Trojan Wednesday This Week?
We are posting on Wednesday this week because of our HUGE CIF Semi Final Tennis Match that is to be played this afternoon. Our boys will be playing here at UNI at 3:00. If you are free come on down to UNI and help cheer our boys on. The theme today is “PACK THE COURTS”. Lets pack the courts and try to cheer out boys to victory in this big match-up. Good Luck today tennis!
Athletic ID Cards
It’s time to get your child cleared for sports for the 2016-2017 school year. We want to make sure everyone is aware of the fact that in order to do a summer camp, try out for a sport, or play a sport next year you must complete the athletic clearance process.
We have scheduled for our existing athletes to get their athletic ID cards during 6th period on the following dates. Please take a look at the schedule below to see when your child will be coming in to receive their athletic ID.
Please have the online clearance process complete with updated physical form uploaded to www.athleticclearance.com by this date. Physicals must be dated AFTER 5/1/16 to be accepted. These physicals must be done by a doctor and you must have a doctors signature and office stamp on the physical page. In order to receive their card, your child must bring in the signed “confirmation message”(from www.athleticclearance.com) and have an updated physical uploaded to their clearance account. Please go to the UNI athletic website to download the clearance instructions, physical forms, and summer camp flyer.
****This past week we have had a few students start to come in to turn in hard copies of their physical like we have done in the past. We are no longer accepting hard copies. Everything must be uploaded to your athletic clearance account. Please download the instructions as they explain everything step by step. ****
We will also be taking summer camp registration forms and payments on the dates below, so please plan accordingly. Thank you!
2016-2017 Athletic ID Card Schedule
Thursday May 19 – Block Schedule 1:02-3:02
- B and G Golf – 1:40-2:00
- Softball – 2:00-2:25
- Wrestling – 2:25-3:00
Monday May 23rd – 1-6 schedule 1:50-2:44
- B Basketball – 1:50-2:20
- B Soccer – 2:20-3:00
Tuesday May 24th – 1-6 Schedule 1:50-2:44
- OSS – 1:50-2:20
- B and G Swim – 2:20-3:00
May 27th – Minimum Day
- Football – 11:40-12:30
May 31st – 1-6 Schedule – 1:50-2:44
- B and G Tennis – 1:50-2:10
- 2:10 – 2:30 B Lacrosse
- Baseball – 2:30-3:00
June 1st – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44
- B Water Polo 1:50-2:20
- G Water Polo 2:20-2:50
June 2nd – Block Schedule – 1:29-3:00
- B and G Cross Country – 1:30-2:05
- B and G Track – 2:05-2:40
June 6th – 1-6 schedule – 1:50-2:44
- G Basketball – 1:50-2:20
- 2:20-2:50 – G Lacrosse
June 7th Final Schedule –
- 12:10-12:50 – Boys and Girls Volleyball
Let’s take a look at how our teams are doing
Boys Swim – The Uni Varsity Boys Swim Team concluded their season at CIF SS Division 1 finals on Saturday. The boys had to overcome an early DQ in the 200 medley relay and still placed 7th overall without those 35 relay points. The boys kept their spirits up and went on to deliver some fast swims and their effort and team work was evident. Junior Andrew Knoell led the team scoring with 35 points in his individual races. He finished 2nd in the 100 backstroke in an automatic High School All-American time of 49.47. He also placed 5th in the 100 butterfly in an automatic High School All-American time of 49.25. His 100 free lead-off time in the 400 free relay (45.42), along with his other two events puts him second on the all-time Uni top times list in all three events. Junior George Horvath had an outstanding meet placing 3rd in the 500 freestyle, a Uni school record at 4:26.48 and an All-American Auto time. Earlier in the meet, having only moments between his medley relay swim and his first individual event, the 200 free, he placed 13th, contributing a total of 24 points for the team.
Junior Sean Messer scored 18 points with a consideration All-American time of 50.37 and 5th place in the 100 backstroke, and 17th place in the 100 freestyle. Senior Stephen Yang scored 9 points, placing 14th in the 100 fly in a time of 51.37 that places him 5th on the Uni top times list. He placed 15th in the 200 IM. Senior Jarod Yoshihara placed 17th in the 100 yard back with a time of 52.70. Freshman Aaron Lee scored 7 points, placing 12th in the 100 fly placing him 4th on the Uni top times list. Aaron also swam on 3 relays for the team. Our 400 free relay team of Knoell, A.Lee, Horvath and Messer placed 8th and their prelims time of 3:07.47 puts them 2nd on the all-time Uni top times for that event. Our 200 medley relay team of Knoell, Horvath, A. Lee and Messer earned an All-American automatic time of 1:33.76 during their prelims swim, putting them 4th on the Uni top times list for that event. CIF qualifiers included Aidan Yong (200 IM, 100 breaststroke), Alex Hao (100 fly), Matthew Strong (200 free relay, 100 breaststroke), and Austin Yan (200 free relay). And last but certainly not least, a highlight of our Uni team is having a diver, Jonathan Aizik, who brought the team 7 points with his diving score of 242.70. Jonathan is a pivotal member of the team! The team put in a lot of hard work throughout the season that led to a great showing at CIF finals.
Great season swimmers!
Girls Swim – The Uni Varsity girls swim season came to an end with an 11th place at the CIF-SS Division I Championships this year, a huge jump from their 24th place finish in 2015. Uni sent 3 relays and 5 individual qualifiers to the meet. Swimmers are allowed to swim a maximum of 2 individual events and 4 total events including relays in this meet. The top 18 in each event make finals. Freshman Riley Lexvold had an outstanding meet, finishing 2nd overall in the 100 backstroke with an automatic High School All-America time of 54.38, which set a new University HS school record in that event. Riley also finished 6th in the 200 Individual Medley with another automatic High School All- America time of 2:01.86, – only 0.76 seconds from the school record in that event. (and she’s only a freshman, folks! ) Senior Princess Ferguson-Nguyen placed 13th in the 100 freestyle and 17th in the 50 freestyle. Her time of 51.69 from the PCL finals puts her 3rd on the all-time Uni top times list. Sophomore Alondra Ortiz placed 17th in the 100 backstroke in her first individual CIF finals appearance. Junior Anne Jang placed 19th in the same event. Sophomore Bella Khamseh placed 25th in the 100 breaststroke. The 200 Medley relay team of Lexvold, Khamseh, Ortiz and Ferguson-Nguyen placed 8th, as did the 200 Freestyle relay team of Ferguson-Nguyen, Sophomore Claire Jang, A. Jang and Lexvold . The 400 Freestyle relay team of C. Jang, Ortiz, junior Vanessa Yang and A. Jang placed 24th.
It was a very successful season for the Uni girls swim team, improving their league dual meet record, their overall dual meet record, their Pacific Coast League Championship position and their CIF finish. They are looking forward to another great season next year.
Tennis – PCL CHAMPS!
Last Friday our boys defeated Santa Monica by a final of 14-4 in the second round of the CIF playoffs. On Monday we traveled to Los Alamitos for a quarterfinal matchup. It was an intense match that we were able to win by a final of 11-7. Our doubles teams of JT Jones/Tommy Wang and Patryk Kozlowski/Hudson Graf each won all 3 of their matches convincingly. Julian Lafond won a huge second round match to give our team the lead after two rounds. This afternoon our boys play in the Semifinals here at UNI at 3:00. Let’s PACK THE COURTS to cheer on our boys. Good Luck today Tennis!
Our boys have qualified for the state tournament that will begin next week and the CIF individual tournament will begin in two weeks.
Boys Track – Boys Track and Field finished their season with league finals here at Uni. The majority of the Boys competing finished with their season best marks and PR’s. The boys 4 x 100 placed 3rd overall which qualified them for CIF and in the process set a new school at 43.39 seconds. The team included Darius Outland, FarisQaisi, Jeremy Koo and Harry Baker. Looking forward to having these athlete back again next year!
Girls Track –
The Trojans had many impressive performances at the Pacific Coast League Finals last week. Our 4x100m relay team of Lauryn Wood, Daria Shkel, Alexis Robertson and Leyna Wood placed 3rd in league, qualifying them for them for the CIF meet. Paige Metayer was voted girl’s “Athlete of the Meet” with her impressive wins in the 400m and 800m. She beat her previous school record in the 400m with a new time of 55.59. Thirty minutes later, she came back to win the 800m in 2:14, which qualified her for CIF in both events. Melissa Lee finished 2nd in the shot put and 4th in the discus throw, also sending her to CIF. Our girls 4x400m relay team of Anne Jang, Setareh Emadi, Sara Sussman and Paige Metayer also qualified for CIF with their 3rd place finish. Other notable performances came from Daria Shkel placing 4th overall in the 100m and the high jump and 5th in the triple jump, freshman Cecilia Langlois who placed 7th overall in the 1600m, Sonia Lin who finished 5th in the 100m hurdles, and Alexis Robertson who was 4th in the long jump. We look forward to many great seasons ahead with this young and talented group of girls!
What’s Going on at UNI
Memorial Day Workout at UNI –
University HS is teaming up with Orange Coast Crossfit to put on a Military Hero tribute workout called “Murph”. Please join us at University HS on May 30th to get a workout in and help support a great cause.
Michael Patrick “Murph” Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Kyle is the owner of Orange Coast CrossFit and he also works with our football team here at UNI. They will bring in a 60ft Pull Up rig in the middle of the football field and running heats from 9am-12pm! Come sweat with us this Memorial Day to honor a true hero!
**** All Proceeds will be donated to an Adaptive Veteran Association***
Workout of the Day: Modifications can be made depending on your ability level.
1 Mile Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
Have questions about Memorial Day Hero Workout? Contact Kyle at Orange Coast Crossfit 714.668.9112
Please see the below link for more information and to sign up.
Weight Room Update – We have made several upgrades to our weight room over the past month. We got rid of all of our outdated/broken equipment and replaced it with brand new equipment. The kids love our new weight room. While the room looks amazing and is very functional there are several “Wants” from our coaches and PE teachers to make this room even better. We have opened up a Weight Room fundraising campaign with the intent to raise another $9,000 to finish the room. We have heard from several families who are interested in helping and we have a parent group hitting the community to raise funds for this project. We wanted to recognize the early supporters of this project. A big thank you to the following for their contributions to this project.
- Keeling family for their $100 donation
- Korean PTA for their donation of $1,000
- Football Boosters for their donation of $1,000
- Bush Family for their donation of $150
- Selbo Family for their donation of $500
- Football parents who passed the hat at a tour of the weight room for a total of $127
If you are interested in making a donation to this campaign please drop of a check made out to UHS to the athletic office. We thank you in advance for your support.
Outdoor weight room – Our new weight room looks amazing. We have almost everything we originally wanted to get. We are hoping to place one more order for equipment in the near future. The next phase in our development of the weight room is to open up an outdoor weight room. We are looking to purchase rubber flooring to place down on the sidewalk just outside the main weight room. We also hope to install artificial grass down the middle of this area where our students/athletes can do warm up activities. If we create this outdoor training area it will allow multiple PE classes to use the facility and multiple athletic teams to use it in the afternoon.
We are raising money for these things that are still on our wish list
- Mirrors in front of the new free weight area
- Computer with TV monitor installed to post workouts
- Additional bars for new outdoor weight area
- Additional bumper plates
- Bumper Plate holding racks on wheels
- Trap bar storage
- 4 dip attachments
- 4 additional safety bar attachments
- 1 battle rope
- Additional dumbbells
- Plyo boxes
- Foam rollers
- Rubber flooring
- Artificial turf
Super Wish List
- Find a way to get air conditioning in the weight room
- Blow out a window and put in a garage door type covering. This would allow air to circulate through the room
- Additional industrial fan
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events (Home events in BOLD)
Boys Tennis – CIF Semi Finals v Peninsula @ 3:00. Lets Pack the Courts for this big match.
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University High School