Whether it was competing in track in high school to make himself a better runner to reach varsity, a hurdle to overcome in a Steeplechase race or a position of leadership on and off the course, senior David Avila has soared.
Two years ago Cody Jones had never touched a Javelin. A lot has changed in a short time for the current Cal Lutheran junior. Today he will board a plane to Doha, Qatar for the Track & Field Paralympic World Championships as part of Team USA.
Competing at the United States Paralympic Track & Field Championships at Hamline University earlier this summer, Cal Lutheran sophomore Cody Joneswon the F38 category Javelin competition with a throw of 40.33m.
The USTFCCCA announced annual All-Academic awards late last week and the entire 2015 Cal Lutheran men’s track and field team was recognized for successes in the classroom as well as on both the track and in the field this year.
The largest sporting event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics is coming to town and California Lutheran University and the city of Thousand Oaks are honored to be hosting Special Olympic World Games delegations from four countries between July 21-24, 2015 prior to the start of competition on July 25 as a Host Town.
Six Cal Lutheran student-athletes were selected to The Star’s College First Team of the Spring in 2015. Earning accolades were Ramsey Abushahla (baseball), Michael Bassette (track & field), Moises Cardenas (tennis), Blake Lewis (softball), Keegan Sheard (golf) and Melissa Skiba (track & field).
At the conclusion of each academic and athletic year the school with the most combined championships points in Division III is honored with the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. In 2014-15 Cal Lutheran was one of eight SCIAC schools to appear in the final standings as announced on June 4.