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.
Also improving by nearly 2-minutes over her freshman-year time, Katie Strohmeyer (21) broke the tape in 16:39 to finish 65th in the junior varsity girls' race.
Meanwhile, Paloma Hancock (20) made her 2018 3-mile debut with an impressive 5th-place finish in the varsity girls' division. After a controlled 1st mile, the junior veteran closed well to overtake several individual rivals. Fellow varsity competitor Sarah Naughten (20) achieved her goal by breaking the 21-minute mark.
In the frosh soph girls' race, Sophie Webster (21) made her bid for varsity consideration, setting a 6:37 per-mile pace good enough for 5th place overall.
The highest placer in boys' competition on the day was Finn Jordan (22), who began his high school cross country career with a 4th place finish in the frosh soph unlimited division.
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.
Jack Pieper (21) posted the greatest improvement over the 1-year span since the previous edition of the meet, finishing 66th in the frosh soph boys' division in 12:56, nearly 2:30 faster than his 2017 performance. Vishal Lashkari (21), Alec Driver (21) and Brandon Gentry (20) also significantly lowered their previous Ed Sias Invite times.
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!
November 18 , 2017
Miles Leads Girls to 5th-Consecutive NCS Crown; Buckley 2nd for Runner-up Boys
After a conservative start, Jenna Miles (18) steadily moved up through the field of the girls' division 3 race at Saturday's North Coast Section championships. By the midway point of the 3.0 mile distance, she had overtaken teammate Isabella Chao (18), who had been holding on to 2nd place behind Redwood's Gillian Wagner.
Check out 2017 NCS results and pictures HERE!
November 4 , 2017
Cougars Sweep Team Titles; JV Boys Claim Top 7 Places to Rout Field; Chao Sisters Take 2 at League Championships
As competitors neared the mile mark in the junior varsity boys' race at Saturday's DAL cross country championships on the Hidden Valley Park course, College Park's Jake Heinlein and Northgate's Patrick Thierry were the league's last hope for breaking up Campolindo's pack of 7 and spoiling a perfect score.
Check out complete 2017 DAL Championship photos and results HERE!
October 26 , 2017
FS Girls, JV Boys Tally Perfect Scores at Final Regular Season Meet; D'Iorio's Late Surge Saves JV Girls' Undefeated Season
As they have done all season, the frosh soph girls set the tone at Wednesday's final regular season competition by grabbing the top 5, and 7 of the top 8, finishing places against the rest of the league on the short and fast Newhall Park course in the 1st race of the meet.
Check out complete DAL Center Meet #2 results HERE!