- Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2009 04:41
- Written by Town Crier Staff Report
Los Altos resident Jeff Clark, a senior at Harvey Mudd College, has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The Los Altos High graduate won three events at the SCIAC Championships, after which he was chosen SCIAC Athlete of the Week for April 20-26. He is only the 18th male in the 95-year history of the meet to win three individual events.
Clark opened the three-day meet by winning the long jump with a personal-best effort of 22 feet, 11.25 inches. On the final day, he claimed the triple jump with a personal-best 47-3, good enough to be invited to the NCAA Qualifier. Clark closed the SCIAC meet by winning the high jump for the third consecutive year, leaping 6-6.75.
Clark, team MVP the past two years, is a nine-time All-SCIAC performer.
Griego wins 10K
Westmont College distance runner Lisa Griego, a Mountain View High graduate, won the women's 10,000-meter race on the first day of the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, held April 25 and 26 in San Diego.
Griego, running a 10K race for the first time, set a meet record with a time of 36 minutes, 37.07 seconds. The next day, she ran the 5,000 race and came in third with a time of 18:03.83.
Although Griego qualified for the 5K, 10K and marathon in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track and Field National Championships, she planned to compete only in the marathon.
Taufoou signs with ISU
St. Francis High graduate Matt Taufoou (class of 2007) is transferring from College of San Mateo to Iowa State to play football.
Taufoou signed a scholarship offer from Iowa State last month He has two years of eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker averaged nearly seven tackles per game and forced two fumbles for San Mateo last year.