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2004 Duals
Perfect 20-0!!!
Varsity Boys 5-0
Varsity Girls 5-0
Frosh Soph Boys 5-0
Frosh Soph Girls 5-0

Tradition Counts!

The North Monterey County High School track team has a long tradition of excellence. This is due in part to the extraordinarily rare occurrence in high schools of having only five head coaches since the school opened in 1978. Keith Condon, John Simpson, Roger O'Sullivan, Shawn Parker and Gustavo Ibarra have helped make the team a force in high school track & field. The amazing part is that four of them continue to coach at the school and John Simpson is currently the Assistant Principal! The teams have racked up an amazing 52 league titles including 20 by the Varsity Boys in only 26 years! Check below and see the great success that the teams have had through the years!!

Varsity Boys-Varsity Girls-F/S Boys-F/S Girls

MTAL Years
MBL Years


2004 Victories Counter!

Invitational Wins: 11
Dual Meet Wins: 20-0!

Meet Highlights!

CCS Top 8 Finals: WOW! Both the Frosh/Soph (3rd) and Varsity Boys (8th) did well and have much room for improvement! The F/S Boys were led by Mike Palmtag's win in the 800 at 2:01 and the Varsity was led by Nate Huerta's win in the mile in 4:19!

Bill Kearney Invite: Not the greatest meet but some good marks anyway! The FS Boys were 2nd and the Varsity 3rd. Nate won the mile and 2 mile. Ivan Orta went 13' 0" for 3rd in the vault. Doucet went 15.42 in the 110 Hurdles.

St. Francis Invitational:  Alex Doucet gets two PR's in the hurdles going 15.51 for 3rd in the 110 hurdles and 40.95 for 2nd in the 300 hurdles.  Those marks rank him in the top 3 in CCS!  Nate Huerta runs a 3:12 1200 leg of the winning DMR and Jose "Pelon" Garcia runs a 9:14 3000 for 2nd. Joel Schwallenbach vaults 12' 6" for a PR.

West Valley Relays: Week #3 and, you guessed it, ANOTHER WIN!!  The Varsity boys ran away with the very deep and competitive meet!  The Frosh/Soph boys were trying to defend their 2003 crown and came up short but fared very well in 3rd.  Great marks all over the track!

Pelon leads the 3000 early. He placed 2nd at 9:14!

Frosh/Soph CCS Top 8 Invite: The 4x100 scorches the track for 1st at 45.64 with Chun, Edwards, Topps and Palmtag!  Palmtag comes back to win the 800 at 2:01. Ivan doubles with PR's in the 1600 at 4:40 and 3200 at 10:15. The 4x400 team of Chun, Wylie, Topps and Palmtag crank a 3:38 for 2nd.  Aaron Bearden wins his hurdles heat and qualifies in both hurdles and Aaron Thurott qualifies in the short hurdles and HJ.

Jacob (Aptos) and Jonnie (Hollister) hang out with our Stanford crew.

Stanford! Alex Doucet hurdles 15.78, Mike Palmtag runs a 1:59 800 as a sophomore, and the 4x800 was on its way to a win until the baton jumped out of some tired hands! 

North Salinas Frosh/Soph Invite: WOW!  Another Invitational and another win! The Frosh/Soph Boys ran away with the on 3/27/04.  That makes 6 Invitational wins this year!! Too many great marks to list!

Wildcat Relays: Week #2 and YES, you can notch another 2 wins!! Both the Frosh/Soph and Varsity Boys squads came away with victories at the at Soquel. The F/S Boys were the most impressive winning by over 40 points in an over 30 team field!! The Girls Varsity placed 10th.

Nate and Jacob cranked the Sprint Med! Nate 1:57 and Jacob 1:54!

Samuelson Co-Ed Relays The Condors swept the meet in Hollister winning the Varsity Division by a single point and dominating the Frosh/Soph Division by over 20 points!The Condors have soared to kick off 2004!!

The scrimmage with Aptos gave the team a chance to get going. The highlight had to include Nate Huerta's 4:26 mile and 51 second 400 going head to head with Jacob Evans.

Nate, Alex, Mike and Puck at Simplot

Simplot: What a blast! The meet was very competitive with 2 national records going down!! We took 16 athletes and several of them made finals highlighted by a 4th place 4x800 team of Nathan Huerta, Jonnie Rivera, Mike Lucio and Mike Palmtag! The sprint medley team of Ryan Puckett, Alex Doucet, Mike Bradford and Nathan Huerta placed 10th in a very competitive field! Nathan came back for a 3rd final and ran to a 10th place finish in the 2 mile. Ryan Puckett was the other finalist in the 400 where he placed 18th. Great job guys and get ready for outdoors!!


2004 Meet Results!
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Varsity 1st
Frosh/Soph 1st

Varsity 1st
Frosh/Soph 1st

Varsity 1st
Frosh/Soph 3rd

3/25/04 Monta Vista Christian @ NMC

Varsity 1st
Frosh/Soph 1st

No team scoring

Frosh/Soph 1st

Varsity 1st
Frosh/Soph 1st

No team scoring

No team scoring

No team scoring

Varsity 3rd
Frosh Soph 3rd

4/22/04 NMC @ Alvarez

Varsity 1st
Frosh/Soph 1st

Varsity 8th
Frosh Soph 3rd

Varsity 1st
Frosh Soph 1st

Varsity 1st
Frosh Soph 1st

On to State!


CCS Finals!


Nathan and Alex ran the races of their lives and punched tickets to the California State Meet this weekend in Sacramento!
Nate cranked a 9:08.49 2 mile good for 5th.  It was the deepest 2 mile in CCS history with 6 guys going under the 9:12 state standard. He has a great shot at a medal at State!
Alex ran an amazing 39.55 300 hurdles good enough for 2nd.  That makes him the 2nd fastest condor ever in the event!
Keli Parker placed 7th in the mile at 4:25 and Mike Palmtag was 8th in the 800 at 1:58. 
Great job guys and good luck to Nate and Alex this weekend! 

CCS Trials!

Keli runs 4:21 mile behind state leader Jacob Evans


Great job to Keli Parker, Nathan Huerta, Mike Palmtag and Alex Doucet for advancing to CCS Finals!
Keli ran a great 4:21 mile that moves him to #3 on the all-time school list!
Mike ran an amazing 1:56 800 for a new frosh/soph record at NMC and #5 all-time! 
Top 3 make state, cheer them on!!

Congratulations to the all four track teams for winning the MBL Championships on Saturday. It's the first time in school history that all four teams have won the titles in back to back years!
The Varsity Boys won a historic 20th league title in the school's 26 year history. The Frosh Soph boys won their 17th league title. The Varsity Girls their 9th and the frosh soph girls their 6th.
The Varsity boys dominated the meet winning by 83 points scoring 188 points. They were led by the following league champions.
Joel Schwallenbach-Pole Vault
Alex Doucet-300 Hurdles
Mike Palmtag-800
Mike Palmtag-4x400
Keli Parker-4x400
Mike Lucio-4x400
and special congratulations to Nathan Huerta for winning 4 events! He won the high junp, mile, two mile and anchored the 4x400!

The Fros Soph boys scored 170 points and won the meet by 48 points. They were led by the following league champions.
John Edwards-4x100
Aaron Bearden-65 hurdles
Aaron Bearden-300 hurdles
Chris Chun-4x100
Chris Chun-4x400
And special congratulations to the following athletes that won three events!
Chris Wylie won the 400, 4x100 and 4x400
Reggie Topps won the 100, 4x100 and 4x400

And finally, congratulations to the following athletes that have qualified to compete at CCS this Saturday at San Jose City College.
Reggie Topps
Chris Wylie
Mike Lucio
Keli Parker
Jose Garcia
Nathan Huerta
Travis Bell
Francisco Valenzuela
Alex Doucet
Mike Palmtag
Ivan Orta
Joel Schwallenbach

Great job guys and good luck at CCS, State and Nationals!


Dave Solton jumps 21'0" in the long jump for the win with Seaside

"Perfect as usual"

Great article covering the Condor's run for a repeat undefeated MBL Title!
Click below for coverage.

The team swept all four divisions vs. Seaside on 5/6/04 to go a perfect 20-0 for the year! Now the team gears up for MBL Finals next Wednesday (trials) and Saturday (Finals) at Alisal.

Alisal Festival!


Congratulations to the team for winning both the Varsity and Frosh/Soph Divisions at the Alisal Festival. Both teams dominated the meet with 114 points for the Varsity and 139 points for the frosh/soph!!
Tons of great marks but the highlights had to be the 2 marks that made the All-Time Condor Wall of Fame. Nathan Huerta continued his amazing season with a 1:56.2 800 good enough to make him the 4th fastest half miler in school history. Alex Doucet ran a great 40.1 in the 300 hurdles to make him the 5th fastest Condor ever. Mike Palmtag ran a fantastic 1:58 800 and is only 1 second away from breaking the frosh/soph school record in the 800.
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The team swept all four divisions at Alisal on 4/29/04 to go to 16-0 for the year! The Varsity Boys completely dominated winning 114-6!!

CCS Top 8!

Nate Huerta wins the mile at Top 8 in 4:19!

The team had some great performances at the very elite Top 8 meet at Los Gatos!
The Frosh/Soph boys led the way with a 3rd place finish! Mike Palmtag won the 800 meters with a fine 2:01. The team of Chris Wylie, Chris Chun, Reggie Topps and Mike Palmtag flew to a 2nd place in the 4x400 in 3:36! Aaron Bearden placed in two events with two PR's with a 3rd place 65 hurdles at 9.54 and a 5th place 300 hurdles at 44.01. The team of Chris Chun, John Edwards, Reggie Topps and Mike Palmtag ran a very fast 45.74 good for 4th in the 4x100. Finally, Chris Wylie and Reggie Topps placed 4th and 5th in the 400 at 53.63 and 53.90! The Varsity boys placed 8th in a very deep and even field!
Nathan Huerta led the way by winning the mile in 4:19 and placing 3rdin the 2 mile at 9:25. He also anchored a fine 4x400 team to a 3:28 good for 6th. Alex Doucet, Keli Parker and Ryan Puckett were also on the 4x400. Ryan Puckett ran the fastest split at 49.8! Ryan also placed with his 7th place finish in the 200. The last two scorers for the Varsity were Keli Parker with a 4:30 mile and Jose Garcia with a 4:32 placing 6th and 8th respectively.

The team swept all four divisions at Alvarez this week to go to 12-0!

Watch Nate's 9:19 2 mile at Arcadia at
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Updated Team, CCS, State and National marks plus updated School Records! Scroll down to "Top Marks Lists" or simply follow the links!


Arcadia was hot!

Wow! The guys ran great! 

Nate Huerta ran the best distance triple we've seen with a 1:57 800, a 4:19 mile and a 9:19 full 2 mile on his 3rd race of the meet good enough for a new school record!!  Mike Palmtag cranked a 1:57 800 also and is now aiming for the frosh soph 800 school record!  Keli Parker ran 1:59 for 800 meters and led off the DMR in 3:16 for 1200 meters.  Jose Garcia dipped under 4:30 for the first time ever in the mile running 4:29.  Alex Doucet ran a 51.4 400.  The 4x800 highlighted the meet for us with a 6th place showing at 8:00!! The 4xMile ran 18:11, the 4x400 3:31 and the DMR 10:50.  Great job guys!

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Nate Huerta cranks a 4:19 full mile and 8:43 3000 at the Stanford Invitational to break 2 school records and the guy is only a junior!! He is now the greatest distance runner in the history of North Monterey County!



Nate cruises in 4th behind eventual winner Ghebray from Logan.

Top Marks Lists



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Hot Off The Press!



3/8/04 Free Lance covers Condor win at Co-Ed Relays!

3/16/04 Pajaronian covers Wildcat-BOYS WIN!!

3/25/04 Herald has great Condor coverage!



Tri County Running Club

Join Coach Ibarra's club and compete all over the US this summer and winter!!
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Tri County Running Club

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Alumni Central!

Alex Lucio (Class of 2003)

The 2nd fastest half miler in school history is running well for Hartnell College! Read about him in the paper!


"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your Gift"
-Steve Prefontaine

Coach Gus Ibarra

Coach Gustavo Ibarra
13990 Castroville Blvd.
Castroville, CA 95012
831-633-5221 Ext. 305
Fax 831-633-2520