Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kristin Houp Joins Cross Country Staff

The Valley Christian Warriors welcome 2008 graduate Kristin Houp to the Cross Country staff for the 2011 season. Houp is the Valley Christian school record holder in the 400 meters, high jump, 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relay teams. She is a 3-time WCAL Champion at 400 meters and was CCS Champion in 2007 & 2008. Her talents also extended to the distances as she is #6 all-time on the Warriors all-time list at 800 meters and is on the all-time top 20 performance list for cross country at the CCS and State Championships. While at Columbia University she was a member of the indoor 4 x 400 meter relay team that set and new school and Ivy League record (3:38.04) in 2010. Houp joins the Valley Christian staff while taking a semester off following 2 years at Columbia University.

“We are very excited to have Kristin join the cross country staff this year,” Coach Small said. “She is an elite athlete who knows what it takes to be the best and has a deep passion for running. That enthusiasm and experience is going to make us a better team this season.”

The Valley Christian Cross Country team opens their season with their annual watermelon run on September 3rd in Santa Cruz at UCSC.


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