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Oakmont Invite Recap

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Aug 26, 2018 6:02PM PDT

After a hard week at camp, we still had some outstanding performances at the Oakmont Invite. The Varsity Girls were 7th of 18, with a 3rd place individual finish by Julia. She was also the most improved for the girls this week, running 2:05 faster than last year, and is now #2 on McClatchy’s All-Time list. The Frosh/Soph Girls were 9th of 17, with the top 5 (Olivia, Larissa, Harper, Michelle and Lena) running the fastest ever McClatchy team time for that division.

The Varsity Boys took 10th of 27 teams, led by Parker. Joe Wiley, was 2nd for McClatchy with a McClatchy freshman record for the course. In the Sophomore Boys division, we took 11th of 20, with 3 freshman in our top 5. That team (Ben, Sam, Joe Bogdan, Ryan and Carson) also ran the fastest McClatchy team time for that division.

Other notable improvements over last years times were Henry 2:52, Sam 2:08, Clara 1:25, Ben 1:21, Nelson 0:30 and Camille 0:19.

Summer conditioning is a very important part of preparing for the season! We will start Monday June 25th at 6:30am at the CKM track. In order to participate, you will need to complete some on-line paperwork (link coming soon) and you will need a physical. You should wear comfortable running clothes and good socks and running shoes. You should also bring a water bottle. It is often chilly in the morning, so you should bring/wear sweats.

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First Annual Red & White Meet

Posted by McClatchy Lions Cross Country at Feb 10, 2018 8:59AM PST

The first annual Red & White meet on February 24th @ the CKM Track. The first event will be a community 3200m run, open to anyone who wants to run! Entry fee is $5 for middle school students or younger and $10 for adults. Sign up at the link below. Entry fees can be paid the morning of the race starting at 7:30am to 8:30am. There will be a waiver for athletes to sign as well (under 18 athletes will need a parent signature).

Results
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R_iNoUOSM5DMdwSTUWKvHAZaipM7nA5QSY0XY96MFVA/edit?usp=sharing

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!