Trabucco Hills Track Meet Friday & Saturday

Posted on March 29, 2017 - Filed Under RUHS Track and Field, Sea Hawks Track and Field | Leave a Comment

This coming Friday & Saturday Redondo Union Track will be attending Trabucco Hills High Schools Invitational Track Meet.

As always, this schedule is tentative so races could run earlier or later.
$8.00 – ADULT
$5.00 Seniors and Students with a high school ASB card
$3.00 – 12 and under

OFFICIAL PROGRAMS: Programs will be sold all day for $5
INVITATIONAL “T” SHIRTS: will be sold near the concession booths near the pole vault area for $12 each.


Friday March 31: All distance athletes EXCEPT the few who have been told they are competing on Saturday, and a few Frosh/Soph field event competitors will be competing. (Parents please check your email for the list of names). All other athletes on the team will be competing on Saturday.

Athletes competing Friday will be missing their Period 5 class. They should wear their uniforms to school and bring water, gatorade, snacks, lunch and money (if desired) for the meet. Since the meet will be running into the evening hours, athletes should make sure to bring warm clothes as the temperature drops.

Friday: Redondo Athletes will leave for Trabucco Hills following their period 5 class.
Redondo athletes will leave from Trabucco Hills after the last race of the Boys 1600 which will be around 10:00 PM.

Athletes competing Saturday: The bus will leave Redondo Union at 6:00 AM promptly.
The bus will head back to Redondo at the conclusion of the meet approximately 4:35 PM.

Students should be dressed in uniforms and warm-ups and make sure to bring/wear sunscreen! All athletes should come prepared with water, gatorade, snacks and money if desired. The last race begins at 4:35 PM if the meet runs on schedule. 


Comedy & Magic Club Fundraiser

Posted on March 21, 2017 - Filed Under Comedy and Magic Club, Events, Fundraisers, RUHS Booster Club, RUHS Cross Country, RUHS Track and Field | Leave a Comment



This fundraiser is a great way to have a good time and help out the team. Everyone can help with ticket sales (wither you are attending or unable to) it would be greatly appreciated it you would spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors so we can have a great turn out!

We need to sell tickets by April 1st 2017
In order for the team to receive the ticket proceeds (100%), tickets need to be purchased through the RUHS CCT Boosters.
Tickets can be purchased online and or contact Ana Steenson – Direct: text 310-463-1826 – CMC Chair Person.

This Fundraiser Event will support the Bob Leetch Scholarship Award Fund.
100% of the ticket proceeds will go towards the 2017 scholarship fund.
For online purchase, after you purchase your tickets Ana will send you a email with your ticket number(s) along with delivery arrangements.

Online order Click: CMC TICKETS


Order in Person Contact: Ana Steenson – – Direct/Text 310-463-1826

Thank you for your support!

Who: everyone age 18 and over, who would like to spend the evening having a good time.
Date: Tuesday, April 11th 2017
Cost: $20.00 per person
Place: Comedy& Magic Club 1018 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach

Comedy & Magic Club Event Schedule:

  • 6:20 pm – Parking Lot Opens ($5.00 cash only)
  • 6:30 pm – Doors Open
  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Dinner is not included with ticket price but will be available to purchase
  • For seating & dinner, first come – first served – All guests MUST be seated by 7:30 pm
  • 8:00 – 9:30 pm – Showtime!
  • 9:45 pm – Guest Departure
  • There will be a two item minimum purchase (not included in the ticket price)
  • Guest must be 18 and over

Ana Steenson CMC Chair Person
Direct: text 310-463-1826

Thank You Letter Redondo Nike Track Festival 2017

Posted on March 20, 2017 - Filed Under Redondo Nike Track Festival, RUHS Track and Field, Thank You, Track and Field, Volunteers | Leave a Comment

Redondo Nike Festival 2017

Thank You From Coach Bob Leetch

The results are in and the 7th edition of the Redondo Nike Track Festival was our greatest meet yet.   We had the most competitors, over 2,700 athletes in over 6,500 events, by far the largest meet in the United States.   It also generated the highest quality meet in terms of caliber of performances. creates a yearly gauge on the quality of a particular mark, the Prepcaltrack Elite mark.  The most our meet achieved in the past was 129 Elite marks. That year our meet led the nation until the famous Arcadia Invitational in April.  This year the athletes totaled 159 Elite marks, a staggering number considering that seven meets occurred in Southern California that same weekend, and the highest total among them was 48 Elite marks.

What is most extraordinary is that this elite meet is not put together by paid  professional sports event teams with dedicated meet directors. We put it on: coaches, parents, neighbors, teammates and friends of friends.  Ten years ago when our facilities were being upgraded this meet was a vision of mine.  Not just to create the best high school track meet in the country, but to have a meet that would bring excitement to the entire state of California.  My dream was to grow the sport of track and field by creating such a fun meet kids would be pumped up just to be here.  Excited to be a part of the greatest sport in the country.  We have done that.  Our meet is unique in not just its scale and quality but the energetic atmosphere. We have a DJ playing music throughout the meet, even during the races.  No one does that!  We have the track dressed up everywhere you look.  All the races are videotaped, with video boards on every field.  You never have to miss the action from where you are. And we have exciting activities throughout the meet once the athlete’s competitions are over.

Coaches attending the meet often comment and appreciate how well run it is for such a huge event and how all the volunteers stay so friendly no matter what happens. This is very satisfying to hear the compliments pouring in about all the things done perfectly.   A text from Lalo Diaz, coach at powerhouse Loyola, said, “Thank you for a wonderful meet.  Thank you for even considering us into the meet.” My former track coach and mentor Dave Shannon who helped run the staging area told me he could not believe that we could run such a first-rate meet simply with parent and former parent volunteers.  He has been to many meets in his day and feels this is the best run meet he has ever seen.  “Better than the Mt. Sac Relays,” was the phrase that stuck with me. I could go for pages with the compliments I get, but an email from the top female athlete of the meet sums it up perfectly. Jurmele Woodward came down from Vacaville and won both hurdle races in state leading times.   “I wanted to thank you for having us (Jurnee and Jaxin Woodward-Vacaville) attend the Redondo Invitational this weekend. As always, the meet was exceptional and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in town. We have returned safely to Northern California and although I (Jurnee) will attend LSU in the fall, my mom and sister (Jaxin) look forward to returning next year.  Again, thank you and congratulations on another successful Redondo Invitational!! Such a nice compliment and worthy of sharing to all that worked so hard.

There is no way our staff could put on such an amazing event without the help of our volunteers. I would like to thank all the time and energy Laurie Baker puts into making this come together.  Along with her countless hours as an executive on the Boosters Club, she rounds up the volunteers and gets the crews together.  She is one of the key pieces that we could not do without, everything was clearly laid out for everyone thanks to the signs that were created and donated by Mona Dill.  All money related matters were carefully and discretely handled by Sharon Douglas, Jodi Stevens and Celia Price. Julie Heiden was patient and terrific at the team check-in.  One of the most problematic areas can be the athlete check-in, but it ran very smoothly thanks to Meredith and Russell Tait.

Another massive job are the concessions, which Elizabeth Corman ensured ran well and with a profit. Joining her was my former college teammate our very own Carlos Caracoza, pre-hip replacement, manning the grills. Doug Boswell and Brian Gore controlled the entire finish area and helped lug hurdles around.  One of my former high school track teammates, and Booster Club President, Nedra Yost coordinated the entire awards area: trophies, medals, the podium, and anxious kids.  Susan Ward assisted Dave Dill and Tony Bantula in the pole vault area. Manning the jump pits are never easy but Bryan Wynn and Justin Ladabush did a first rate job of running the pits and dealing with the not always agreeable coaches as well. Greg Hough did a great job announcing Friday during the Distance Carnival, and, once again, Kevin Ryan was the Voice of the Redondo Track Festival and announced all the Saturday action with his usual charisma and informed take on the action. His wife, Susan Ryan, did her usual terrific job staging the athletes right before they were escorted onto the track.  Jacob Weintraub ran the discus, even while coaching his own throwers.  Julie Ferron coordinated the student athlete volunteers, which meant tracking them down all day long and getting them to their posts. She did a great job coordinating the entire team before and during the meet to assist the parent volunteers, while coaching. Behind the scenes in supporting the meet in a huge way was our Athletic Director Andy Saltzman. From arranging all district staff and facilities to literally lining the discus area.  A big part of the great atmosphere was provided by parent volunteer Frank Sandoval of Coastal Deejay. My former coach and mentor Dave Shannon and good friend Nick Carr ran the staging tent. My buddy Nick was a former teammate in college and the best man at my wedding.  He drives down from the Bay area and back every year to make this event run on time, perfectly. Brian Lindquist and Dave Dill began the set up Friday morning around 7:00am and were with me at 7:00pm Saturday night breaking down the last of the set-ups.  Another great big thank you to Julia Victor and the Nike West team.  Their continued support from the very beginning has always been fantastic.  When I first dreamed up this meet and discussed it with them, their response was, “We are all in. How can we make this the great meet you want?”  Nothing has changed since that first meeting.  Clearly Nike is one of the top global brands in the world, and we love being associated with that. But Nike does not sell anything at our meet.  All they want to do is support us and help grow the sport.  A lastly, the one who ties it all together is my wonderful wife Kirsten. She begins creating the outline for each years meet in December. By the time the meet draws near she pours in a great number of hours to make this meet run smoothly.  During the meet she is seemingly everywhere, putting out fires, assisting lead volunteers and getting me my morning Caramel Macchiato. She has been critical to the success of each year’s event.  And to all the many parents who donated their time and patience that helped out, great job and congratulations on making this meet the best.

Our small community of team members and parents are part of a larger family of graduates.  This season celebrates 103 years of Redondo Track and Field. We are also a significant part of the City of Redondo and the greater community. We hear from community leaders and residents continually congratulating us on another great meet. People notice what we are doing and the positive effects we have on the community. It all adds up, and the Redondo Nike Track Festival is a shining moment that highlights all that we have done, are doing, and will continue to do in the future.  Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our community, high school and most of all, our amazing student athletes.

Got Seahawks,

Bob Leetch
Meet Director
Redondo Track Festival

Track and Cross Country
Redondo Union HS

Calling All Volunteers Bay League #2 March 23rd

Posted on March 19, 2017 - Filed Under Bay League, Events, RUHS Booster Club, RUHS Track and Field, Track and Field, Volunteers | Leave a Comment

Thursday March 23rd we will be hosting our Bay League #2 meet and we need our volunteers!

T​he first race ​is ​set to start at ​​2​:​3​0pm. With a full schedule of events we will need volunteers to help in a number of areas​ like ​athlete check in, all field events and snack bar. If you can help ​​on ​March ​23rd ​please click this link Volunteer Sign Up
  • Volunteers please arrive by 2:00PM
  • Check In at the athlete check-in tent on the field, then go to your venue.
  • *Athlete Check-In volunteers should be there by 1:30PM.
  • The meet will start promptly at 2:30PM

Let’s keep up the support of our kids in their quest for the 201​7​ Bay League Championship!

Any questions send an email to Laurie Baker at

Let’s Go Redondo Track and Field 

Bishop Amat Invite

Posted on March 3, 2017 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Redondo will be attending The Bishop Amat Invite at Citrus College.
The buses will leave from the student parking lot on Diamond at 5:30 AM.
If the meet runs on time, Redondo will leave Bishop Amat approximately 4:30 to drive back to Redondo. 

There is no time for each race just the order of events. CLICK Order of Running Events
Redondo’s First race is at 7:30 AM.
The gates for athletes will open at 6:30 AM.  All athletes will need to wear their Redondo Uniform to pass into the meet. Athletes should wear their uniform and warmups to the meet. It may be a cloudy cool day so students should dress appropriately but also bring sun screen.

Spectators may enter the stadium approximately at 6:45 AM and there may be an entrance fee.

The address for Citrus College:
1000 W Foothill Blvd Glendora, California 91741.

Booster Club Gear Available Now Online

Posted on February 28, 2017 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Check out the new Booster Club gear available now online. As the season gets underway pick out some of these great items selected to show your support for the Seahawks Track and Field. Wear this gear with pride as we cheer on the kids in team logo’d red and white Redondo apparel. Click HERE to place your order today!

Redondo Nike Meet Calling ALL Volunteers

Posted on February 22, 2017 - Filed Under Redondo Nike Track Festival, RUHS Track and Field, Track and Field | Leave a Comment

We need you! For the 7th Annual Redondo Nike Track Invitational March 10th and 11th

Click on this link Nike_Volunteer_Sign_Up to get your volunteer slot today.

The RUHS CCT Booster Club in conjunction with Nike will be hosting Redondo Unions ​7​​th Annual Redondo Nike Track and Field Festival on Friday March 1​0​th and Saturday March 1​1​th, 201​7​. We will be hosting 6​5​ ​complete teams and a select of invite individuals and relay teams.

To make this event a success we need ​ALL OUR PARENTS TO ​HELP!
Volunteers will work specific venues for a select period of time.

If your schedule permits we would be thrilled if you could sign up for more then one shift.
The meet will begin on Friday approximate start time 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm with the distance and throws carnival.
Saturdays meet approximate start time 9:00 am with field events and a full schedule of track events continuing until approximately 9:00 pm.

We need volunteers to help us across all venues. They include admissions, athlete check-in, all track and field events,​ concessions and more.

The Booster club is reaching out ​our community groups but we need our parents to lead the way.

Volunteers are encouraged to attend 45 minute meeting on Thursday night March ​9​​​th at the RUHS Field House around 6:00 pm. You will receive your volunteer t-shirt, get an overview of the event and have the opportunity to ask questions about your volunteer station.

Any questions send a message to Laurie Baker at this email

Thanks everyone, ​it has been an awesome meet​ with our parent volunteers these past ​six​ year​s​.
I know with your support we can make this meet the ​TOP EVENT again for the 201​7​​ track season.

Let’s go Redondo Track and Field​ Parents​!

Click on this link Nike_Volunteer_Sign_Up to get your volunteer slot today.


Posted on January 27, 2017 - Filed Under 8x200 meters, Parlauf, Redondo Union, RUHS TRACK and FIELD NEWS, Sea Hawks Track and Field, Track & Field | Leave a Comment

Parlauf Relays :West Los Angeles College Parlauf Relays @ West Los Angeles College
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2017.

All athletes competing report at 7:45 am. The races consist of teams of 5 students.
Each student will run 8 x 200 meters.

There is no bus for this meet since it is a pre-season all­-comers meet. Most students carpool to the meet.  If you are having difficulty getting to the meet please let Coach Ferron or Coach Leetch know.

  • Schedule of Races: We will not know the exact heat each team will be in until we get to the meet.
    H.S. Girls “A” Race 9:00 am
    H.S. Boys “A” Race 9:40 am
    H.S. Girls  “B” Race 10:15 am
    H.S. Boys  “B’ Race 10:55 am
    Award Ceremony 11:35 am
  • Location: West Los Angeles College, 9000 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
  • Directions: West Los Angeles College is located just off Overland Blvd, two blocks south of Jefferson Blvd., in Culver City. West LA College is accessible from the 405 and 10 Freeways.
  • Limited parking next to track, you are suggested to park in Lot 5. Parking permits can be obtained at the pay station in Lot 5 for $2.00.  Need 1 dollar bills for machine!

Redondo All Comers Meet

Posted on January 15, 2017 - Filed Under All Comers Meet, Redondo Union, RUHS TRACK and FIELD NEWS, Track & Field | Leave a Comment

Saturday, February 4th 2017 – Meet Information
CA Winter Championship T&F Qualifier for High School Athletes 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Please sign up for a spot today! Click on VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS

This is a pre-season high school state indoor qualifier meet and to help our team get ready for an outstanding season. The meet will be held at the Sea Hawk Bowl and we need volunteers to help us kick-off a successful season. Check in begins 8:00 am with all events beginning at 9:00 am and should be completed by 2:00 pm. Volunteers will need to report to the field at approximately 7:30am to 8:30am.

Team Spike Night At Road Runner Sports

Posted on January 10, 2017 - Filed Under Events, Fundraisers, RUHS Track and Field, Sea Hawks Track and Field, Team Spike Night | Leave a Comment

Road Runner Sports will be hosting their Annual ​REDONDO TEAM ​SPIKE NIGHT.
Tuesday – January 17th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Athletes grab your friends and parents, and come for a fun team night. There will be food plus great raffle prizes, and athlete discounts.

This is a great way to ​kick off​ the 201​7 track season​ ​and we can earn up to $500 for the team!

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