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Posted by Mike Davis at May 4, 2019 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
  • See the TEAM NEWS page for the latest updates! News page includes archive of team emails.
  • Practice Times: Practice is 3:30 - 5:30 weekdays, rain or shine, unless otherwise announced. On minimum days, practice will still be at 3:30 due to the fact that many coaches have regular day jobs.
  • How To Get an XC Stats Account: It is free. All athletes must have an account. Instructions here.

The Teams Store is now OPEN for apparel and spiritwear items!  Order deadline is Thursday Feb 21st and no late oders can be accepted.  Click here to order!
2019 Info and Practice Schedule:
  • The last day to join the Track and Field Team will be Tuesday Feb 12th!
  • Track practice will begin Monday, February 5th at 3:30pm. Please report to the track field dressed in running attire.
  • Practices will take place Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30pm, rain or shine, unless otherwise announced. This includes minimum days.   
  • Please make sure you have completed the Monte Vista Athletic Clearance Process. This is due by 1/26/19 and includes a physical exam within the last 12 months. Please click here to complete the process: For additional help click here
  • You will not be allowed to come to practice if you are not cleared. If you are not a varsity returner and you fail to complete the clearance process the first week, you will be cut from the team. 

XC STATS Account Needed!

Please Go to our XC STATs link and create an account for you child.  



2019 Coaches Contact Info:       



Co-Head Coach / Distance: Patrick Wales-Dinan

Sprints: Dash Oliver 

Pole Vault Coach: Dan Graham at 

Sprints/Strength: Elle Schwatz

Team Parent: MaryAnn Vorhauer

Jumps Coach: 

Hurdles Coach: Joy Upshaw

Throws Coach: Jay Price and Dylan Dalton 


Michael Garaventa

Brandon Lawrence

   Patrick Wales-Dinan



Team Historian: Former coach Mike Davis can be reached at 


Hello Athletes and Parents,

A few reminders and updates for the week!

Team Photos have been postponed to Thursday March 14th due to weather and uniform distribution. Uniforms are IN and we will distribute them after practice tomorrow (Wednesday the 6th).

Volunteers - Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to help at our home meet March 21st. There are still many slots open though! Specifically we need an announcer for the Sr. Night portion of the meet and the meet itself! This could be split into shifts so grab a friend and watch the meet from the best seat in the house! We also need more help for the jumping and throwing events. So if you have an athlete in these areas please consider helping! Click here to sign up:

Crab Feed - Thanks you to Kathy Kennedy for putting together our basket for the Athletic Boosters Crab Feed. She still needs donations though! Please contact her to donate cash, gift cards, or fitness related items. She can be reached at 510-499-5517 or email: or paypal to the same address. Thank you also to Ryan Wilson who will be donating one of his amazing cakes to the auction!

We are also still accepting Team Donations!! These funds go towards our buses, equipment, banquet and more! You can donate through the MVHS Webstore under Spring Sports or bring a check into your coach.

Thank you!


Parents and Athletes,

I have lots of information to cover this week! So please read the entire email!

Team Volunteering - There are 3 areas where we need your help for the season! Please see below how to get involved and support our team.

Home Meet - I’d like to start preparing now for our big home meet on 3/21! This will also be our night to recognize our Seniors! This meet needs all hands on deck! So please select a slot to help.

Meet Chaperones - To be approved for buses to our after school meets, we must have cleared chaperones riding the bus. All chaperones must be cleared thought the MVHS BeAMentor System: 

Please click here to sign up for the home meet and to chaperone (there is a tab for each one)

Team Banquet - We also need another volunteer or two to assist the committee with our team banquet at the end of the season. Please email Laurie Bushell at if you are interested in helping!

Athletic Boosters & Crab Feed The annual Crab Feed is coming up! You can purchase tickets here: and a portion of sales goes directly back to MV Track & Field! In addition, Kathy Kennedy is making a basket for the nights auction with proceeds going back to our team as well. It will be a fitness / running theme and is looking for any related items or gift cards that you may be willing to donate! In addition, she is accepting donations so that she can purchase additional items to fill the basket. Please contact her at 510-499-5517 or email: if you have anything you can contribute.

Attention Seniors! The MV Athletic Boosters has a Scholarship - Awards Program! Graduating seniors are eligible to receive a $1,000 award. Up to six (6) $1,000 awards will be granted to Monte Vista student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence through athletic participation, academic achievement, service to Monte Vista High School and their communities. The students do not have to be league MVP’s or have the highest grade-point average in the school. The committee takes a holistic look at the athlete, their commitment to the school and community, and how they approach athletic competition. The awards are split 3 for each gender, pending the number of applicants. Rules, eligibility guidelines, and the application form may be found on the MV Athletic Boosters website ( Deadline is April 8th.

Upcoming Dates: Team Pictures will be Wed. March 6th! Coaches will pass out the forms to order. Senior Night: March 21st




9:00 AM-All field events will begin

9:30 AM-Running events and all other field events will begin.

An order of events is on the following page.

LOCATION: Diablo Valley College 321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

AWARDS: Places 1-3 in each event will receive medals. Team plaques will be awarded to the top two teams in each division.

ADMISSION: Athletes and coaches should check in at the Team Entry Gate. There will be a $5.00 admission charge for all adult spectators, and $3.00 admission for children over the age of 5 years old.

SPIKES: Diablo Valley College’s all weather track and runways require 3/16” needle spikes. Spikes will be checked at the gate. Replacement spikes will also be sold at the gate.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM Entry Guidelines: Each school is entitled to 4 athletes (per division) in all field events. Each school is entitled to 4 athletes (per division) in the open events and hurdles. Each school is entitled to three relay teams per division in the relays.

Order Of Events Field Events:

9:00 AM

Pole Vault FSG-FSB-VG-VB




Triple Jump FSB-FSG-VB-VG


*All athletes should check in when field event is called. They will be given their flight assignment after all athletes have checked in.

Running Events:

9:30 AM

1 4 X 100 Meter Relay FSG-FSB-VG-VB

2 1600 Meters FSG-FSB-VG-VB

3 100 / 110 Hurdles FSG-VG-FSB-VB

4 100 Meter Dash FSG-FSB-VG-VB

5 Distance Medley Relay FSB-VB-FSG-VG

6 300 IM Hurdles FSG-VG-FSB-VB

7 4 X 800 Meter Relay FSG-VG-FSB-VB

8 4 X 200 Meter Relay FSG-VG-FSB-VB

9 3200 Meters VG-VB

10 4 X 400 Meter Relay FSG-VG-FSB-VB

*Please have your athletes ready and checked in by the first call! Heats and final lane assignments will be given on race day at check in times. Heats may be combined!

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MV Track and Field Update Feb 15

Posted by MaryAnn Vorhauer at Feb 14, 2019 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to send out some info about the team store. We encourage you to get some MV T&F gear as BSN has agreed to give us some money back to our team if we purchase a target amount! 


The season is off to a great start and I know that the coaches are really excited about. Our first meet is in a few weeks and we are ready to flex some muscles against the best the Tri-Valley has to offer. We have gotten a few donations from you all and want to take the time to thank you for those! We have been able to order some equipment that was much needed so THANK YOU.

I want to reiterate how important it is that you all attend practice everyday. We have had people with multiple unexcused absences and that will most definitely result in any or all of the following.

• Being withheld from competitions

• Not receiving PE credit

• Being removed from the team

Be sure to communicate with your coaches so that you are aware of where you stand. Vacation is not an excuse to miss practice unfortunately. Again, please be sure to check out the team store and get yourself some gear!

Coach Patrick