Covina Colts vs. Chino Hills Huskies
Covina took on powerhouse Chino Hills this past Thursday. It was a great meet at a very nice facility in Chino Hills. This is a link to the complete results that day. http://finishedresults.com/content/chino-hills-v-covina-results
Remontay is Grand Marshall in Parade!
For his awesome success as a high school track athlete Remontay McClain was honored by the City of Covina as the "Hometown Hero Grandmarshal"l of the 2011 Covina Christmas Parade. He happily rode in a old car down Badillo Avenue with his mom Roberta and Coach Glaspy's daugther Jamison (her 7th Bday gift from him).
Oregon is Finish Line for McClain
Remontay McClain finished his high school career in Oregon where he placed 2nd in the preliminary 100m in to make the Jr. Nationals team but was injured and unable to race in the final heat to claim a spot on the team. Congrats on a great career Remontay McClain!
Remontay Takes on the Big City!
In June, 2011 Remontay traveled to New York to take on the Nations top sprinters in the Adidas Grand Prix Dream 100. Remontay took 3rd place against the top competition in America!
State Meet! Covina Places 5th as Team!
Due to the outstanding efforts of Remontay McClain doubling again as back-to-back 100m/200m State Champion, Covina HS placed 5th in the CA State Meet. Remontay's time goes down as the 5th fastest in CA History and the 2nd fastest in the country that season.
Valle Vista League Prelims & Finals
On a hot Cinco De Mayo day the Colts kept their hot season going with some great performances at the Valle Vista League Finals. Individual league champions included Valeria Castro (discus), Dre Mercado (pole vault), Emily Sanchez (triple jump), Ashli Baddorf (800m), BV 4x100 of Antonio Contreras, Kyle Chiu, Ryan Bedford, & Remontay McClain, Remontay McClain 100m & 200m, Deven Thompson (triple jump). Many other athletes also qualified in 2nd or 3rd for CIF also. They included Erin Mullen (pole vault), Belle Chiu (300H & triple jump), GV 4x400 of Natalina Lopez, Ashli Baddorf, Belle Chiu, and Ruby Medina, Mike Jarquin (pole vault), Kyle Chiu (high jump), Charles Cooper (triple jump), BV 4x400 of Ryan Bedford, Justin Salcedo, Deven Thompson, & Remontay McClain, Chris Maldonado (1600), Kevin Medina (1600), Paul Gonzalez (3200), Jazmin Arrant (shot put). Congrats to all team members on a fine season. CIF Prelims will be on Saturday the 14th at Estancia High School. Good luck, and happy b-day KG and Sam Alvarado.
Colts End League Season With Red Devils
On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon the Colts took on the Pomona Red Devils in the Valle Vista League finale. Pomona had few numbers to keep pace with the Colts in what turned into a rout on all three levels. The girls took control early with a nice win in the 4x100 by Ashli Baddorf, Sydnie Williams, Amena Williams, and Erika Tornero. A sweep in the 1600 showed that the depth was just not there for Pomona. On the boys varsity side, Mike Jarquin and Demetrus Taylor led the 1-2-3 punch in the pole vault each clearing 11'6" and 11'0" respectively. The boys frosh-soph team will be outright league champions with Northview losing to Baldwin Park and Pomona really didn't have much to face against the frosh-soph boys. The team will continue next week with league prelims on Tuesday 5/3 and league finals 5/5 all at Baldwin Park HS. The cost to watch in $5 for adults and $3 for children. This meet will conclude the season for much of the team that do not qualify for CIF competition the next week.
Coach Glaspy Receives CIF Award!
Head Boys Track Coach Kevin Glaspy received the CIF Champion of Character Award at the Queen Mary in October. The award is given to outstanding representations of the pillars of sportsmanship and character to coaches in the CIF Southern Section. Only a few people are awarded this prestigious honor each year. Congrats KG!
CIF Finals - 7 Colts Compete!
It was another great day for Covina Track & Field at the CIF Divisional Finals at Cerritos College. Remontay McClain broke the division record in the 100m (10.31) & 200m (21.68) while also stamping his mark as the TOP high school sprinter in the nation! His 100m time ranks #2 in the USA and the 200m time puts him #1. Dre Mercado also continued her hot streak in the pole vault. The studly sophomore took 4th place in the pole vault. Deven Thompson took 7th in the triple jump. Both sophs will be back here again soon! The boys 4x100 team ran a seasonal best but were later disqualified for stepping on the inside line too many times :(
CIF Prelims - Who Moves on???
On a windy afternoon in Costa Mesa the Covina High Track Team was able to prevail and send seven members to the ultimate event in CIF track. CIF Finalists include the boys 4x100 team of rotating members Gary Jones, Antonio Contreras, Kyle Chiu, Ryan Bedford, and Remontay McClain who qualified 4th overall. Also qualifying in their individual events were McClain in the 100m & 200m ranked first in both, Kyle Chiu in the high jump qualified 9th in a dramatic jump off for the final spot at 6'1", Deven Thompson had a great jump in the triple qualifying 4th at 44'5", and Dre Mercado also had a personal best and qualified going 9'9". Emily Sanchez just missed qualifying in the triple jump (10th) but increased her school record in the process to 35'10". Deven Thompson also missed qualifying in the long jump (10th) by a mere 1'1/2" inches. The Colts will go for the CIF Championships next Saturday at Cerritos College beginning at 11am. Go Colts!