Track & Field
Over the years, Bishop Amat Track Program has surpassed all others in the San Gabriel Valley. Many of our athletes continued their careers both collegiately and on the professional level in Track & Field, Basketball and Football. Our students have gone on to such schools as UCLA, Texas A&M, LMU, Texas Tech, Cal Poly SLO, UC Riverside, New Mexico State, Air Force Academy, St Johns and Santa Clara to name a few.
Some of standouts include:
Distance-Robbie Santoyo, Adrian Diaz, Fernando Gonzales, Frank Guerrero, Frank Ebiner, Chris Orozco, James Leon.
Sprints-Sheldon Price, Ron Brown, Darren Andrews, Rodney Sermons, Darien Johnson
Field-Paul Osunwa, Will Robinson, Tyler Vaughns, Guy David
Sprints-Kylie Price, Jasmine Baldwin.
Distance-Leslie Rivera, Trinity Ruelas, Jessica Gallardo, Emily Hubert, Samantha Cabrera.
Field-Kylie Price, Jasmine Roth, Iliana Ibrahim, Erin Meyrick, Renee Hays.
Our boys 4x1 record still holds since 1994! Team members Rodney Sermons, Scott Fields, Mark Butler and Andy Pechy.
Additionally, we are extremely proud to have High School State Champions, NCAA All Americans and Professional athletes in both Track and Field and Football.
Coach Joe Falcon is the distance track coach at Bishop Amat High School and has fifty years of running experience. He competed at East Los Angeles College and Glendale College, where he made first team all-conference in Cross Country and Track and Field, in addition to representing the U. S. Army at Boston Marathon in 1978. He began coaching in 1988. His coaching career spans over 20 years at the high school level. Coach Falcon is a U. S. Army veteran, who served with the 2nd Bn. 75th Infantry (AIRBORNE RANGERS) Ft. Lewis Washington. He and his wife of 45 years are parishioners of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Montebello. Coach Falcon and Mrs. Falcon are proud parents of four daughters and seven grandchildren, six of which compete in cross country, one who is on the Bishop Amat Cross Country team. Hobbies beside coaching are watching high school sports and sky diving.
Coach Sharon Moreno Hernandez has been coaching Track & Field runners throughout the past 20 years. She competed in the Track and Field Big West Conference for UC Irvine '94-'98 and Cross Country in '97. Mrs. Hernandez earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Irvine, and a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She became part of the Run With Us Pasadena racing team in 1999 and created a running team to promote foster care awareness "RunWithUs/TogetherWeRise". Currently still works with Together We Rise to improve the quality of care for foster youth. Coach Moreno enjoys spending time with her husband Mr. Hernandez and her 14 year old son, attending church, mountain trail runs with her dog Lola, and occasionally competing in trail and masters track and field races.
Coach Jacob Vowels is excited to be part of the track and field program. Mr. Vowels teaches in the Social Studies Department.
Coach Tim Murphy has been teaching at Bishop Amat for 43 years and has been a track coach for thirty-five years specializing in the shot put and discus. He was a coach for the 1982 Championship track team.
Coach Matt Ebiner (email@example.com) ran track and cross country at Bishop Amat High School (class of 1979), Mt. SAC, and UCLA. He twice qualified and competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials for the marathon (1988, 1992). He coached track and cross country at Mt. San Antonio College from 1983-1995, guiding the men’s team to one state cross country title, and four times to a 2nd-place finish. Coach Ebiner is a great admirer of hard work, and loves to guide and inspire athletes to reach their potential. He comes from a large family (one of 15 brothers and sisters), most of whom ran track and cross country at Bishop Amat in the 1970s and 1980s. He is honored to be in the Bishop Amat Athletic Hall of Fame along with five of his siblings, and is excited to be the assistant distance coach at his alma mater. Coach Ebiner was a geography professor at El Camino College for 35 years before retiring in 2021. He has traveled to 154 countries, and organizes and leads international tours for a travel company he founded (GeoTours). He loves photography, nature, and being a husband and dad. He and his family are parishioners at St. Joseph's Church in Pomona.
Coach Sheldon Price brings a wealth of top-level experience to his role as Amat sprint coach. Coach Price graduated from Bishop Amat in 2009, and set 3 school records that still stand over 10 years later: 100 meters (10.51), 200 meters (21.29), and Long Jump (23' 6.25"). His family has contributed greatly to the Amat athletic program: his sister Kylie holds the girls' school record in the long jump, and his mom Tish serves as Athletic Department Secretary.