broke the Samohi school record for the fastest time in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:56.09 at the Arcadia Track Invitational held on Saturday and Sunday. Santa Monica High School Track Coach Tania Fisher said that the girls that broke the record ran a very fast pace. "Our very fast ladies ran at the Arcadia Track Invitational this past weekend and broke the school 4x400 meter relay record," said Fisher.

Windward's 400 meter runner Maddox Kay runs a personal best (57.99) during the boys second heat in the Windward Invitational Track and Field Meet at Santa Monica College Friday afternoon.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Pacifica Christian, Brentwood, Track And Field, Archer, Windward

Windward Invitational Gives Westside Track And Field Athletes Competitive Edge

Posted Mar. 9, 2013, 6:04 pm

The Windward Invitational track and field meet brought together numerous athletes from the Los Angeles Area that included Brentwood, Archer, Crossroads, and Windward high schools offering athletes the chance to compete against each other at Santa Monica College Friday afternoon. 2012 Olympian Prince Mumba, who coaches Cross Country at Windward High School, said that he thought the meet was important for all the participants. "This is the first track meet for the high schools and it is really important for them," said Mumba. "It helps them prepare for their league meets next week."

Santa Monica Track Club member Prince Mumba will represent his home country Zambia in the 800m at the London Olympics on Monday.

Sports, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Olympics, London

From Pauper To Prince: Mumba Sets Gold Goal

Posted Aug. 4, 2012, 2:10 am

Prince Mumba, an 800m specialist born in the Copper belt of Kitwe, Zambia has been training with the Santa Monica Track Club at Santa Monica College since 2008. After four years of training with legendary Olympic coach Joe Douglas, he is set to run in the Olympics in London this week.

From left: Darren Richardson (sprints), Mitchell Dick (jumps), Nina Bracey (sprints), and Hannah Kummer (sprints) at Monday’s awards ceremony.

Sports, Track And Field, Santa Monica High School

Samohi Boys and Girls Track Team Receive Awards

Posted Jun. 8, 2012, 10:06 am

The Santa Monica High School Track and Field coaches honored their athletes who completed the 2012 season, and on Monday night varsity letters, bro...

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