Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2011 Cross Country Top Returning Varsity Girls

Morgan Lira (Sr.)
Lira was the #1 runner for the Warriors in 2010 and had an outstanding season winning the Early Bird Invitational, Clovis Invitational and the WCAL Championship.  She was named the Mercury News Athlete of the Week in September after winning the Junior race at the Early Bird Invitational.  She was also named to the Mercury News All-County team after earning All-league and All-CCS honors. In 2009 she was the 4th "most improved" runner in the CIF State Championship.  On the track this past spring she set personal bests in every event she ran including 5:09 for 1600 meters and 11:05 for 3200 meters. 

Personal Bests:
Crystal Springs – 18:21; Toro Park – 18:51; Woodward Park – 18:45

Isabel Garcia (Sr.)
One of the top 800 meter runners in the CCS since her freshman year, she is a two time State Qualifier and CCS Champion as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay. Boasting personal bests of 2:17 for 800, 5:14 for 1600 and 11:43 for 3200, Garcia has shown amazing range and is one of the most consistent runners for the Warriors.  She has a personal best of 19:38 at Woodward Park in the 2009 State Championship and despite missing much of the 2010 season with a hamstring injury she finished as the Warriors #3 runner last season. 

Personal Bests:
Crystal Springs – 19:47; Toro Park – 20:41; Woodward Park – 19:38

Kellianne Connolly (Jr.)
Kellianne started the 2010 season strong as the #3 runner for the Warriors where she ran 21:03 for the challenging 3 mile Toro Park course.  She broke-through in 2009 at the State Championships where she ran 21:26 for the Woodward Park course.  This spring she ran personal bests in the 800 and 1600 meter races and is a hard working tough competitor who will be counted on this fall to be a major contributor to this year's squad.

Personal Bests:
Crystal Springs – 21:07; Toro Park – 21:03; Woodward Park – 21:26

Jessica Xu (So.)
Jessica set the pace for an outstanding freshman class in 2010 finishing as the Warrior's #4 runner at the Early Bird Invitational.  One of her best races of the year came at the WCAL meet at Golden Gate Park where she ran 21:14 for the 3.03 mile course.  She carried that momentum into the spring where she ran 2:32 for 800 meters as a member of the school record setting 4 x 800 meter relay team.  She also ran 5:40 for 1600 meters and 12:44 for 3200 meters.    A dedicated, hard working talent, Jessica will be key to the Warriors success this season.

Personal Bests:
Crystal Springs – 21:49; Toro Park – 21:59;  Woodward Park
– 23:54

Karen Mac (So.)
Karen had a spectacular freshman season and brings amazing depth to this year's squad.  She led the Varsity team at the second WCAL meet in 2010 running 21:54 for the 3 mile course at Shoreline.  She brought that intensity to the track in the spring where she ran 2:35 for 800 meters and 6:00 for 1600 meters.  She is a focused and determined runner who will have a huge impact on this years team.

Personal Bests:
Crystal Springs – 22:13; Toro Park – 22:42;
Woodward Park – 23:48

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