October 29, 2014
JV Boys Squeak out 1 Point Win, Position Team for Twice-in-an-Era Perfect Season
Sam Lee (15), David Kuckuk (15) and Matt McAuliffe (16) put the junior varsity boys on their collective backs, finishing 1-2-3 versus their biggest rival, Las Lomas, at Wednesday's 2nd DFAL center meet at Shadow Cliffs Park.
The front running trio fought off a viscous pack of knights who placed all 7 scorers in front of the Cougars' 4th finisher. The 29 to 30 score is as close as it gets.
With the win, the Cougars put themselves in position to reprise the season sweep first accomplished by the Campolindo squads of 2009. All 6 teams will enter November 8th's league championships undefeated, and favorites to win the DFAL title.
In the varsity girls' race, Mary Orders (15) crushed her mark from a year ago, improving by 36 seconds to claim the 4th best all-time performance by a Campolindo athlete on the Shadow Cliffs 2.95 mile course. Toni Finanne (15) was 2nd in 17:22, the fastest course time in school history.
Hannah Ruane (18) and Hana Sun (16) both won their respective divisions in sensational style. Ruane's time of 12:00 is a team record on the 1.9 mile course. Sun's mark is 2nd best all time.
Jonathan Semenza (16) reclaimed the number one position for the varsity boys, leading a pack that placed 5 scorers in the top 10. Richard Gong (17) made his varsity scoring debut, finishing 9th in 16:17.
Check out complete results from Wednesday's DFAL center meet at Shadow Cliffs Park HERE!
October 24, 2014
Wells Defies Calculations, Improves 17 Seconds over Target at Team Time Trials
In spite of scientific calculations based upon his previous 1600m best, his current 2 mile PR, and his typical training paces in practice, Hayden Wells (17) defied expectations to win his heat at Saturday's annual team time trials, and improve over his target time by a whopping 17 seconds.
Check out all the great 2014 time trials marks as well as pictures and video of the event HERE!
October 17, 2014
Girls' Varsity Drops 2nd Fastest Team Time at Woodward; Boys Run 5th Best
With the duo of Brighie Leach (15) and Toni Finanne (15) continuing to dominate at the front, and Mary Orders (15) a tick faster than her previous course PR, the varsity girls' squad clocked the 2nd best performance by a Campolindo team on the Woodward Park 5k course to win the Roughrider Invitational small school race over Bishop Amat, the state's top ranked division 4 team.
Check out results, pictures and video from the 2014 Roughrider Invitaional HERE!
October 11, 2014
Garvey, Baxter Crush Canyon Course Personal Records at Castro Valley Invite
Shaving an even 3 minutes off of his previous best on the rugged Canyon 2.1 mile course, Sean Garvey (16) outdistanced his nearest teammate by 58 seconds to take home the most improved title at Saturday's Trojan Invitational, hosted by Castro Valley High School.
Check out results, pictures and video of the Trojan Invite HERE!
October 4, 2014
LoPresti Engineers Orienteering Victory
Wearing a railroad themed costume, complete with train whistle and engineer's cap, Matthew LoPresti (17) used superior cartographical skill along with sound fitness to outmaneuver his teammates at Saturday's annual Orienteering Championships at Hidden Valley Park.
Check out 2014 Orienteering results, pictures and video HERE!
October 1, 2014
Cougars Sweep First League Center Meet
Dominating performances from both varsity squads epitomized the Cougars' efforts at Wednesday's first center meet of the 2014 DFAL season. The girls' squad, which included the season debut of Sarah Cella (16), cruised to easy victories against the rest of the league.
Check out results and photos of the October 1 DFAL Center Meet HERE!
September 27, 2014
Varsity Girls Close Gap on State Leaders, Yabu Helps Boys to 5th Place at Stanford
With "guns fully loaded," the varsity girls squad squared off against several of the state's best programs in the seeded division at Saturday's Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto. Led by Brighie Leach (15), who made her season debut after 2 consecutive weeks of college visits, the girls finished just 6 points shy of Davis Senior and Bella Vista to earn 3rd place. Their team time of 92:22 was the fastest in school history on the Stanford Golf Course and good enough for 2nd overall for the day.
Check out complete results, pictures and video of the 2014 Stanford Invitational HERE!
September 20, 2014
Aquil, Lee Finally Vanquish Frosh Times on Nike Invite Course; Boys' Varsity 6th
It was a long wait for Nadia Aquil (15) and Sam Lee (15), but their return to the Newhall Park Nike Invitational course, 3 years removed from the duo's freshman year, allowed both an opportunity to see just how far they have come.
Check out complete results, pictures and video of the 2014 De La Salle Nike Invite HERE!
September 13, 2014
Ruane, Chao Crack 14 Minutes, Lead Girls' FS to 4th Place at Ed Sias Invite
Hannah Ruane (18) continued her rapid improvement with a 9th place finish in the frosh soph girls' division at Saturday's 30th edition of the Ed Sias Invitational. Her time ranked 5th overall for the Cougar girls and helped her squad to 4th place.
Knocking 58 seconds off her mark from just a week ago, Isabella Chao (18) crossed the line in 13:55 in spite of the warm conditions on the Hidden Valley course. Katy Ly (17) was 3rd for the underclassmen, contributing a lifetime best performance.
Check out complete Ed Sias results and pictures HERE!