Septemer 17, 2016
Chao, Ruane Land Top-20 Marks, Frosh Soph Girls' Team Takes 3rd Place at DLS
With a late surge in the closing stages of the frosh-soph girl’s race, Sarah Naughten (20), Maddie House (20) and Ellie Guthrie (20) each landed spots in the top 20 at Saturday’s De la Salle Invitational. Along with strong efforts from Kira D’Iorio (19) and Mia Travis (20), the frosh-soph girls earned a 3rd place finish in the team standings.
In the Junior Varsity boy’s race, Timothy Sams (18) established position early, then moved up during the final mile to capture 24th place in a competitive field. Sams improved no his previous Nehall Park best by 1:53.
In the frosh-soph boys race, Max Essl (19) knocked 4:32 off of his time from a year ago.
In the varsity girls' race, Isabella Chao (18) and Hannah Ruane (18) used aggressive starts to place themselves in the top 10. In humid conditions the duo were able to maintain their positions for the majority of the race, with Chao finishing 9th and Ruane a few steps back in 10th. Their times of 18:21 and 18:22, respectively, are now the 4th and 6th all-time best performances in school history on the Newhall Park course.
Check out complete DLS Invite restuls HERE!
September 10, 2016
Ayalon, Stafford, Si Knock 2 Minutes Off Previous Week's Time at Ed Sias Invite
Improving by a whopping 2:31 over her week-old practice meet mark, Roni Ayalon (19) topped a long list of athletes who enjoyed career best efforts at Saturday's 32nd annual Ed Sias Invitational.
The opportunity to take another crack at the Hidden Valley Park 2.0 mile course wasn't wasted by Grace Stafford (18) and Tracy Si (20), who joined Ayalon in the 2-minute PR club.
In the varsity division, Jared Yabu (17) and Hannah Ruane (18) ran themselves onto the top 10 all-time performance list. Yabu's 10:24 finish was good enough for 5th place in the Boys' Small School division and ranks 3rd among Campolindo harriers who have ever run on the course. Ruane's 12:11 finish in the Girls' Small School race also moves her to 3rd fastest in school history.
The varsity boys managed to defend their 2015 team title by edging out the San Joaquin Section's Vista Del Lago and new NCS division rival Maria Carrillo. Kyle Flett (17) did his part by dropping a minute from his practice meet performance.
Check out 2016 Ed Sias Invite pictures and complete results HERE!
September 2, 2016
Overell Leads Impressive Rookie Field; Summer Training Pays off Big for Essl
In the first race of the afternoon at Friday's "Little Ed" practice meet on the 2.0 mile Hidden Valley Park course, Emma Overell (18) ran a well paced solo effort to win the Rookie Girls' division by over 2 and a half minutes.
The junior, who begin running just last year during the spring track season, looked like a varsity contender as she churned out a sub-14 minute performance.
Petra Nord (17), a senior exchange student from Sweden, clocked 15:38 for 2nd place while freshmen Sarah Naughten (20) and Maddie House (20) also cracked the 15-minute barrier, placing 3rd and 4th, respectively.
Track veteran Niki Moore (17) made his cross country debut with a wire-to-wire win in the Rookie Boys' race with Pablo Nguyen (20) topping the the rest of the class of 2020 talent to finish 2nd.
The Veteran Girls' competition was dominated by improvements from Hannah Ruane (18) and Isabella Chao (18), who each set new 2-mile bests.
The day was capped with solid performances from Jared Yabu (17) and Ray Diaz (17), who lowered their own course records while taking the top 2 spots in the Veteran Boys' race. Teddy Buckley (19) equalled his course best, set at the first 2015 league center meet, crossing the line in 11:11.
The day's biggest PR came from Max Essl (19), who showed what a year of consistent training can do, knocking over 70 seconds off his previous Hidden Valley Park best.
Check out complete practice meet results HERE!
July 5, 2016
Parents Host Successful July 4th Race
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the July 4th Moraga Fun Run committee as well as the generous sponsors, including Kirsten Buckley and A Runner's Mind, this year's cross country and track team fundrasier was another huge success!
Over 600 participants enjoyed the holiday kick-off event. Check out results and pictures of the 2016 Fun Run HERE!