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Women’s Track and Field

Head Coach, Curtis Taylorimg_7401resize1

Coach Taylor is entering his 6th year here as the Head Coach at Laney. He was named the Nor Cal Junior College Women’s Coach of the Year for 2007, 2008 and 2009,  and was named the California State Junior College Coach of the Year for 2007. Taylor, primarily a sprint, hurdles and jumps coach, has had athletes win 17 state titles in his 5 seasons here, including 4 100m dash, 4 200m dash,1 400m dash,  2 4 x 100m relay, 1 4 x 400m relay, 4 long jump and 2 100m hurdle titles.  He has also had other J.C. state champions during his tenure at San Francisco City College.  Over this 4 year span, the Laney Womens’ team has finished 3rd, 2nd, 1st  and 1st in the Coast Conference, 5th, 2nd, 1st and 1st in the Nor Cal Championships and 6th 2nd, 3rd and 2nd in the State Championships. Last year, Laney won it’s first ever J.C. State Team Championship. Taylor also runs the successful E.O.Y.D.C. TC age group and open program, coaching numerous All Americans and national record holders. He was a regional Jr. women’s sprint coordinator for USATF and has been a Level III sprints and hurdle clinician.

Assistant Coaches

Nick Mazur is in his second year as an assistant coach.   He assists with the strength, power and conditioning training.  Coach Mazur was formerly the Head Boys Track and Field Coach at McClymonds H.S. and competed for Bishop O’Dowd H.S. as a prep. He ran collegiately for Cal, where he is a graduate student and is currently pursuing his Phd.

Welcome to the Laney Eagles Track and Field Webpage

Congratulations to the Laney Women’s Track and Field Team! Following up on the 2009 and 2008 teams championship finishes in the Coast Conference, Nor Cal and 2nd and 3rd in the State Championships, the 2010 Eagles team finally won it’s first State Championship.    Leading the way was Sohpmore  Lauryn Newson, winning the 100 and Long Jump and placing second in the 200m dashes at the Conference, Nor Cal and State levels, while setting a new school, state and National J.C.  record (American Born) in the Long Jump at 21’7″ 1/4 inches at the U.S. National Championships.  Sophomore Shanae Roach won the 200 at all three levels while running second in the 100m and running the 3rd fastest time in school history (11.61 and 23.67) in both sprints.  Sophomore Dominique Knowles finished 3rd in the Triple Jump at the state championships, setting a new school mark in the process, jumping 39′ 1″.  Quianna Wilson (100m), Sepanta Padrah (200m), Dominique Crosby and Aziza Hazel (both 400m),  Michelle Miller (Long Jump) Christene Jones (4 x 400m relay)  and Shanika Davis (Long Jump and 100h) all contributed to the team championship totals.  This past season, Shanika Davis also set a school mark in the 400 hurdles running 61.58 seconds, which was also the 3rd fastest J.C. time in the United States.   The Eagles also led the state in the 4 x 100m relay (Shanae Roach, Lauryn Newson, Dominique Crosby  and Quianna Wilson) with a time of 44.72 setting a new school and California J.C. record and beating the likes of Cal, UCLA, USC, Arizona and many other Div I schools during the season.

1 2009 Sophomore tracksters follow in the footsteps of the 2008 group:

10 out of the 11 Sophmores from the 2010 team were offered scholarships and were accepted into various institutions.  Of that 10, 6 are at the following institutions:

Lauryn Newson: University of Oregon

Shanae Roach: San Diego State University

Dominique Crosby: Louisiana Tech University

Sharonda Clark: Long Beach State University

Dominique Knowles: San Francisco State University

Sepanta Padrah: Northeastern University

Offers for:

Shankia Davis

The 5 graduating Sophomores from the 2009 team recieved scholarships and gained entrance to the followinginstitutions:

Champelle Brown: University of Central Florida

Malissa Anthony: Portland State University

Aria Betts: U.C.L.A.

Jalicia Cox: University of California at Davis

Eijiro Ntekeume: University of California at Berkeley

The 4 graduating Sophomores from the 2008 team all received scholarships to Division 1 institutions:

Candise Maxwell: University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Shahnel Woodley: University of Nevada at Las Vegas

B.J. Triplett: California State University, Long Beach

Robyn Hunte: University of California at Berkeley

Woodley also received the Laney College Athletic Academic Award for the 2008 school year. Congratulations to all of these young ladies!!

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