November 25, 2016
Powerful Pack Propels Boys to 3rd Place; Chao, Ruane Earn Podium Spots at State
With a clutch performance from cross country rookie Niki Moore (17), who took over the #2 position for the Cougars, and a career best 16:08 for 5k from Edward Buckley (19), the varsity boys completed their historic season on the podium at the nation's most competitive state championships.
The 3rd place finish in division 3, behind Cathedral Catholic of San Diego and southern section favorite West Torrance, is the best for the Campolindo boys' program since its record-setting runner-up performance in 2008.
Just 200 meters into the race, Moore and Jared Yabu (17) were positioned among the leaders while the rest of their teammates sat in a tight cluster just behind.
Yabu passed through the mile mark in 23rd place at 4:46. Ray Diaz (17), who fought his way back into the #2 position after trailing his teammates off the start, crossed over the checkpoint in 4:53 with Moore, Kyle Flett (17) and Buckley still packed within just a few seconds of each other.
With 1 mile of the race complete, the Cougars were in 4th place, 32 points behind Brea Olinda in 3rd and 52 points back of West Torrence in 2nd.
The race plan was to settle in after a hard start and then make a big push in the 2nd mile. As the race passed over the 2nd checkpoint just beyond the 2-mile mark, it was evident the squad had executed their strategy well. According to the live scores, Campolindo had moved into 3rd place during the middle mile and had cut down the point gap to 2nd place to just 19 points.
In the final mile, Yabu and Diaz held on while Moore and Buckley continued to make up ground. Moore would eventually sprint by Diaz and Buckley would catch Flett in the final stretch.
While the Cougars did not have a top 20 individual, all 5 scorers did finish in the top 50, and the pack margin from 1st to 5th position was an astounding 20 seconds.
The 2016 state meet podium appearance is the 4th for the varsity boys team in school history.
The performance topped all other North Coast Section teams at the state meet. In fact, it was the best showing by any school north of Fresno.
In the girls' division 3 race, Isabella Chao (18) and Hannah Ruane (18) capped an incredible season by landing individual podium spots. Chao's time of 17:48 was 4th best on the Woodward Park course in school history. Ruane's time, which was an improvement by 16 seconds over her previous best, moved her up to 8th on the all-time list.
Powered by sub-20 minute efforts from Jenna Miles (18), Jessie Foxworthy (18) and Savannah Hilton (18), the girls' squad scored 216 points to take 6th place. It is the 20th time in the last 21 years that the Campolindo varsity girls have placed in the top 10 at the state championships.
Check out 2016 state championship results and pictures HERE!
November 18, 2016
Varsity Harriers Continue NCS Streaks; Moore, Flett Clock Season Bests for Boys while Miles, Foxworthy Key for Girls Win
Damp, but not wet, the modified version of the Hayward High School 3.0 mile course posed little problem for the varsity boys, defending champions at Saturday's North Coast Section meet. Redwood High School, on the other hand, made the Cougars' run to a 4th consecutive title an arduous one.
Check out results and pictures of the 2016 NCS Championships HERE!
November 5, 2016
FS Girls Rout Rival Broncos with 2nd-Half Surge; 5 Squads Claim League Crowns
After a tenuous start that saw Northgate swarm the lead pack with yellow jerseys, the Cougar frosh soph girls turned the tables in the 2nd mile of Saturday's DAL championship race. When the runners burst back into view at the base of Finale Hill, just 600 meters from the finish, it was Campolindo's Paloma Hancock (20) and Chloe Guthrie (19) battling at the front with Ellie Guthrie (20), a step ahead of the Broncos' #1, hanging on to 4th place.
Check out results and picture of the 2016 DAL Championships HERE!
October 26, 2016
4 Squads Score Perfect Center Meet Run; Ruane, Yabu, Lekki Grab Individual Wins in Final DAL Regular Season Competition
All 3 boys' squads and the varsity girls' team completed a perfect regular season with wins against the rest of the DAL at the final center meet of the 2016 season, making them the favorites for securing league titles.
Check out complete results from the 2nd DAL Center Meet HERE!
October 22, 2016
Subramaniam Earns Grand Prize with 29-Second Improvement over Seed Time
By all accounts, Saturday's annual team time trial was the most successful in the history of the event with 55 of the 67 competitors bettering their seed times for the 1600m distance. Topping the list of vast improvements was Adithi Subramaniam (19), who won her heat in 6:13.51, a whopping 29 seconds faster than her target mark.
Check out complete time trial results and pictures HERE!
October 14, 2016
Flett's Career Best Helps Varsity Boys to Roughrider Title; Frosh Soph Girls Win
Another aggressive start positioned Kyle Flett (17) in the top 10 as he hit the mile mark on the Woodward Park course during Friday's Roughrider Invitational. The bold effort made Flett the #3 man for the varsity boys' as the squad offered up its best team performance of the year.
Enjoy results and pictures of the 2016 Roughrider Invite HERE!
October 8, 2016
Exchange Student Shows off Nordic Skill, Wins Annual Orienteering Championships
The sport of orienteering, unknown to many Americans, is a popular pass time in Scandinavia. Exchange student Petra Nord (17), who has participated in the sport in her home country of Sweden, demonstrated as much by outmaneuvering her opponents at Saturday's annual challenge in Hidden Valley Park.
Check out results and pictures of the Orienteering Championships HERE!