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State Championships!

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Nov 28, 2021 9:46PM PST
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Incredible weekend at Woodward Park! Anna McNatt won the D1 State Championship individual title and led the team to a 16th place finish! Louie McNatt was 2nd for the Lions in 18:56, a PR and 5th on McClatchy’s all-time list. Olivia Johnson also made McClatchy’s top 10 all-time list, coming in at #8 with a PR of 19:20. The only senior on the squad, Olivia Correia took the 4th spot for the Lions. Jillian Palmer ran a PR by over a minute to fill in the 5th spot. Stella Louney and Brooke Kirchner also ran PRs by more than 30 seconds to finish out their seasons. Go Lions!

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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!

Subsections

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Nov 7, 2021 9:07AM PST
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4 for 4! All four teams qualified for the Sections Championships! The Varsity Boys finished 6th, led by Kai Sorensen and Jackson Wedel. They are now #5 and #6 on McClatchy’s All Time list for Frogtown. Alec Redmond, Fletcher Lux and Ryan Tang rounded out the top 5. The Varsity Girls were 3rd, led by Anna McNatt, Louie McNatt and Olivia Johnson. All 3 were in the top 10, with a 1st, 4th and 9th place, respectively. They all also made the top 10 McClatchy All Time list at #1, #3 and #9. Anna’s time of 17:18 appears to be a course record, atl least going back as far as 2000. Olivia Correia and Brooke Kirchner completed the top 5. The Frosh/Soph Boys were also 3rd and also put 3 runners in the top 10, with Jonas Johnson, Jax Leon and Sam Rounds finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively. Jonas is now #1 on McClatchy’s All Time list and Jax is #10. Rowan Kliman and Jaime Garcia rounded out the top 5. The Frosh/Soph Girls finished the day with a 5th place finish and also qualified for Sections. They were led by Jillian Palmer and Stella Louney, who are now #7 and #9 on McClatchy’s All Time list. Completing the top 5 were Colette Combrink, Alena Wong and Emily Stibor. Go Lions!

Metro Championships

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Oct 28, 2021 1:16AM PDT
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Another sweep at Metro Champs! The Frosh/Soph Girls team dominated with 6 in the top 10; Alena Wong, Stella Louney, Colette Combrink, Jillian Palmer, Emily Stibor and Georgia Sarlis. The Frosh/Soph Boys team took the individual and team titles with 4 in the top 10; Jonas Johnson, Sam Rounds, Max Li and Rowan Kliman. The Varsity Girls took both titles as well, with Anna McNatt, Louie McNatt and Olivia Johnson going 1-3. Olivia Correia and Brooke Kirchner were also in the top 10. In the final race of the day, the Varsity Boys also won both titles, with Kai Sorensen and Jackson Wedel going 1-2. Fletcher Lux and Jax Leon also made the top 10. Go Lions!

HOKA ONE ONE

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Oct 24, 2021 1:38PM PDT
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Fast times on the track this weekend in the HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals! The Varsity Boys average time was 10:14, currently #3 in California! Jackson Wedel and Kai Sorensen led the boys with a photo finish in 9:52.69 and 9:52.70. Alec Redmond, Fletcher Lux and Jax Leon were the other top 5. The Varsity Girls team average was 12.01, currently 4th in California. Anna Mcnatt led the girls in 10:33; another school record and the top time in California so far! She was followed by Louie McNatt, Olivia Johnson, Olivia Correia and Brooke Kirchner. Fantastic job by everyone! Of the 26 McClatchy athletes that ran on Saturday, 23 ran personal bests! Go Lions!