November 25, 2006
Allison Damon had two notable cross country gifts when she started at Corona del Mar High: team and talent. Damon has never taken either of the two for granted. The Sea Kings junior has been a part of three consecutive CIF Southern Section Division III champions and is now part of a CdM team favored to repeat as state champions. Even though winning has been a constant, Damon makes sure the team takes time to celebrate after key victories and contemplate after defeats, none of which have come this year.
November 26, 2006
FRESNO ? The Corona del Mar High girls' cross country team took off for its normal post-race cool down. As the Sea Kings ran, the remainder of the schools and staff packed up and left the CIF State Championships at Woodward Park Saturday. Corona del Mar still had a future to look forward to though. While the thoughts of other schools' runners turned to next season or the sadness of the end of a high school cross country career, the Sea Kings were thinking of the Nike Team Nationals and all of the fun that comes with the event.
April 22, 2007
MISSION VIEJO — The key to the Orange County Track and Field Championships was hidden in Corona del Mar High Coach Bill Sumner's back pocket. Sumner opened the slip of paper and reviewed his scribblings. "Tif Liu -- 18. Shels -- 14. Killer -- 14. Sarah -- eight." The paper reflected the points scored by Tiffany Liu, Shelby Buckley, Alison "Killer" Damon and Sarah Cummings. The quartet combined for 54 points, helping the Corona del Mar girls win their first Orange County Championships title on Saturday at Mission Viejo High.
December 3, 2006
PORTLAND, Ore. — Coach Bill Sumner's words said it all. "The beat goes on," the Corona del Mar High girls cross country coach said after the Sea Kings finished sixth at the Nike Team Nationals. Sarah Cummings finished eighth in 19 minutes, 38.9 seconds on the 5K muddy course and Shelby Buckley took 10th in 19:51.2 to advance to next week's Foot Locker Invitational in San Diego. At the time of his statement, Sumner though CdM had finished second because of malfunctioning of the time keeping, Sumner said.
June 13, 2006
SACRAMENTO ? Newport Harbor High senior Bo Taylor won the boys' discus throw and was fifth in the shot put at the prestigious Golden West Track and Field Invitational at Folsom High on Sunday. Taylor, who was second at the CIF State Championships in both events, threw the discus 205 feet, 1 inch to top the field. Korion Morris, a senior at Renton High in Washington was second with a mark of 196-7. Taylor put the shot 59-9 3/4 in an event won by Luke Pinkelman, a junior at Cozad High in Nevada.
June 8, 2007
Athletes from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar will continue to compete in track and field meets in the coming weeks. Laura Clayton and Jessica Robson of Newport Harbor will compete at the Nike Outdoor Nationals at N.C. A&T University in Greensboro, June 14-16. Robson will compete in the high jump, and Clayton will compete in the triple jump. Allison Stokke will vault in the U.S. Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis June 20-24. She may participate in the Nike Outdoor Meet, but Coach Eric Tweit said she is nursing a minor leg injury and may choose not to go. Three athletes from Corona del Mar will compete in the Golden West Meet in Sacramento Sunday at Folsom High: Blaine Bolus in the triple jump, Tina Theriot in the 800 meters, and Thomas Dialynas in the 3200 meters.
June 14, 2007
BOLUS SETS RECORD Blaine Bolus of Corona del Mar finished third in the triple jump Sunday at the Golden West Invitational meet in Sacramento. He set a personal record and a school record with a mark of 47 feet, 7.5 inches. The school's previous record, which dates back to 1973, was 45-7, according to track and field coach Bill Sumner. Tina Theriot was 11th in the 800 meters with a time of two minutes, 26 seconds. Her personal record is 2:19. Thomas Dialynas was ninth with 9:54 in the 3200 meters.
December 10, 2006
And while we're passing out congratulations, let's have a big round of applause for the Corona del Mar High girls' cross-country team — the best in California in its division for the second year in a row. Led by senior Sarah Cummings and junior Shelby Buckley, the Corona del Mar girl harriers last month captured the Division III title at the CIF State Championships in Fresno. And as if the team victory wasn't enough, Cummings — who is headed for Princeton next year — won the Division III individual title, followed by Buckley, No. 2 in the state.
June 11, 2006
Newport Harbor High senior Bo Taylor and Corona del Mar High junior Sarah Cummings are scheduled to compete in the 47th annual Golden West track and field invitational today at Folsom High on the east side of Sacramento. Taylor will compete in both the shot put and the discus, where he will go against, among others, rival Nick Robinson of El Toro High. Cummings, who competed for the Sea Kings in track and field, as well as cross country, is scheduled to run the 3,200 meters.