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Congrats to ALL the athletes who raced in the Sections Championships on Saturday! The Freshmen Boys started off the day with a win! They were led by Ayden Celeste finishing 3rd overall! Also scoring for the Lions were Ben Wilson, Ben Cook-Appel, Ethan Roach and Sujadullah Amarkhil. On the Varsity squads, the Lions have 2 athletes moving on to the State Championships! Louie McNatt was 3rd overall in a PR for the course of 18:54. She also ranks #3 on McClatchy’s All-Time list for the course. She led the Varsity Girls to a 6th place finish (moved up 1 place from Subsections). Also scoring for the Lions were Olivia Johnson, Alena Wong, Stella Louney and Brooke Kirchner. Alec Redmond is also heading to the State Championships finishing 10th overall in a PR for the course of 16:19! He now ranks #2 on McClatchy’s All-Time list. Jonas Johnson was the top sophomore in the varsity race, finishing 12th overall in a PR of 16:26. He made McClatchy’s top 10 list coming in at #9. Also scoring for the Lions were Jax Leon, Owen Anderson and Rowan Kliman. Most improved performances of the meet go to Ethan Roach, Alena Wong and Jonas Johnson. Finally, a huge shout out to Coach Templeton for running the show! Go Lions!
Congrats to the Freshmen Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Teams who are all moving on to the Section Championships next week at Willow Hills! Also, sophomores Connor McGinness and Jacob Wehling are also moving on as individuals. Break out performances of the meet go to Ayden Celeste, Ben Wilson, Owen Anderson and Bell Neff. Go Lions!
Metro Championships 2022 done! The Lions went 4 for 4 winning the team title in all divisions! The frosh/soph girls team put all 5 scorers in the top 12; Joy McDaniel, Grace Bardsley, Peri Cressman, Katie Locke and Madison Clark. In the frosh/soph boys race, Owen Anderson took the individual title, followed by Ayden Celeste, Ben Wilson, Connor McGinness and Jacob Wehling. For the Varsity Girls, Louie McNatt ran away with the individual title, in a blazing time of 17:58! Also scoring for the Lions were Olivia Johnson, Stella Louney, Brooke Kirchner and Alena Wong. The Varsity Boys dominated with Alec Redmond leading in 15:39; a McClatchy course record! Sam Rounds, Jax Leon, Jonas Johnson and Rowan Kliman went 3,4,5, and 10 to put the LIons in first place by 30 points. The boys also set a McClatchy team time record by 45 seconds! The most improved for the meet goes to Malik Norris and Ella Sebok. Both took more than 2 minutes off their times from Metro 1. Go Lions!
HOKA to HOCO Weekend! Lots of fun times and fast times this weekend! In the midst of the homecoming festivities, we got in some great races! Louie McNatt took 2nd overall in the girls race. The top 5 girls of Louie, Olivia Johnson, Stella Louney, Brooke Kirchner and Alena Wong ran a team time which currently ranks 10th in California for the HOKA Postal Nationals! On the boys side, we had 4 guys under the 10 minute mark! Alec Redmond, 9:38; Jax Leon, 9:50; Sam Rounds, 9:54; and Jonas Johnson, 9:55. Add in Rowan Kliman at 10:57 and the boys are ranked 8th in California! There were also lots of PR’s on the team! Winning for most improved are Gracie Castillo who took 4:16 off of her 2 mile PR and Owen Anderson, who took 2:28 off of his HOKA time from last year. Go Lions!
It was a hot day at Woodward Park, but that didn’t stop the Lions from running well and scoring some PRs! In the Varsity Girls race, Louie McNatt led the team finishing in 4th place with an 18:44 (PR by 11s). Olivia Johnson, Alena Wong, Stella Louney and Grace Bardsley also ran well helping the team finish 22nd out of 36 teams. The Varsity Boys were led by Alec Redmond in 13th place, with a PR of 16:19. Also, with huge PR’s for the boys were Jonas Johnson, Jax Leon, Sam Rounds, Rowan Kliman, Alex Li and Jaime Garcia. They took 13th out of 37 teams. The JV Boys were 18th with Joseph Henly leading the way in a PR of 19:05. Ben Wilson, Jackson Evans, Malik Norris and Ethan Roach also scored for the LIons. In the final race of the day, the Frosh/Soph Boys took 11th place. They were led by Owen Anderson and Connor McGinness, both with huge PRs of 18:26 and 18:34. Also running well and scoring for the LIons were Cooper McGinness, Ben Cook-Appel and Ayden Celeste. Go Lions!