Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Zoe Lahanas of Clayton Valley Charter

Zoe Lahanas
Grade: Senior
School: Clayton Valley Charter
Sports: Track and Field, Swimming

Zoe Lahanas has had to overcome countless challenges in her athletic career and each time has come back stronger and more determined. She has faced many injuries that have set her back in her athletic pursuits.

As a soccer player and high jumper her freshman year, tears to her ACL, MCL and meniscus prevented her from continuing those sports. Her sophomore year she turned to running and excelled, experiencing successes such as winning the 400 meters at North Coast Section Tri-Valley and Meet of Champions, and earning MVP for Clayton Valley Charter track.

As a junior Lahanas had to persevere through ankle injuries. Most dramatically, her senior season began with a serious car crash that left her bedridden with a concussion for two weeks. However, she recovered, returned to running and went on to win the 800 at Tri-Valley and Meet of Champions as well as placing eighth at the ultimate CIF State Meet. She was Diablo Athletic League first team all-league in track for three years. Her coach Keisha Lowe had this to say, “She has a work ethic that is out of this world. Other athletes see how hard she works and greatly admire that. She will bring her strong work ethic to her new team. I hope they are up to the challenge.”

Swim team

Lahanas was also on CVCHS’s varsity swim team her sophomore year and swims recreationally for Dana Hills in the summer. In addition, she runs for the Diablo Valley Track Club in her off season. She holds a 4.4 GPA and is a member of Senior Women, California Scholarship Federation and the CVC Engineering Academy.

Lahanas is signed to the University of California Berkeley where she will continue to run track and study civil engineering in the pursuit of working in architecture.

The Pioneer congratulates Zoe 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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Corinne Jeandheur
Corinne Jeandheur

Corinne Jeandheur is a junior at Clayton Valley Charter High School.  She runs on the CVCHS cross country team in the fall as well as competing on the track and field team in the spring.  She also plays the piano and bakes in her free time.  Jeandheur is a member of the CVCHS Engineering and Design Academy and concluded her sophomore year with a 4.33 GPA.  She is serving as co-president of the California Scholarship Federation at Clayton Valley Charter this school year and continuing her academic and community involvement in the National Honor Society. She is very pleased to be writing the monthly Athlete Spotlight for the Pioneer.