Last Home Meet vs. Redondo Thursday

Senior Recognition, Thursday, 2:15: As is our tradition in Mustang Track, we will take a moment before the meet begins to recognize our Seniors as they compete at Waller Stadium for the last time. All Seniors should come up to the Record Wall area at 2:10. There’ll be flowers and a photo op. Then they’ll head down to the track and kick some bootay! We’ll be making announcements about them throughout the meet, so if you’re a senior (or a parent of one), be sure to reply to the request for info below!

Stuff we need from Seniors: Thanks to those who have begun sending in their info. We will need to know: (Email to
*How many years you’ve competed in Track
*Your Event/s
*What your plans are for next year
A copy (digital or printed) of your high school photo
Please reply to this email with the answers to the questions asap.
*need this info by tomorrow; need photo by May 9

Volunteers Needed: I am happy to report that we have filled all requests for snack stand donations. Now we just need to fill 15 more volunteer spots for Thursday and we’ll be good. Especially if you are the parent of an underclassman, it would be  VERY kind of you to volunteer so that our parents of seniors can sit and savor as they watch their athlete compete at Mira Costa for the last time <insert quivering lip, watering eyes here>. Here’s the link to the Volunteer Spot signup — Let’s finish strong Mustang Parents! You’ve been fantastic!

Results from the Weekend:
Mt. Sac: Our girls had a tough 4×100 relay experience with some congestion on the track resulting in a dropped baton. Always a tough break. However, the bright spot of the day was freshman Shante Robinson finishing first in the seeded 300 hurdles with a 43.70 — another new record for Costa.
South Bay Championships: More than half our team spent the bulk of the weekend at West High School, scoring well enough for the Boys Varsity to win the Team Title and the Girls Varsity to finish third. Complete results are HERE
A few photo galleries from SB Championships:
Daily Breeze

Thank you Johnny Rockets! Many thanks to Chris Khaleghian and his team at Johnny Rockets Manhattan Beach for hosting our post-meet Coaches Dinner last Tuesday night after the Pen matchup. We really appreciate the support from our community!

Coming up this weekend: Frosh/Soph only — Tartar Relays Saturday at Zamperini Field. More info to come.

Looking Ahead to Next year: Have you enjoyed your track experience? Would you like to get more involved now that you know how fantastic this program is? We are currently filling out our board and committee chairs for next year. If you’d like to be considered for a small, medium or large role on the Board for the 2014-15 season, please reply to Cindy McMahon and let us know your level of interest and area of expertise. I’ll buy you coffee and talk you into it!

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Peninsula League Meet Results and Weekend Meet Info

Peninsula meet report:
Boys Varsity: MC 65 – 71 Pen
Girls Varsity: MC 77 – 59 Pen
Girls F/S: MC 73 – 63 Pen
Boys F/S: MC 77 – 59 Pen
Talk about a close meet! While Varsity & Frosh-soph girls and Frosh-soph boys were able to triumph over the strong Peninsula squad, it was a heart-breaking loss for the varsity boys, as Peninsula edged them by 6 points (that’s the equivalent of a second-place finish going the other way). That means that to win a shared piece of their 5th straight Bay League Title, they will have to beat Redondo next week and West Torrance the week after. The meet against Redondo should be one for the books, so make plans now to be there to root on our Mustangs (and work a Volunteer Shift while you’re at it — the last home meet of the season!)

Coming up this weekend — Mt. Sac & South Bay Championships
We will be sending 143 athletes (yes!) to West High (20401 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503) over the weekend. (West is the closest of the Torrance schools — just a few blocks east of Redondo HS). The Frosh-Soph division competes today beginning at 4:30. Varsity competes on Saturday beginning at 5:30. Here are links to the schedule and  the entry sheet. (On the performance list, just search for “Mira Costa” to get the listing for our athletes or scroll to page 18:

Schedule (Frosh/Soph is Friday, Varsity is Saturday)
Performance List SB Championships

Four of our varsity girls will be going to Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut. Here is the Mt. Sac Schedule of Events and the Performance List (page 157)

Seniors and Parents of Seniors – photos and info needed: We need info from you for our Senior Recognition next week.  We will also need their freshman school photo  and their favorite action shot from the smugmug sitea flyer went home with this info came home this week.

Mustang Track in the news:
There was a great article about Mira Costa Seniors Brandon & Camille Mills in last week’s Easy Reader Magazine.  If you missed it, here’s a link to the online version: Run of the Mills

Signing Ceremony for Costa Athletes
MCHS held the Spring letter of commitment signing ceremony on Wednesday for athletes who will be competing for their universities at the collegiate level. Two of our Track & Field athletes — Abby Hong (University of Pennsylvania, Distance Track and Cross Country) and Robert McMahon (Mississippi College, Track/Hurdles ) — were among those athletes recognized. Congrats!

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Welcome Back!

Help needed for Tues, 4/15: We don’t mean to tax your time (wink wink), but we jump right back into the groove with a Bay League meet at home versus Peninsula tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday April 15 at 2:45. There are still several volunteer slots to fill, especially in field events and the second snack stand shift. We would also love more snack stand donations. Click this LINK to sign up for either or both.

Coming up this weekend — Mt. Sac & South Bay Championships
We will be sending a small group of athletes who qualified for Mt. Sac Relays to Walnut this weekend.  A larger group will head to the South Bay Championships invitational at West Torrance High School — where Frosh/Soph competes Friday evening (5 pm), Varsity on Saturday evening (5pm). The coaches will notify the athletes of their competition location as soon as they receive entry acceptances. We’ll share performance lists and schedules as soon as we get them.

Arcadia Results: Our athletes were a small but mighty group at Arcadia Invitational — competing against teams from all over the nation.
Full Results Link
Costa Video Links & Summary from Coach Moe (you may have to copy and paste the video links — and note that our athletes are wearing the fancy black relay uniforms!)

Seniors and Parents of Seniors – response needed: Please email your name, squad (ie. sprints, distance), # of years in track and plans for next year to

More upcoming events: 
April 24, 2:45, MCHS v Redondo: It it hard to believe that our last home meet of the season is a week from Thursday. This will be a special one for many reasons — first of all, it’s against our Bay League cross-town rival, Redondo Union. Secondly, it will be the last time that our seniors will compete on their home track (ok, hold on, Booster Mama needs to get a tissue). And, thirdly, it will be the last time we’ll need to ask for volunteers (well, until the Banquet, that is). We will honor our Seniors before the meet, and I’m sure there’ll be quite a sale at the Snack Stand at the end of the meet!
April 26, 10:30 – 4: F/S Tartar Relays: Torrance High has just notified our coaches that they will indeed hold a Frosh/Soph meet this year at Zamperini Stadium in Torrance. More info to come.

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Arcadia Invitational Results and Home Meet Tues, 4/15


Happy Spring Break! Hope this finds you relaxed and enjoying the week, whether in some exotic locale or right here in the exotic South Bay! As you know, for athletes who remained in town, there’s not much of a break as they’ve been training hard to prepare for the ‘meat’ of the season with the bulk of our League competition ahead of us. They can rest in June!

PV Results: It was a beautiful day to be in Palos Verdes. Several of our Mustangs had great marks — and our girls freshman phenom relay team of Sierra Andrade, Emily Jones, Jessie Gregson-Williams, and Shante Robinson set a new Mustang record in the freshman 4×400.  It was a very strong field at PV — almost double the number of schools over last year. Congrats on rising to the challenge, Mustangs. Here’s the link to complete results: PV Results

Arcadia Invitational tomorrow & Saturday: We have 14 athletes who qualified to compete this weekend in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Drive (in, you guessed it, Arcadia, CA 91007). As with all invitationals, there is a charge for spectators:

Friday: Adults $7, Students w HS ID $7 and Children 12 and under $5
Saturday: Adults $15, Students w HS ID $7 and Children 12 and under $5

Schedule of Events with Events Numbers HERE
Mustangs Competing at Arcadia w/ Event Numbers HERE

Home Meet v. Peninsula Tuesday: Before you can say, “Back to School, dangit!” we’ll be hosting another home meet — but on a MUCH smaller scale than the last one! Our Bay League competition continues as we welcome the Panthers of Peninsula High School at 2:45 Tuesday. We still need several areas covered, so if you are able to help, please sign up on Volunteer Spot for working a shift or donating to the snack stand (or both!) While you’re there, you might as well sign up for our last home meet of the season on the 24th!

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Palos Verdes Invitational April 5

What a way to kick off spring break — a day on the PV Peninsula! One hundred and one of our athletes will be competing. The meet begins at 10 am. Here are links to all things PV Invite:

Meet Info & Schedule of Events

PV Heat Sheets

Entries by Team

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Mustang Relay Re-cap & Coming up next….

2014 Mustang Relay Results

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed in the 20th annual Mustang Relays! Click on the Mustang Relays tab for updated Meet Records, Results and Excerpts from the Meet Program (history of the meet, Coach Fish Dedication and Athlete of the Meet pages)

What a day! Congratulations to the Mustang Track and Field Family — from the athletes to the coaches to the parents (and even some grandparents) for pulling together for a great effort both on the track and behind the scenes!

From Coach Moe:

I would like to Thank Every Booster Parent and Volunteer who helped make the 2014 Mustang Relays a Success. It was Amazing to see Our Track Family so supportive of the program.  On behalf of our coaching staff and team we thank everyone for your time, efforts, and support.

We Really Appreciate You!!!!


Coach Moe Russell and Staff

Volunteer T-Shirts: So far we received back a mere 27 of our 75 Volunteer t-shirts, so if you wore yours home, no problem — you can bring it to our next home meet on the 15th.

Mustang Relays T-shirts: We sold out of small, medium and large sizes of both styles of Mustang Relays shirts (dri-fit ($12) and cotton ($10)). If you did not get one and are interested in buying one, please reply to this email and let us know. If there’s enough interest, we may be able to print a second run. Many thanks to the Searcy family for making those happen! They looked great!

Mustang Relays Program: If you did not get a meet program and would like one for a souvenir, we will have them for the taking at the Snack Stand April 15 (free). Many thanks to Denny Hooten for selling ads for the program so that all the printing costs were covered.

Spirit Orders: Duffel bags and spirit orders are in. (Still waiting for teamwear warmup jackets…an unfortunate backlog from our vendor). They will be at practice later this week for the kids to bring home.

Coming up: PV Invitational Many of our Mustangs will be heading back up the hill on Saturday for the 2nd Annual Palos Verdes Invitational at PV High School. If your athlete will be out of town for Spring Break, they should notify their coach immediately so as not to be included in the entries for this meet. We will post the performance list on the web as soon as it is available.

Spring Break: Coaches will be holding practices next week — your athlete will know what time their squad will meet. If you are going away, have fun and be safe — try not to do any radical snowboarding tricks that will prevent you from working the snack stand or finish line for the last two meets, okay?

Lost and Found: Someone turned in a women’s size large warmup jacket that was left on the bench in the shotput area. If it belongs to you, it was left in the press box. Ask Coach Moe for help getting in there.

New Sponsors: We are excited that Kinecta Credit Union has come on board as a MCHS sponsor for all the sports teams. Great to have them! Also thanks to Fresh Brothers Pizza for sponsoring one of our post-meet coaches’ dinners, and to Steve Delk for organizing the dinners, recruiting the sponsors, and also hosting them at his restaurant — OBs Pub & Grill — as well. Our coaches say THANK YOU! Next up, Johnny Rockets has offered a special discount for the coaching crew — thankful for our community support!

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Heat Sheets, Meets & Good CPK Eats!

CPK Fundraiser Thursday Night! March 27
Manhattan Beach California Pizza Kitchen will give us 20 percent of all purchases made by folks bearing THIS FLYER – all day and night! Good on dine in or take out – and even catering! Isn’t it time your office mates enjoyed a CPK lunch delivery???
Be sure to print several and give them to friends and neighbors — however — DO NOT Distribute at or near the restaurant on the day of the fundraiser — that will make the whole deal null and void. Nothing. Nada. Zero. So, send them to your friends early!!

MUSTANG RELAYS Saturday, March 29th!!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is this Saturday!  Please sign-up to volunteer HERE.  (We especially need adult help in the Discus Events.)
If you can help with photography, please contact Brett Hodges at

Mustang Relays Final Heat Sheets – updated
Mustang Relays Schedule of Events

For more Mustang Relays info, click HERE.

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