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De La Cruz Races to Huge PR, Helps Boys Finish 3rd at Rough Rider; Girls Win Again
Helping the varsity boys to their best team performance of the season, Cody De La Cruz (26) managed to beat his previous course record by nearly 3 minutes as the Cougars finished 3rd in the large-school division of the Rough Rider Invitational hosted by Lincoln High School in Fresno's Woodward Park.
The Friday-afternoon competition is used annually as a state meet "dress rehearsal" for Campolindo's top athletes. This year's edition featured another win for the varsity girls, who managed to edge out Division 2 state podium contender Whitney of Rocklin by 7 points.
Shea Volkmer (24) was the tip of the spear once again, claiming the individual win with a 17:49 clocking that now ranks her 5th all-time in school history. Other notable contributors to the girls' impressive showing included an improvement from Kate Kabenina (24). The senior also moved up the record list with a sub-19 minute finish.
The greatest drop in time for the girls was turned in by Colbie Freese (26) as the sophomore shaved 2 minutes and 29 seconds from her 2022 effort.
While De La Cruz topped all improvements on the day, Nolan Henwood (25) was nearly as successful, lowering his 5k mark by 2 minutes and 44 seconds.
The boys' squad benefitted from a narrow pack margin as Cale Anderson (24) finished the scoring in 47th place at 16:43, just 42 seconds behind the Cougars ace, Alex Thomasson (24), who crossed the line in 14th place.
The pack performance was enough to stay ahead of league rival Miramonte in the team scoring for yet another week.
Campolindo 38, Whitney 45, Vacaville 144, Turlock 183, Dougherty Valley 202, Evergreen Valley 206, Highland 246, Monache 269, Pitman 284, El Diamante 335, Edison 362, Foothill 375, Garfield 388, Frontier 418, Alameda 419, Roosevelt 421, Gregori 493, Rocklin 515, Justin Garza 518, Golden West 518, Ponderosa 529, Matilda Torres 553, Reedley 570, Golden Valley 631, El Capitan 659, Independence 661, Lemoore 734, Porterville 735
Matilda Torres 95, Vacaville 125, Campolindo 147, Miramonte 171, Monache 197, Mountain View 209, Bakersfield 218, Ponderosa 224, Moorpark 251, Whitney 289, Rocklin 317, Dougherty Valley 366, Turlock 397, De La Salle 478, Madera South 485, Alameda 496, Patterson 508, Porterville 514, Bullard 550, Evergreen Valley 603, Rossevelt 608, Justin Garza 617, Foothill 641, El Diamante 682, Atwater 683, Enochs 703, Reedley 718, Frontier 758, Gregori 764, Pitman 838, Garfield 923, Independence 949, South Bakersfield 962, Fresno 969, Golden Valley 992, Central 1005, Highland 1049, Lemoore 1143, Golden West 1150, El Capitan 1254