CIF Results?

Please see the following regarding our TRACK & FIELD results this weekend at CIF Prelims.  We have three athletes moving on to the next level next weekend at Cerritos College for the CIF SS Championships!
TRACK & FIELD (from Coach Youngren)
This weekend we sent athletes to compete in the Southern Section Division 3 Prelims at Estancia High School. All of our athletes put their best efforts against some of the best competition of the season. This season was a great success and we are so excited about the group of amazing athletes we have coming back for next season. Next weekend Zak, Anela, and Alex will move on to compete at Cerritos College at the Southern Section Division 3 Championships.
Girls 4x100m Relay—50.95 (Season Best) 16th overall  (Hai-Trang Nguyen, Laurel Shepherd, Emma Payne, Alex Vanous)
Girls 1600m—Alex Sterritt, 5:16.27 16th overall
Girls 400m—Laurel Shepherd, 1:00.91 13th overall (7th faster underclassmen)
Girls 100m Hurdles—Katie Sundstrom, 16.37  16th overall (fastest wind legal time of the season)
Girls 300m Hurdles—Katie Sundstrom, 47.34  13th overall (2nd fastest time of the season)
Girls High Jump—Alex Vanous, 4’10 16th overall
Girls Shot Put—Anelamaikalani Miki-Han, 33’11.25  20th overall (2nd best throw of the season)
Boys High Jump—Terence Outland, tied for 18th overall
Girls Long Jump—Alex Vanous, 17’1 9th overall—QUALIFIES FOR CIF FINALS
Girls Discus—Anelamaikalani Miki-Han, 122’ 6” 4th overall—QUALIFIES FOR CIF FINALS
Boys 300m Hurdles—Zak Evans, 39.59 4th overall—QUALIFIES FOR CIF FINALS
SOFTBALL will play at home in the opening round of CIF Division 3 playoffs this Thursday (3:15 PM) at Heritage Softball Field # 2 versus Tesero (Sea View League qualyfing team).  Go Vaqueros!!

Softball PCL Champions!

The Varsity Softball team just wrapped up their softball season with a Pacific Coast League Championship.  They ended their season with a 9-8 Victory over Woodbridge and a 10-0 defeat of University.  The Vaqueros finished League play with an 8-2 record (15-9 overall).  They will enter CIF as either the #1 or #2 seed from their League depending on a coin-flip with Northwood who also finished 8-2 in League.  We will most likely have a CIF game on Tuesday (opponent or location TBD).  Please congratulate any of these ladies if you see them.  Thanks
Jordann Utterback
Chloe Dossett
Brooklynn Pack
Cheyenne Rogacki
Maya Canul
Nicollette Gonzales
Sarah Miles
Linnea Donahugh
Dominique Arends
Trina Hoang
Amanda Morgan
Carlie Chaulsett-Utley
Jena Tomashek
Bronwyn Jarvis
Emily Kubisty
NOTE: Our JV Team also finished as League Champions as well.

Softball CIF

SOFTBALL won the coin toss and will enter the CIF Division 3 Playoffs as the number one entry from the Pacific Coast League.  The first round will occur Thursday, May 21 @ 3:15 PM.  Pairings and site locations of the opening round will be announced Monday, May 18 at 2 PM on the CIF SS Website.  Congratulations to Coach Tim Jacobs and Assistant Coach Lisa Baker, along with the girls Softball Team in your Pacific Coast League Championship Season!  Good luck at CIF!!

PCL LEAGUE TITLE & much more!!

GIRLS SWIM pulled off a major upset at the League Final Meet on Friday, capturing a Pacific Coast League Championship!!   Congratulations Coach Scott Hinman & Coach Crystal Hinman!!   CIF Prelims occur this Thursday at Riverside City College.
From Coach Scott Hinman:
The Irvine Vaquera Girls Swim Teams won the Pacific Coast League Championships at all 3 Levels last week despite being ranked third.
The top teams did not even consider that Irvine would be in the picture must less win it all. Irvine Girls performed well in Tuesday’s Preliminaries with nearly 100% of the swimmers, at all 3 levels, hitting their lifetime best performances. This put us in good positions for Friday’s Finals and Consolation Finals. Varsity relied on depth in every event as we placed 2nd in only 1 event with no individual wins. The points necessary to win came from all the girls who improved to where we finished in the middle of most events with all 4 entries. Most other teams could only qualify 2 or 3 per event into the finals as they have a more difficult time developing that “average” athlete.
Every girl in the program contributed in each of the levels.
Irvine won all 3 Divisions. “Open”, Junior Varsity and Varsity. A rare moment in swimming.
This Thursday we will compete in the CIF Division 1 Prelims at Riverside CC 9:00am with Finals being Saturday at 5:00pm. Division 1 is the fastest division in the country as shown last year when 7 National Records were set by a variety of schools. The same could occur again this year.
Very difficult qualifying times must be achieved just to get into the top 36 for entry.
Irvine Girls participating:
Julia Wright (9)-  200 Free & 500 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
Kate Lee (9)– 200 IM & 100 Breast, Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay
Kristine Nguyen (9) – 200 Medley Relay
Kaitlyn Tsou (11) – 50 Free & 100 Free, 200 Free Relay & 400 Free Relay
Lannhi Nguyen (11) – 200 Free Relay
Iman Bourdi (12) – 100 Back & Medley Relay
Kelsie Kan (12) – 100 Back, Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay
Alternates will include Sophia Song, Katie Quon and Cathleen Nguyen
TRACK AND FIELD also had outstanding results at Pacific Coast League Finals Friday at Universtiy.   From Coach Brent Youngren:
This past Friday the track team competed in the Pacific Coast League Track and Field Finals. Our athletes competed exceptionally well, and the entire coaching staff was very excited by the results. I have included the overall  results from Friday so you can see how your student athlete did. In the Varsity Division, we had a 10 athletes advance to CIF, the biggest number in  over 3 years. Listed below are the athletes that will be competing in the CIF Division 3 Prelims at Estancia High School this upcoming Saturday.
Girls 400m Relay—3rd Place
Anh Cao
Laurel Shepherd
Emma Payne
Ariana Nunn
Alex Sterritt—2nd in the 1600m
Laurel Shepherd—3rd in the 400m
Katie SundstromDouble League Champion!!
Alexandria Vanous—2nd in the High Jump, 2nd in the Long Jump
Anelamaikalani Miki-HanDouble League Champion!!
1st in the Shot Put, 1st in the Discus
Zac Evans—3rd in the 300m Hurdles
Terrance Outland—League Champion
1st in the High Jump
BASEBALL had a great win versus Woodbridge late Saturday afternoon with a rescheduled game from Fridays rainout at Cypress Park, 2-1.  They beat Woodbridge 2 of 3 games in the PCL triple round play.   They go again tomorrow at Irvine vs University, and finish league play at Uni on Thursday (both games scheduled at 3:30 PM). 
SOFTBALL is currently tied for 1st place with Northwood in the PCL standings.   They are at Woodbridge tomorrow, and at home versus University on Thursday (both games at 5:00 PM). 
VOLLEYBALL plays @ Los Alamitos tomorrow (7 PM) in the 1st round of CIF Division I Playoffs!

Boys Volleyball

Congratulations to Coach Mednick and Coach Nguyen for their playoff victory yesterday afternoon versus Woodbridge.   With that win, Boys Volleyball will advance into the CIF Playoffs next Tuesday.   CIF will announce the pairings tomorrow at 2 PM on their website. 
The following is from Coach Mednick about the game:
Yesterday, the boys volleyball team played against Woodbridge for a berth into the Division 1 CIF playoffs. This match was necessary because the teams were tied for third place after league play.
This match was a best five format, like all varsity matches. Your Vaqueros came out strong and won a tight first game 25-22. Game two Irvine generated a big lead, but the Warriors battled and made the coaching staff age another 10 years.
After winning game two by the same score as game one, the team got a little complacent. Woodbridge played very well and won game three, 22-25. The fourth game the Vaqueros showed their resiliency and stymied the Woodbridge offense with some fantastic defense. This led to a 25-21 victory and a CIF playoff berth.
The Vaqueros were led by senior captains Manar Totonji and Brandan Soltes. Manar had a team high 14 kills and 5 blocks. Brandan had 11 kills and 10 digs. Junior Scott Searl had 7 kills and 5 digs, Ryan Lee had 12 kills, Nelson Ho had 10 digs, and Sid Konkimalla had 7 kills.
Junior, setter Mitchell Mednick ran the Vaquero offense superbly. He had 52 assists along with 5 digs and 6 service aces.
The other team members are seniors Sean Choi, Ahmad Ibrahim, Justin Lee, Andrew Schmidt, Junior Kelvin Vo, Sophomores Simon Ho, and Matthew Wiher.
Next match will be on the road next Tuesday. Thank you for the faculty attendance by John Phillips, Scott Hinman, and Barbie Hinman.
Special thanks to assistant coach extraordinaire Noel Nguyen.
Mark Mednick
Head Volleyball Coach

Boys Volleyball

Check out the on field photos at Anaheim Stadium of Coach Mednick and Manar Totonji as they received the CIF Academic Team Champion banner for Boys Volleyball
Zoom up the 2nd photo, and you will find Coach Mednick and Manar center left in the photo mixed in with the other academic team champions.
The 3rd photo shows the entire Volleyball team, along with Coach Nguyen.
With a victory tonight vs University, Boys Volleyball will finish in a tie for 3rd place in the PCL standings, and have a playoff game vs. Woodbridge tomorrow in the Irvine Game Gym @ 4 PM.  That game will determine the 3rd CIF qualifying team from the Pacific Coast League!!!
Congratulations Coach Mednick and Coach Nguyen for your academic program success, and good luck tonight vs Uni (Irvine Game Gym – 5:15 PM)!