DAL Center Meet #1
Hidden Valley Park
Martinez CA
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

RESULTS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

Varsity Girls Turn back Purple Tide; JVB Squad Rolls over League at Center Meet

In the penultimate race of the afternoon at Wednesday's 1st Diablo Athletic League center meet of the season, the varsity girls faced a College Park squad that had beaten them in 2 consecutive invitationals over the previous 2 weekends. With a quartet of underclassmen on the rise, the Falcons were considered the favorites for ending the defending league and section champions' undefeated run.

Campolindo's varsity girls were last defeated by a league opponent on October 30, 2013, on a flat, fast Shadow Cliffs Regional Park course. A talented Las Lomas squad took advantage of a roster depleted by injuries to beat the Cougars, 26-31. Missing from the varsity lineup were several stars, including eventual state championship runner up Brighie Leach (15).

Since that day, 6 years ago, the rest of the league has been playing catch up. Thus, Wednesday's varsity girls' competition was billed as the race of the meet.

As the shadows lengthened across the Hidden Valley Park trails, 8 girls toed the starting line in navy and white. Among them was Paloma Hancock (20), making her season debut after a 4-month recovery from injury sustained during the spring track season. Also in the group was Emma Smith (20), herself returning to the lineup after missing the previous weekend's competition. The 2 distance veterans would prove critical as the race unfolded.

Through the 1st mile Ellie Buckley (23) and Alicia Hober (20) dutifully executed their race plan, positioning themselves alongside their front-running counterparts. Meanwhile, Smith and Hancock marked College Park's 3rd and 4th runners. However, after a less-than-stellar start, the remainder of the Cougars' scorers trailed the 5th purple jersey by several places.

Fortunately, Smith began picking up places in the middle mile and Hancock refused to let go of the Falcons' 3-4 duo.

While the battle among the middle-scoring places appeared to favor the Cougars, Buckley and Hober continued to trade positions with College Park's top 2 and Sydney Roberts (21) and Quinn Guthrie (23) remained stalled behind the Falcon's 5th.

As the field ascended Finale Hill, the outcome was still in question, though Hancock had moved ahead of College Park's 3rd competitor.

Buckley and Hober overtook their marks through the final 800 meters, finishing in the 1st and 3rd dual-scorning positions, respectively. Smith was next across the line, just ahead of Miramonte's 2nd scorer, and then Hancock.

Though the next 2 scoring spots were wearing purple, the Cougars' had already clinched the dual win. Roberts and Guthrie rallied to overtake the Falcons' last scorer, widening what had been expected to be a razor thin margin.

The gritty varsity girls' showdown was preceded by a wire-to-wire thrashing of the junior varsity boys' field by Campolindo. The veteran squad claimed the top 6 finishing places. Bradford Martin (21) earned the individual victory in 11:15, a career best on the 2-mile course. Also showing significant improvement was Alex Clare (21), who finished 6th.

In the end, all 6 squads swept their league opponents in the dual-scoring race format, positioning the Cougars for another attempt at a sweep of the league championship titles in November.

 

BOYS' VARSITY
1 CAYDEN HEIN 12 15:54
3 DYLAN CRONIN 12 16:09
4 DYLAN GUNN 11 16:13
5 ALEX LODEWICK 9 16:21
7 RHYS PULLEN 10 16:39
19 OWEN LEKKI 11 17:16
52 SAM MORASCH 12 18:29

Campolindo 19, Acalanes 39
Campolindo 15, Alhambra 44
Campolindo 15, Benicia 47
Campolindo 15, Berean Christian 49
Campolindo 15, Clayton Valley 44
Campolindo 16, College Park 41
Campolindo 15, Concord 46
Campolindo 15, Las Lomas 44
Campolindo 15, Miramonte 45
Campolindo 15, Mt. Diablo Inc.
Campolindo 15, Northgate 43
Campolindo 15, Ygnacio Valley 48

 

BOYS' FROSH SOPH
1 SAM SMITH 10 11:11
3 FINN JORDAN 10 11:31
6 MARCO CHAO 10 12:04
15 BLAKE WEBSTER 9 12:31
21 JOHN HALSTEAD 10 12:42
36 THOMAS SINGH 9 13:03
46 MICHAEL WEN 10 13:15
59 CARSON BOONE 9 13:24
74 JOSH FORDELON 9 13:46
84 JERRY XU 9 14:07
92 ISAAC JAMGOTCHIAN 9 14:21
95 KEANU WANG 10 14:27
104 CONNOR MCGHEE 9 14:36
151 CASEY DOW 9 16:22

Campolindo 25, Acalanes 30
Campolindo 17, Alhambra 42
Campolindo 18, Benicia 41
Campolindo 15, Berean Christian 50

Campolindo 17, Clayton Valley 41
Campolindo 19, College Park 37
Campolindo 15, Concord 50
Campolindo 17, Las Lomas 39
Campolindo 18, Miramonte 39
Campolindo 15, Mt. Diablo Inc.
Campolindo 20, Northgate 35
Campolindo 15, Ygnacio Valley Inc.

 

BOYS' JV
1 BRADFORD MARTIN 11 11:15
2 VISHAL LASHKARI 11 11:25
3 OWEN HUNGER 12 11:34
4 JACK PIEPER 11 11:36
5 EASTON MEANS 12 11:38
6 ALEX CLARE 11 11:38
10 ALAN PIERRAT 11 11:53
11 ARIK NASHAN 11 11:53
12 ALEC DRIVER 11 11:54
39 HARDESTY DOLGE 10 13:17
51 ETHAN CHO 10 13:39
87 JACK WILLIAMS 11 14:42
129 KYLE MOE 11 16:53
145 JAMES TANG 11 18:38

Campolindo 15, Acalanes 50
Campolindo 15, Alhambra 50
Campolindo 15, Benicia 50
Campolindo 15, Berean Christian Inc.
Campolindo 15, Clayton Valley 50
Campolindo 15, College Park 49
Campolindo 15, Concord 50
Campolindo 15, Las Lomas 49
Campolindo 15, Miramonte 49
Campolindo 15, Mt. Diablo 50
Campolindo 15, Northgate 50
Campolind 15, Ygnacio Valley Inc.

 

GIRLS' VARSITY
3 ELLIE BUCKLEY 9 19:05
5 ALICIA HOBER 12 19:14
7 EMMA SMITH 12 19:55
9 PALOMA HANCOCK 20:01
16 SYDNEY ROBERTS 11 21:12
17 QUINN GUTHRIE 9 21:13
19 ZOE THEULIER 9 21:50
33 SARAH NAUGHTEN 12 22:11

Campolindo 17, Acalanes 42
Campolindo 15, Alhambra 50
Campolindo 15, Berean Christian Inc.
Campolindo 15, Clayton Valley 47
Campolindo 24, College Park 32
Campolindo 15, Concord Inc.
Campolindo 20, Las Lomas 41
Campolindo 23, Miramonte 35
Campolindo 15, Mt. Diablo Inc.
Campolindo 16, Northgate 45
Campolindo 15, Ygnacio Valley 50

 

GIRLS' FROSH SOPH
3 BRYN HOBER 9 14:16
6 HAELEE CHUNG 10 14:35
7 CAMILLE YABU 9 14:37
8 SOPHIA HARJU 10 14:41
16 ALLY LOYET 10 15:07
22 CAROLINE MCCOOL 9 15:21
76 MOLLY STROHMEYER 9 18:14

Campolindo 15, Acalanes 47
Campolindo 15, Alhambra Inc.
Campolindo 21, Benicia 36.
Campolindo 15, Berean Christian Inc.
Campolindo 17, Clayton Valley 41
Campolindo 19, College Park 39
Campolindo 15, Concord Inc.
Campolindo 16, Las Lomas 43
Campolindo 25, Miramonte 30
Campolindo 15, Mt. Diablo Inc.
Campolindo 17, Northgate 40
Campolindo 15, Ygnacio Valley Inc.

 

GIRLS' JV
1 MIA TRAVIS 12 13:54
2 GRACIE WOIDAT 11 14:21
3 JESSICA ROSIAK 11 14:31
8 ELLIE GUTHRIE 12 15:24
9 LAUREL HUNTER 10 15:26
24 ASHLEY XU 10 16:05
27 EMILIA SILVERMAN 10 16:09
36 KATIE STROHMEYER 11 16:31
42 LILY JONES 9 17:27

Campolindo 19, Acalanes 36
Campolindo 15, Alhambra 50
Campolindo 15, Benicia 48
Campolindo 15, Berean Christian Inc.
Campolindo 17, Clayton Valley 42
Campolindo 15, College Park 44
Campolindo 15, Concord Inc.
Campolindo 15, Las Lomas 48
Campolindo 15, Miramonte Inc.
Campolindo 15, Mt. Diablo Inc.
Campolindo 15, Northgate 42
Campolindo 15, Ygnacio Valley 50

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