Head Coaches:
Matt & Joy Hammel


YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – Speciality Practices Canceled Today (2/21) and Friday (2/22)

Due to unexpected repairs at the Buena track, specialty practices will be canceled both today (2/21) and Friday (2/22).  We are very sorry for the short notice, but we just found out late this morning.

Please be sure to get in some running this weekend (check the training plan on the Y/I page).

See everyone on Monday!

Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns about the first couple weeks of practices. or call/text 650-678-3681

YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – This Week’s Practice

The weather this week, while looking cold, looks promising with no rain in the forecast.  As usual, we have the Y/I team practices on Monday and Wednesday, with a full slate of specialty practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday according to the schedule here:

Practice Schedule

Please remember to bring WARM clothes that are labeled with your name!  Also, if you haven’t already, bring your filled out goal sheets.

Any questions?  Please email or call/text 650-678-3681

YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – Practice Reminders

We have a full week of practice scheduled this week, with Y/I team practices on Monday and Wednesday and Specialty practices on Tuesday/Thursday and Friday.  A few reminders:

  • Please be sure to bring warm (labeled) clothes as it gets very cold when the sun begins to set.
  • Do your best to pick up on time.  Practice ends no later than 6:00 and early in the season, it may end a bit earlier.
  • Weather looks a bit unsettled this week, with rain predicted on Wednesday and Thursday.  We will send out a post by 2:00 if practice is canceled.  If you do not see a post by 2:00, we will be there.
  • Please remember to bring goal sheets filled out.  If you do not have a copy, you can download one from the Youth and Intermediate team page (look on the left hand column).
  • Athletes may be a bit sore after the first couple of weeks of practice.  Sore is expected and OK, but please let us know if there is something that seems unusual or beyond normal sore muscles.  Also, if an athlete is sick or can not participate due to injury, please do not attend practice.

We are looking forward to a great first week of practices!  If you have any questions, please email or call 650-678-3681.



YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – Great First Practice!

I know it was cold, but what a great job by all of the athletes!  Great effort and great attitude by the entire team.

There are no more practices this week, but next week (weather permitting), we will have a full week of practices, including Y/I team practices on Monday and Wednesday, along with a full schedule of specialty practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Please check the practice schedule for what is offered on each of those days here:

Practice Schedule

We also asked the athletes to do a couple of things between yesterday and Monday.

Go to the Tigers Website, on the Youth/Intermediate team page and:

Download, print and fill out a goal sheet (if you didn’t get one at practice) and bring it on Monday.

  • Click on the Tigres Y&I Training Program 2019 and read it over.  They should be checking what the workouts are ahead of practice each day.
  • For the most part, great job wearing warm enough clothes (please remember to label everything with their name).  It looks like next week will be a cold one as well.

Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/concerns – or call/text 650-678-3681

YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – First Day of Practice Today @ Buena (4:30-6:00)

HERE WE GO!  The season is officially here!!!

Today is the first day of practice and the biggest thing we would like to stress is; IT IS GOING TO BE VERY COLD!!!  Please have your athletes dress accordingly with comfortable clothes to run in, and also VERY WARM clothes that are labeled with their name.  We are going to be spending more time talking than normal, so the athletes will be sitting around more than usual.  We want to make sure they stay warm.

Please be on time for both drop off and pick up.  As mentioned in the parent meeting, a coach needs to stay with any athletes that have not been picked up, so please be considerate.

If you have any questions, please email or you can call/text 650-678-368.

Us coaches are looking forward to an amazing year!!!

All Comers Meet on Saturday at VC – come join us!!!

Hey Youth and Intermediate!  Tigres season is ALMOST here!!!  It would be fun to see as many of you as possible this Saturday at Ventura College.  There is an all comers meet that is VERY low key where you can just jump into events that you find interesting.  Sorry, there are no field events and the running events are mostly distance focused (800 meters is the shortest individual race).  Even if you aren’t up for running, come say hi and bring a friend that might be interested in signing up for Tigres this season.  Here is a link to the info:

Reminder — Tuck & Judy Mason Distance Classic — Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call (650-678-3681) or email

Looking forward to seeing you all out there!

YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – End of 2018 Season!

Happy Mother’s day to all the Tigres mothers!

As the 2018 season came to an end after yesterday’s unbelievable CCC meet, we wanted to say thanks to all of the parents and athletes.  We hope you enjoyed the season as much as all of us coaches.  It was great to see all of the improvements in performances along with all of the friendships that were made.

For all of the Youth/Intermediate athletes that are moving on to High School, we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you and hope to see you on your High School track teams next year.

For the rest of you, see you in Tigres next year for another great season!

YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – CoConference Championship Qualifiers

The list has been finalized – please congratulate the CCC qualifiers who will be competing on Saturday at Buena High School!

If you can not attend or think we may have missed someone, please email or call/text 650-678-3681.

Austin Gambill – 3200, 800

Koy Mortensen – Hurdles, High Jump, 4×100, 4×400

Ashton Day – 800, 400, 4×100, 4×400

Jacob Jeffris – High Jump, 4×100, 4×400

Daniel Ortiz – High Jump

Aiden Harvan – 200, 100, 4×100, 4×400

Grant Baysinger – 800, 1600, 4×100, 4×400

Mason Jekogian – 1600

Michael Torres – 1600, 4×400

Henry Hammel – 3200, 4×400

Aiden Haggerty – 3200, High Jump

Ethan Trone – 4×100

David Reyes – 4×100

Lucas Imbler – Hurdles, 4×100

Sam Ronk – 4×400

Karinn Washington – 100, 200, 4×100

Donnea Prehn – 100, Hurdles, 4×100, 4×400

Asia Pocaigue – 100, 4×100

Kayla Washington – 200, 400, 4×100

Isabella Ramos – 200, 1600, High Jump

Ryan Mendez – 400, 4×100, 4×400

Jailyn Batis – 400, 800, 4×400

Lily Shadden – 800, Hurdles, High Jump, 4×400

Gabby Ortiz – 800, Shot Put

Chelsea Ochoa – 1600, 3200, 4×400

Alice McCoy – 1600

Sofia Stepan – 1600, 3200, 4×400

Ryan Maquinalez – 3200, 4×400

Angelina Grey-Reyes – 3200

Kimberly Baragan – Shot Put

Maycie Duston – Shot Put

Isabella Beltran – Long Jump

Kayla Poole – 4×100

Kalaiyh Brown – 4×100

Taylor Sommars – 4×100

Cailyn Mobley – 4×100, 4×400

Tiernan Phillips – 4×100, 4×400

Savannah Sprinkle – 4×100, 4×400

Hannah Christopherson – 4×100

Sofia Prieto – 4×400

Martha Reyes – 4×400

Avery Kightlinger – 4×400

Esja Moore – 4×400

Lauren Padilla – 4×400








YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – Co-Conference Championship Qualifying and Practice This Week

Because there are drops and event limits in the Co-Conference Championships, we will not know who has officially qualified for this Saturday’s meet until some time on Tuesday.  So, if you came to practice last week, please plan on coming to practice on Monday.  Once we have a list of those who are able to compete on Saturday, we will publish the list.

YOUTH/INTERMEDIATE – Movie and Athlete Gifts

It was great to see so many families at the End of Season Picnic.  What a great season!

For athletes who were unable to attend, your athlete gifts and packets with ribbons, medals and team picture will be at the Buena track on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00.  Please come by to the pick them up.

Here is a link to the Youth/Intermediate Season Movie as well.