High School Athletic News: Track and Field Success Continues!

Track and Field, 4.12.24: The Hawks had an awesome meet on April 11 at Aptos High School.

“I am super proud to see you all out there continuing to work hard and improve your scores,” commented Coach Sara Sobkoviak. “Great job everyone!”

Here are the meet results and a few highlights:

  • Ona Musoll-Buendia took first in Triple and second in Long Jump!
  • Kenzie Culbertson took second in both 800m and 1600m, while also setting a personal record and school record (again)in both events!
  • Kiko Horne took fourth in 200m and fifth in 100m!
On April 13, some Hawk athletes will compete in the inaugural Meet of Champions at Aptos High School, which will feature all the schools in Santa Cruz County. This will be a fun meet to participate in and watch! Field events begin at 9:00am. GO HAWKS!


Track and Field, 3.28.24: The Hawks competed in a Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League meet at Harbor High School on March 28; congratulations athletes on another successful meet! Click here for the results. Following are a few first-place highlights from Coach Sara Sobkoviak:

  • Kenzie Culbertson placed first in the 400m (1:03.64) and 800m (2.29.71) women’s varsity with MMS record-breaking times! 
  • Kiko Horne placed first in the 200m (28.89) for women’s varsity! 
  • Our girls varsity 4x100m took first place and broke the school record yesterday with a time of 54.25!! The team consists of Beatrice Miller, Lagi Hunnicutt, Emma Monclus and Kiko Horne!
  • Ona Musoll-Buendia placed fist in the long jump (15’10.5) and triple jump (31’9.75)!
  • Theo Esposito placed first in 110m hurdles (25.31)!
  • Emma Monclus placed first in discus (61’3)!
  • Mordecai Coleman placed first in triple jump (28’4.25) and has set the school record! 
“I am Super proud of all of you,” said Coach Sara. “Make sure you do what you can during the spring break to take care of yourselves and keep that momentum for the season going!”


Boys Volleyball, 4.2.24: The Pajaronian, Mount Madonna School’s Nikowa D’Costa-Hemp led the Hawks boys’ volleyball team with 20 kills, seven aces and 18 digs in a five-set victory 3-2 over Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play March 26. Fellow teammate Nash Wilson tallied eight kills, and Solomon Coleman had four aces and 37 assists. With the win, Mount Madonna (4-14) improved to 2-3 in league play.

3.28.24: Santa Cruz Sentinel, Nikowa D’Costa-Hemp had 20 kills, 7 aces, 18 digs, while passing 2.51, in the Hawks’ five-set SCCAL win Tuesday. Nash Wilson tallied eight kills and Solomon Coleman had four aces and 37 assists for Mt Madonna (4-14, 2-3)


Cross Country, 11.25.23: Congratulations to ninth grader Kenzie Culbertson, who finished 90th out of 200 runners in her division at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Cross Country race, despite an ankle injury that made the race challenging for her.

“Kenzie was grateful that she was able to experience running at such a large event with the best runners in the state,” said Nicole Silva Culbertson, Kenzie’s mother. “Kenzie entered the race without having run for the last three weeks, except for the CCS [Central Coast Section] race, due to being sick before CCS and then spraining her ankle on her first training run after CCS. She was able to experience what the course and competition is like at that level and is motivated to work hard to make it back there next year healthy and in shape.”

Aptos Times, “Locals Shine at CX championship.”

The Pajaronian, “Locals set to compete at CIF state finals”

Girls Volleyball, 11.15.23: The Pajaronian, “All-SCCAL girls volleyball”: Congratulations to sophomore Eden Fisher, who was named to the honorary All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) girls volleyball Second Team, and seniors Cy Harris and Emma Monclus, who were recognized as Honorable Mentions.

“The girls volleyball team played the whole season with focus, heart and dedication,” commented PK McDonald (’04), Mount Madonna School girls varsity volleyball coach and high school athletic director. “The whole team came together and competed as a team, supporting each other and making great progress over the course of the season. It is awesome that Eden, Cy and Emma received honors for their accomplishments over the course of the year, and is a testament to their hard work.

“Everyone who watched them compete could see how much this season meant to them and it was an honor to be a part of it,” he continued. “Cy, Emma and Eden consistently played at a level comparable to the top players in the league and I’m very happy that they are being recognized. It is important to keep in mind that any individual recognition is a product of success from the entire team, and I’m proud of how each of our student athletes performed over the course of the year.”


Cross Country, 11.13.23: Congratulations to ninth grader Kenzie Culbertson, who finished in eighth out of 69 runners in the Division V (DV) Central Coast Section (CCS) cross country championships with a time of 20:03.4! The meet was held November 11 at the Crystal Springs course in Belmont. Culbertson’s finish qualifies her to participate in the state cross country championships later this month.

“Saturday was my first time getting to run at Crystal Springs, and going into the race, I was a little more nervous than usual,” said Culberston. “I had been really sick and in bed for the previous four days and the meet was the first time I had run all week! Crystal Springs was a really challenging course, especially when running with 68 girls all around me. The course was dusty and exposed, with no shade. I was really low energy when I started running and once I made it out of the scramble of girls, I stayed in the top group, holding on to the race leaders. Even though I wasn’t fully healthy, it was exciting to pull it off and finish in eighth place; the race was tough, but a challenge to remember!

To see the DV race results, click here

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Cross Country race will be held on Saturday, November 25 at Woodward Park in Clovis. Culbertson will compete in the DV race at 9:30am.

Read about the CCC championship meet in the Santa Cruz Sentinel



Cross Country, 11.7.23: Mount Madonna School ninth grader Kenzie Culbertson placed fourth at the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) championships, and will be competing in the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship meet. Her race will be at Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont at 12:55pm on November 11. If she qualifies at CCS, she will be running in the State Championship! Photo by Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel.



Cross Country, 10.5.23: The Hawks hosted a meet on the Mount Madonna School campus, and welcomed athletes from Harbor High School and Santa Cruz High School. Kenzie Culbertson finished second in the girls’ race, while classmate Kiko Horne, competing for the first time, finished 10th. Hans Hagge finished 14th out of 34 runners. Many families turned out to watch and cheer on the athletes. Go Hawks!


Girls Volleyball, 9.22.23: The Pajaronian “Mariners remain determined during rebuilding year | SCCAL girls volleyball – APTOS, MT. MADONNA SET TO BE BATTLE-TESTED IN CHALLENGING LEAGUE,” by Gordon Kass.

Mt. Madonna School coach PK McDonald is rebuilding his defense after losses due to graduation. Libero Anya Gonzales leads the back row and Lagi Hunnicutt takes those passes and sets a strong offense.

When that duo clicks, the Hawks can unleash a strong hitting corps featuring Eden Fisher, Cy Harris and Emma Monclus. Mt. Madonna has had competitive losses against the middle tier of the league. They are 2-8 overall, 1-3 in the SCCAL.

Girls Volleyball, 9.7.23: Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Santa Cruz, Mount Madonna both have senior heavy squads and high hopes,” by Jim Seimas.