Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 Lowell Invitational Team Results

DSC_0441San Francisco – The Warriors traveled to San Francisco to compete in the Lowell Invitational, Saturday.  The foggy weather and blazing fast course did not disappoint as the Warriors were impressive over the 2.9 miles at Golden Gate Park.

The girls kicked things off in the first varsity race of the day and set the stage as the entire team cracked the 22 minute barrier.  Leading the way was Kailey Eddy and Camille Reed who both dipped below 20 minutes. Close behind was Nicole Favre finishing in 20:17 for the third spot for the Warriors.  Rounding out the scoring team was Kiko Li and Briana Becerra. Li continues to impress in her first cross country season and had another big jump, finishing in 21:24, as did freshman Brianna Becerra who finished in 21:37. Lauren Cicisly also broke the 22 min mark finishing in 21:58. 

The boys were also dominant on the day as all five scorers crossed the finish tape under 17:24. Making the performance all the more impressive is the team's depth as the team fielded a split squad. 

DSC_0585Nathan Lynch led the charge, nearly cracking the 16 minute mark with an official clicking of 16:03. Justin Baraona was next to finish in 16:45 leading a pack of Warriors separated by a mere 30 seconds. Peter Enfantino (17:01), Cameron Lockard (17:11) and Dean DeMoss (17:24) wrapped up the team scoring. Freshman Kyle Higdon had a solid run of 18:41 and Sam Han finished in 18:46. 

The Warriors will next compete in the first WCAL meet of the season on October 2 at the Baylands in Sunnyvale. 

Full Results: GIRLSBOYS



Nathan Lynch

Kailey Eddy
Justin Baraona

Camille Reed
Peter Enfantino

Nicole Favre
Cameron Lockard

Kiko Li
Dean DeMoss

Brianna Becerra
Kyle Higdon

Lauren Cicisly
Sam Han

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Boys Team Record Falls For Third Consecutive Week

DSC_0516Pebble Beach - The Warriors competed in the RLS Relays Saturday, an exciting cross country race featuring seventeen teams from the Bay Area and Central California.  Teams of five each run 1.6 miles through the foggy coastal forest neighboring Pebble Beach golf course, covering varying terrain that includes technical single track, a long grueling hill and hairpin turns. It doesn't get any more simple: the starting signal is a whistle, results are stickers on a poster board and awards are handed out after teams gather around on the lawn.  It is no doubt true, old school cross country and the simplicity is what makes this event one of the team's favorite every year.

The boys is in the midst of a breakout season as for the third consecutive week a team record fell. Every runner cracked the 9 minute mark as the team went on to shatter the school record by over a minute.  Jason Li started the relay for the second year in a row and ran an impressive opening leg of 8:45, a personal best time.  Passing off to Jeremy Dong, he held his own finishing just shy of his best mark from last season in 8:50, respectably.

The third leg is where things can lag mentally, in the middle of the race it can be easy to drift and lose focus.  Accepting the challenge to be mentally focused in one of the toughest leg Peter Enfantino was magnificent running 8:56 for his split, an improvement of 13 seconds over last year.  Justin Baraona was next up and continued his steady improvement over last season splitting 8:47 which is over a 40 second jump over his race last year as a freshman.  Anchor duties fell on senior and team captain Nathan Lynch. Putting in the work the past two years he has been running determined.  Putting in 60-70 miles per week the past couple years he has led by example and the results have been impressive.  Running 9:09 as a sophomore in his first year running he dropped to 8:38 last year and took another jump this year recording the fastest split of the day for the Warriors finishing in 8:22.

The Girls finish on the podium for the fourth consecutive year.
Four of the team's five runners ran personal bests on the day as the the team improved the school record to 43:50, a 64 second drop over the previous mark.  The boys finished fourth in the large school division and sixth over-all.

Just as impressive was the demonstration of the team's depth.  In the sub-varsity race the team of Cameron Lockard, Dean DeMoss, Matt Weeks, Joseph Rentali and Sam Han led the team to a fourth place finish in their division, also in team record time for the sub-varsity division.  The Warriors efforts have not gone unnoticed, they have been climbing the rankings and are currently ranked fifth in CCS for DIII.

Not to be outdone the girls team also had a spectacular day finishing third in the large school division despite missing some key varsity runners taking the ACT.  Kailey Eddy led off with a strong leg 10:27, running one of the slightly longer segments she recorded the fastest split of the day and held her own against some of the top runners in the race looking to take the race out hard.  She handed off to freshman Camille Reed who ran spectacular in her debut splitting 10:26.  Nicole Favre had a huge 40 second improvement over last year's time to finish in 10:33.  Vanessa Giacalone (11:15) and sophomore rookie Lauren Cicisly (11:07) held on to put the the Warriors on the podium for the fourth consecutive year.

Three strong performances, packed together is a good sign for the Warriors team score.  Coupled with the return of Ashley Lara (a three-time state qualifier in cross country and defending WCAL Champion at 800 meters), who will open her season in the coming weeks, the team has hopes for competing for state qualifying spot this fall.

The Girls sub-varsity also had an impressive showing finishing fourth in their division.  Freshman Brianna Becerra and Sophia Patterson led off the first two legs and had had an outstanding race finishing the first leg in 11:07 and 11:40, respectably.  Annie Yeh, Bekah Bruckner and Caitlyn Rowland closed out the run to finish in 62:01.

The team will next compete in the Lowell Invitational, September 20 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

For Team Results: CLICK HERE


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2014 RLS Team Results


Large School Varsity: Fourth Place
Team Time: 43:50 
(New Team Record; Old Record 44:54, 2013)
Jason, Jeremy, Peter, Justin, Nathan

Large School Sub Varsity #1: Fourth Place
Team Time: 47:49
Cameron, Dean, Matt, Joseph, Sam

Sub Varsity #2: Seventh Place
Team Time: 56:06
Tejas, Wilson C, Will, Alex, Wilson Y


Large School Varsity: Third Place
Team Time: 54:02
Kailey, Camille, Nicole, Vanessa, Lauren 

Large School Sub Varsity #1: Fourth Place
Team Time: 62:01
Brianna, Sophia, Annie, Beckah, Caitlyn



Nathan Lynch

Camille Reed
Jason Li

Kailey Eddy
Justin Baraona

Nicole Favre
Jeremy Dong

Brianna Becerra
Peter Enfantino

Lauren Cicisly
Matt Weeks

Vanessa Giacalone
Cameron Lockard

Sophia Patterson
Joseph Renati

Beckah Bruckner
Sam Han

Nicole Shak
Wilson Chung

Caitlyn Rowland
Tejas Reddy

Annie Yeh
Wilson Ye

Patrick McCoy

Will Bainbridge

Alex Wang

Kendrick Williams