Name: Ashleigh Christy
School: Clayton Valley Charter High School
Sports: Track, Wrestling
Time and time again, senior Christy has proven that hard work indeed does pay off.
While attending Clayton Valley Charter she has participated on both the track and wrestling teams. She wrestled for two years, earning a spot on junior varsity as a freshman, then being promoted to varsity her sophomore year.
Hurdler Christy has been on the track team for four years, the last two on the Ugly Eagles varsity. She has earned both rookie of the year and MVP awards while taking part in track. She is now a devoted team captain.
Christy currently holds the school’s second fastest time ever for the 100m hurdles and the third fastest mark for the 300m hurdles. She has also been part of two school records on relay teams for the 1600m sprint medley and the shuttle hurdles.
She has been able to compete in the prestigious Arcadia and Mount Sac Invitationals track meets and as a soph was in North Coast Section wrestling in the 116-pound division. Earlier this month she finished second in both hurdles races at the Diablo Athletic League meet and is now involved at NCS where she was eighth in the 300M hurdles.
Her favorite part of being an athlete at Clayton Valley is meeting and forming friendships with people through sports. She says that being an athlete has taught her how to be a leader and to have pride in something bigger than herself.
Christy’s determination and drive is also shown in the classroom. She currently maintains an unweighted 4.0 GPA and is committed to attend California State University Fullerton as an undecided major. She plans to pursue a degree in kinesiology and becoming a physical therapist.
She also hopes to walk on for the CSUF track and field team. Christy notes that she would not have had the success she’s experienced without her hurdles coach Andrew Jackman and head coach Keisha Lowe. The two of them, along with her teammates and family, have pushed her to be the best athlete and person she can be.
CVCHS student journalist Katherine Pugh wrote this Spotlight.
The Pioneer congratulates Ashleigh and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Katherine Pugh is a junior at Clayton Valley Charter High School. She enjoys running on the CVCHS cross country team in the fall in addition to the track and field team in the spring. Pugh also swims recreationally for Oakhurst Country Club in the summer. She is a part of the CVCHS Engineering & Design academy and finished her sophomore year with a 4.33 GPA. She’s also excited to be a representative for CVCHS’s ASB leadership group during her junior year. In addition, Pugh works as a hostess at Ed’s Mudville Grill in Clayton. She is very excited to be writing the Student Athlete Spotlight for the Concord Clayton Pioneer.