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State Championships Recap

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Nov 29, 2017 11:20AM PST
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Clarissa, in her 4th appearance at the State Championships, finished 18th overall out of 192 athletes. She ran an 18:15, which is 10 seconds faster than her previous best on this course. The only other McClatchy girl to run under 19 minutes at Woodward Park is Anne Gunnison, who ran a 18:42 back in 1996. Nice job Clarissa!

The boys team finished 14th, with an average team time of 16:33. Jonah led the team with 27th place overall, in 15:44, a 13 second pr for the course. Amos was second in 16:15, a 28 second pr. Stephen ran 16:23, a course pr by 8 seconds. Marcos was our 4th, running the course for the first time in 17:06. Maceo moved up into the 5th spot, with a course pr of 17:16. Great job!

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Congratulation Varsity Boys for taking the D1 Section Championship!* The team was led by Jonah with a 3rd place finish in 16:10, followed by Amos in 6th place with a 20s PR of 16:26. Derek was 3rd for the team and 14th overall in 16:48.  Despite a few falls and a busted lip, Stephen and Marcos came through for the team with a 16th (16:50) and 30th (17:07) place overall. The boys will be heading down to the State Championships at Woodward Park on November 25th!  Congrats!

The Varsity Girls took fifth with Clarissa finishing 6th overall in 18:54 and qualifying for State Championships for the 4th time.  Sophia also had a strong finish for the girls with a 21st place in 20:41.

The Frosh/Soph Boys (with 4 freshmen & 3 sophomores) took 2nd place in the Sophomore Division, only 3 points behind Jesuit.  They were led by Parker and Nelson, both in 11:41.  Next were Damon and Jackson in 12:00.  Ben rounded out the top 5 with a 12:11.  Colby and Ben also ran well with PRs by 0:39 and 0:53.  All 7 athletes set new PR’s for the course by an average of 37 seconds. 

Brian represented the JV Boys with an 11th place in 18:01 (PR by 0:39) and Clara represented the FS Girls with a 14th place in 14:44 (PR by 0:51).

Great Job Everyone!

De La Salle Invite Recap

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Sep 17, 2017 3:30PM PDT
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The Varsity Boys looked strong once again this weekend taking 6th place out of 35 teams. Jonah was 9th of 241 runners in 15:49, followed by Steven and Derek in 16:08 and 16:10. Marcos and Emmett also came in under the 17 minute mark, with a 16:54 and 16:57. The Varsity Girls were 17th of 31 teams, with freshman Julia Heckey and sophomore Camille Combrink running the 3 mile varsity race for the first time in 20:50 and 22:02. The Frosh/Soph Boys took 13th out of 30, with freshmen Damon Lin leading the way in 11:45, followed by Parker and Nelson in 11:49 and 11:59. The JV girls placed 8th of 16 teams and were led by Esmeralda in 14:59, followed by Michelle and Katie in 15:32 and 15:42. Most Improved performances of the week go to Aldo, Jessica, Esmeralda and Damon. Great job everyone!

JESUIT 5 WAY RECAP

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Sep 10, 2017 11:41PM PDT
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Great job this weekend!  Varsity boys took first place, with a 1,2,4 finish by Jonah, Stephen and Derek, followed Emmett and Marcos who are moving up and closing the gap for the top 5. The frosh/soph boys also looked strong, finishing in 3rd, not too far behind two of the top teams in the section. Parker, Nelson and Damon led the way with top 10 finishes of 5th, 7th and 8th place. Ben and Jackson also closing the gap for the top 5 with 16th and 17th place finishes. The girls struggled with missing runners to injury, illness and ACT tests, but still turned in some good individual performances. Megan was our top runner for the girls in 15th place. Camille, Paige and Esmeralda continue show great improvements, blowing away their times from last year. Freshmen Katie Kawamoto and Angelina Jensen, along with sophomore Clara McNatt continue to improve as the season progresses.

Lagoon Valley Recap

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Sep 3, 2017 1:42PM PDT
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Nice job at Lagoon Valley!  The varsity athletes had a chance to run the 2 mile course once again and see their improvements over last year or two years ago.  

The varsity boys took 4th out of 23 teams.  Jonah took 2nd overall for the varsity boys in an impressive 11:00 (or 10:59.9 if we are being more precise).  That’s a 42s pr for the course.  Derek was 8th overall, with 11:12, a 58s course pr.   Stephen was 23rd, with 11:34, a 15s course pr.  Emmett and Marcos rounded out the top 5 for the varsity boys with 12:03 and 12:14.  

The varsity girls also took 4th place out of 19 teams.  Ashley led the team with a 13:45 followed by Justine in 14:07 (29s course pr), Megan (14:54), Sophia (1526)  and Quincy (16:17).

The frosh/soph boys posted an impressive 6th place out 27 teams.  They were led by Parker Van Ostrand in 12:14, who took 10th place out of 286 runners and was the first freshman.  Nelson was 2nd for the CKM in 12:23 (1:51 faster than last year).  Jackson (13:05), Damon (13:21) and Ben (13:41) rounded out the top 5.

The frosh/soph girls were one short of complete team, but had some great individual performances.  Julia Heckey finished 7th out of 182 runners in 14:34 and Camille was 22nd in 15:38 (3s  faster than last year).

The JV boys and girls also had incomplete teams, but some good individual races.  Brian finished 8th of 214 runners in 12:37 and Michelle was 12th of 73 and showed great improvement over last week.  Hilda also had a course pr of 5s despite the heat.  Great job everyone!