November 29, 2014
Finnane Leads Girls to 2nd Place at State; Boys' Team Continues Top-Ten Streak
Continuing her improbable march up the school record board, Toni Finnane (15) finished on the heels of Las Lomas' Chloe Hansel at Saturday's state championships to post the 2nd fastest time ever run by a Campolindo athlete on the Woodward Park course.
Finnane's runner-up finish was 7th best on the day, and helped her squad hold on to a podium spot as key teammates struggled.
With an aggressive start, Campolindo held a team scoring advantage over the field at both the mile and 2-mile splits.
Unfortunately, Brighie Leach (15) and Jenna Miles (18), who had been 2nd and 4th respectively for the Cougars at the NCS championships, encountered serious challenges as they passed the 2-mile mark. Leach, who was among the lead pack through that point, experienced breathing difficulties that caused her to drastically slow her pace. Moments later, Miles encountered asthma symptoms that forced her to abandon the race.
Mary Orders (15), with a career best performance, took over the #2 position in the final mile, and battled valiantly to an 11th place finish.
4-year state meet veteran Rachel Johnson (15) rallied to finish 3rd for the team with Han Sun (16) following just 2 places back. Sarah Cella (16) completed the scoring in 42nd place.
Courageously, Leach, staggering and disoriented, finished 84th.
Remarkably, in spite of their struggles, the team held on for 2nd place, just 10 points back of Palos Verdes. In a merge of all 5 divisions the girls still ranked 7th overall.
It is the squad's 11th podium appearance, a total that ranks 3rd all-time in California state meet history.
The boys' team added another year to their state meet streak as they grabbed 9th place, one spot ahead of Bishop O'Dowd. It is the 11th consecutive year the boys have finished the season among the state's top 10 division 3 schools.
Parker Lothamer (15) repeated his top-gun performance of the previous week to improve his course mark by 7 seconds. Also improving was Jonathan Semenza (16), who finished 2nd for the Cougars.
Check out 2014 state championship results and pictures HERE!
November 22, 2014
Boys, Girls Endure Bent Rain, Sloppy Footing to Dominate NCS Championships
In conditions worse than those experienced at the disastrous North Coast Section championships of 2012, both the boys' and girls' varsity squads reigned supreme at Saturday's affair on the Hayward High School 3.0 mile course.
Check out results, pictures and video of the 2014 NCS Championships HERE!
November 8, 2014
Girls Destroy HVP Team-Time Record, Leach Claims All-Time Individual Mark as Cougars Dominate DFAL Championships
In the final race of the afternoon at Saturday's 2014 DFAL league championships, the Campolindo varsity girls laid down a team performance for the ages. Brighie Leach (15) and Toni Finnane (15) set the tone early, reeling in a fast-starting Chloe Hansel of Las Lomas so that the trio were shoulder to shoulder at the mile mark.
Check out results, picture and video of the 2014 DFAL Championship Meet HERE!
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.
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 Finnane (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!