For all those interested in running cross country this fall, there will be an informational meeting on Monday, August 26th after school at 1:30pm, down by the bleachers near the football field. No experience is required and all skill levels are welcome! Cross country is a co-ed sport (boys & girls) that competes in the [...]
Runners lean forward to break laser beam and be first across finish line.
Photo by Gerome Wright
In the most anticipated and exciting race of the day at the NCS Meet of Champions at Ca’s Edwards Stadium on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Senior, Eugene Hamilton III leaned his way into a North Coast Section first place title in the boys 1,600 meter race and qualified for the CIF State Track Meet to be held in Clovis, California on May 31- June 1, 2013.
Photo by Gerome Wright
The girls 4 x 400 team consisting of senior, Keisha May, junior, Emily Fieberling and freshmen, Kara Awakeoaiye and Lexi Loman (sophomore, Alison Heywood is also part of the 4 x 400 team) also qualified for the State Meet following a speedy anchor leg from freshman, Kara Awakeoaiye.
Congratulations to the athletes for qualifying for the state meet!
The varsity women’s team has a long tradition of success going back to the early 1970’s. Bishop O’Dowd High School is proud to have one of the oldest and most successful women’s programs in the State. Since 1986, our dual meet record has been approximately 178-18. Since 1986, the Dragons have won league championships in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. The women have won four North Coast Section (NCS) Championships, and have earned six other finishes in the top 3 in the ultra competitive NCS. The women have had major success at the State Meet where we have finished 5th in 1991, 3rd in 1992, 3rd in 1993, 3rd in 2000, 6th in 2001, and 2nd in 2004.
The men have also had a great tradition of success since 1986 having won eight league championships (1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2003). The Dragons won a North Coast Section Championship in 1995, three NCS Championships 2nd Place finishes (1991, 1993, 2001), and three NCS 3rd Places finishes (2003, 2004, 2005) to earn berths for the State Meet each year.
Track & Field History
The O’Dowd track team competes at a local, state and national level. The program has achieved numerous top 50 performances in California state history and most notably in 1993, the girls team was selected national champions according to “School Marks”, the national track and field recording agency. Bishop O’Dowd’s top 50 perfomances in state history include: the 4×800 meter relay team (7th), Bisa Grant in 100 meter hurdles (10th), girls sprint medley (12th), Miranda Wilson in discus (14th), Miesha Marzell in 800 meters (18th), Michelle Decoux in 300 hurdles (18th), Jamilla Churchill in High Jump (24th), girls 4×400 relay (33rd), Ayana Grant in 100 hurdles (33rd), Lesa Parker in girls 200 meters (39th), and Lesa Parker in girls 100 meters (41st).