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We had a little Rust Bust 5K time trial this weekend. It’s been a long time since we’ve done any racing and it was good to be back out there on Saturday! Kai Sorensen led the boys with a PR of 18:01 for the 5K and Anna McNatt led the girls, also with a PR of 18:26. Alec Redmond, Ryan Tang and Jackson Evans also ran PRs of 18:49, 18:55 and 19:22. Newcomers Colette Combrink and Jaime Garcia started off their high school careers with a strong showing. Fletcher Lux, Louie McNatt and Olivia Johnson also looked good in their first race of the season.
Cross Country practices are scheduled to start soon, possibly December 8th. Athletes will need to follow new COVID safety guidelines and be cleared through Home Campus. Please see the link “Required Paperwork for Athletes” for instructions.
If you are new to Cross Country, please contact Coach Watkins for more details.
Congratulations to the class of 2020! Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you have put into the cross country program. Best of luck in all your future endeavors!
It was a cold day in Clovis, but that didn’t stop the Lions! The Varsity Girls placed 14th in the State with Anna McNatt leading the way. Even after falling, Anna ran an 18:39, a PR by 27s. Molly Dreher also turned in a huge PR of 18:41. They are now #2 and #3 on McClatchy’s All-time list for Woodward Park. Julia Heckey was 3rd for the LIons with her best race of the season. Louie McNatt was 4th, after recovering from a soccer injury. Olivia Johnson took the 5th spot with a PR of 20:20. Seniors Camille Combrink and Kary Soubinh both finished out their high school cross country careers with PRs, as well. In the Varsity Boys race, Joe Wiley ran an impressive 15:55, a PR for the course by 48s. He now holds the #2 spot on McClatchy’s All-time list for Woodward Park. Go Lions!
The Frosh/Soph Girls were represented by Larissa Yee and Michelle Wee, who finished 18th and 40th. Both girls ran PR’s for the course. The Frosh/Soph Boys race took three tries before they had a clean start. The Lions took 5th place, led by Jackson Wedel who ran an impressive race. He took 3rd place overall and is now 9th on McClatchy’s All-Time list for the course. After being trampled during the first start, Fletcher Lux brushed off his wounds and finished 2nd for Lions. Andrew Yee, Kai Sorensen and Joe Bogdan rounded out the top 5. The Varsity Girls were down one with an injury, but still came through with a 2nd place finish, to qualify for the State Championships. Anna McNatt led the Lions with a 4th place finish, followed by Molly Dreher in 5th. They are now #4 and #5 on McClatchy’s All-Time list for the course. Julia Heckey took 3rd for the Lions. Camille Combrink and Olivia Johnson both ran gutsy races to help the team secure the 2nd place spot. The Varsity Boys took 3rd place; good enough for medals, but unfortunately, not a trip to Fresno. Joe Wiley led the pack with a 5th place finish, qualifying as an individual for the second time. Parker Van Ostrand, Damon Lin were 2-3 for McClatchy, just 0.1s apart. Nelson McMahon and Ben Yeargain completed the top 5. Most improved for the meet goes to Jackson Wedel and Anna McNatt. Go Lions!