Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Davis, Lira & Xu Named to SJMN All-County Team!

San Jose, CA - Sean Davis, Morgan Lira and Jessica Xu have been named to the San Jose Mercury News All-County Teams.  Lira has also been named the Senior of the Year.

Davis had a record breaking year for the Warriors setting the team record on every course he ran this fall. Running in his first cross country season he proved early he could run with the best finishing 4th in the Senior race at the Early Bird Invitational running 15:54 for the challenging 3 mile course.  He won his first cross country race at the second WCAL meet of the year and followed that up with a 2nd place finish at the WCAL Championship.

Davis went on to win the individual CCS title with a time of 15:36 on the Crystal Springs course.  He finished his season on a high note finishing 31st at the California State Championship in a personal best and school record time of 16:01. 

The San Jose Mercury News awarded Davis with "Second Team" honors, placing him in the amongst top 14 runners in the Bay Area.

Morgan Lira had an outstanding season of her own opening the season with a convincing win at the Early Bird Invitational, running 18:25 for the 3 mile course, one of the top 25 times ever for the course and second fastest in school history.  After top 10 finishes at the Nike Pre-National and Clovis Invitationals she got her second win of the season in the second WCAL meet in a dramatic sprint to the finish.  After a runner-up finish at the WCAL Championship she led the team to a second place finish at the CCS Championship, their best Division III finish in school history.  She joins Jennifer Bergman as the only other runner in school history to run under 18 minutes for the Crystal Springs course.  Lira went on to finish 15th place in the State Championship, her highest place finish in her four State Meet appearances.  

Lira who has been outstanding since her freshman year received Mercury News second team honors in 2009 and first team honors in 2010.

Jessica Xu earned recognition on the Mercury News All County team receiving Honorable Mention honors.  The sophomore had a break-out season improving over two and a half minutes from the previous fall and was recognized as the team's most improved runner this season.

Xu had a great start to the year running top times at Toro Park and the RLS relays.  She took a big step at the Nike Pre-Nationals running 20:03 for the 5k course, her best time ever for the distance.  Xu, who never broke 21 minutes last season, had her best race of the year at the CCS Championship running 19:21 helping the Warriors qualify for the State Championship as their number two runner.  Her time ranks her the 6th fastest in school history.

The San Jose Mercury News honors represent the best runners in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Boys List:
Girls List:

No comments:

Post a Comment