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We strive for student-athletes to have a happy, healthy confidence-building experience, each year in our program.


FHS T&F Coaching Staff(left to right) Alejandra Flores, Mark Shields, Adam Miranda, Jeff Rohrer, Rob Guzman, Idreece Barns, Jeff Lehto, Anthony Rivera, Rand Crippen, Lewis Louie


  • Head Coach, T&F Program Coordinator, Running/HRD workouts planner, Webpage Admin, Mark Shields
  • Jumps Head Coach, Lewis Louie
  • Throws Head Coach, Rob Guzman
  • Assistant Coach, Sprints, Relays, Distance, Adam Miranda
  • Assistant Coach, Distance, Hurdles, Meet Announcer, Alejandra Flores
  • Assistant Coach, Throws, Jeff Lehto
  • Assistant Coach, Hurdles and Sprints, Idreece Barnes
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach, Distance, Jeff Rohrer
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach, High Jump, Rand Crippen
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach & Throws-Guru, Anthony Rivera
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach intern, Jumps and hurdles, Brianna Fedkiw

Team Parents: Matt & Laura Tiscareno, Anjana Prabhakar, Shara Carder

More background info below under "Fremont T&F Coaching Staff" 

FHS T&F Team Parents, The Tiscareno's




SUMMER T&F/XC SKILLS & CONDITIONING Begins MONDAY, JUNE 12thOpen to all. Specifically open for those who want . . .

  • to get in shape for Cross Country
  • to learn new or improve existing, Track & Field skills: throws, jumps, hurdling, sprint mechanics
  • to train off season between their collegiate XC and/or T&F seasons
  • to get faster for another sport
  • to just get in better shape 

Meet on the Visitors side of the Track, next to the burgundy sheds

  • Mon & Wed at 6:00pm, Sat at 10:00am
    • Throwers also meet on Tue & Thu at 6:00

Important FYI documentation



THIS WEEK IN FREMONT T&F (beginning Monday, May 22nd), Pot-luck & State Meet 

  • May 22nd End-of-season Pot Luck & Team Awards, Baylands @ 5:30p
  • May 23rd-25th, optional practice for XC and Summer Conditioning
  • Friday/Saturday May 26th - 27th, State Meet, Buchanan HS, Clovis 

Monday, May 22nd, Team Awards Pot Luck @ Baylands Park



TOP 10 IN-SEASON GPA's; 8-way tie for 1st, one person in 9th place, and a nine-way tie for 10th.

Recipients are Chloe Maxwell (FR), Shay Yaakobovitz (SO) Clara Estan (FR), Matthew Tsai (SR), Ziv Behar (JR), Nikhil Prabhakar (SO), Ryan Lehto (FR), Arjun Dutia (FR), Anagha Gore (JR), Weilin Oh (SO), Dhruti Halambi (SO), Varun Kale (SO), Dan Chizik (JR) and Naozumi Kawai (SR). Not shown: Nina Behrens (JR), Anuttam Preetham (JR), Ethan Chen (FR) and Yarden Halperin (FR). The group of 18 had an average in-season GPA of 3.89

Kamikazi Award winners: Shay Yaakobovitz, Michelle Overcamp, Ella Hassner and Dan Chizik

Comeback Award Winner, Darlene De La Cruz

Chameleon Award Winner, Isaac Tiscareno and close-to-chameleon friends, Shay, Dan and Arjun

MOST IMPROVED: Maelys Fraisse and Jason McWilliams

Highest Varsity Impact (most varsity points) by a FR/SO; Maya Chandurkar and Varun Kale 

Most regular season PR's (personal records); Isaac Tiscareno

Teams' Highest Point Scorers; Maelys Fraisse and Kathir Balakrishnan

Captain/Co-Captain Leadership Award Winners; Jack Lehto, Willem Guzman, Jasper Canalez, Aiden Guzman, Jason McWilliams, Isaac Tiscareno, Leland Nguyen, Matthew Tsai. Missing: Marie Anne Madrigal

Most Valuable Newcomers; Anusha Chadalavada and Fabian Oduk. Both juniors went to CCS on relays, Anusha also went in the open 400m dash 

Most Valuable Throwers; Jasper Canalez and Willem Guzman. Although not the highest point scorers, the 2 were extremely valuable in coordinating the many Throws activities and extra workouts, while supporting and being aware of all throwers PR's and meet efforts. True MVT's


Medals of Dedication (Top-10 workout percentages): Ryan Lehto (Thrower), Willem Guzman (Thrower), Aiden Guzman (Thrower), Kathir Balakrishnan (SPR/HRD), Isaac Tiscareno (Distance/HRD), Jason McWilliams (HRD), Maya Chandurkar (SPR/HRD), Darlene De La Cruz (SPR/HRD), Leland Nguyen (Middle-distance/SPR/JMP), Nikola Pesich (SPR/HRD/JMP)

2023 TEAM MVP's: Maelys Fraisse and boys co-MVP's, Kathir Balakrishnan & Isaac Tiscareno.

As well as being the three highest scorers on the combined teams, the 3 team Captains were extremely valuable in coordinating warm-ups, workout pace and effort, in addition to being aware of the health, out-of-sport activities and PR's of the other 55 runners/jumpers on the team. True MVP's

TThe T&F Potlucks are always good times, good friends and good food


CCS FINALS, May 20th, Gilroy HS


Nursing a high ankle sprain and fibularis tendonitis, Kathir still makes it to State. Placing 3rd, as well as beating the State automatic qualifying time

One more track meet before prepparing for the NCAA D1, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Maelys was the last seed into the CCS 100m Final. Yet, in the Final she beat 4 of the other higher seeds and just missed State by .03 seconds, coming in 4th in CCS. She finishes the season as the 2nd fastest 100m girl in school history.

Injuries and a little inexperienced, dampened the VB finals chance of getting to State. However, the team had a great season, posting the 7th fastest 4x4 time out of the 150-school CCS. Also dropping in the 3rd fastest time in school history.

Fremont Coaches working CCS Finals: Coach Flores as part of the meet announcing team

Fremont Coaches working CCS Finals: Coach Shields working as zone judge and lane official


The Varsity Boys 4x400m relay moves on to next week's Finals by running the 6th fastest time in CCS. Kathir, Fabian, Jonathan and Leland posted the 3rd fastest time in school history.

Maelys handing off to Anusha. Maelys moved on to Finals in the 100 meters. Anusha came up short in the 400, but climbs into the Fremont all-time records lists in the 400m and 4x1. 

Hayley, nursing a knee injury, lost in a jump-off for the last HJ spot. With some rest, and a scratch from 1-other jumper, she could surprise everyone by going to State

Kathir moves to the Finals, winning his heat with the 3rd best 300mH time of the meet. He still remains undefeated in head-to-head competition in the event this year

The Varsity Girls 4x100m relay of Maelys, Anusha, Maya and Nina ran the 4th fastest 4x1 in school history. The girls posted the 11th fastest 4x1 in CCS, which left them just outside of the finals. Still a solid accomplishment for a season in which they collected multiple 1st place medals in invitationals.

Isaac and the rest of the CCS distance runners had to battle near 90-degree temperatures as well as battling one another. Isaac did not make the Finals, but his SCVAL 4:21.91 is the 16th fastest time of the season, versus the over 1500 boys who ran the event in CCS.


Ten Fremont T&F student-athletes move on to CCS, 4 more are on the bubble.

Due to injuries, Kathir drops the 100m and 110mHH in an attempt to move on to State in the 300mH.

Becoming SCVAL champion in the event was a good start

Maelys finishes in a "dead-heat" for 1st place with Los Altos for SCVAL VG 100m champion. Maelys was edged out by 3-one-thousanths of a second (0.003). She also took 3rd in the 200m, moving on to CCS in both events

Maelys leads-off the VG 4x100m Relay. Teaming with Anusha, Nina and Maya to move on to CCS, taking 4th in SCVAL

Hayley continues to stay highly ranked in CCS, moving on to CCS from the SCVAL high jump

The VB 4x400m Relay moves on to CCS, with Wyatt doing an excellent job as a last-second sub, teaming with Fabian, Leland and Jonathan

Anusha Chadalavada moves on to CCS in the open 400m. She continues to climb the Fremont all-time records list in this event

Isaac blasts his way into the Fremont all-time top-5 in the 1600m/Mile with a 4:21.91, making his way into CCS by SCVAL placement, and by beating the provisional qualifier, to put a bow on it.

Nikola Pesich leads through 8 hurdles of his heat, but this hurdle left him on the bubble for CCS

Fremont camp at SCVAL

Leland blows by the 2-minute barrier for 800m with a 1:58.92. Unfortunately, he's on the bubble from SCVAL (he would have won 4 of the other 7 leagues in CCS).

Kevin leads during his leg of the VB 4x800 Relay

Zeke fights off Cupertino while anchoring the 4x800 relay. The relay team is on the bubble until all CCS League meets finish

Simalua and Antonio are on the bubble in the VG & VB shot put

Zeke and Matt staying ready for the 4x800m Relay

Shay runs down 4-other teams before handing to Anusha to further gap the pack in their heat, but the 2nd heat dropped in 7-faster times.

2023 FHS Track & Field Schedule

·     Saturday, Mar 4th, Rustbuster, @ Monta Vista Meet Results link. RustBuster pictures

Saturday, Mar 11th, Willow Glen Invitational Meet results link

  • Out of 35 high schools at Willow Glen; VB's 2nd, VG's 5th, FSB's 8th, FSG's 11th

Thursday, Mar 16th, double-dual; Mt. View & FRE @ Saratoga Meet Results link

Saturday, Mar 18th, Garlic Classic Track Invite, Christopher HS, Gilroy Meet Results link

Thursday Mar 23rd, Fremont @ Mt View, Meet Results

 Saturday, Mar 25th, Firebird Relays, Meet Results

  • Out of 25 high schools; VB 1st place, VG 1st place, FSB 7th place, FSG 6th place.


Monday, March 27th, first workout-percentage cut: if not at 90% or above, you are off the team

·        Thu Mar 30th , Fremont @ Santa Clara, Meet Results

·        Fri/Sat, Mar 31st / Apr 1st, Quicksilver Invitational (Meet results) – AND - Stanford Invitational (Meet results)

·        Tue, Apr 4th, Wilcox @ Fremont, Meet Results

  Sat, Apr 8th, Cupertino/De Anza Invitational Meet Results 

·        Tue, Apr 11th, Cupertino, Monta Vista & MacDonald @ Fremont Meet Results

Friday Apr 21st, Administrative Eligibility check, last workout percentage cut (must be 90% or above)

POST SEASON Qualifying **********************************************************************

·        Wed, Apr 26th, El Camino Division Prelims, SCVAL qualifier Meet Results

·        Fri, Apr 28th, El Camino Division Finals, SCVAL qualifier, at Wilcox Meet Results

·        Sat, May, 6th, SCVAL Championships, CCS Qualifier, Meet Results

·        Sat, May, 13th, CCS Preliminaries, Gilroy, Meet Results

·        Sat, May, 20th, CCS Finals, State meet qualifier, Gilroy, Meet Results

·        Fri/Sat, May, 26/27th, California State Track meet, Clovis


Firebird Relays Scholarships.

·        Athlete must have competed all 4-years

·        Have been a co-ed captain or co-captain one of those years

·        Have plans to go to college/university

·        Cannot be on an athletic scholarship going to a college/university

·        Then one of the next 3 items;

1.      Have been a league champion, at any level (Varsity or JV), including relays

2.      Have an individual event mark on the Fremont all-time top-15 records list or be part of a relay school record

3.      Have 100% attendance all 4-years, including optional Summer/Winter Conditioning

2023 Scholarship Winners

  • Isaac Tiscareno - 4yrs, 2-yr Captain, will run at CSU East Bay, on Top 15 in 2-individual events, 100% 4-yrs
  • Leland Nguyen - 4yrs, 2-yr Captain/co-captain, may run at UC Santa Cruz, on school record 4x4, 100% 4-yrs
  • Kathir Balakrishnan - 4yrs, 2-yr Captain, will run at UNC Chapel Hill, on school record 4x4, 4 entries on All-time Top 15's, 100% 4-yrs
  • Jonathan Mases - 4yrs, 2-yr Captain/co-captain, going to UC Davis, 100% 4-yrs (possibly running hurdles at Davis)


2022 Track & Field 

UPDATES as of Thursday, 5/26;

  • No practice/conditioning Fri 5/27, Sat 5/28 or Mon 5/30
  • Practice/conditioning Tue 5/31, Wed 6/01, Fri 6/03 (Thu is Graduation Day)
  • Summer Conditioning begins Monday, June 13. Weekly schedule will be;
    • Monday & Wednesday @ 6:00pm, Saturday at 10:00am
    • All-Comers every other Friday, once Los Gatos gives a start date


CA State Track & Field Results (link)

  • Trisha finishes the year ranked 18th in the State of California in the 100m Hurdles 
  • Kathir finishes the year ranked 10th in the State of California in the 110m High Hurdles


Announced at end-of-season Potluck

Firebird Relays Scholarships.

·        Athlete must have competed all 4-years

·        Have been a co-ed captain or co-captain one of those years

·        Have plans to go to college/university

·        Cannot be on an athletic scholarship going to a college/university

·        Then one of the next 3 items;

1.      Have been a league champion, at any level (Varsity or JV), including relays

2.      Have an individual event mark on the Fremont all-time top-15 records list

3.      Have 100% attendance all 4-years, including optional Summer/Winter Conditioning

2022 Scholarship Winners, $1250 each

·        Rakhi Chadalavada

·        Luis Figueroa

Team MVP's; The MVP not only helps the team by being a regular point scorer, but also is a leader, supports individual team members and helps keep the team togetherSetting examples by doing what is asked of them and not complaining or wandering off on their own agenda. Keeping their chin high and supporting others, even when they are having a bad day

o   Girls: Trisha Sharma

o   Boys; Kathir Balakrishnan

Medals of dedication (highest workout percentages)

1.      Kathir Balakrishnan

2.      Trisha Sharma

3.      Isaac Tiscareno

4.      Nikhil Prabhakar

5.      Luis Figueroa

6.      Matthew Tsai

7.      Nikola Pesich

8.      Leland Nguyen

9.      Jason McWilliams

10.   Jonathan Mases

Most Valuable Throwers (Most varsity points in the throws);

Girls: Simalua Taamu

Boys; Antonio Gallegos-Lynch

Most valuable newcomers

Girls, Kali Mitchell (helped round out both relays, helped the VG 4x1 get to CCS)

Boys: Nikhil Prabhakar (scored needed Varsity points in the HJ, plus horizontal jumps as the season progressed)

Captains’ leadership awards; captains/co-captains who almost always show up early to get practice going on time. Leads drills and stretching. Leads groups in intervals, blocks, throws, jumping exercises, etc. whatever is needed to run practice. They get to meets on-time, starts everyone warming up at meets.

·        Medha Kotra

·        Isaac Tiscareno

·        Matthew Tsai

·        Willem Guzman

·        Aiden Guzman

·        Leland Nguyen

 Team Highest point Scorers

Girls – Trish Sharma (2nd)

Boys – Kathir Balakrishnan (1st)

Others rounding out the top 10 scorers, out of 84 team members

  • Luis Figueroa (3rd)
  • Hayley Johnson (4th)
  • Rakhi Chadalavada (5th)
  • Leland Nguyen (6th)
  • Nikola Pesich (7th)
  • Maelys Fraisse (8th)
  • Isaac Tiscareno (9th)
  • Simalua Taamu (10th)

Most regular season Team PR’s

Trish Sharma - 14

Others rounding out the top amounts of season PR's

  • Kathir Balakrishnan, 12
  • Kali Mitchell, 9
  • Leland Nguyen, 9
  • Aravind Ganesh, 8
  • Jason McWilliams 8
  • Rakhi Chadalavada, 7
  • Luis Figueroa, 7
  • Nikola Pesich, 7
  • Maelys Fraisse, 7
  • Jonathan Mases, 7 
  • Zeke Carder, 7 
  • Kevin Hernandez, 7 
  • Ziv Behar, 7 

Highest Varsity Impact by Fr/So (most varsity points scored by a FR/SO student-athlete)

Girls: Hayley Johnson

Boys: Nikhil Prabhakar.

Most improved:

Boys: Nikola Pesich: 3-feet improvement in TJ. Learned a new event (300mH) and made it to CCS in the event

Girls: Medha Kotra: huge PR’s in 400 (3 sec), 800 (13 seconds), 1600 (23 sec), 3200 (42 sec)

 Comeback Award Winners (over came major adversity during season)

·        Jonathan Halperin (tore two ligaments in his ankle over Christmas Break. Was in a walking boot until the middle of March).. In CCS Finals in the 800m and 4x4 Relay, Ran 2nd fastest 800m in school history 

·        Kathir Balakrishnan (broke his collar bone on the last Tuesday of Christmas break. Started the season with his arm in a sling). In CCS Finals in the 110mHH and 4x4 Relay. Still has 4th fastest 300mH time in the state. Going to State in 110mHH.

 Chameleon Award: (score varsity points in 7 or more events) only 1 this year

·        Maelys Fraisse: LJ, 100m, 200m, 100Mh, 300Mh, 4x1 relay, 4x4 relay

 Kamikaze award (athlete does an event they normally wouldn't do, or wouldn't want to do, in order to help the team)  

Stephanie Orellano – from one instructional practice, ran 300m hurdles all season

Pictures of Award winners **************************************************************************************************************

Firebird Relays Scholarship Winners

Most Season PR's

2022 T&F MVP's

2022 Most Valuable Throwers

Medals of Dedication Award Winners

Most Valuable FR/SO's

2022 Team highest scoring totals

Comeback Award Winners

Captains' Leadership Award Winners

Most Valuable New Comers 

(missing Kali) 

Chameleon Award Winner

Kamikaze Award winner

2022 Most Improved


CCS FINAL RESULTS, Saturday, May 21st

  • VG 100M Hurdles: Trisha Sharma (2nd place, advances to CA State meet)
  • VB 110M High Hurdles: Kathir Balakrishnan (3rd place, advances to CA State meet)
  • VG 800M: Rakhi Chadalavada (11th place)
  • VB 800M: Jonathan Halperin (6th place)
  • VG 300M Hurdles: Trisha Sharma (7th place)
  • VG HJ: Kayley Johnson (6th place)
  • VB 4x400m Relay: Luis Figueroa, Jonathan Halperin, Leland Nguyen, Kathir Balakrishnan (School record time, and 7th place finish)
  • Fremont Coaching Staff: Coach Shields wins CCS Spring 2022 Honor Coach (link)

School Record 4 x 400m Relay


CCS Semi-finals meet, Saturday, May 14th, Gilroy HS

Link to schedule and information bulletin

Link to purchase tickets to CCS 

Plan to leave Fremont/home 3 hours before your event is scheduled, traffic on HWY 101 is always slow and clogged whenever T&F CCS is held at this site. Please eat breakfast or lunch before leaving. Take money to purchase lunch at their snack shack.

Link to HEATS & FLIGHTS for CCS Semi-finals


  • 4X100m Relay: Varsity girls, Maelys Fraise, Trisha Sharma, Kali Mitchell, Maya Chandurkar
  • 100m Hurdles: Trisha Sharma
  • 110m High Hurdles: Kathir Balakrishnan
  • 400m Dash: Luis Figueroa
  • 100m Dash: Kathir Balakrishnan
  • 800m Run; VG-Rakhi Chadalavada, VB-Jonathan Halperin
  • 300m Hurdles: VG-Trisha Sharma, VB-Nikola Pesich
  • 4x400m Relay: Varsity boys, Luis Figuroa, Jonathan Halperin, Leland Nguyen, Kathir Balakrishnan (Jonathan Mases (alt))
  • High Jump: Hayley Johnson
  • Shot Put: Antonio Gallegos-Lynch

SCVAL Championship Meet Friday, May 6th, 2022  Santa Clara H.S, Preliminary Schedule


Firebirds qualifying for the SCVAL Championships/CCS Qualifier, Friday, May 6th at Santa Clara HS. SCVAL/CCS Qualifier heats and flights;

  • 4x100 meter relay: Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys
  • 1600m run, Isaac Tiscareno
  • 100m Hurdles, Trisha Sharma
  • 110M High Hurdles, Kathir Balakrishnan, Nikola Pesich, Jonathan Mases
  • 400m dash, Luis Figueroa
  • VG 100m dash, Maelys Fraisse, Trisha Sharma, Kali Mitchell, Maya Chandurkar
  • VB 100m dash, Kathir Balakrishnan
  • VG 800m run, Rakhi Chadalavada
  • VB 800m run, Leland Nguyen, Jonathan Halperin
  • VG 300m hurdles, Trisha Sharma
  • VB 300m hurdles, Kathir Balakrishnan, Luis Figueroa, Nikola Pesich
  • 3200m run, Isaac Tiscareno
  • 4x400 meter relay: Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys
  • Shot Put, Antonio Gallegos-Lynch
  • VG Triple Jump, Hayley Johnson
  • VB Triple Jump, Leland Nguyen
  • High Jump, Hayley Johnson



Wed & Fri, April 27th and 29th

The Firebirds had a very strong showing in the El Camino Division/league Track & Field Championships last Friday. Fremont was 2nd to meet winner Mountain View, in over-all scoring

The Firebirds finished the meet with El Camino League champions in 13 events.

El Camino League Champions are;

·        Varsity Girls league champions

o   4 x 100m Relay: Maelys Fraisse, Trisha Sharma, Kali Mitchell, Maya Chandurkar

o   100 meters, Trisha Sharma

o   800 meters, Rakhi Chadalavada

o   100 meter Hurdles, Trisha Sharma

·        Varsity Boys league champions

o   100 meters, Kathir Balakrishnan

o   400 meters, Luis Figueroa

o   110 meter high hurdles, Kathir Balakrishnan

o   300 meter hurdles, Kathir Balakrishnan

o   4 x 400m Relay: Luis Figueroa, Jonathan Halperin, Leland Nguyen, Kathir Balakrishnan

·        JV Girls league champions

o   Triple Jump, Shay Yaakobovitz

o   Shot Put, Simalua Taamu

·        FS Boys league champions

o   Discus, Aiden Guzman

o   Triple Jump, Nikhil Prabhakar




FULL TEAM EVENT-GROUP SUMMARY: ABBREVIATED 2020 Track & Field Season             (linked PDF)


Big hugs and high-fives to our graduating seniors: the season, and semester, were just too short. We will miss all of you;

  • Fearless Four-year Firebirds
    • Captain, Samantha Wu, (jumps & distance).
    • Captain, Zach Oren (Jumps, middle-distance, relays (2017 EC TJ Champion))
    • Captain, Karen Dam (Throws, hurdles, Relays)
    • Captain, Neel Bhargava (Distance, FHS 2020 Male Athlete of the Year),
    • Captain, Cassius Fiaui (Throws, FHS Shot Put record holder, 2017 EC JV Shot Champion, 2-times CCS Shot put competitor, 2020 ranked 2nd in CCS Shot put))
    • Captain, Kyle DuVal (Distance)
    • Captain, Rohan Kale (Sprints, hurdles, relays)
    • Co-Captain, Huy Tran (Jumps, sprints)
    • Co-Captain, Trevor Ong (Jumps)
    • Connor McCaffrey. (Sprints & relays)
    • Jordyn Laihipp, (Sprints & Relays)
  • Three-year 3-peat Firebirds
    • Captain, Alex Workman (Distance, middle-distance & relays)
    • Co-Captain, Yash Gajula (Sprints & Relays)
    • Aakash Davasam (Distance)
    • Aditya Kini (Distance)
    • Linda Tran (Jumps)
  • Two-year, but-not-too-late, Firebirds
    • Anais Chevalier (Sprints & Relays)
    • Zoe Chevalier (Sprints & Relays)
    • Anais Eichner (Sprints & Relays)
    • Melissa Lee (Sprints & Relays, 2020 FHS Female Athlete of Year)
  • One-and-done Firebirds
    • Boaz Nakhimovsky
    • Jaydon Morris
    • Daniel Nguyen

Come back to visit, when you can. You are always welcomed, and you will always be Firebirds!


EL CAMINO LEAGUE (division) Virtual Champions Meet linked here, Lynbrooksports.com/ECL)

*Virtual meet results are taken from all marks over 2 1/2 weeks;

  • Fremont Boys, 4th place, Fremont Girls, 2nd place
    • Fremont Virtual ECL Champions;
      • Shot Put, Cassius Fiaui
      • 1600m, Jonathan Halperin
      • 100m Hurdles, Trisha Sharma (1,2 Trisha and Briana)
      • 300m Hurdles, Trisha Sharma

*Actual Season Results, along with pictures, are on our Fremont Athletic.Net webpage 


A shout out to Team Mom's, and a thank you to Anna Oren, our graduating Team Mom

Anna Oren, will be graduating from her team-mom duties as Zach moves on to UC Davis.

The Team Mom role is a key role in helping to coordinate logistics and planning around Track & Field (and other sports). The position for FHS T&F has usually been held for 1,2 or 3 years. With the Mom often doubling as the Cross Country Team Mom.

We have had some excellent Team Mom’s over my 16 seasons at Fremont (Deb Staab, Naomi Hascalovici, Rachel Rohrer, Darlene Cross, Molly Cox, Cathy Kaufman-Gomez, Jen Bernauer)  so the bar was already high. However, there’s not enough space on this webpage to talk about how efficient and committed Anna Oren has been.

None-the-less, I can give an anecdote from the 2019 Firebird Relays;

I parked next to the Track shed at about 6:35 am, as I unlock the shed, Anna is already walking across the field giving an update on the helpers we will have for the day. During the next 14 hours of dealing with 40 high schools and over 2000 student-athletes, I thought she was sept-tuplets (7 of her). Every station I visited, in between directing track events, she was there;

·         I checked on Coach Louie at the Awards table, Anna was there helping

·         I went to the front gate, to get an entry packet for a team, Anna was there helping

·         I went to event registration, to see if they needed more heat sheets, Anna was there helping.

·         During the meet, I’m in constant communication with the announcers booth, and one of the times I looked up at them, Anna was in the booth

·         I went to the back gate and asked, “Do you need more small bills?” They said, “No Anna just brought some from the front gate”

·         I went to the Long Jump pit, bringing some student helpers because two of the Santa Clara coaches couldn’t make it, Anna was there explaining to kids how to rake the pit

·         At one point, the timer and meet scorer, Hank, says, “Mark, I need some horizontal jump results!” I said, okay, I looked over towards the jumps, Anna is walking towards us carrying triple jump results!

·         7:30pm, the meet is over Anna is already helping Coach Louie and Mrs Ong distribute all of the final medals

·         8:45 all of our coaching staff, some captains, and Anna, finish picking up trash and we leave to go home

To top it off, she's the Cross Country and Band Team Mom: the Band season intersects the XC and T&F seasons! Amazing!!!

Anna, thank you so much, for all of your time and patience!

Hopefully, we won’t need 7 Team Moms’ to replace you!


VIDEO: USA Track & Field Olympians talk about limiting the spread of COVID-19




Wednesday August 7th, FHS is offering Physical Exam for $20, Trainer’s Room (under home bleachers), 3:00pm  (could possibly be the only on-campus physical for the whole school year, so take advantage).



Fremont Track & Field:  CCS Qualifier

Last Friday, the SCVAL Championship / CCS Qualifier (results link) was held at Los Gatos High School.

Four Firebirds qualified directly for CCS, 5 more are "on-the-bubble";

  • For the 2nd year, senior, Idreece Barnes qualified in the 110m High Hurdles and the 300m Intermediate hurdles. Barnes boast CCS top-10 rankings in both events: he’s #7 in the high hurdles, #6 in the 300 hurdles
  • For the 2nd year in a row, Junior, Cassius Fiaui qualified in the girls Shot put. Cass is currently ranked #19 in CCS
  • For the 2nd year in a row, senior, Amanda Liu also qualified in the girls Shot put.
  • Sophomore, Hanna Chellali qualified in the Varsity girls high jump
  • On the bubble for CCS (one-two spots out);

o   Senior, Alex Cassidy, boys high jump

o   Junior, Samantha Wu in the girls 3200m run

o   Sophomore, Brian Fedkiw in two events; the girls Long Jump and Triple jump

o   Sophomore, Natalie Waelty in the Varsity girls high jump

o   Freshman, Rakhi Chadalavada, varsity girls 400m run


  • 3:30 Wednesday, May 8th, at locker room next to the pool
  • Final return, Awards Pot-luck on Monday, May 20th.
  • Any uniforms not in by then;
    • Gets billed
    • Doesn't get end-of-season t-shirt
    • Doesn't get end-of-season quarter-zips
    • Doesn't receive any awards they won.



(Baked by elite baker/distance runner, Samantha Wu)




Please return your uniforms/warm-ups (WASHED PLEASE):  Wednesday May 1 after school (~3:30-4:00) at the "locker room" next to the pool


SENIOR DAY 2019Senior Day (last home dual meet)

SENIOR DAY 2019 (last home dual meet)

(link to meet pictures)

With a very young team this year, only 15 of our approximate 85 student-athletes will be leaving us.

Big hugs and high-fives to our graduating seniors;

  • Fearless Four-year Firebirds
    • Captain, Zara Dayal (jumps & hurdles (2016 El Camino JVG HJ champion))
    • Captain, Amanda Liu (Throws & sprints (2018 CCS shot put, 2017 EC JVG shot put runner-up))
    • Co-captain, Nathanial Catris, "Nano" (distance, middle-distance and sprints)
    • Co-captain, Nadia Anees (hurdles and sprints)
    • Co-captain, Emmanuel Ramirez (jumps and sprints)
  • Three-year 3-peat Firebirds
    • Captain Idreece Barnes (Sprints & hurdles (currently ranked 5th in CCS in 300mH, 4th in 110mHH))
    • Co-Captain: Jonathan Mattson (Hurdles & Sprints)
    • Co-captain, Stephanie Escobar (Middle-distance)
    • Co-captain, Christian Vargas (Sprints and throws)
    • Ryan Wingrove (Jumps)
  • Two-year, but-not-too-late, Firebirds
    • Captain, Alex Cassidy (High Jump and sprints (currently ranked 7th in CCS HJ))
    • Co-captain, Jules Merigot (sprints and jumps (currently leads-off both sprint relays))
    • Co-captain, Chris Gough (sprints)
  • One-and-done Firebirds
    • Steven Quintana (Throws (currently ranked 6th in El Camino Division shot put))
    • Abhinov Mamidipaka (Throws)




The Firebirds posted many stellar performances on Saturday, March 30th, and not all stellar-performances were on the Track & Field, as the Fremont community worked hard to complete another successful FirebIrd Relays.

Results; Athletic.Net and Lynbrooksports.com

Meet Pictures 

On the Track & Field:

  • The Firebirds finished 7th out of 35 schools in total points, with the FS Girls finishing the highest with a 2nd place out of the 33 schools in the FS girls division.
  • Large teams have an advantage in the Firebird Relays as they can cover all of the relay scoring. Evergreen Valley won the team trophy again, as they bring close to 200 student athletes to our event (their team eating habits also make them a Snack Shack favorite). Their coaches have brought their team (and their revenue) to each of the Firebird Relays
  • For Fremont, there were over 30 individual PR's or season bests, with the Firebirds cranking up the heat in Relay events.
    • Topped-off by the F/S Girls foursome of Briana Fedkiw, Hanna Chellali, Natalie Waelty and Rakhi Chaladavada shattering the meet record in the Speed Medley Relay. The girls time of 1:58.49 put them at #3 all time in the Fremont record books 
    • Cassius Fiaui, once again cleared 35-feet in the varsity girls shot put, exerting her dominance over a talented girls shot put field, and proving her #13 CCS shot-put ranking
    • Idreece Barnes won both hurdle events; maintaining his #6 ranking in CCS for the 110m High Hurdles and moving up to #5 in CCS for the 300m Hurdles. Idreece hauled away a total of 3-medals, and points in all 4 of his events, when teamed with other point-scoring/medal winning teammates, Zach Oren, Jules Merigot, Alex Cassidy, Yash Gajula and Rohan Kale on two sprint relays
    • FS Girl horizontal jumpers Briana Fedkiw, Hanna Chellali, also carted-off plenty of hardware with 4-medals a piece 

Throughout the day:

Thanks Everyone,

Together, last Saturday, we successfully completed another Firebird Relays.

Raising funds to support the T&F/XC programs and the Firebird Relays Scholarships, with other FHS Athletic teams supported through the Boosters concessions.

Saturday, March 30th, we hosted 36 out of the 42 high schools which initially registered for the meet. The 36 high schools brought over 1300 student-athletes, entered in over 2400 events, accompanied by approximately 150 coaches, and maybe 800-1000 spectators! Unlike most other sports, competitors are also spectators and paying customers in a large Track & Field competition. The result was an active, moving, sometime transient, crowd of about 2000-2500 people making their way around our fields, through our stands, bathrooms and Snack Shack for probably 8 out of 12 hours

From the feedback of the other Coaches, Hank Lawson (the top timer in northern California and CCS) and the USA Track & Field Officials (who work high school, NCAA and World-Class track meets), we did a great job! 

Meets of this size often run 1-2- hours late: we finished 30-minutes early. Padding our positive meet management reputation due to our +/- 5-minutes-of-schedule finishes in 2018 and 2017

Timely meet management and successful, positive, representation of Fremont High throughout such an all-day event, could only be accomplished by a massive team effort of committed volunteers

Special thanks to all mentioned below, and sincere thanks/apologies to anyone I missed in the below shout outs;

Team Super-Mom; Anna Oren (Zach, 2020) for tirelessly working to fill volunteer positions. Showing up at 7:00am. Then during the meet, she made it around to all posts, with her cape flapping in the wind, to help out at each location. Finally shutting down around 8:30pm as she, and us remaining coaches, picked-up random trash on our way out of the stadium

Student-athletes who helped all-day, even though they did not compete

·        Sam Tiscareno (2021)

           Chris Gough (2019)

·         Yadi Set (2021)

·         Thomas Le (2021)

·         Jonray Collado (2021)

Current student-athlete parents who volunteered;

·         Lisa Tsuchitani (awards) (Kohei, 2021)

·         Karen and Bill Gough (tickets, awards) (Chris 2019, Kate 2021)

·         Anahga (and Anil) Kale (t-shirts) (Rohan, 2021)

·         Shaheen and Aditya Dayal, registration and other (Zara, 2019 (also see “Power Parents”))

·         Janet Nixon (tickets) (Ethan, 2021)

·         Abe Oren, tickets (Zach, 2020)

·         Christine Pepin, long jump (Jules, 2019)

·         Fariha Barnes, bbq grill (Idreece, 2019)

·         Meena Juttukoonda, t-shirts (Yash, 2020)

Alumni Student-athlete volunteers

·       Luis Cordero (2015, Rochester Institute of Technology)

·         MacKenzie Cox (2016, Cal Poly SLO)

·         Coach Alejandra Flores (2014, De Anza /Aurora Univ (Chicago), SCUSD)

·         Coach Chuck Herrera (1998, De Anza, FUHSD)

·         Samantha Louie (2018, UC Davis)

·         Coach Lewis Louie (1978, retired man of leisure & USATF Certified coach (STILL highly ranked  in FHS record books for T&F and Basketball)

·         Warren Liu (2018, UC Santa Cruz)

·         Coach Adam Miranda (2013, SJSU, Facebook)

·         Coach Fitzgerald Nocon (2008, SJSU, O’Connor &  Stanford hospitals)

·         Heather Rohrer (2013, University of Hawaii, Apple)

 Alumni Power-Parents (and their FHS T&F/XC graduates)

·       Steve Meier, "the voice of FHS T&F", announcer/photographer (Lauren 2017, UC Berkeley)

·         Molly Cox, awards, results, registration (Shelby, 2014 UMass/Michigan State, MacKenzie, 2016 Cal Poly SLO)

·         Cathy and Gus Gomez, front & back gates, t-shirts (Tommy, 2018, Columbia Univ., NY)

·         Deepa Balgi, registration and inspirational hip-number design (Pranav, 2017, UCLA). Also thanking Ganesh Balgi for years of great photos, along with the photos from Steve Meier.

·         Shaheen and Aditya Dayal, registration (Sabina, 2015, UC Santa Barbara, Zara current coed Team Captain, 2019)

·         Coach Lewis Louie, Medals-coordinator for the last 4-Firebird Relays  (Samantha, 2018, UC Davis)

          Coach Jeff Rohrer, out sick, but has worked all 7 previous Firebird Relays (Heather 2013, Univ. of Hawaii, Jackie 2013, UC San Diego)

Other key supporters

     Sylvie Jannon-Shields, t-shirts and creator of “Run like a girl” stickers, 8th Firebird Relays (patient supporter of Coach Shields)

·     Julia Jannon-Shields, 8th Firebird Relays: has worked t-shirts, awards, announcers’ booth, results-shuttling. Supporting Fremont T&F since she was 5-years old (AMHS 2017, University of Washington, Seattle)

·     Athletic Director Jason Townsend, who, in his first stint as AD, believed me when I told him we (Fremont) could pull-off this huge track meet

  • Johanna Moyoli: whose timely handling of invoices, from all angles, keeps our reputation strong and payments on time
  • Coach Rand Crippen: currently a volunteer coach, has officiated the HJ at all Firebird Relays and all Fremont dual meets over the last 10+ years.

·    Athletics Boosters leader, Lenora Heuchert and her Booster's Dynamic Duo - Lisa and Jeff Hiatt:  They all worked at the concessions area for 12 hours starting at 8 am and finished clean up at 8 PM. They did an outstanding job purchasing, prepping, cooking and selling all the food items to support a hungry crowd all day long!  Lisa does a fabulous job managing her team and Jeff was busy grilling everything.  He even trained kids and parents how to flip burgers and grill chicken! Well done  (Especially well done, considering the length of our event, some of our guest had breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Snack Shack)!



LAST WORKOUT/ATTENDANCE CUT was April 1st. Reduced to 80% due to flu epidemic 


Must be eligible, have a workout/attendance of 85% and worked the league meet on Wed., April 24th and Fri., April 26th, at Fremont, in order to get credit for the sport


Link to Booster Pictures of Track & Field

password is lower case 'firebirds' 


Results 2nd Annual Aragon InvitationalMarch 16, 2019

The medal tally was high as the Firebirds' combined-team point total was 2nd highest out of the 16 high schools competing in the San Mateo Track & Field meet

  • The Varsity Girls were 1st out of 16 schools, with Zara Dayal, Cass Fiaui and Amanda Liu scoring the most points with 19, 16 and 13 points, respectively
  • The Varsity Boys were 2nd out of 16 schools, with Idreese Barnes, Alex Cassidy and Jules Merigot scoring 21.5, 17 and 15.5 points, respectively 
  • The FS Girls were 2nd out of 16 schools, with Natalie Waelty, Hanna Chellali and Yadi Set scoring the most points with 20.5, 20.5 and 18 points, respectively 
  • The FS Boys were 3rd out of 16 schools, with Jonathan Halperin, Santiago Torres and Ethan Nixon scoring the most points with 18, 10.25 and 9.25 points, respectively
  • Total Points for all 4 divisions at the Aragon Don's Invitational

    1. Aragon 510   2. Fremont 284   3. Hillsdale 189  4. Jefferson 98   5. Mills 93    6. Soquel 89   7. Alameda 75    8. Adrian Wilcox 70    9. Redwood Christian 59    10. Design Tech 49    11. Mercy [Burlingame] 49    12. Terra Nova 28    13. Downtown College Prep 21    14. San Rafael 15    15. Summit Tahoma 2    16. Luis Valdez Leadership Acad 1


Winter Conditioning, Wednesday, Dec 5th


             Fremont T&F/XC student-athletes, alumni, coaches and parents, are family!