Poindexter, Drain run wild at Russell Cup

Bishop Diego's Nicole Poindexter won two events and placed third in another at the 2012 Russell Cup.

Bishop Diego’s Nicole Poindexter and Carpinteria’s Kelsey Drain posted impressive scores in multiple events at the historic 2012 Russell Cup.

Carpinteria hosted the Russell Cup for the 93rd consecutive year, making it the oldest track and field tournament in California. Maranatha won the boys competition with 88 points while Paraclete took the girls meet with 63 points.


Adam Ruggiero of Desert Christian was awarded Outstanding Male Athlete and Ebony Crear from Maranatha won Outstanding Female Athlete.

Poindexter was the only athlete competing for the Cardinals and won the 200 meters (25.90), the long jump (17’5″) and finished third in the 400 meters (1:01.05). Her success in those three events earned her 26 points, and Bishop Diego placed fifth in the overall girls team competition on those points alone.

Drain racked up 22 points for the Warriors, the most by a Carpinteria participant at the meet. She won the 100 meter hurdles (17.17) and placed third in both the 300 meter hurdles (48.74) and the pole vault (9’3″).

The Warriors finished sixth in the boys meet with 31 points and fourth in the girls meet with 30 points.