The race turned out to be exactly what was expected, a shootout between the top runners in the section. It was no surprise that three of the six fastest times of the day came from the competitive division but it also featured the 6th fastest team to ever run the course.
It was a blistering pace from the start as eventual winner Nikki Hiltz took control of the race early and went on to finish in 17:05, the fastest time of the day in the CCS and 7th all-time for Crystal Springs. Hiltz pulled a group of runners including Anna Welsh of Monterey, teammate Clare Peabody and Valley Christian’s Morgan Lira through a blistering first mile.
“I could not be prouder of a team than I was Saturday,” said Coach Lee after the race. That says a lot as Coach Lee has been with the Warriors for the last 16 years.
The Warriors will now turn his attention to the CIF State Championships on November, 26th at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Division 3 Girls Race is scheduled for 11:45 am.
|Girls Results - CCS Championship (2.95 Mi)|
|Team Record:||Jennifer Bergman||17:16||2008|
|Mile 1||2011 Best|
|Morgan Lira||12||17:57||5:40||18:29 (-0:32)|
|Jessica Xu||10||19:21||6:14||20:03 (-0:42)|
|Ashley Lara||9||20:05||6:25||20:30 (-0:25)|
|Kellianne Connolly||11||20:11||6:25||20:47 (-0:36)|
|Karen Mac||10||20:37||6:25||20:59 (-0:22)|
|Shannon Luu||10||21:35||7:13||22:37 (-1:02)|
|Megan Gillespie||10||23:34||7:12||23:36 (-0:02)|