2017 Conference Champions
Both De Anza's Men' and Women's teams took home the Coast Conference Championships. Go Dons!!!
The Dons traveled to a 2 day meet at Sacramento State University and again stepped up against a much higher level of competion. The Dons may not have scored many points but againt mostly 4 year schools the Dons represented themselves very well. The Men and Women hit 4 State A Marks, 3 State B Marks and 17 NorCal Provisional Marks. The Dons also rewrote the record books with 3 School Records in the Women's Discus by Melissa Favorite who finished as the top collegiate thrower with a huge PR of 162'6", Dylan Bouzigues competed in his first Decathlon since the State Championships last season where he finished as an All-State Performer and came out with a 500 point personal best to break the school record with 6200 points, and the 4x100 team broke the New Zone 4x100 record. Iman Bayat hit the State A mark in the 1500 with the 6th fastest time in school history finishing in 4:59.75. Nathan Alvarado improved his 4th Place in school history mark in the Hammer Throw with a toss of 174'2" in a better State A mark than he previously held and Brenda Blanco who competed in her first Heptathlon ever and earned a State B Mark, followed it up with a lifetime best and 7th in school history 400 Hurdle mark of 1:05.69 to earn a State A mark. The Dons stay home this week to host the De Anza Invitational on Friday March 22nd with Field Events starting at 10 AM and running getting underway at 11 AM.
Jack Albiani Invitational
The Dons traveled to their biggest meet yet in Modesto this past Friday, the Jack Albiani Invitational. With 13 Men's and Women's Teams Competing, the Lady Dons came away with a 1 point victory over American River College. The Men finished 3rd in the unofficial scoring behind American River College and SJ Delta College. The Women were led again by Freshman Brenda Blanco who won the 400 Hurdles with a personal best time of 1:06.61 beating her own NorCal leading time. Rebecca Collins and Yarenzi Alatorre were 2nd and 3rd to sweep the top spots in that event. Jillian O'Brien had a 6 second PR in the 1500 to take the victory in the 1500. These were the only winners on the day for the Women, however the depth of the Dons helped carry them to victory. For the Men, Iman Bayat continued his undefeated campaign in individual events winning both the 1500 and 800. Some of the Dons will travel next Friday and Saturday to Sacramento State University to compete in the Hornet Invitational.
Beaver Mini Meet
For the second straight week, both the Men and Women came away with team wins (in unofficial scoring). Both teams traveled with many key people missing to compete in a rainy cold day in Sacramento at American River College. But the small group of Women came away with several victories. Brenda Blanco continued her great start to her Freshman season winning the 400 Hurdles and 800. Leslee Patino won the 3000 Steeplechase for the second week in a row. Jillian O'Brien in the 5000 and the 4x400 relay of Rebecca Collins, Brenda Blanco, Leslee Patino and Samantha Bell on the track. Melissa Favorite was first in the Discus for the field events. The women won by 31 points over host ARC in the 12 team meet. The Men were led by JayDino Angeles in the 400 Hurdles with a season best time for the win, Iman Bayat remained unbeaten in individual events this season winning the 1500 and 5000. Tyler Stowell won the 800 with a lifetime best time from the slow heat and Nathan Alvarado won the Hammer Throw for the second straight week. The Dons will travel to Modesto for the Jack Albiani/NorCal Preview Meet on Friday.
De Anza Open
The first home meet for the Dons in almost 2 years was a successful one. As both the Men and Women took the team titles in the 7 team meet. The Women won by 99 points and the Men won by 90 over second place Modesto. Winners for the Men were: Iman Bayat in the 1500 and 800, JayDino Angeles in the 110HH, both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, Semanu Attiogbe in the Long Jump, and Nathan Alvarado in the Hammer Throw. Winners for the Women were: Brenda Blanco in the 400 hurdles, Leslee Patino in the 3000 Steeplechase, both 4x100 and 4x100 relays, Nicole Zazkowski in the High Jump, and Melissa Favorite in the Discus.
The 2019 Season kicked off with a rainy cold meet in Monterey at the MPC Open. The Men came away winners in unnofficial scoring in the 11 team meet. The Men were led by Iman Bayat who was a double winner in the 1500 and 5000. Dylan Bouzigues came away with a victory in the High Jump and Nathan Alvarado earned victory in the Shot Put. The Women finished second place to NCAA Division 2 CSU Monterey Bay by 5 points. The winners for the Women were Jillian O'Brien in the 5000, The 4x100 team of Samantha Bell, Adee Newman, Brenda Blanco and Jessica Marvin, and Melissa Favorite in the Hammer Throw. The Dons will next be at home for the De Anza Open.