October 12 , 2018
Boys Win Roughrider Small School Race; Clare Leads Improvements over 2017
Improving by 1 minute and 16 seconds over his 2.1 mile performance in 2017, Alex Clare (21) placed 20th in the frosh soph boys' small school division of the 2018 Roughrider Invitational on Friday. Clare was the 4th Campolindo finisher in the race, helping his squad edge ahead of Laguna Beach for the team title.
Alan Pierrat (21), who ran a career best pace of 5:37 per mile, was the top finisher for the Cougars in the frosh soph race. On the heels of Pierrat's 5th place were Arik Nashan (21) and Alec Driver (21), who finished 7th and 9th, respectively.
Alexander Ly (21) closed out the scoring for the sophomore heavy squad in 29th place, crossing the finish line in 12:54. The 6:09 per-mile pace is nearly equal to Ly's finishing time in last year's 1600m time trial.
The varsity boys were bolstered by the continued mid-season surge of Dylan Cronin (20). The junior closed down the gap to his squad's 2nd-place finisher Cayden Hein (20) to just 7 seconds, finishing 5th overall and 31 seconds ahead of his time from 1 year ago.
With several veteran scorers sidelined with injury, Marco Chao (22) and Owen Lekki (21) took advantage of the opportunity to earn a varsity spot. In his debut at the 5k distance, Chao used a bold start and consistent effort through the final mile to land the final scoring position for the Cougars. Lekki closed well to finish 6th for the squad in 17:03.
With Edward Buckley (19) taking the individual victory, the varsity boys' team placed 3 scorers in the top 5, and 5 in the top 15 of the small-school division. The squad's team time of 82:53 is just ahead of the 82:56 team time posted by the varsity boys in their 5th-place effort at the 2017 state championships.
Natalie Arnswald (19) provided the highlight for the varsity girls, improving over her 2017 Roughrider performance by 1 minute and 27 seconds to finish 91st in the 205 runner field.
Check out results and pictures of the Roughrider Invitational HERE!
September 29 , 2018
Strohmeyer, Moe Rocket to Career Bests; Buckley 2nd at Capital Cross Invitational
Competitors enjoyed unseasonably cool temperatures on the Haggin Oaks Golf Course during Saturday's Capital Cross Challenge event. After battling oppressive heat in 2017, both Katie Strohmeyer (21) and Kyle Moe (21) took advantage of the opportunity to throw down big improvements.
Enjoy results and photos of the 2018 Capital Cross Challenge HERE!
September 26 , 2018
Acalanes Halts JV Boys' Streak; Varsity, Frosh Soph Squads Sweep Center Meet
The last team to beat the Campolindo junior varsity boys' squad before its 10-year, 132 consecutive league win streak began was Acalanes. The Dons achieved that feat at Lafayette Community Park on the afternoon of September 26, 2007. This past Wednesday afternoon, September 26, 2018, the Dons once again caught up to the Cougars' junior varsity, ending the Diablo Athletic League's all-time undefeated run with a 26-29 dual-score victory on the Hidden Valley Park 2-mile course.
Check out results and pictures of Wednesday's DAL Center Meet HERE!
September 15 , 2018
Lashkari Executes Perfect Plan to Finish Nearly 2 Minutes Ahead of 2018 Mark
After a well paced 1st mile, Vishal Lashkari (21) surged through the 2nd half of the Newhall Park 2-mile course at Saturday's De La Salle Invitational. The sophomore's performance was an outstanding example of even-split racing and helped his squad earn a 6th place finish in the 28-team frosh soph boys' field. Demonstrating what a year of consistent training can do, Lashkari's 11:51 finishing time was 1:56 ahead of his 2018 performance at the same meet.
Check out 2018 DLS Invite results and pictures HERE!
September 8 , 2018
Steinzig Leads PR List at Ed Sias Invite
Knocking 2 minutes off her 2-mile time from the previous week's practice meet, Adeline Steinzig (22) finished 2nd for the junior varsity girls' squad at Saturday's Ed Sias Invitational. The giant leap for Steinzig was one of many for the Cougars as they officially opened their 2018 competitive season.
Check out complete 2018 Ed Sias Invite results and pictures HERE!
August 31, 2018
Summer Miles Earn Big Improvements at Little Ed Tune up; ESI Prep in Full Swing
Jack Pieper (21) topped the list of athletes making progress over their previous year's performance at the annual practice meet held on the Hidden Valley Park 2.0 mile course. The returning sophomore bettered his Little Ed mark by a sensational 2 minutes and 37 seconds.
Check out complete results and pictures of the 2018 Little Ed Meet HERE!
November 25 , 2017
Underdog Girls Survive Battle of Attrition to Win State Championship; Boys Add to Streak with Surprising 5th Place Finish
It was not easy, and it certainly was not pretty. Rather, the fight for the 2017 girls' cross country state championship title went 15 rounds.
Just as the season began, 4-year varsity veteran and team captain Hannah Ruane (18) was hampered by a persistent, and seemingly mysterious knee ailment. After several attempts to rest and return, the defending individual league champion received the devastating news that her season would be cut short due to an unusual anterior tibial stress fracture.
Check out pictures and results of the 2017 CIF Championships HERE!