This past Saturday at the NCS A meet at Montgomerey High School, three Sonoma Academy track and field athletes advanced to the NCS Meet of Champions to be held this weekend at Diablo Valley College. SA senior Andre Williams advanced with a win in the 3200, while senior Azure Roze (Long Jump) and freshman Freja Niklasson (300 H) both took third in their events to move on to the Meet of Champions. All three athletes are excited and continue to get ready as the Meet of Champions will feature the top athletes in all of Northern California.
Going into last Saturday's NCS A meet Sonoma Academy had ten athletes that advanced from the CMC meet the week before.
At the CMC meet Azure Roze won two events and on the boys side Andre Williams won the 800 and 3200.
For a complete list of results, visit the links below:
Seniors Andre Williams was recognized by the Press Democrat as the Small Schools Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their annual All-Empire Awards program. He was one of eight overall winners selected from over 35 schools in the Redwood Empire. Williams competed for the Coyotes in cross country in the fall, where he won the California State Dvisions V Cross Country Championship. He also competes in track and field in the spring and has advanced to the Meet of Champions this weekend with top qualifers advancing to the State Track & Field Meet next weekend. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9575592-181/press-democrats-all-empire-athletes-of
That same evening, SA's head cross country and track & field coach Danny Aldridge was selected as the Empire Coach of the Year by the Press Democrat. Danny has had an amazing athletic career as an athlete and coach, including having individual State Champions (male and female) at Sonoma Academy as well as qualifying both teams to the CIF State Championships. For a link to the Press Democrat article, visit: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/sports/9586765-181/benefield-longtime-empire-coaches-doug
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