Alumni Updates


If you're an alumnus of the California Track Team and want to update us on where you are now and what you're doing, send me an e-mail at


KEVIN  DIESTEL, Class of 2002 - Kevin is a freshman at UCLA and has regular conversations with Maurice Greene out at the UCLA track.


KYLE DIESTEL, Class of 2002 - Kyle is attending Arizona State where he is enjoying life without having to run the 400.


MICHAEL KING, Class of 2002 - Michael is on the track team at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and working hard.   He is planning on vaulting and running the hurdles this year.


MEGAN VALDES, Class of 2002 - Megan is a freshman at UCSB this year and plans on throwing for the Gauchos.


MATTHEW PEARSON, Class of 2002 - After helping to train the distance crew from Cal High this summer, Matt will be going to Cal Poly, SLO in the fall.


MARK McLAIN, Class of 2001 - Mark is a sophmore at DVC and plans on helping Cal High's jumpers this year.


JENNIFER LADOUCEUR, Class of 2001 - Jen has had a successful freshman year at UC Berkeley.  She threw a pr 154' 1" in the discus to place 9th at the Pac-10 championships. 


CHRIS COSTA, Class of 2001 - Chris just finished his freshman year at Santa Barbara City College and was on the track team.


CHRIS NORDMAN, Class of 2001 - Chris finished his first year at UC Davis.  He redshirted in track last season and is training to compete on the team next year.



IRENE GUZMAN, Class of 2000 - Irene will be a junior at St. Mary's College in Moraga this fall.  She  is on the lacrosse team, which just finished third in their conference.  


BRANDON MILLER, Class of 2000 - Brandon will be a junior at Cal Poly, San Luis Opisbo this fall. He's living in a frat house on campus and studying hard!


KRISTIN GRANLUND, Class of 2000 - Kristin is studying electrical engineering and applied mathematics at the University of Virginia.  She has given up rowing to concentrate more on her studies and will be a sophmore in the fall.


RYAN LOCKNER, Class of 2000 - Ryan  completed two years at Santa Barbara City College and was on the football team there.  


RICCO BROWN,  Class of 1999 - Ricco is in his first year at Cal State Northridge and is on the track team there.  Last year at Chabot, he finished 5th in the 400 meters at the state JC Championships and was on both relay teams which also finished 5th in the state.


TROY SMITH, Class of 1998 - Troy is living in San Ramon and will be attending Cal State, Hayward this year.


SARAH SOROKEN, Class of 1998 - After high jumping at DVC for two years, Sarah finished her athletic career as a member of the UC Davis track team where she received her degree in psychology. 


WILL DOWNER, Class of 1997 - Will was recently married and is living in Henderson, NV.  He's attending UNLV and helping his brother Tim with his track training for the high school team in Henderson.


JESSICA FRANCISCO, Class of 1997 - Jessica graduated from College of Notre Dame in 2001 with a degree in graphic arts.  She helped coach the sprinters at Cal High last year.