Mark Szekrenyi has committed to Westmont College
Tough Junior Year
November 18, 2017
Its been a tough junior year. I hurt my back in September, probably by doing a poor dead-lift, and I have been trying to get my back into top form ever since. Its getting better but its been a challenging season. Its shown me how fleeting success can be. To be thankful for everything that God gives us. And to enjoy every minute with our family, friends, and teammates.

Blog Posts


Tough Junior Year
November 18, 2017
Its been a tough junior year. I hurt my back in September, probably by doing a poor dead-lift, and I have been trying to get my back into top form ever since. Its getting better but its been a...
Named to regional Dream Team by Long Beach Press Telegram
January 9, 2017
http://www.presstelegram.com/sports/20170109/press-telegram-dream-team-cross-country-st-john-boscos-colby-corcoran-runner-of-the-year
Los Cerritos News article on Valley XC
December 3, 2016
http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2016/12/01/news-and-notes-from-press-row-valley-christian-boys-cross-country-team-ends-season-with-a-strong-finish/
#3 at CIF STATE Meet, Best showing ever in school history
November 27, 2016
http://valleychristianathletics.net/2016/11/26/boys-cross-country-places-3rd-at-state/
Downed in CIF SS Finals!
November 21, 2016
A St. Margaret's runner went down in the mud at the 200m mark and caused 6-7 runners to go down too. Stampeded over but I managed to stand after a kick in the nose and ribs, but dropped way back in...
VC Advances to CIF Finals. Mark Szekrenyi sets PR of 16:29
November 15, 2016
http://valleychristianathletics.net/2016/11/14/boys-cross-country-advances-to-cif-finals/
Brutal day at Mt SAC ends in team victory!!
October 22, 2016
94F, dust & pollen were not enough to stop VCXC, 1st Place Varsity Boys. I finished 7th with a new course PR. I hope to do better next year in cooler weather!
Big finish at Clovis Invitational
October 9, 2016
Team finished 2nd and I finished 29th on my birthday in Fresno. I finished strong, passing 4 runners on the grass. I hope to be back here in November for State!!
Big Expectation for Valley XC (Long Beach Press Telegram Preview)
September 23, 2016
The Crusaders are vying for their third consecutive berth in the Southern Section Division 5 finals and second appearance in the State meet in three seasons. Valley Christian, led by junior Ryan...
First League Meet!
September 16, 2016
Yesterday was our first league meet. Valley Varsity boys dominated!! I personally had my best meet ever, finishing 3rd overall with a 17:07 time on a 3.05 mile course. Great first meet!
1:45 improvement year-over-year at Rosemead
September 11, 2016
Finished 3rd with a 16:03 new PR on a fast & flat 3 mile short course. I led 75% of the way then developed a cramp, but powered through to take 3rd.
Working hard this summer with the Arcadia HS team and Coach O'Brien plus 2 summer camps
July 12, 2016
Attended the US Air Force XC camp and the University of San Diego XC camp. I learned a lot and had fun dorm experiences, but there's nothing like the hard work, sweat, and summer mileage of working...
USA Track & Field Junior Olympics Qualifier (new PR, 4:48)
May 31, 2016
Ran in the LA Jets Invitational as an Unattached. Finished 6th in both the 1500m & 3000m. New PR with 4:48. Felt odd not racing with my Valley teammates but I'm looking forward to the SoCal Assoc...
New PR at Olympic League Varisty Finals - 1600m (5:04)
May 5, 2016
Finished 6th to score in the Olympic League Varsity Finals. Thrilled to knock 5 seconds of my previous PR!!
4th place finish at Olympic League Varisty Finals - 3200m (new PR, 11:16)
May 4, 2016
Very excited to run for Valley in my first league finals. Only 1 non-teammate finished ahead of me, so I was really happy running against the best in the league and finishing 4th. Go Valley!!
Top 25 Finish at the Russell Cup
April 18, 2016
Ran the 800m at the Russell Cup this weekend. Still recovering from a quad strain so I scratched on 1600 & 3200. But came close to a PR on the 800. Looking forward to next year!!
2nd place at the Seal Beach 5K (18U)
April 9, 2016
Nice to get in a longer run during track season. Finished 7th overall. Hoping to get into the top 3 next year!!
Qualified for the Russell Cup at the Maurice Green Invite yesterday
March 20, 2016
Long day yesterday at Oaks Christian. Ran Varsity 800 and 3200 and the Mile in the Maurice Green. Qualified for the Russell Cup 1600 and 3200. But missed qualifying for the 800 by 2 seconds....
3rd place at Los Al Race on the Base Sprint Triathlon
March 9, 2016
Did my first Tri. It was tough but I came in first in the 18 and under group during the run. I wish I had a racing bike but the old Schwinn hybrid did OK and I passed a lot of people during the...
2015 Paramount Relays 4x800m - Mark Szekrenyi runs lead Varsity leg as Frosh
March 7, 2016
Ran the Varsity lead leg of the 4x800 for Valley at the Paramount relays this past weekend. First time running on a synthetic track! Set a new PR for the 800 and finished my leg 8th out of 11...
VC Advances to CIF Finals. Mark Szekrenyi sets PR of 17:23 as only Frosh on Varsity team
January 2, 2016
http://valleychristianathletics.net/2015/11/14/boys-cross-country-reaches-cif-finals/
VC wins League Championship and 2nd team All-League honors to Mark Szekrenyi
January 2, 2016
http://valleychristianathletics.net/2015/11/04/cross-country-wins-league-championship/