December 3, 2022 Moraga Girls Rise to 13th at Nike Cross Nationals; Buckley Leads Squad in 26th
By virtue of their stellar performance at the California State Championships the Campolindo varsity girls earned their opportunity to face off against the best cross country team in the United States at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland Oregon on Saturday, December 3.
After 2 days of lavish Nike sponsored activities in and around Beaverton, including a tour of the Nike corporate headquarters and a Q&A session with Olympic and World Championship veterans, the Cougars finally toed the line at Glendoveer Golf Course in exceptionally cold and windy conditions.
Ranked 18th coming into the competition, the Campolindo squad ran to a surprising 13th place finish in the elite field, led by senior Ellie Buckley (23), who capped the season with the finest race of her high school career. Finishing 26th overall, Buckley was the 2nd California finisher.
Shea Volkmer (24) turned in another consistent effort to hold down the #2 position while Sloan Pullen (25) returned to form to finish as the Cougar's 3rd scorer.
Rachel Moen (24) wrapped up her sensational debut season just ahead of the Kate Kabenina (24), who once again complete the team scoring.
November 26, 2022 Girls Out-score Nearest Rival by 68 Points to Claim 3rd Consecutive State Title; 51-Second Margin Keeps Boys on Podium
With conditions warming throughout the schedule at Saturday's CIF state championships on Fresno's Woodward Park 5k course, the Campolindo girls approached their race with a measure of optimism as they attempted to defend a 3-year title streak and claim a 1st-ever berth in the NXN national championships.
As has been the case all season, Ellie Buckley (23) and Shea Volkmer (24) provided the Cougars with an incomparable front-running tandem, completing the 1st mile in 5:27 to position themselves among the top 6. Rachel Moen (24) was also out aggressively in 5:37, leading a string of red and white that gave the team a gaudy 52-point advantage over San Diego's Cathedral Catholic at the early scoring check point. Makena Weberski (24) and Kate Kabenina (24) clung to Moen's heels as they crossed over the sensor in 5:38.
November 19, 2022 Lodewick Captures Individual D3 Section Crown; Top Tandem Leads Girls' to Rout as Both Squads Earn NCS Championships
Blue skies and firm footing greeted harriers at the 2022 edition of the North Coast Section Championships at Hayward High School on Saturday, November 19. With excellent conditions, the Campolindo cross country juggernaut enjoyed another sweep of the team titles and double qualification to the state championships.
November 12, 2022 Varsity Squads Prep for NCS with Mystery Fartlek on Hayward High School Course
The Cougar harriers toured the Hayward High School 3-mile cross country course on Saturday, November 12, in preparation for the 2022 North Coast Section Championships to be held on November 19. As per usual, athletes engaged in another Mystery Fartlek workout before wrapping up the morning with a stop at the taqueria in Montclair.
November 10, 2022 Girls Announced as Hoka Postal National Champions; Boys Ranked #9 in Country
As a result of their exceptional marks from the Mid-Season Mania 3200m Invitational, the Campolindo girls' squad has been recognized by Hoka as the 2022 Postal National Champions while the boys' team earned a #9 national ranking.
The virtual competition adds up 3200m marks from each school's top 5 performers. Led by Ellie Buckley (23) at 10:36.95 and Shea Volkmer (24) at 10:55.27, the Cougars averaged 11:07, just ahead of CIF D3 rival Cathedral Catholic of the San Diego Section.
The boys finished 3rd among California teams and 9th overall with a 9:43 average. Alex Lodewick (23) was the team's top performer in 9:19.41.
November 5, 2022 JV Boys Post Perfect Score; Individual, Team Title Sweep Completes DAL Season
While conditions were overcast on Saturday, Campolindo shined with its greatest league championship success in program history. The Cougars were 12 for 12, sweeping both the individual and team titles at Hidden Valley Park.
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Cougar Cross Country stands in solidarity with BLM against racial injustice. We are committed to equity work on our campus and in our community. Our athletes and coaches are actively engaged in these efforts both through regular team discussions, presentations and service projects, and in collaboration with Positive Coaching Alliance educational workshops and the campus-wide Diversity & Inclusion project.
Facebook Group: The official team Facebook group is where you will find frequent announcements, notes about competition logistics, meeting times, helpful links to current articles and more. It is also a useful forum for asking questions!
HSU Distance Running Camp: This legendary week-long summer workshop is hosted on the Humboldt State University campus and provides an opportunity for athletes to learn from some of the top coaches and elite athletes in the sport today, all while enjoying the most spectacularly beautiful running trails in the world.