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Records set at 96th Annual Russell Cup | Thacher Track and Field

russell cup track meet

Thus the concept of the Russell Cup was born. After careful consideration and planning, the first track meet was held in the spring of It consisted of both. The Carpinteria HS (CA) Russell Cup Meet will celebrate its centennial next spring and organizers are asking for memories or anecdotes from. Organizers of the th annual Russell Cup Track & Field Meet have extended the deadline for entries for the Russell Cup logo contest to Dec.

His time of 4: It turned out to be an excellent performance, as she comfortably paced through 84, 89, and 92 second splits, only to charge through the final in 74 seconds to set a major personal best of 5: The coaches were surprised by her closing speed and hope to see what she can do with the race in the future!

Not to be outdone, Peter Callan followed the lead pack in the Boys Varsity to a fast 65 second first lap. With the distance runners cooling down and mentally preparing for their later races, the sprinters took to the track to prove their speed. Benjamin Chadwick was looking to finally put together a solid race at this event after a disappointing 7th and 13th place finish in and respectively.

russell cup track meet

Running in the less-than-optimal outside lane 7, Chadwick had a poor start out of the blocks, but started to recover on the straight. His positioning was excellent through the final turn and he finished in 3rd place with a time of Chadwick is now ranked in the top 20 for all of Ventura County.

Kennedy Green was also looking to improve her times on the year.

russell cup track meet

Still feeling a bit tight from setting a new personal best just two days earlier, she sprinted to a 3rd place finish in the in a season best She then followed that up with an impressive meter race. She shot out of the blocks and had taken out most of the outside lane runners on the first half of the turn, and then continued to work her arms in the final 50 meters of the race for another 3rd place finish with a time of She is currently ranked in the top 30 for both events in all of Ventura County.

Jordan Augustus also had a stellar day in the Hurdles, finishing 9th overall with a time of This was also his best finish at the Russell Cup; he had previously took 13th and 11th place in and respectively. In the late afternoon, the distance runners returned to the track to see if they could repeat their earlier successes.

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First up were the meter runners of Reade Rossman and Sarah Voss. Her time of 2: Musketeers are versatile, deep.

russell cup track meet

The meet was started in According to the meet's website, Carpinteria Principal Francis Figg-Hoblyn wanted to organize something bigger than the annual foot races and picnic held at the end of the school year, but something that would still involve the entire community.

The first track meet involved elementary and high schools from Carpinteria and Ventura County, and Briggs School in Ventura was the winner.

Records set at 96th Annual Russell Cup

The next year the meet became the Russell Cup when Mr. Howland Shaw Russell donated a silver cup that would be presented to the school that won the meet three times. Carpinteria High won it for the third time inbecoming the first permanent possessor of the cup, and a new cup was donated.

Bythe meet was broken down into two divisions: Inthe Russell Cup went to its present-day format as a small-schools meet. It was an all-male event untilwhen girls competed in only the yard dash and the relay.

Russell Cup Track Meet | Rotary Club of Carpinteria

The website quotes former meet director Fred Greenough: The sophomore won the 3, meters at last Saturday's Arcadia Invitational with a time of 10 minutes, 8. It's the fastest time in the nation this year and is the fourth fastest time in meet history.

russell cup track meet

Ventura County track guru Ken Reeves points out, however, that while Baxter is the second fastest 3, runner in county history, she does not have the second fastest time. Kim Mortensen of Thousand Oaks has several faster times than Baxter.

russell cup track meet

Mortensen's county record is 9: