Sunday, October 10, 2010

Results - Carrillo at Crystal Springs and Clovis this Past Saturday

The Pumas split their squad on Saturday, October 9, with the Varsity teams heading to Clovis while the JV and Frosh/Soph kept it relatively close to home with a meet at Crystal Springs.

Crystal Springs
We had seven of our thirty runners win "top 15" shirts - Schuyler Mortimer (12th in Boys JV- see photo right), Heidi Thiele (9th in Girls JV), Ashley Gunderson (4th in Girls Frosh-soph), Colin Bartlett (4th in Boys Frosh), Nick Jensen (7th in Boys Frosh), Ryan Anderson (11th in Boys Frosh), and DJ Russell (14th in Boys Frosh).

You can look up the complete meet results by clicking here.

L to R - Spencer Jones, Ryan Anderson, DJ Russell,
Colin Bartlett, Nick Jensen, and Michael King 
Did you just notice that we had 4 frosh boys in the top 14?  If I add the fact that Spencer Jones narrowly missed a shirt with a 17th place finish, it will not surpise you to learn that the Boys Frosh team won their race over 16 other schools, including CCS powerhouse Bellermine with a great team score of 45.  In fact, their team time of 1:29:36 has only been bettered by three other freshman teams at Crystal Springs in the past 6 years.  Their performance would have placed them 13th out of 25 teams in the Varsity race.

The Girls F-S team came in a close third in their race with 62 pts behind winner St Ignatius with 42.  Besides Ashley Gunderson, Maddie Dipple (17th), Brittni McFarland (19th), Jackie VanDenburg (22nd), Trysha Hicks (32nd), Paige VanDenburg (36th), and Nora Hayden (39th) represented what MCHS Cross Country is all about by racing with great spirit and determination - awesome job Pumas!

Drew Gallagher also had an inspired effort, finishing 17th in the Boys JV to help that crew place 3rd among 20 schools.

The Girls finished a competitive 5th out of 24 teams in the Division 3 Race, with Lauren Kraus leading the way with an 8th place finish.  Lauren's time of 19:30 was 95th of 1258 girls that ran in all the races on the day.  The Boys finished 7th out of 23 teams in the D3 Race, one spot behind Petaluma. Daniel Hauptman led the way for the Pumas with an 11th place finish in his race.  You can check complete race results by clicking here

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