November 3 , 2018
Varsity Girls Outrun Mats to Complete Perfect League Meet; Roberts Saves JV
In the final event of the 2018 Diablo Athletic League championships, Paloma Hancock (20) led her squad through unseasonably warm conditions on the Hidden Valley Park 3-mile course.
Among the 13-team field was Miramonte, a familiar opponent. Running its complete lineup for the 1st time all season against the defending champion Cougars, the Matadors looked committed to finally knocking off their cross-town rivals.
Miramonte had an impressive start, clustering 4 athletes in the front group through 800 meters. However, as Concord's Reyna Stanziano built her lead over the field through the mile mark, Hancock and teammate Alicia Hober (20) seemed determined to stick with the chase pack.
In fact, it was Miramonte's Jamie Say who 1st began to fade from the group as the rugged terrain took its toll in the middle mile. The Mat's spirited opening effort further unravelled when Ellie Guthrie (20) and Sophie Webster (21) overtook the their 4th scorer as the field navigated Jackrabbit Loop.
By the time the race crossed the double bridges, Audrey Allen was the only green jersey still holding an advantage over her Campolindo counterpart. That advantage disappeared in the few seconds it took for Hancock and Hober to ascend Finale Hill.
The duo bounded down the back side, and clear of Allen. Moments later Hancock streaked passed cheering parents and teammates to land runner-up honors while Hober secured the 3rd overall finish place 7 seconds later.
Bianca Chao (19) capped the scoring for her squad in 19th place, 5 scoring positions ahead of Miramonte's 5th runner.
The varsity girls' triumph finished off a string of impressive team victories that began hours earlier with a dominating performance from the frosh soph boys. Owen Lekki (21) held off his hard-charging teammate, Sam Smith (22), to take the individual win while Finn Jordan (22) and Evan Yabu (21) also cracked the top 10.
Alan Pierrat (21) finished just 1 spot away from an all-league selection in 11th place. His 12:08 personal best on the course was a 1 minute and 27 second improvement over his 2017 championship performance.
The frosh soph girls equaled the frosh soph boys' feat, garnering 4 all-league selections of their own. Sarah Berten topped the list with her individual victory in 13:56. Meanwhile, Noelani Baliwag (22) made the biggest gains of the day with a 1:42 improvement over her previous 2-mile record.
While the junior varsity boys returned to their invincible ways by placing 5 scorers in the top 10, the junior varsity girls overcame a back-and-forth battle with Northgate to narrowly claim the league crown. Sydney Roberts (21), a late call up from the frosh soph roster, proved the difference maker for the squad with a clutch 13th place finish in the 4th scoring position.
In the same race, Katie Strohmeyer (21) cranked out another big improvement, finishing in 16:28 to top her 2017 championship time by 1 minute and 22 seconds.
The penultimate race of the day featured a fantastic pack margin of just 35 seconds between front runner Edward Buckley (19) and 5th-man Cameron Iniguez-Reyes (19). The favored varsity boys placed all 5 scorers in the top 10 to outdistance 2nd-place Las Lomas by 32 points.
Dylan Cronin (20) improved over his previous DAL Championship performance by 16 seconds.
Check out complete 2018 DAL Championship results and pictures HERE!
October 24 , 2018
JV Boys' Avenge Early-Season Setback; Cougars Sweep Final DAL Center Meet
Taking the top 6 individual finishing places, the junior varsity boys' squad rebounded from its early season loss to Acalanes with a dominating sweep of league opponents at Wednesday's DAL Center Meet at Newhall Park. In fact, all 6 Campolindo teams managed to finish the season with an undefeated afternoon.
Check out DAL Center Meet #2 results and pictures HERE!
October 20 , 2018
Rookies Dominate HVP Orienteering Race
While veterans may have entered Saturday's Orienteering Championships with the experience to take advantage of the secret trails of Hidden Valley Park, rookie athletes used their enthusiasm to take the overall titles in both the girls' and boys' competition.
Check out the 2018 Orienteering Championship results and pictures HERE!
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.
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!