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We are the 76er's!

The Independence High School Cross Country and Track & Field Program has been around for the past 42 years, producing athletes in the art of running and field sport events. This program is currently run by Khoi Tran, an IHS 2010 Alumni who has been coaching this program since 2011. He is joined by Mary Ann Freitas, Ryan Hen, Manav Walia, and Chien-Kai (Kevin) Wang) in guiding the next generation of IHS athletes.

The program currently competes in the Blossom Valley Athletic League, comprised of twenty four schools within the circuit and three divisions: the Mt. Hamilton Division (MHAL or A League), the Santa Teresa Division (STAL or B League), and the West Valley Division (WVAL or C League).

IHS has a history of creating many quality athletes, earning various division titles, placing in invitationals, and qualifying in the California Interscholastic Federation Central Coast Section (CIF-CCS) and State Championships (CIF-SC).

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Current Division - B (Santa Teresa West Division)

The Cross Country Team is comprise of a diverse array of runners of over twenty five athletes. There are several different squads on the team: Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, Frosoph Boys, Junior Varsity Girls, Reserve Boys and Reserve Girls.

In the Fall 2021 Season, the Boys and Cross Country Team placed 3rd during the regular season, while the Girls Cross Country Team placed 7th during the regular season. At the BVAL Finals at Crystal Springs, our Boys Varsity Team and two members of our Varsity Girls Team qualified for the CCS Finals.

We are proud of the effort our athletes have put into the cross country season.


Current Division - B (Santa Teresa West Division)

The Track & Field Team is comprised of sixty dedicated athletes, competing in various Sprints, Distance, Jumps, and Field events.

In the Spring 2022 Season, the Boys Track & Field Team continue their WVAL Title winning streak, going 6-1 and placed 1st at the WVAL Finals. This will be their 5th Title in the League. The Girls Track & Field Team put up a great effort this season, going 6-1 and placing 2nd at WVAL Finals.

Out of the twenty-eight IHS athletes that qualified for the BVAL Finals, eleven of those athletes will move on to the CIF-CCS Championship Semi-Finals. Ben Ki Ho Tsang, a junior, placed 1st in the CCS 100 meter and 300 meter Hurdle Finals. He would later make it and compete to the CIF State Championship Finals, placing 6th in the 100 meter Hurdles and 5th in the 300 meter Hurdles.

We are proud of our athletes accomplishments and look forward to competing in the B Division.

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