Hall of Fame:
~1936 - PRESENT~
To obtain a position in this prestigious honor roll, A Nordhoff athlete must truly prove his/her excellence against the best competition and have great marks which would be considered as some of the best in any season. Also of great importance is how the athlete fared in CIF competition. It is hoped that these athletes will set the standards that all Nordhoff Track and Field athletes will measure their successes. At the end of your career, will you be in the Hall?
Elmo is probably the most successful athlete in the history of Nordhoff High School. He was the first qualifier to the California state meet (C long jump in 1933) and was at least a two time Class C jump champion of Southern California. In 1936, he set the B record at Russell Cup (22’4’’) which stood until 1992 and he won the league championship in the long jump, the high jump and the low hurdles. He was also the CIF champion in that year and had a best jump of 23’1/2’’, thus making him the holder of the longest standing Nordhoff Track and Field record. Elmo was elected to the Nordhoff Hall of Fame in 1988.
Richard is the current school record holder in the 100 yard dash (10.0) and the 220 (21.9). He also long jumped 21’7’’ Richard’s school records are some of the oldest standing Ranger marks.
Rob is the current school record holder in the 880 (1:55.5). He was also a CIF champion as he won the 660 B championship in 1973. Rob scored a Nordhoff first when he became the first Nordhoff athlete to participate in the Sunkist Indoor Games (now the LA invitational). He was also a member of a school record mile relay team whose record 3:31.0) stood until 1993.
Jim was a two year member of the Track and Field team where he excelled in the high jump. He was league champion both his junior and senior years and advanced to the CIF Finals in 1974 where he place third. Jim held the high jump record at 6’6 from 1973 to 1992. Jim was also an all league basketball player and the Mike Mikos award winner. After graduation, he played basketball for Ventura College. Two of Jims children have followed in his footsteps by earning All-CIF hors in Track and Field. In 2001, Jim was inducted into the Nordhoff Hall of Fame.
Bev is the school record holder in long jump (17’8’’) and was a member of the 440 relay who held the school record (52.4) until 1992. She also formally held the record in the 100 and 220 yard dashes. She was inducted into the Nordhoff Hall of Fame in 1998.
Tawny is the former school record holder in discuss (123’6’’) and the shot put. She still holds the school record in the 110 low hurdles (15.2). She was a CIF place winner in the 110 low hurdles and the first female Nordhoff athlete to qualify for the CIF Masters Meet. Tawny competed in the hepthalon for Montana State. She is an original member of the Nordhoff Hall of Fame, inducted in 1987.
Mark currently holds the school record for the shot put (55’9’’). He also formerly held the school records in the triple jump (40’5’’) and the discuss (148’6’’). Mark was a CIF place winner in the shot put and was the California State Decathlon champion. Mark was also a Mike Mikos award winner. After completing successful careers at Ventura College and San Diego State, Mark trained for the 1988 Olympic Trials in the decathlon. Mark has also coached throwers on the high school and college level. He is a member in the Nordhoff Hall of Fame, inducted in 1988.
Kari was the school record holder in the 440 (1:00.6), 800 (2:18.86e) and was a member of the mile relay team (4:15.9). 440 and mile relay records were broken in 1993 and the 800 fell in 1997. Kari still holds the 880 mark (2:21.7). She was Frontier league champion in the 440 and 880 and the CIF AA champion in the 800 meters. She completed at both the University of Nevada and, Las Vegas and the University Nevada Reno volleyball scholarship. At UNR, Kari received all Conference honors; she was the Senior Woman Athlete of the year and was honored as an Academic All American. She was voted into the Nordhoff Hall of Fame in 1990.
Trish was the 4 time Frontier League Champion in the mile and two mile. She held the record for every metric distance from 1500 (4:48.4), 1600 (5:04.70e), 3000 (10:33.8) and the 3200 (10:51.66e). She also held the mile mark (5:14.0) and still holds the two mile record (11:10.84e). She was a member of the school record mile relay team (4:15.9) whose record was broken in 1993. Her senior year, she won the mile and two mile at the Ventura Relays, and the Russell Cup and the Ventura County Championships. She also was the athlete of the meet and set two meet records at Righetti Metric Invitational. Her CIF accomplishments cover three years and include placing in the 1600 (1983-1984) and the 3200 (1983 and 1985). She won the CIF AA 1600 in 1985 and qualified for the Masters Meet in 1983 and 1985. She qualified for the California State Meet in 1985 in the 3200, thus becoming the first NHS Female Athlete of the Year in 1983. Trish completed 4 years at UCSB. She was inducted into the Nordhoff’s Hall of Fame in 1991.
Ty was one of the best all around athletes at Nordhoff High School. He still holds the school records in the 120 High Hurdles (14.7) and he formerly held the record in the 330 Intermediate Hurdles (40.81e) and the triple jump (41’8 ½”). He was Frontier League Champion in both hurdle events and the long jump. Ty formerly was the Frontier League record holder in the 330 Hurdles (41.2) and he was the leading scorer for the Rangers at the 67th Russell Cup. Ty went on to compete at Ventura College. He is a 1992 inductee into the Nordhoff Hall of Fame.
Corey was the school record holder in the 3000 (8:53.78e), the 3200 (9:25.95e) and the 2 mile (9:43.3). He was also the Co-Ventura County Champion in the 3200 and the Frontier League Champ in the 2 mile. His second place finish at CIF AA made him the first of many successful male 3200 runners from Ranger land. After Nordhoff, Corey was the most Valuable runner to years in a row for Ventura College and qualified for the State Community College Championships in both track and cross country. Corey was a 2001 inductee into the Nordhoff Hall of Fame.
Marcy is the school record holder in the discus (136’8’’) and formerly held the school record in the shot (37’). She was 3 time Ventura County Champion in the discus and held the county record in the discus. She was 4 time Frontier League champion in the discus and a member if the League Champion 440 relay team. She qualified for CIF prelims in the shot and discus all 4 years and qualified for the finals in the shot 2 years (5th in 1987 and 4th in 1988) and the discus all four years (4th in 1988 and CIF champion in 1987). She also medaled in the 400 relay in 1988, leading the team to a 6th place finish. In both her junior and senior years, she was the top point achiever for the varsity teams. She helped her team to 4 top 10 finishes at CIF. As an individual, Marcy finished 12th in the 1987 State Meet for discus. She twice competed in the State Community College Championships and was inducted into Nordhoff’s Hall of Fame in 1996.
In only two years at Nordhoff, Nathan won 4 Frontier League events, set two school records , one county record, won two county championships and on CIF title. He also helped his team finish 4th in CIF and win a Frontier League Championship. Nathan won both the long jump and triple jump in the Frontier League in both 1987 and 1988. In 1988 he also won the county championship in both the long jump and triple jump (setting a county record in the triple jump). In the course of his senior year he improved the Nordhoff triple jump record over 3 feet to the outstanding mark of 45’6 ½ ‘’. He also had the second longest jump in Nordhoff’s history (22’6’’). In CIF competition, Nathan medaled in the long jump in 1987 (6th) and 1988 (5th) and won the triple jump in 1988. He was also a member of the record setting 4 by 400 relay team (3:26.20e) which took 4th in CIF. Nathan also competed in the long jump and triple jump at Cal Poly, SLO.
Jeff was a two time Frontier League champion in both the shot put and discus. He also was the Ventura county champion in both events. He was Frontier League athlete of the meet at the 1988 Championships and set the Frontier League mark in the discus at the meet. In CIF, Jeff placed both in the shot and the discus in both his junior and senior years. His senior year, Jeff was CIF champion in the shot put, winning by over 4 feet. Jeff formerly held the school record for the discus, throwing 159’2’’.
Michelle in only one year of track achieved some outstanding marks. She won the 100 meters at Ventura relays and won the seeded heat of the 100 meters at the Ventura County Championships with a school record time of 12.4. She also made All County in the 200, placing 4th behind US High School Track and Field athlete of the year, Angela Burnham. At the Frontier League finals, Michelle won both the 100 and the 220. At the CIF finals, Michelle was CIF champion in the 100 meters, took 4th in the 200 meters and helped lead the team to a 7th place finish.
While never competing at Nordhoff High School, Bob had an outstanding track career running in the 880 in the New York City area. As a teacher at Nordhoff High School from 1959 to 1990, Bob supported a variety of athletic programs as a coach, an announcer and above all, as a fan. His famous cry, “The gun is up” will long be remembered by anyone who ever witnessed a Nordhoff home meet. Bob passed away during the summer of 1990. His contributions to the Nordhoff Track and Field program will be sorely missed.
As a freshman. Dan Paine cleared 5’ in the High Jump. By the time Dan graduated, he had achieved what no NHS male track and field athlete had achieved since Elmo Callis in 1936. He was a 3 time CIF qualifier, a 2 time CIF finalist, a Masters Meet qualifier and a State Meet qualifier. In 1992, he won the Russell Cup with a meet and school record leap of 6’8”. He went on to finish 3rd in the Ventura County meet, 1st in the Frontier League finals, 3rd in CIF, 4th in the Masters Meet and 14th in the State of California. Dan went on to compete at the University of California, Davis.
Karen came to Nordhoff as an exchange student from Germany. In her one year time, she achieved a number of firsts. She was the state champion in Cross country in Division IV. She also qualified for Kinney (now Footlocker) National Championships by finishing seventh in the western regionals in a time of 18:12 at Woodward Park. In Track her success continued. In her first race as a Ranger she set the nation’s leading mark in the 3000. By the end of the year, Karen shattered the school records in the 1500, 1600, 3000, and 3200. She won both the one mile and two mile at Frontier league finals, the beginning of a tremendous end of the season rush. In CIF competition, Karen won both of her prelims races, both the 1600, and 3200 in CIF and she finished second on the Masters Meet in the 3200. Due to the cancellation of the original State Meet in 1993, Karen had to go home before she had an opportunity to challenge for the state title in 3200. Karen also was the first Ranger female to compete in the post season Golden West Invitational. Karen competed at University of Arkansas for four years, competing in both cross country and track and field; she was an NCAA finalist in the 5000 in 1997. Karen also earned Academic All American Honors and continues her post graduate education at Colorado State University in Physics. Presently, she is a professional cyclist.
During Bronwen’s high school career, she became the most successful quarter milers in the history of Nordhoff High School. During her tenure, Bronwen twice won the Frontier League title in the 440. She was the first Nordhoff individual to qualify for the CIF finals 4 years in the same event. Three of those years she earned All CIF honors in the 400 and in 1993 set the school record of 58.598 in the CIF Finals. Also in 1993 she became the first Nordhoff individual to achieve in Los Angeles Times Valley/Ventura County Section. As a member of the 4 by 400 relay, Bronwen was on 3 Frontier League championship squads; she medaled in CIF twice and also helped set the school record. Bronwen was also victorious in the Frontier League in the 220 and the 4 by 110 relay (3 times). She was also a member of the 440 and 400 relay teams that formerly held the school record. As a team athlete, Bronwen excelled even more. Often running tough 100, 200, 400 triple in dual meets, Bronwen helped her team capture 4 team titles in the Frontier League during her career. Bronwen graduated from UCLA and is presently teaching and coaching at Nordhoff High School.
As a sophomore, Archie Jackson entered the big time by helping our 4 by 400 relay team medal in CIF finals. As a junior, Archie won both the triple jump and the 440 in the Frontier League Finals and helped the 4 by 440 relay team to a victory. As a senior, Archie once again won the triple jump and 440 and anchored both the 440 and mile relay teams to victory. Outside the Frontier League, Archie also excelled. Archie qualified for CIF 8 times; twice in the triple jump, twice in the 400, once in the 400 relay and three times in the 4 by 400 relay. Six of those times, Archie walked away with a medal and twice he helped lead Nordhoff relay teams to the top seasonal marks for Ventura County. In 1994, he anchored our 1600 relay team to its first ever berth in CIF Masters Meet. His highest individual finish was second place in the 400 in a school record time of 49.19e. Archie was also a member of the school record teams in the 400 relay, 1600 relay and mile relay and he wan the Ventura County Triple Jump title in 1993. During Archie’s career at Nordhoff, our dual meet record was 23-0 and we captured three Frontier League team championships. After competing for two years at Ventura College, Archie moved on to Cal State Bakersfield where he earned All American honors in the 4x100 relay in 1977.
JAMES (MOOSE) COLBORN
Taking up track and field as a sophomore, Moose’s achievements parallel Archie Jackson’s. One of the top multi event athletes to ever grace the slow dirt of Nordhoff’s track, Moose won Frontier League championships in the shot put (twice), the discus and the long jump. He was also a member of the Frontier League champion 1994 440 relay team that went on to CIF finals and recorded Ventura County’s fastest time for the 1994 season (43.18e-a school record). During various times Moose’s dual meet career, he competed in the 100, 220, 440, 110 high hurdles, both relays, the long jump, the high jump, the pole vault and both throws. A dual sport athlete in the spring, Moose could often be seen playing on the volleyball team immediately after a track meet. Moose was on 3 Frontier League Championship teams and helped mold a 23-0 dual meet record during his tenure as a varsity track and field performer. Moose went on to play football at Puget Sound University.
Javier Ramirez has become one of the premier distance runners in the history of Nordhoff High School. He holds the school records in the 1500 (4:03.8) and the 1600 (4:18.54) and formerly held the 3000 (8:40.8), 2 mile (9:39.1) and the 3200 meter records (9:09.04). Javier achieved 4 varsity letters in his career, helping the team go 31-0 during his varsity career. His team also won 4 frontier League Championships, and 4 Russell Cup Championships. He was league champion in the mile (1994&95), the 2 mile (94&95) and was a member of the league champion mile relay team in 1995. He qualified for CIF all 4 years and made the finals 3 straight years. Javier placed 5th in the 1600 in 1994 and finished 4th in the same race in 1995. Javier was the 1995 CIF champion in the 3200, becoming the first ranger male runner to capture an individual CIF title. At the masters Meet, he ran an inspired race, lowering his personal best by 4 seconds and missing the state meet by .04 seconds and 1 place. Javier also excelled at cross country, leading his team to 3 state CIF championships and one runner up finish during his CC career. Javier was also a two time CIF champion in cross country and finished 8th, 2nd, 3rd, and 2nd in his 4 state meets to earn all state honors each year. Javier competed in both cross country and track and field at Cal State Northridge, where he graduated in 2000. Presently, Javier is coaching cross country at Nordhoff High School.
Will Bernaldo had an extremely successful senior season in track and field. He started ff the season by breaking the school record for the 2 mile in the Los Angeles Invitational. He was Ventura County Champion in the 1600. At the Frontier League Finals, Will won the mile and two mile. At CIF Finals Will captured the 3200 title while running the fastest time of the day. In the Masters Meet, Will became the first Nordhoff Ranger to win a race. There, he once again finished first in the 3200. At the State Meet, Will ran a very aggressive race, taking 2nd in a school record time of 9:04.18. In the same race he also earned the school record in the 3000, passing the mark in 8:31.8. This performance also helped Will to earn All American status in track and field, the first Ranger to ever receive this honor. Will was also invited to participate in the 3200 at the Golden West Invitational in Sacramento. Will also had and exciting cross country career at Nordhoff. 3 times he was on a state championship team ad during his senior year, Will was individual CIF champion and finished 3rd in the State Meet. In the Footlocker Western Regionals, Will finished 7th, thus earning a trip to National Championships in San Diego. There, he finished 23rd. Will continued running at College, competing in cross country and track and field for Cal State Northridge and UCLA.
Bridie had the most successful CIF career of any Nordhoff track and field athlete. She won CIF titles in both the 300 hurdles (1994) and the 800 (1997). She placed all 4 years in the 300 hurdles. She also earned medals in the 100 hurdles and the 1600 relay. She was the first Nordhoff athlete to qualify for Masters Meet all four years, earning trips for 300 Hurdles (4 times) and the 800 (1997). In the Ventura County Championships, Bridie won titles in the 300 hurdles, the 800 and was a member of our victorious 4x400 relay team. In Frontier league action, Bridie was untouchable. She won Frontier League championships in the 220, the 440, the 880, the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, the long jump, the 440 relay, and the mile relay. She holds the Frontier League record in the 330 hurdles and was undefeated Frontier in the Frontier league for her career in this event. She helped lead her teams to 4 undefeated Frontier League seasons. Bridie also holds the school records in the 220, the 100H, 300H, 330H, the 4x400 relay, and the 800. in one of the greatest CIF performances ever, she lead her team to a Second place finish by winning the 800 in a school record time of 2:13.21 and then taking 3rd in the 300H in the very next race. This double had never been done in the history of Southern Section competition. In cross country, she was also extremely successful. She earned all CIF Honors for three years and All State honors for two years. The three years she was on the cross country team, the team qualified for the State Meet. In 1995, she helped lead the team to the California State Championship and a #5 National ranking. In 1996, she also helped the team capture its second straight State Championship. Bridie went on to complete at UCLA where she ran in the PAC 10 Championships in both cross country and track and field.
Elaine Canchola had a great track and field career at NHS. She was three time Frontier League Champion in the mile and the two mile. She won another two Frontier League titles as a member of the mile relay team. In the Ventura County Championships, Elaine won the 3200 three times, the 1600 two times and also was a member of the 4 by 400 Ventura County Championship team in 1997. She won three individual CIF championships (1600 once and the 3200 twice) and was two time Master Champion in 1600. She qualified for State Meet in the 1600 (twice) and the 3200 (twice). She is the only Nordhoff female Track and Field athlete to earn a medal in the state track and field meet, finishing 6th in 1997. She holds the school record in the 880, 1600, mile, 3000 and 3200. She is also a member of the school record relay teams in the 4 by 800, the distance medley and the 4 by 400. She helped lead the team to three Frontier League titles and our highest ever finish in CIF (2nd in 1997). However, Elaine was more than jus a track athlete. In cross country, she set records that can only be matched. She is the first and only southern section athlete to win four individual titles in cross country. She also helped lead her team to four CIF titles and two California Stat Championships. She was the individual California State Champion two time and was runner up twice. Elaine was also a two time Footlocker National Qualifier and set the Freshmen course record for Mt Sac (17:33) She was twice invited to the US Track and Field Elite Distance Camp for Junior athletes ( under 19). Elaine ran two years at UCLA and concluded her college career at the University of Wisconsin. During her four years of NCAA cross country, she competed in the NCAA finals for all four years.
Dusty Herman finished an outstanding track and field career at Nordhoff by winning the CIF title in the 3200. As a junior, Dusty placed in both the 1600 and the 3200 at CIF. As a senior, Dusty was Frontier League champion in the 1600 and the 3200, the Ventura County Champion in the 1600 and also earned All County honors in the 800. Dusty was the third Nordhoff male to qualify for the Masters in the 3200. There, he finished 6th, a scant .02 of a second away from earning a trip to State meet. In cross country, Dusty helped his team capture 2 California State titles and made All State all three of his competitive years. He was two time Ventura County Champion and in his senior year, Dusty finished 3rd in CIF and 4th in State. He came back with an incredible finish at the Western Regional, finishing second and earning a trip to the Footlocker Nationals in Florida where he finished 18th. Dusty competed at Ventura College and Arizona Central College.
In only one year at Nordhoff, Matthew had a great track and field season. He helped lead the team to the frontier league title. He was undefeated in Frontier League competition in the 880, earning a league title in the event and as a member of our 4x400 relay team. At the Ventura County Championships, Matthew won the 800 in school and meet record time (1:54.30). At CIF, Matthew finished 3rd, earning a trip to the Masters meet. There, he qualified for the State Meet by finishing 4th. As a member of our cross country team, Matthew finished 3rd in the State, helping the team win state championship. Matthew continued his running career at Westmont College. There he was a member of several All American relay teams.
While at Nordhoff for only 2 years, Mike proved to be a top level competitor. A member of the school record 4x800 team, Mike earned trips to CIF two different years. He was a Frontier League champion in the mile and the 4x440 relay. He was also Ventura County Champion in the 800. As a senior, he helped lead the 4x400 team to a 4th place finish. In the 1600, he was CIF champion in 4:21.21. Mike was also a member of a state championship cross country team, earning All State honors there. After high school, Mike went on to Westmont College to compete. There he earned All American Honors in track and field.
Rae had a tremendous career as a distance runner at Nordhoff High School. As a freshman, she qualified for the CIF prelims in the 1600. As a senior, she was Ventura County Champion in the 800 and 1600. She was the Frontier League Champion in the 880, the mile and as a member of the 4x440 relay team. At CIF finals, Rae was 2nd in the 1600 (5:02), 2nd in the 800 (2:19) and was on the 4th place 4x400 relay team. That team also set the school record in the 4x400. Other track achievements include a school record performance in the 4x800 and qualifying for the CIF Masters Meet in the 1600. In cross country, Rae was even more successful. A 4 time All CIF performer, Rae also achieved All State honors 3 times. She was on 2 state Championship teams and finished 6th and 13th in her sophomore and junior years. As a senior, she was the individual California State Champion and she helped her team finish second. Rae ran cross country and track and field at Chico State University. There, she helped lead the 2000 team to a 9th place finish in the NCAA cross country meet. She transferred to University of Southern California and competed for the Trojans.
Chris was 3 time league champion in the 300 hurdles and 2 time league champion in the 110 hurdles. He also earned 2 league championships as a member if the 4x110 relay team and the 4x440 relay team. During his 3 year varsity career, the Rangers were undefeated in double meet action and the team earned 3 Frontier League Championships. At the County meet, Chris earned All County honors in both hurdle events and both relays. In CIF action as a junior, Chris finished 3rd in the 300 hurdles and 5th in the 110 hurdles. The 4x400 relay team finished 4th. As a senior, Chris helped lead the Rangers to the Team Runner-up Trophy, the highest ever finish by a Ranger boys team. That year, he was 2nd in the 300 hurdles, 3rd in the 110 hurdles, and helped the 4x400 team finish 2nd in CIF. He was scored more point at CIF than any previous Nordhoff hurdler. He set the school record in the 300 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Chris also was on an All League football team.
Sasha is the current record holder in the shot put (40’11¾). She was county champion her senior year in the shot put and was all county 2 her junior and senior year in the shot put. She was a 3 time league champ in the shot put. She also qualified for CIF prelims all 4 years in the shot. She qualified for CIF finals 3 years in the shot and was all CIF her senior year. During her junior and senior year the varsity girls went undefeated in duel meet competition. Sasha is currently throwing at Ventura Community College.
Cody was a successful thrower in his two-year career. He was successful in both throwing events. Cody was league champ in shot in 2004 and was league champion in shot and disc his senior year 2005. Cody was also all county in the disc his senior year. Cody competed in CIF pre-limbs in both throwing events both his junior and senior year. Cody was all CIF in the disc his senior year placing 4th in the competition.
Alyssa was a very successful distance runner throughout her career at Nordhoff High School. During her four years at Nordhoff she competed in both cross country and track and field every year, qualifying for CIF Finals in both sports during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Alyssa capped off her career with an impressive flourish by qualifying for CIF Finals in track and field in both the 1600 and 3200. Alyssa currently competes for Ventura College in both cross country and track.
Brandon Shirck had an outstanding athletic career while attending Nordhoff High School. He balanced track and field with football his freshman year, before adding cross country his sophomore through senior years. As a junior in track and field, Brandon qualified for CIF finals in both the 1600 and the 3200, and went on to achieve All-CIF Honors in the 3200. His senior year, Brandon excelled in the fall and spring. He entered both seasons determined to push himself to achieve at a high level, and he did just that. In cross country he finished 1st at the County Championships, 3rd in CIF Finals, and captured 10th place at the state Championships. Then in track he received League Champion honors in the 1600 and 3200 and All-County honors in the 3200. In CIF competition, Brandon became the CIF Champion in Division III in the 3200 and received All-CIF Honors in the 1600. Ultimately, Brandon went on to receive All-State Honors, finishing in sixth place in the State Track and Field meet in Sacramento. He is currently the school record holder in the 1600 with a time of 4:12.24. Brandon is currently attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is competing on the track and field and cross country teams.
Catherine Hasbrouck came to Nordhoff with all the qualities you look for in a long distance runner. Along with already being a very talented runner, she was motivated and determined to perform at a high level. As a Ranger, Catherine did just that. She kicked off her running career at Nordhoff by winning the Ojai Invitational. From there she went on to win a two league titles, a CIF Southern Section Championship, and placed 6th, 4th, 2nd, and 9th at the State Championship meet, respectively, each of her four years here. In track and field Catherine continued to shine, becoming one of Nordhoff’s top distance runners of all time. Catherine was second team all league from 2008 through 2010, competed at CIF all four years at Nordhoff in the 3200 meters, and capped it off with a CIF Southern Section Championship title her senior year with the second best time ever for a female Nordhoff High School runner in an impressive 10:47.0. Catherine was also an accomplished vocalist and was 6th in her class academically. She now attends Harvard University where she is competing against elite distance runner all across the country.
Tony Johnson did not look like your typical thrower however he went on to have a marvelous track and field career as one. He used his speed and technique to compete and be successful against top competition. All of Tony’s hard work and skill culminated in a senior season full of many accolades. He achieved all-county honors in the shot put, became league champion in shot put, and then qualified for CIF finals in the shot put and discus. Ultimately, Tony became CIF runner up in the shot put by throwing the shot over 50 feet for the second time in the season, missing being CIF champion by ½ inch. Tony is currently attending Fresno State.
Bryan Sandefur came out to track looking for something to do, and went on to have a thoroughly successful four-year career competing in the shot put and discus as well as sprinting. It is in the shot put and discus where Bryan gained the most success. Bryan was an inspirational leader on the team as well as a talented thrower. Bryan was all county in the discus his senior year. Both his junior and senior year Bryan qualified for CIF finals in the discus claiming 3rd place and all CIF honors his junior year. Currently Bryan is competing in track and field at the Westmont College.
Jessica Lugotoff had a wonderfully successful four career competing in the shot put, discus and sprints. Her greatest successes occurred in the discus and shot put. Jessica was a firecracker of a thrower, small but capable of huge explosive throws. As a sophomore Jessica was league champion in the disc and earned all-county honors. Her junior and senior year Jessica earned trips to CIF championships in the discus. Her senior year Jessica was league champion in the shot put and earned a trip to CIF finals in that event. Jessica is currently attending Ventura College.
Matt Russel was a very talented distance runner who began his success here at Nordhoff his freshman year as a member of our CIF Southern Section Championship team. He was Frontier League MVP in cross country as a sophomore and as a junior, helping lead the team to the CIF State Championship meet as a senior. In track and field he emerged his junior year, earning 2nd team All League honors in the 3200 along with All CIF honors placing 4th. In Matt’s senior year he gained All League Honorable Mention and again earned a birth into the CIF Championship meet in the 3200. Matt now attends Western Washington University.