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While coaching elite high school cross country and track and field programs at Buchanan in addition to directing labor-intensive Central Section and CIF State track meets at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Brian Weaver is locked into an exhausting, year-round commitment.
Two years ago, he surely could have been excused from overlooking Evert Silva, particularly in the distance runner’s developmental stage at a Fresno High Division III program that had operated in virtual anonymity since Michael Kasahun won the CIF State Division I cross country title in 1996.
Yet Silva, all 5-feet-9 and 120 pounds of him, caught Weaver’s eye.
It wasn’t long after Silva placed but 119th in the 2015 state D-III cross country final at Woodward Park that Weaver forecast: “That kid’s going to be good.”
No matter that Silva, at 16 minutes and 59.1 seconds for 3.1 miles, finished more than 2 minutes behind national-acclaimed Austin Tamagno of Brea Olinda that Nov. 28 day.
“You could see a lot of desire, how light he was on his feet, his turnover and his amazing attitude; he was grateful for everything,” Weaver reflected this week. “He wanted to be good, and he raced like it. Everything about him, I’m thinking: ‘This kid could be special.’ ”
He would be.
To what degree? Where to begin for The Fresno Bee 2016 boys Runner of the Year?
A year after placing fifth in the section D-III at 16:10, Silva coasted to the division gold by 52 seconds at 15:30.4.
Nine days later, against profoundly better competition that reflected his more urgent pace, he finished fourth in the state D-III championship at 15:09.6 – a school record and the section’s best time of the season for all divisions.
Silva then closed his cross country prep career by placing 31st among 195 runners – and fourth among Californians – in the single-division Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., soundly defeating Rubidioux-Riverside’s Erik Gonzalez and Cathedral Catholic-San Diego’s Joaquin Martinez after they finished ahead of him in the state meet.
And now this.
Silva learned this week he has been accepted, academically, into Northern Arizona University, the NCAA 2016 champion in men’s cross country.
There’s no guarantee he’ll attend the college in Flagstaff, Ariz., in seven months. He hasn’t received a scholarship offer from the Lumberjacks – yet.
But the fact that dialogue has even begun between him and their coaches speaks volumes for the runner far out of Tamagno’s time zone not much more than a year ago. Tamagno now runs for yet another NCAA titan, Oregon.
It appears Silva will run for somebody on scholarship, and that’s all that matters. He’s visiting Georgetown this weekend and has also heard from Portland coaches, among others.
“I have options,” he says. “Running is the reason I’m getting into college. Getting the call from Northern Arizona telling me I got accepted threw a lot of stress from my shoulders. A year ago, I never thought I’d be in the shoes I am today; I never would have believed it.”
Two developments are primarily responsible.
▪ First, the “downfall” from the 2015 state cross country meet “fired” him up for the subsequent track and field season last spring. And it was there he established identity by placing second in the section and ninth in the state in 3,200 meters. And the California showcase has but one division, meaning he opposed the best of all in a meet generally resembling a Junior Olympics.
▪ Second, the arrival of Jesus Campos as Fresno High’s cross country coach just before the season began in August.
“I knew how good he was and what he had accomplished,” Silva says of the longtime Fresno-area marathon star. “I had someone to guide me very well.”
Campos had to execute every gimmick in the book to help train Silva because Silva had no teammate remotely close to his caliber.
That included giving teammates 30-second leads over Silva in practice runs. It also had Campos pacing Silva on a bicycle in faster-tempo runs and the coach running with him on longer workouts because, simply, the coach could.
“His strength is consistency in training,” Campos says. “He never misses a practice, he always works hard, he doesn’t complain and he’s willing to hit specific times he’s supposed to be running. He’s also a very smart runner.
“I realize college is way different than high school, but I can see him doing big things.”
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Fresno High School’s Jacqueline Ruiz has been named teacher of the year by the Fresno County Office of Education.
Ruiz, who teaches chemistry and International Baccalaureate environmental courses, has been a teacher for five years. She is also the pep and cheer director at the school, leading Fresno High’s squad to qualify for the United Spirit Association National Cheer Competition for the first time ever this year.
Ruiz was also named among the top five employees by Fresno Unified at its annual Excellence in Education banquet in February. Then, she was recognized as the district’s best high school employee.
“I want students to construct their own knowledge rather than have me lecture to them,” Ruiz said in a statement. “When students take responsibility for their own learning, they figure out what works best for them, do better staying in their optimal learning modality and gain not just knowledge to pass an exam, but true understanding.”
Other winners include Bob Kampf, director of supplemental services at the Clovis Unified School District, who was named administrator of the year; and Danny Alberty, a campus assistant at Edison High, who was named school employee of the year.
The Office of Education held its annual Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday night at the William Saroyan Theatre. Each district in Fresno County can nominate honorees. This year, 21 nominations were received for school employee of the year, 15 for administrator of the year and 22 for teacher of the year.
The winners have the opportunity to apply for the California Department of Education awards in 2017.
FRESNO. Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno High has as storied an athletic history as any school in the valley or state and came up with a way to forever honor their Warriors through the Wall of Champions.
"We have all of these athletes that were part of the school of champions and so what if we did a video of the accomplishments of those athletes," said former Fresno High principal Bob Reyes.
With support from the Fresno High Alumni Association, the idea came to life in the form of an interactive video board that tells the story of some of Fresno High's finest athletes and teams.
"Well just off the top of my head I think everybody on this wall has achieved quite a bit. If you look back at the history of baseball, Frank Chance was the last manager to take the Cubs and win a World Series, that was over 100 years ago," said Dave Brase of the Fresno High Alumni Association.
That is just one of the nearly 100 stories being told on a wall that continues to grow each year and inspire Fresno's current athletes.
"It's actually really cool to make Fresno High and to be a part of it and leave a memory here for the people that are in the future," said Fresno High wrestler Eli Sepeda.
It's connecting the past with the present and creating a rich high school experience in competition and in the classroom.
"What kids have to me about being here at Fresno High is the chance to interact with all the diversity on campus. So you have all those things going for you that makes this kind of a reflection of the wider community, it represents Fresno," said Reyes.
Two new 27,000 sq ft buildings of steel structure with metal stud walls
and 10 new classrooms on the upper floors
Fresno High School has a very active alumni association which completely benefits the students.
The Fresno High Alumni Association will celebrate 15 years in 2014. During past years they have given over $100,000 to student’s needs that are not covered by district funds. From as little as a wall mounted TV support to the video center in Royce Hall, all grants have been approved by the principal for the needs of the students.
Fresno High has recently gone through a major construction project which removed the old portable classrooms and added 20 high tech classrooms on the second floors of two new buildings which set up the campus for a return to yesteryear. The classical design of these two buildings and returning the front of Royce Hall to an open area of trees and grass has been extremely welcomed by students, parents, alumni and the Fresno High neighborhood.
Because Fresno High School is celebrating 125 years in 2014, the Alumni Association is offering a special membership to parents of students. When you join the Fresno High Alumni Association, your senior student will have free membership for one year. Why is this important?
|GRANTS PROVIDED FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR<|
|500.00||IB College Fair|
|250.00||Wreaths for Royce Hall|
|650.00||Baseball Easter Classic|
|1,000.00||Sober Grad Night|
|1,000.00||Bob Reyes Scholarship|
|950.00||40 Students Dinners at WOC|
|400.00||Senate Dinners at All Alumni Dinner|
|GRANTS PROVIDED FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR|
|754.00||20 Students Dinners at WOC|
|1,000.00||JROTC Team Building at Wonder Valley|
|650.00||Easter Baseball Classic|
|500.00||Top 20 Senior Dinner|
|2,000.00||Performing Arts Dress Clothes|
|1,500.00||Girls Basketball Uniforms|
|1,000.00||Library for Freedom Riders Display|
|1,000.00||Bob Reyes Scholarship|
|500.00||English Language Learners Dinner|
|1,600.00||Basketball Team Championship Rings|
|GRANTS PROVIDED FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR|
|540.00||Boys and Girls Water Polo|
|550.00||Library for IB Mass Media|
|400.00||Middle School Basketball Tournament|
|3,500.00||Softball Field Sound System|
|1,575.00||Easter Baseball Classic|
|500.00||FHS Craft Club|
|1,000.00||Bob Reyes Scholarship|
|900.00||Top Twenty Dinner|
|500.00||WOC Student Dinners|