Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletics Hall of Fame

James Logan Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - JLHS Pavilion


Contact Annette Blandford for more info.

Program:
6:00 Check -In / Social & Refreshments / Pictures
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Opening Ceremonies
7:30 Inductee Presentations
9:00 Closing / Pictures

 

2016 Inductees: 

Claudette Jackson

Lisa Liang

Gary Garcia

John Goulding

Sam Cavallaro

Ciarra Brewer

Fred (Otis) Amey

1988 Womens Volleyball Team

2001 Mens Baseball Team

 
 

James Logan Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet 2014

 

2014 Inductees:

Melanie Alkire

Vince Amey

Kirk Fitzpatrick

Tom Rosenthal

Alvaro “Junior” Ruiz

Tracey Stewart

Kelli White

2006 Girls Track and Field Team



2014 Inductees

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Melanie Alkire

Softball (Class of 1997)

In her four years at James Logan High, Melanie Alkire pitched 21 no-hitters, five more than San Francisco Giants pitchers have thrown in the history of the franchise. She also pitched nine perfect games, as many as have been thrown in the history of the entire National League.

Melanie lettered four times in softball and twice in basketball at Logan, where the Lady Colts won the NCS softball championship in 1996. A three-time All-MVAL and two-time All-State selection, she had a career pitching record of 49-8, with a 0.22 earned-run average and 649 strikeouts in 411 innings. She could hit a little too; her career batting average was .421. As a senior, Melanie was named Player of the Year by Bay Area Sports Focus, the Alameda Newspaper Group, and the San Jose Mercury News.

A summer ball star with the San Jose Strikkers, Nor Cal Tremors and San Jose Lady Sharks, she helped her teams place in the national tournament for four consecutive years and earned an invitation in the summer of 1997 to attend the U.S. Olympic Team camp in Chula Vista.

Melanie received a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where she earned All-America honors as a shortstop in 2000. Twice selected Big East Conference Player of the Year, she compiled a career batting average of .340 and hit 30 home runs. She still ranks among school leaders in virtually every offensive category, and holds the single-season school record for runs batted in, 64. After her senior year, she was again invited to participate in the U.S. Olympic Team camp.

After graduating from Notre Dame in 2001 with a degree in sociology, Melanie returned to Union City and earned her teaching credential -- and later her master’s degree in mathematics -- at California State University, Hayward. She taught at both the elementary and middle school levels before moving to Castro Valley High, where she spent 10 years as the Trojans’ softball coach, winning four Hayward Area Athletic League championships.  She also served as head of the math department for six years and as cheer leading adviser for five years.

After stepping down briefly to start her family, Melanie returned to coaching at San Leandro High, and she now serves as pitching coach at Ohlone College. She also has a thriving summer league team, the Lady Wolfpack, who have been ranked in the top 25 in the nation for the past five years.

Team physician for the San Jose Sharks, Dr. Ting also has professionally associated with groups providing medical care for San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants. Internationally known and recognized in the motor sports world for his skills as an orthopedic surgeon, he has been certified through the FIM (Federation De International De Moto Cyclisme) and has served as chief medical officer for the U.S. Moto Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Motor Speedway.

Dr. Ting was a member of the medical staff at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, the 1993 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and the U.S.-vs.-England track and field meet in Gateshead, England.

 

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Vince Amey

Football (Class of 1994)

Like a lot of Bay Area brothers, playing football in the street or the backyard, the Amey boys dreamed of playing someday in the National Football League, maybe for the Oakland Raiders or San Francisco 49ers.  For Vince Amey and his younger brother, Fred Otis Amey, the dream came true.
An All-State defensive tackle at Logan in 1993, Vince Amey went on to star at Arizona State University and played for the Raiders after being selected in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL draft. His brother, who also starred at Logan, was a return specialist with the 49ers in 2005.
Vince Amey, well on his way to growing into a 6-foot-2, 300-pound terror on the defensive line, lettered three times in football at Logan and was one of the “Top 20 prospects” in the East Bay as a senior. He also lettered twice in track and field and once in basketball while at Logan.
A four-year letterman at Arizona State University, Vince played as a true freshman in 1994, and was a member of the 1996 and 1997 Pacific-10 Conference championship teams. He started in the 1997 Rose Bowl and was an honorable-mention selection on the All-Pac-12 team.
After being drafted by the Raiders, Vince made the team and played four games in 1998, starting once. In 1999, he joined the Frankford Galaxy of NFL Europe, helping the team win the World Bowl championship. He spent the 2000 season with the Barcelona Dragons, then came back to the U.S. to play in the Arena League, with the Los Angeles Avengers, Las Vegas Outlaws, Arizona Rattlers and San Jose SaberCats.
After his playing career, Vince returned to ASU to complete his degree in liberal studies in 2010. He served as defensive line coach at Chaparral High School in Phoenix, helping his team win the 2011 state championship. Vince then joined the coaching staff at the University of Arizona, where he is in his third season as an assistant on the strength and conditioning staff. Under head coach Rich Rodriguez, he has helped the Wildcats to two winning seasons and two bowl victories.

 

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Kirk Fitzpatrick

Wrestling (Class of 2002)

Kirk Fitzpatrick likes to joke that he’s been a wrestler his whole life, being that he and his brother were born only 15 months apart.

Kirk got his “formal” start in wrestling at Alvarado Middle School, where he was a four-time New Haven Athletic League champion and placed third at the state freestyle championships. He was a star wrestler from the time he started at Logan, winning a MVAL championship as a freshman, finishing second in the NCS finals, and winning two matches at the state championships.

As a sophomore, Kirk won both the MVAL and NCS titles and went 2-2 at the state championships for the second time. Beset with injuries as a junior, he still managed to win another MVAL title and finish second at NCS. As a senior, he won a fourth consecutive MVAL title and his second NCS championship before reaching the finals at the state championships, where he finished second at 140 pounds. His career record was 119-27.

During Kirk’s career, Logan won NCS team championships in both 1999 and 2000, and finished second in 2001 and third in 2002.

During high school Kirk also developed an interest in engineering, spending nights and weekends building hot rods and racing with his stepfather. After graduating from Logan, he majored in electrical engineering at San Francisco State University. He went on to work as an electrical engineer at United Airlines and has received awards for outstanding achievements in aircraft component reliability.

Newly married, Kirk lives in Belmont and works as an avionics engineer at Virgin America.

 

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Tom Rosenthal

Wrestling Coach and Athletic Director (Retired 2014)

Tom Rosenthal graduated from Marina High School in 1970, already a seasoned competitor, winning Athlete of the Year honors for his performances in football, wrestling, and baseball.  In high school, Rosenthal showed his early prowess in wrestling by placing 3rd in NCS and 4th at the Northern Cal Invitational, even though he was more into football, as evidenced by his leading the HAAL  in receptions his senior year.  Upon graduation, Tom enrolled in Chabot College and continued his athletic career, wrestling for the legendary coach Zack Papachristos.  While at Chabot, he was the Golden Gate Conference Champion, NorCal runner-up and at the JC State Meet after making the semi-finals, had to default to 6th place due to a knee injury.  Tom was awarded the prestigious award of Chabot College Athlete of the Year in 1973. 

Upon graduating with honors from UCLA in 1975, Tom returned to his alma mater, Marina High School where he taught math and physiology.  He also coached cross country, football, and wrestling during his six years at Marina.  In 1981-82, he was the assistant wrestling coach at Chabot College when the team convincingly won the California Community College State meet.  From Chabot, after Marina closed in 1982, he went to Arroyo High School for one year and then moved on to James Logan High School in 1983.

Coach Rosenthal’s 24 year career record at Marina, Arroyo, and James Logan was a remarkable 231-28-6.  This included 17 league championships, one Regional NCS Championship, eight NCS Championships, three NCS runner-ups, 16 NCS Top Five finishes and 22 NCS Top Ten finishes.  His teams had six Top 15 State finishes.  In 1995, Logan placed 4th in the State, and at the end of the season was ranked 21 in the nation.  In 1996, in a highly competitive California State meet, Logan was denied the team championship by two points.  Logan’s point total of 100 ½ would have won 19 of the previous 23 state championships.  After an impressive season, Logan finished with a ranking of 14th in the nation.  During his career, Rosenthal coached two State Champions, 27 State place winners, and 32 NCS champions.

Much deserved honors followed with Coach Rosenthal earning the 1994 NCS Honor Coach of the Year, the 2001 California Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year and in 2002, he was inducted into the Chabot College Hall of Fame. In 2011 he was inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed for a California wrestling coach. Tom was a member of the NCS Wrestling Management Committee for 15 years and as Tournament Director, hosted the 1987, 1995, and 1996 NCS Tournament at James Logan. He was the Athletic Director at Logan from 1985 to 1990, and in 1990, Logan’s Athletic program was recognized by Cal-Hi Sports as a Top 10 athletic program in the state of California.  Tom returned to the Athletic Director’s office in 2006. During his 13 years as Athletic Director, the Logan athletic program won 13 MVAL All-Sports championships. The Rob Vares Varsity Cup Award was initiated in 2005-06, and the James Logan Athletic Program has won the Varsity Cup the last 5 years, from 2009 to 2014.

In 2006, Tom started the “James Logan Athletic Hall of Fame”.  After 38 years as a teacher, wrestling and cross country coach, PE Department Head and Athletic Director, Tom retired in June 2014.

 

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Alvaro "Junior" Ruiz

Baseball (Class of 1998)

It might have been Alvaro Ruiz’s grandmother who first spotted “Junior’s” potential as a baseball player; he was swinging a bat and running around imaginary bases in her living room when he was two years old.

A two-time All-East Bay and two-time All-State outfielder during his three years as a member of the Logan Varsity Baseball team, Junior was East Bay Player of the Year in 1998 and also was honored by Sports Focus as the NCS Player of the Year.

Junior earned a scholarship to San Jose State University, where he was Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a freshman. He helped the Spartans to a share of the WAC championship and a spot in the College World Series in 2000. He led the Spartans in batting in each of his three seasons, finishing with a career average of .360 and reached base at least once in 73 consecutive games. His 109 career walks remain a school record. 

Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the ninth round of the 2001 draft, Junior spent five years in the minor leagues, mostly in Class A ball. With the Potomac (Va.) Cannons, he led the Carolina League in on-base percentage and runs scored in 2004, and he was a Florida State League All-Star for the Sarasota Reds in 2005. His last season might have been his best; he batted .312 for Sarasota before being promoted to Class AA with the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Lookouts, where he hit .287.

Sidelined by an ankle injury, Junior finished his professional career with a .285 career batting average, a .396 on-base percentage, and 93 stolen bases.

Junior returned to California, earned a business degree from California State University, Stanislaus, then became a teacher. He works as a resource specialist at Stagg High School in Stockton, where he also serves as an assistant coach with the junior varsity baseball team.

 

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Tracey Stewart

Track & Field (Class of 2006)

Tracey always knew she would be a part of something huge in her professional career.  Coming from a family of four athletically inclined children, she has made her mark since age four when she first hit the track. Tracey trained with her sisters and kept positive energy and company around as support throughout her educational and professional sport career. Tracey was raised in Richmond, CA.  Her parents, Paul and Karen, were determined to make sure Tracey and her siblings were set up for success. They attended great schools and Tracey stayed involved in activities such as swimming, lacrosse and track and field. Tracey learned to get along with everyone, being able to be part of different programs, both athletic and academic, such as Puente.  Working with teams of people at an early age through sports helped Tracey to stay humble.

Tracey went to James Logan High School from 2002 to 2006 where she ran alongside her sister Talia, and also her two best friends.  After high school Tracey received a full scholarship from the University of California, Berkeley; her first two years were hard, scattered with many injuries resulting in surgeries and academic challenges.

In the final year of her collegiate track and field career, Tracey placed 6th at the World Championship trials in Eugene, Oregon.  The next year she placed 6th in the Olympic trials in Eugene.  For the past two years Tracey has been a part of the USA Bobsled team where she competed with athletes such as Lauren Williams and Lolo Jones. Having a strong work ethic and staying spiritually grounded have supported and helped Tracey expand her network and grow in her professional athletic career.

Important Stats

  • Scholar Athlete: University of California, Berkeley Women’s Varsity Track & Field- 2006- 2011
  • Awarded full scholarship to University of California, Berkeley
  • All-American- 2011
  • Bear SAAC Team Leader
  • Earned All Pac 10 Conference Honors from 2008 to2011
  • University of California Berkeley MVP Award 2009-2011
  • University of California Berkeley Most Points Scored Award-2011
  • University of California Berkeley Outstanding Field Athlete Award- 2011
  • University of California Berkeley Al Regan Award- 2009
  • Pac 10 Runner up- 2010 to 2011
  • USA Outdoor Championship 6th place- Eugene Oregon 2011
  • USA Pan American World Track & Field Team Qualifier Guadalajara, Mexico- 2011
  • 2012 Olympic Trials 6th place finisher in triple jump- Eugene Oregon
  • 2012 and 2013 USA Bobsled Team

 

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Kelli White

Track & Field (Class of 1995)

Kelli White was born April 1, 1977 in Oakland, California to parents Debra Byfield and Willie White. Kelliʼs mother was an Olympian in the 1972 Olympics for Jamaica and her father Willie was a world class sprinter who went to the University California at Berkeley.  Kelli attended James Logan High School from 1991 to 1995.  She played volleyball one year and was on the Track and Field team for four years.  While at James Logan she developed into one of the greatest sprinters of all-time, at any level.  Kelli was a 10-time NCS Champion and placed at the State California meet 12 times in the 100 meter, 200 meters, 4X100 relay and 4X400 relay.  In 1994 Kelli ran the fastest time in the nation for the 200 meters!  In 1995 Kelli was the World Junior National Champion in the 200 meters and placed 2nd in the Pan-American games while representing the United States.  She was also an All-American in the 100, 200, 4X100 relay and 4X400 relay in the same year.  Kelli also represented the West team in the Sports Festival in Colorado Springs.  She was one of three high school athletes on the team, all from James Logan High School.

Kelli was recruited by many colleges after high school, but chose the University of Tennessee.  While competing as a Lady Vol, she broke three school records and was a 14-time All-American.  Kelli set school records, running 11.20 in the 100 meters, 22.58 in the 200 meters and 7.36 in the 60 meters.  Graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Kelli left Tennessee as the most decorated track and field athlete in the school’s recent history.

After high school Kelli turned to a professional track and field career which took her all over the world.  For four years, she was one of the top sprinters in the world.  She qualified for two Olympic trials, was a World Champion in the 100 and 200 meters, and represented the United States in many international competitions.  Due to injuries, she retired from the sport in 2006.  In 2008 Kelli earned her master’s degree in business administration.

Currently Kelli lives in Austria with her husband Robert Wagoner, who is a track and field agent.  She is the mother of one boy, Thomas, and is expecting another child soon.  Kelli is still part of the clinics at Logan, speaking to the track and field athletes when in the Bay Area.  She has left her legacy as one of the greatest sprinters in the history of the United States and the World.

 

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2006 GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

The James Logan Track and Field Team of 2006 is considered one of the best prep teams in track and field history. That year, the team was both the National and California State Champion. In the history of JLHS, this has been our first and only state championship team.  Additionally, the team was the NCS Champion, Bay Shore Champion, MVAL Champion, Mt. Pleasant Champion and St. Francis Invite Champion. Four school records were set by this team, with the 4x200 team running what is still the 2nd fastest time ever recorded in prep high school track and field history.

Eleven girls in a variety of events placed well at the state level.  Tracey Stewart placed 2nd in the long and triple jumps; Tierra Ward placed in hurdles; Kristina Davis placed in sprints and relays; Jaleesa Jeffrey placed in shot put; Briana Stewart placed in hurdles, jumps, and relays; Victoria Humphrey placed in 400 meters and relays; both Nicole and Lauren McGlory placed in jumps; Donnise Powell placed in the 400 and relays; Jami Hardy placed in the 800 and relays; and Jackie Harrison placed in the 400 meters and relays.  ALL 11 girls earned FULL athletic scholarships to the following schools:

Tracey Stewart - University of California, Berkeley
Tierra Ward - University of California, Los Angeles
Kristina Davis - Louisiana State University LSU
Jaleesa Jeffrey - University of Nevada-Reno
Briana Stewart - Academy of the Arts
Victoria Humphrey - California State University, Sacramento 
Donnise Powell - Iowa State University
Jami Hardy - Howard University
Jackie Harrison - California State University, Northridge
Nicole McGlory - California State University, Sacramento 
Lauren McGlory - California State Universities, both Sacramento and East Bay

A big thanks to the coaches, trainers, parents and supporters of the Track and Field Team in 2006

Arno Brewer - Jumps
Sam Cavallaro - Throws
Kevin Craddock - Sprints
Keith Davis - Sprints/Relays
Victor Humphrey - Sprints
Michael Jordan - Sprints/Hurdles
Remi Korchemni - Hurdles/Sprints

Jorge Maldonado - Trainer
Pope Powell - Sprints
Robert Price - Hurdles
Michael Ripley - Trainer
Paul Stewart - Sprints
Terrell Ward - Sprints/hurdles
Lee Webb: Head Coach

Kristina Davis was a four-year letter winner in track and field at Logan, earning national honors in 60 meters, 100 meters and the 400 meter relay, in which she helped her team to the second-fastest time in country.  Kristina represented the U.S. in the Pan-American Games, helping the 400-meter relay team to its world-best time of 43.97 seconds. With a track and field scholarship from Louisiana State University, Kristina set personal records of 11.56 in 100 meters and 23.8 in 200 meters. She was a four-year letter-winner at LSU, placing in the Southeastern Conference meet in 60 and 100 meters and the 400-meter relay and was an NCAA qualifier in the 100 as a junior.  Kristina completed her college career with a degree in communications.

Jami Hardy started her track and field career at the age of four with the 3M Track Club.  Continuing her career at Logan during the years 2008-2012, Jami competed in a variety of events including the 400-meter, 800-meter, and several relay teams.  Attending Howard University on a full athletic scholarship, Jami continued with both track and field and cross-country.  Through athletics she garnered skills beyond the physical, including diligence, persistence, and determination, which serve her throughout her life.

Jackie Harrison attended James Logan High School from 2003-2007, lettering in both basketball and track and field.  While in high school she was a member of the National Honor Roll while competing athletically.  Jackie participated in multiple relay teams that won league and section titles and specialized in 400-meters, finishing second in the North Coast Section meet and reaching the state finals in 2006.  As a member of the NCS championship teams for all four years of her high school career, Jackie was inducted to the Logan's Hall of Fame as a member of the Colts 2004 Girls Track and Field National championship team.  With a scholarship to Cal State Northridge, Jackie was one of the top 400-meter runners in the school’s history.  She holds the school record as a member of the 2009 4x400 team that claimed a qualifying spot at the NCAA West Region Championships in Austin, Texas.  While at California State University at Northridge, she qualified for NCAA West Regionals for all four years and was the 2012 Big West Champion in the 400 meters running 53.26.  Jackie holds the school’s third all time record in the indoor 400 meters and 4th all time record in the outdoor 400 meters.  She has won several first place titles in the 400 meters in Southern California.  She earned a degree in Cinema of Television Arts in 2011 and now works in the San Francisco Bay Area in the financial services industry, volunteers with Logan’s Track and Field Program, and is pursuing her Masters degree in Multimedia.

Victoria Humphrey won four letters in both track and field and cross country at Logan, where she won the Mission Valley Athletic League championships in multiple events and qualified all four years for the state meet, reaching the 400-meter finals. Victoria earned a full scholarship to Sacramento State University, where she won Big Sky Conference honors, helping the Hornets to win four conference championships and served as team captain.  During her senior year at Sac State Victoria won the 400-meters in the conference.  With her degree in criminal justice, Victoria graduated from the Police Academy and now works in San Francisco.

Jaleesa Jeffery competed in the discus, hammer and weight throws and the shot put while at Logan, where she was a three-time Mission Valley Athletic League winner and school record holder in shot with a mark of 44 feet, 2 inches.  Attending the University of Nevada, Reno, Jaleesa continued to compete, placing in the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships in 2010 and winning a school athletic/academic performance award.  With her degree in human development, she helps children, working as a Screening, Stabilization and Transition (STAT) support counselor in Oakland.

Lauren McGlory was a triple-jump specialist and was part of record-setting shuttles hurdles team.  Her high school record includes her as a 4-time ALL MVAL athlete in high school in both Girls Triple and Long Jumps, a 3-time All Bay Shore Area Girls Triple Jump, a 4-time All Bay Shore Area Girls Long Jump, and a 2-time ALL NCS Girls Triple Jump.  At Sacramento State University Lauren continued her track and field career becoming the 2012 Big Sky Conference Indoor track and field Triple Jump Champion and the Sacramento State indoor triple jump record holder.  She helped the Hornets capture consecutive Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 2010 and 2011and guided Sacramento State to the 2010 Big Sky Indoor Track and Field title.  Continuing her education at California State University East Bay, Lauren was named an All-West Region honoree by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and earned All-American honors in the triple jump finals at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships. Lauren shattered her own school record to finish fourth in the nation. During the 2014 campaign, Lauren broke the school records in both the long (19'6) and triple (41'10.5) jumps. She became the first Pioneer to capture a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship, taking first place in the triple jump; and placed third in the CCAA in the long jump.

Nicole McGlory had an illustrious track and field career while in high school becoming a multiple-time MVAL champion in girls long jump and girls triple jump.  She also was the all North Coast Section holder for girls triple jump and three times for the girls long jump.  Nicole also was the All Bay Shore Area champion in girls long jump and girls triple jump multiple times.  In 2009 she held the record for shuttle hurdles.  At Sacramento State University she continued her athletic career with being the the Big Sky Champion triple jump indoor in 2010, a three-time All Big Sky conference triple jumper, the All Big Sky conference 4X100 outdoor champion in 2010, and holds the 4th fastest time in Hornet history in the 55 hurdles.

Donnise Halla Powell competed in sprints, hurdles and jumping events during her four-year career at Logan and also starred for Mission Valley Track and Field Club, qualifying for multiple AAU regional and national meets.  She was awarded a full scholarship to attend Iowa State University, where she specialized in 400-meter hurdles. While at Iowa State Donnise participated on the 4x400-meter relay team and served as team captain.  Currently she is working on her master’s degree in social work at the University of Texas, Austin, and upon graduation in May 2015 Donnise plans to work in Child Protective Services.

Briana Stewart began participating in track and field in 6th grade.  At the age of 13, she was undefeated in triple jump and won her first Junior Olympic gold medal.  While at James Logan High School, she excelled as a hurdler and triple jumper.  During her high school career, Briana was a part of the winning 2006 California State Meet team, placed fourth as a junior at the California State meet in triple jump, and as a senior won her second Junior Olympic Gold medal in triple jump.  Upon graduating, Briana was third in the state of California in the girls 100 meter hurdles, making her fifth in the world for high school girls in this event.  She was also third in the state in the triple jump.  In 2008, Briana was voted Athlete of the Year in the Tri-City Area.  Though recruited by many division one universities, Briana chose to attend the Academy of Art University; she was their first signed athlete to the track and field team. She went on to become a two time Division II national champion and received a degree in Fashion Merchandising. Competing at the historic Drake Relays, Briana and her fellow teammates tied the NCAA all-time record in the 100 meter shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 52.50, the third fastest in the history of the world.  At one point, Briana had the number one time in the world for the 60-meter hurdles.  She holds the school record in 400-meter hurdles, as well as the women’s triple jump.  Currently Briana is training to become a professional athlete who hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Tracey Stewart began her athletic career at the age of 4 when she first hit the track.  Being raised to be set up for success, Tracey was involved with swimming, lacrosse, track and field, along with the Puente program to support her academics.  Receiving a full-scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley, Tracey placed 6th at the World Championship trials in Eugene, Oregon.  The next year she placed 6th in the Olympic trials in Eugene.  For the past two years Tracey has been been a part of the USA Bobsled team where she competed with athletes such as Lauren Williams and Lolo Jones.

Teirra Ward was a key member of the JLHS 2006 Girls’ State Championship Team, competing in the 100 meter hurdles, as well as the intermediate and high hurdles.  During her high school career she also placed high in both NCS and at the state qualifier meet.  Attending the University of California, Los Angeles, Teirra remained on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll while receiving her degree in Women's Studies. Teirra resides in Antioch, CA and has a 2 year old daughter, Taliyah.
Placed third in the 300mH and fifth in the 100mH at the CA State Meet in 2006 ... At the 2006 Golden West Invite, placed fifth in the high hurdles and second in the intermediate hurdles … Placed second in the 300m hurdles and third in the 100m hurdles at the NCS Meet ... CA State Meet qualifier in the 200m and 400m in 2003 and 2004... Prep best of 14.12 in the high hurdles (No. 6 in CA in 2006) and 41.98 in the 300m hurdles (No. 5 in CA in 2006). These places & times helped land Teirra a partial track scholarship to the University of California Los Angeles.

 

 


James Logan Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet 2013

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2013 Inductees

Dr. Arthur Ting

Carla Estes (Class of 1997)

Giliat Ghebray (Class of 2002)

Yosef Ghebray (Class of 2005)

1996 Wrestling Team

Cheri Craddock (Class of 2003)

Paul Kanazeh (Class of 1995)

David Shaw (Class of 1990)



2013 Inductees

Dr. Arthur Ting

Dr. Arthur Ting, who has specialized in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery for more than 25 years, volunteered for many years as medical consultant to James Logan High School athletic teams. A Woodside resident whose practice is headquartered in Fremont, Dr. Ting and his wife, Marilyn, elected to send their twin sons to Logan; student-athletes Brandon and Ryan graduated in 2003.

Team physician for the San Jose Sharks, Dr. Ting also has professionally associated with groups providing medical care for San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants. Internationally known and recognized in the motor sports world for his skills as an orthopedic surgeon, he has been certified through the FIM (Federation De International De Moto Cyclisme) and has served as chief medical officer for the U.S. Moto Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Motor Speedway.
Dr. Ting was a member of the medical staff at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, the 1993 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and the U.S.-vs.-England track and field meet in Gateshead, England.

In addition, he has made numerous presentations internationally and has authored numerous scientific articles.

Dr. Ting has received numerous awards for his contribution to community athletics and remains one of a very elite group who have been honored with both the North Coast Section’s Honors Physician award and the Central Coast Section’s Distinguished Service award. In recognition of his donated services, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the California Assembly in 2002.

Dr. Ting graduated from Occidental College and received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic training at the University of Southern California and his sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Clinic. He recently brought the first robot used in orthopedics to Stevenson Surgery Center in Fremont.

 

Carla Estes

A nine-time state medalist during her high school track and field career, Carla Estes was standout performer on a James Logan team that was ranked No. 1 in the country by Track & Field News and twice finished second in the State Meet.
Carla, who started competing in track and field as a student at New Haven (now Cesar Chavez) Middle School, specialized in the 400 meters, the long jump and the 400- and 1600-meter relays at Logan, also competing occasionally in the 100 and 200 meters. She also won high school All-America honors in the 300-meter hurdles.

In multiple trips to the State Meet, Carla won a gold medal, four silver medals and three bronze medals, and she also had a fourth- and a fifth-place finish. She was ranked among the top three in the nation in both the 400 meters and the long jump and her relay teams posted the third-fastest high school time ever at 400 meters (45.2 seconds) and the 10th-fastest high school time ever at 1600 meters (3:40.95).

While still in high school, Carla won the 400 meters at the Junior National Championships and represented the United States in the 1995 Pan American Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile, winning silver medals in both the 400 meters and the 1600-meter relay. She also was one of three Logan athletes to compete in the National Sports Festival in Colorado Springs, the most ever from one high school.

Carla won a scholarship to the University of Southern California, where she ran the sixth-fastest time in school history in the 400 meters and helped the Women of Troy to their first national championship in 2001. She also qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 400 meters.

A psychology major, Carla graduated in 1991 and immediately started a teaching career. Now Carla Estes-Brooks, she is program developer and coordinator of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship career academy at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. She lives in Lakewood, with her son, Isaac Brooks, Jr.

Giliat Ghebray

When Berhane Mehari and Genet Woldemariam immigrated to the United States in 1982, they had no idea that their family would become part of an international revolution of sorts, a sports revolution. The family comes from Eritrea, along the African coast of the Red Sea. When Berhane and Genet left in 1982, Eritrea still was a province of Ethiopia -- independence wouldn’t come until 1993 – and soccer and cycling were the most popular sports.

Since then, however, long distance running as become almost as popular in Eritrea as it is in Ethiopia and Kenya, in large part because so many second-generation Eritrean-Americans have excelled in the sport in the United States. One of the first was Giliat Ghebray, one of Berhane and Genet’s six children.
Born in Oakland in 1984, Giliat was a two-time Mission Valley Athletic League and two-time North Coast Section champion in cross country. In track, he was five-time MVAL champion, winning three times at 3200 meters and twice at 1600. A four-time NCS runner-up, he placed fourth in both events at the State Meet. 

Giliat went on to the University of California, where he earned All-America honors as a 5000-meter runner in 2006. He had personal bests of 3:49.14 in the 1500, 7:56.58 in the 3000, 13:42.14 in the 5000 and 29:44 in the 10,000 and was named Cal’s most inspirational runner. A history major, he graduated in 2007.

Giliat, who has represented the United States in international competitions, qualified and competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon and continues to train in hopes of competing in the 2016 Olympics. He placed third in the NACAC (North America, Central America, and Caribbean) cross country championships in 2009 and finished second in the San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 2011.

 

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Yosef Ghebray

Most of the cross country and track and field records that his older brother set no longer exist -- because Yosef Ghebray broke them. 

Yosef won eight varsity letters -- four each in cross country and track and field -- while at Logan. He won state championships in both sports, placing twice in cross country and three times in track and field, all in the most grueling event, the 3200 meters. He holds school records in both the 1600 (4:12.69) and 3200 meters (8:52.41).He helped the Colts win the State Meet in 2004. 

Perhaps the most successful distance runner in Mission Valley Athletic League history, Yosef was a three-time league champion in cross country and a seven-time winner in various events at the MVAL track and field meet. He also won three North Coast Section cross country championships and two events at the NCS track and field meet. He was Logan’s Athlete of the Year in 2005. 

Yosef, a native of Fresno, followed his older brother to the University of California. At Cal, he set the school record in the 10000 meters (28:32.27) and he also owns the freshman record in the 3000 meters (8:05.25). In cross country, he became Cal’s first All-America selection in the sport in 20 years. A history major, he also was an Academic All-American. 

A semifinalist at 5000 meters in the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials, Yosef remains one of the top distance runners in the country and part of the culture of second-generation Eritrean-Americans who have helped popularized distance running in their parents native country.

 

1996 Wrestling Team

James Logan High School wrestling coach Tom Rosenthal knew in 1995 that he would have a very good team in 1996. The ’95 Colts finished fourth at the California State Tournament, and of the four Logan wrestlers who placed at the State Meet, two were juniors. Stephan Abas, who had transferred from Canyon Springs High School after winning state championship at 112 pounds as a sophomore, repeated his triumph. Teammate Jesse Reta finished fifth at 140 pounds, and Coach Rosenthal had several other talented wrestlers returning. 

Logan competed in tournaments throughout the state during the 1995-96 season, finishing first or second in seven of the nine tournaments in which the team was entered. The Colts dominated the Mission Valley Athletic League; it was the third of eight consecutive seasons during which Logan went undefeated in MVAL dual meets and the third of 11 straight seasons that Logan won the league tournament. The Colts placed in all 14 weight divisions at the league tournament, with nine wrestlers winning championships: senior Barhin Bhatt (103 pounds), Abas (119), junior Ephraim Walker (135), Reta (145), seniors Justin Palmer (152), Michael Wright (171) and Brandon Gedrose (189), sophomore Brian Bueno (215) and junior Craig Brooks (heavyweight). Junior Marc Cole (130) and sophomore Jose Zuniga (160) also reached the finals before settling for second-place finishes, sophomore Roderick Gonzaga (112) and junior Anthony Reta (140) finished third, and sophomore Robert Preciado (125) took fourth. 

Logan went on to win its fifth straight North Coast Section championship, with Abas, Cole, Jesse Reta and Wright all winning individual titles, and Bhatt, Walker and Brooks all reaching their finals before finishing second. Palmer finished third and Gedrose took fifth. 

At the State Championships, held at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, the team competition was one of the closest in tournament history, as just two points separated the top three teams. Calvary Chapel won the title with 102.5 points, half-a-point better than Independence High, the first of three straight state titles for Calvary. Logan finished third, with 100.5 points, which would have been enough to win 19 of the previous 23 state tournaments. 

Individually, Abas won his third consecutive state championship, finishing the season with a perfect 54-0 record; to this day, he is one of only 17 wrestlers in tournament history to win three straight state titles. Jesse Reta finished second, reaching the finals before losing to a wrestler from Hughson to finish the season with a record of 46-5. Wright (47-6) finished third, Cole (40-13) was fourth, Bhatt (34-12) won three matches, Walker (26-11) won two and Palmer (31-14) and Brooks (32-9) won one each.

 

Cheri Craddock

Her uncle was a football star at the University of Washington. Her cousin plays in the National Basketball Association. And her brother already is a member of the James Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  

Still, Cheri Craddock may be the best athlete in the family. And longtime Logan track and field coach Lee Webb calls her the finest two-sport athlete in school history. 

A three-time all-Mission Valley Athletic League basketball player, Cheri led the Lady Colts to two MVAL championships and was twice named Most Valuable Player at the prestigious West Coast Jamboree. 

In track and field, Cheri won an amazing total of 12 North Coast Section championships, in the 100, 200 and 400 meters and the 400- and 1600-meter relays. She placed seven times in the State Meet, helping her team to two runner-up finishes. She was a national champion in the 200 meters, part of a 4x200-meter relay team that won the national indoor championship, and part of a 4x400-meter relay team that finished second at the indoor nationals. 

Logan’s Athlete of the Year in 2003, she received a track and field scholarship to the University of Washington, but she turned her attention to basketball after her freshman year. A three-point shooting specialist who was nicknamed “Machine Gun” by her teammates, she helped the Lady Huskies to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and finished her career ranked eighth in school history in three-point shooting percentage and 10th all-time in three-pointers made. 

After college, Cheri returned to the Bay Area and coached basketball at American High in Fremont. True to her school, though, she returned to Logan and is beginning her third season as coach of the Lady Colts basketball team. She also is working on her teaching credential, at Mare Island Technology Academy in Vallejo.

Paul Kanazeh

As a freshman wrestler at James Logan High School, Paul Kanazeh lost more matches than he won. But his coach, Tom Rosenthal, noticed that Paul had a tremendous work ethic and that he was driven to win. 

And that work ethic, that drive to win, paid off. Paul seldom lost again.
As a sophomore, Paul placed fourth in the 160-pound division at the North Coast Section championships. As a junior, wrestling at 171 pounds, he finished third at NCS and sixth at the State Meet, and he also was a member of California Junior National freestyle wrestling team. 

Paul moved up to the 189-pound division as a senior, won the NCS championship and finished second in the State Meet, in a match that was tied 10-10 after three periods and had to be decided in overtime. He finished his Logan career with a record of 117-30 and was offered a wrestling scholarship by Fresno State University, though he was unable to attend. 

A few years later, Paul started his career in law enforcement. Wanting to give back to the community where he grew up, he eventually transferred to the Union City Police Department. Crp. Kanazeh has worked as a detective, a SWAT Team member and – coming full circle in a way -- as school resource officer at Logan. 

Paul’s wife, Andrea, is a kindergarten teacher at Alvarado Elementary School. Their children, Amber, 6, and Owen, 4, both appear to have inherited the wrestling bug.

David Shaw

As the son of a football coach, David Shaw moved several times and attended many schools. His dad, Willie, coached at Stanford, Long Beach State, Oregon and Arizona State and with the Detroit Lions while David was growing up. When his father returned to Stanford in 1989, David found himself attending James Logan High. 

The rest, as they say, is history. 

David played football and basketball and competed in track and field while at Logan. As good as he was on the field, he was even better in the classroom. He earned a Stanford scholarship and played wide receiver on a Cardinal team that went to two bowl games. 

He finished his Stanford career with 57 catches for 664 yards and five touchdowns while also competing in both a varsity track meet and a basketball game. He graduated with a degree in sociology – then embarked on a coaching career of his own. 

David spent nine years as an assistant coach in the National Football League, with the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens. After serving as Stanford’s offensive coordinator for four seasons from 2007 to 2010, he was named the “Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football” on January 13, 2011, becoming only the fifth Stanford graduate to become the school’s head coach. 

In his first two seasons on “The Farm,” Coach Shaw’s teams compiled a record of 23-4, and after both seasons he was named Pacific-12 Conference Coach of the Year. Last New Year’s Day, the Cardinal defeated Wisconsin, 20-14, in the Rose Bowl. This year’s team has been ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation and is headed to another bowl game. 

Coach Shaw and his wife, Kori, are the parents of three children: Keegan, Carter and Gavin. His sister, Tawnya, also a Logan graduate, teaches first grade at Pioneer Elementary School.


2010 Inductees

Gary Alexander, Class of 1982 

Tuineau Alipate, Class of 1984

Sam and Gilda Cavallaro

Artemio Flores, Class of 1994

Mike Louisiana, Class of 1966

Talia Stewart, Class of 2004

1985 State Runner-up Boys Basketball Team

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2011 Inductees

Jim O’Laughlin

Marcy Panuco Gonzalez, Class of 1997

Ria Quiazon Scott, Class of 1999

Jesse Reta, Class of 1996

Aaron Richberg, Class of 1995

Angelo Sablo, Class of 1988

Mickey Sutton, Class of 1978

Jernae Wright, Class of 1996

2004 State Runner-Up and National Champion Girls Track & Field Team

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2012 Inductees

Monique Ambers, Class of 1987 

Nkosinza Balumbu, Class of 2005

Kevin Craddock, Class of 2005

Archie Gilbert, Class of 2001

1996 State Runner-Up and National Champion Girls Track & Field Team

Jorge Maldonado

Liz Marpuri-Sira, Class of 1995

Natasha Neal, Class of 1998

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