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2014 Pre-Championship Season Wrap-Up

Kristina BusbyIn 2014, the Eagles have continued their winning and record breaking ways established by Head Coach Shannon Maas and 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year Les Courtemanche. At the GVC Conference meet, Eagle athletes took home 14 gold medals and qualified 15 athletes for Nor Cal Championships to be held in Cupertino in early May.

The 2014 women’s squad has broken 4 school records, highlighted by local sophomore trackster Kristina Busby. Busby ran the fastest ever recorded 100m in Siskiyous history at the Chico Twilight meet, running 12.30 – besting the old record of 12.35 set in 1989 by Leslie Gebhard. Busby also ran the second leg for the women’s record breaking 4x100 (49.29) at the Nor Cal Championships on May 2nd in Cupertino. “Busby is a testament to what hard work, dedication, and never giving up can become if you believe in yourself” said coach Shannon Maas. “Busby had never run prior to Siskiyous. To go from learning how to setup blocks to breaking our school record in a couple years is remarkable in my opinion.” Standout Sophomore Jennifer Goacher, also a member of the record breaking 4x100 squad, recently broke her 400m record running 58.13 at the Nor Cal Trials this past weekend. “Jenny is one of my all-time favorite athletes, she really understands the concept of hard work and how to take care of herself on and off the track. I will really miss her when she moves on.” Sophomore Jamika Davis bettered Ashley Geer’s record in the javelin (140’ – 2008), throwing 144’ 9” at the Shasta Invite in early April. She is currently number one in Nor Cal and looks to vie for the State Championships on May 15, 16th. Freshman Casie Johnson has also come on very strong in the 400 hurdles, currently sitting second heading into Nor Cal Championships this weekend.

On the Men’s side, Sophomore Alex Henderson has dominated the California Community College scene by throwing a current season best of 229’ 1”. His throw, currently the school record, was the best throw in the nation at that point and time of any division in College athletics (including NCAA D1). Fellow javelin throwers James Nizich, Shaq Blair, and Derrick Doss are currently all ranked in the top 7 in Nor Cal and look to advance to state depending on their performances this upcoming weekend at Nor Cal Championships. The Eagle sprint and jump squad also had an excellent season, headlined by jumpers Kendrick Murphy and Jacob Hannah. Jacob leaped 23’ 4” at the trials, currently placing him in 5th heading into the weekend, and Kendrick Murphy qualified for both the long and triple for trials. Sprinters Carlton Boozer, Kendrick Murphy and Edwinn Mckinney all topped at out 10.87, 10.89, 10.90 in the 2014 season, but weren’t quite fast enough to qualify for Nor Cal Championships.

Les Courtemanche awarded 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year

Coach CourtemancheCollege of the Siskiyous assistant coach Les Courtemanche was awarded the 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year for California Community College Track and Field. This award was received by vote from fellow coaches in the CCCAA and was recognized for his excellence in the throws, particularly the javelin. Siskiyous male javelin athletes captured 1st, 2nd and 5th at the 2013 CCC State Championships, as well as Jamika Davis taking 3rd for the women’s javelin. During his 7 year tenure, “Coach C” has coached over 28 GVC Champions, 9 Nor Cal Champions, 2 State Champions, 3 school record holders and 8 JUCO All-Americans.

In the 2014 season, Coach C has built on past success taking his “Savage Javelin” crew to new heights. Sophomore school record holder Alex Henderson currently leads the state of California by over 24 feet, and female thrower Jamika Davis currently sits in 2nd at the State level. Both Jamika Davis and Alex Henderson are only in their 2nd year ever competing in the javelin, having never thrown in high school due to California state rules in youth divisions. On May 9th, the Eagles will be competing in Cupertino for the Nor Cal Championships…wish the Eagles luck!

Track & Field at Nor Cal championships

State Meet Track & Field 2013 Garrett SnowOn May 13th 2013 College of the Siskiyous freshman Garrett Snow signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Oklahoma.



2013/14 scholar athletes

Dane Bachman                        Mercedes Smelser

Kirt Terry                                Sam Williams

Casie Johnson                        John Levesques

Marcus McCoy

Records Broken at Maurice Compton Invitational

Siskiyous Track and Field competed at one of the best facilities in the California this past weekend at Merritt, College in Oakland California.  Temperatures and a fast track were ideal for fast times, and Siskiyous did not disappoint.  Zach Stoner broke a 25 year old school record in the 400m with a time of 48.43 more

Eagles break records at Stanford & Chabot

The Eagles sent split teams down to the bay area to compete in the highly regarded Stanford Invitational and the Chabot Relays in Palo Alto, California and Hayward, California respectively. The weather was absolutely perfect, and combined with great competition; the Eagles soared to new heights more


Siskiyous compete Strong at Aggie Open

The Eagles sent a limited squad to the UC Davis Aggie Open this past Saturday which featured Division I Universities UC Davis and Sacramento State as well as a large slate of D II and lower division Universities. The men’s roster included Tylan Lang, Myron Johnson, Donovan Cunningham, Zach Stoner and Stephen Dickinson more


Eagles win 8 Events at Artie Sullivan

This past Saturday, the Siskiyous Track and Field team headed an hour North on I-5 to Ashland, Oregon for the Artie Sullivan Invitational. There were 4 teams in the field, including the Oregon Institute of Technology, Southern Oregon University and SWOCC out of Coos Bay, Oregon. If team scores were calculated, the Eagles would have been in the top 2 on the men’s side. more

Eagles fare well at Chico Wildcat Relays

The College of the Siskiyous Track and Field team competed at Chico State University this weekend at the Wildcat Relays. Athlete of the meet for Siskiyous, and continuing his jumping domination was Myron Johnson. Myron won both the long and triple jump against University and Community College competition and was also the 3rd leg in the 4x100m relay, which ran a 42.82 and is currently ranked 5th in Northern California. more

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