It was a busy and successful year for our Rowland Raider students in various athletics. Below are highlights of recent awards and accomplishments to share with our community from Rowland High School Principal Mitch Brunyer:
RHS Track & Field (from Coach Dan Luna):
The Varsity and Frosh-Soph boys teams placed first and were undefeated (7-0). This is the 2nd year in a row the FS team placed first. The girls team finished second in league and their overall record was (6-1). Two girls school records were set this season by Tianna Eaton in the high jump (5' 4") and Min Yi Wu and Sarah Leung in the pole vault (8' 0"). Seventeen boy and girl athletes advanced to CIF Prelims. Jerry Zheng and Tianna Eaton advanced to CIF Finals in the triple jump and high jump respectively. Jerry finished in 2nd place and Tianna finished in 4th place in CIF Div. 2. Both advanced to the Masters meet where Jerry placed 7th in the triple jump and Tianna placed 11th in the high jump. Jerry plans to compete in Track & Field at Stanford next year.
Swimming (from Coach Mike Cody):
Runner-up CIF Title
2 Individual Titles – Katelyn Nguyen
1 CIF Relay Title - Melinda Wang, Meghan Chang, Allison Nguyen, Katelyn Nguyen
Congratulations to Katelyn Nguyen State Qualifier: Click below to view article in San Gabriel Valley Tribune:
Rotary Four-Way Speech Competition (from Assistant Principal, Greg Perez):
Rowland High student Alennie Roldan won the Rotary 4 way speech contest with the finals taking place Saturday May 21st in San Diego. The purpose is to help youth, Rotarians and the community-at-large to more completely understand, encourage, and foster the principles of Rotary and the objective of “Service Above Self.” The topic for the speech is the student’s choice. However, the speech must show clearly the practical application of all four points of the Rotary Four-Way Test. Allenie received $5,000 for winning the final contest. Alennie advanced at the club, group and regional levels before winning the finals.