Welcome to Trojan Thursday – So what exactly is Trojan Thursday? Trojan Thursday is a weekly email/online blog to give the UNI community an update on what is happening with our UNI athletic teams and will also give information as to major events that are happening on campus. If you would like to receive Trojan Thursday each week please go to https://unitrojanthursday.wordpress.com and type in your email address. You will receive a notice each week when Trojan Thursday is posted. Please help spread the word about Trojan Thursday so everyone can hear how our athletes are doing.
What’s Happening on Campus
It is time to get cleared for Sports for the 2018-2019 School Year! Complete the clearance process online at www.athleticclearance.com and bring the signed “Confirmation Page” to the Athletics Office to complete the process. Sports Physicals must be completed AFTER May 1, 2018. Athletes must get a new physical and go through the clearance process each year.
Summer Camp Information
Summer Camp Brochures are available in the Athletics Office and online here: http://www.universityhigh.org/athletics/summer-athletic-camps
Bring completed Registration forms and payment to the S.A.C.
Spring Sports Update
The boys team finished Team CIF at Miles Square Golf Course with a 7th place finish out of 20 schools. This is a testament to the strength of our league. We finished 5th in Pacific Coast League but 7th in CIF. That’s amazing.
Today, freshman George Lu is in Santa Barbara at Rancho San Marcos Golf Course playing in individual CIF. This is the qualifier for the State Championship.
Go Uni! Go George!!
Six of our top swimmers are traveling to the State Swim Championship in Fresno today. They will be competing on Friday and Saturday. Best of luck boys!
The CIF SS Div 1 Championship meet was held last week at Riverside Community College.
Preliminaries were Thursday with the top 18 in each event returning for finals on Saturday.
In the individual events, Claire Jang finished 23rd with a time just off her season best of 24.80. Both Jang and Alondra Ortiz had lifetime best times in the 100 fly, Ortiz finishing 22nd with a 58.28 and Jang finishing 24th with a 58.42. Ortiz had another lifetime best of 57.98 in the 100 back and qualified 18th making finals where she finished 18th as well. Kate Weiland swam a season best time in the 100 breaststroke finishing 24th.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Ortiz, Weiland, Isabella Pagano and Jang were 17th after prelims and swam an almost identical time in finals again finishing in 17th place. Ortiz had a lifetime best 50 back split of 27.39 in finals.
The 200 Freestyle relay team of Pagano, Leila Mirsafian, Anne Iwata and Jang dropped 1.66 seconds from their best previous time moving up from 24th seed to qualify for finals in the 17th spot. They dropped another 0.18 in finals to finish 18th with a 1:40.20.
The 400 Freestyle relay team of Ortiz, Weiland, Ortiz, Iwata and Mirsafian dropped an amazing 3.41 seconds from their entry time to move up from 33rd seed to finish 25th.
This concludes the 2018 Swimming and Diving season.
Good-bye, good luck, and thank you to our graduating senior swimmers: Mabel Guo, Anne Iwata, Claire Jang, Alondra Ortiz, Jennifer Tseng, Jessica Wong, and Ashley Yang!
The top ranked boys tennis team lost a heartbreaking semi-final match 8-10 to Peninsula high school on Wednesday. Junior Aditya Gupta, who committed to UPENN, had an incredible day. Aditya defeated the #1 player from Peninsula who will be attending and playing for Cal next year 7 to 5. He also won his other two matches 6-0 and 6-0.
The boys will regroup and get ready for the state tournament which begins next Friday.
Track & Field
Girls Track and Field had our top athletes competing at the Division 1 CIF Prelims this past weekend at Trabuco Hills High School. Many of our girls finished their season running personal bests. Collette Lowengrub capped off her impressive freshman season, running in the 1600 and 3200. She ran a lifetime best of 11:15 in the 3200m and placed 17th overall in a very competitive race. She now ranks in the top 10 freshmen in the entire CIF Southern Section. Sara Sussman tied her personal best time in the 800, running 2:22. In the 300 hurdles, Daria Shkel ran a season best time of 46.60. We look forward to having many of these young athletes back with us next year. Great season Uni Girls Track!
Boys Track finished their season last weekend at the D1 CIF prelims. Our high jumpers matched their lifetime best of 6’ for Sam Kammerman and 6’ 2” for Evan Pariser. The 4 x 100 gave it their best but came up short ( Thomas Manalo, Austin Lake, Jeremy Koo and Faris Qaisi). Faris also competed as an individual in the 200m but had to slow up coming across the finish line after reinjuring his hamstring. Go Boys Trojan Track and Field!
Here is a look at this week’s UNI Athletics events
(Home events in Blue)
Thursday, May 17th
Boys Golf CIF Championship @ Rancho San Marcos Golf Course – 7:30 a.m.
Friday, May 25th
Boys Tennis So Cal Regional Championship @ Claremont Club – Time TBA