Sac-Joaquin Section Championships

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country /Track and Field on Nov 14 2021 at 12:24PM PST

Amazing day at Willow Hills! The Varsity Girls secured a 3rd place finish to qualify for the State Championships! Anna McNatt led the way with a 17:26; the fastest time of the day by 40 seconds and the 2nd fastest time in Section history! Louie McNatt and Olivia Johnson came through with huge course PR’s to finish 11th and 13th overall. Senior Olivia Correia took the 4th spot for McClatchy and freshman Stella Louney, running her first 5K ever, was 5th for the Lions. These five, along with Jillian Palmer and Brooke Kirchner will be competing at the State Championships on November 27th. The Varsity Boys finished 6th, led by seniors Kai Sorensen and Jackson Wedel, both finishing in the top 20. All 7 varsity boys (Kai, Jackson, Alec Redmond, Fletcher Lux, Jackson Evans, Ryan Tang and Joe Bogdan) ran course PR’s! The Frosh/Soph girls were represented by Colette Combrink, Emily Stibor, Alena Wong and Chela Cobb, who all ran great races to finish out their season. The Frosh/Soph Boys team was 4th, led by Jax Leon and Jonas Johnson, finishing 2nd and 3rd overall. They are now #9 and #10 on McClatchy’s All-Time list. Sam Rounds also made the top 20 overall, finishing 13th. Max Li and Rowan Kliman came through with huge PR’s to fill in the 4th and 5th spots. Jaime Garcia and Owen Anderson also ran well for the boys, with Owen running a course PR of almost 3 minutes! Go Lions!