Friday, October 8, 2010
Warriors Flex Muscle at Golden Gate Park
Leading the charge for the Varsity Boys was Ryan Ensor who ran the modified 3.03 mile course in 18:00, his best time of the year and currently #4 on the Warriors all-time list. Starting out in 5:38 for the first mile he competed well with some of the best teams in CCS and WCAL be finishing 31st. Alex Ascencio (19:29)was the Warriors #2 runner of the day and was followed closely by Dustin Laucella (19:34). Andrew McCann and Ross MArtinez rounded out the Varsity scoring which finished 8th, just 2 points behind Riordan.
In the Boys Frosh-Soph race Alex George set the team's freshman record for the course running 19:55.
Representing the Varsity Girls was Morgan Rosa-Diniz. Running a personal best of 21:50 she placed 31st in the highly competitive race which featured 6 schools currently ranked in the San Jose Mercury News top 15 poll.
The Frosh-Soph girls race featured two Warriors leading the pack through 2.5 miles that results in top 5 finishes. Kellianne Connolly and Jessica Xu were side by side through 2.5 mile setting a grueling pace for the 3 mile race. The pace eventually took it's toll but they held on nicely to both finish with personal bests for the season. Connolly finished 4th in 21:09, currently #8 on the all-time list which Xu's 5th place finish in 21:13 is #10 all-time. They were joined by an outstanding performances from Karen Mac (22:29), Shannon Luu (22:56) and Megan Gillespie (23:05) which helped the team to a 3rd place finish.
The Varsity team travels to Fresno this Saturday to compete in the Clovis Invitational, held on the same course as the California State Championship.