Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Summer Fitness and Young Talent on Display at Annual Watermelon Run

Last Import-5
The start of the 2013 Watermelon Run
Santa Cruz, CA – The Valley Christian Cross Country team made its annual trek over the hill Saturday for the team’s Watermelon Run, a team time trial held on a 2.1 mile loop through the redwoods at UCSC.  Run on a rolling course it is deceivingly difficult with steady climbs and rapid descents, which makes for an exciting test of technical cross country running and summer fitness. 

The fifth annual Watermelon Run saw record numbers as there were 67 finishers from a motley crew of participants that included current athletes, alumni, parents, siblings and coaches, making this the largest Watermelon Run in its 5 year history!  While temperatures soared (for Santa Cruz standards) reaching the upper 80's it was an exciting day of racing.

It was near miss for sophomore Kailey Eddy who came just two seconds shy of Morgan Lira’s record from 2011.  She was followed by Karen Mac, who ran a huge personal best in 14:50, and Jessica Xu who was all smiles down the home straight in 15:31. Leia Wang had a huge jump finishing in 16:45 along with Morgan Starkey rounding out the Warriors top 5.

Surprising finishes came from a couple tracksters, Nicole Favre (400 meters), Rebekah Bruckner (hurdles) and Elena Bruckner (shot put) had a great run of their own.  Not far behind were amazing runs from a slew of new runners to this year team.  Audrey Chang finished well in her first race while Margret Theaker, Grace Cardona and Allison Cong were the top freshman across the finish.

Last Import-88
Rebekah Bruckner looking for something to hurdle!
For the boys Nathan Lynch led the way with the #3 performance all-time finishing in an impressive 12:18.  Working hard all summer Lynch put in the work averaging 60-70 mile weeks through June, July and August.  His consistency this summer has paid off as evidenced improving by more than a minute over last year’s performance.  He was followed by Jeremy Dong, who dipped under the 13 minute barrier, and Jason Li who improved nearly 30 seconds over last year’s run.  Peter Enfantino (13:35) and freshman Yash Patel (13:45) rounded out the top 5 for the boys.  Enfantino improved over 5 minutes from last year’s Watermelon Run!     

Sam Han (13:55) and Tejas Reddy (14:08) also saw big drops in their times over last season rounding out the top 7.  They were followed by a slew of freshman, Jason Baraona, Chiedum Ndili, Newman Hu and Mathew Weeks who all finished around 15 minutes, marking the impressive talent of this year’s incoming class. 

The Warriors officially open up their season Saturday at the Early Bird Invitational at Toro Park in Salinas.

13:35 Kailey Eddy
14:50 Karen Mac
15:31 Jessica Xu
16:45 Leia Wang
17:17 Morgan Starkey
17:23 Nicole Favre
17:34 Megan Gillespie
18:22 Rebekah Bruckner
18:57 Elena Bruckner
19:02 M. Li
19:52 Audrey Chang
20:12 Margret Theaker
20:16 Grace Cardona
20:44 Allison Cong
21:02 Emma Ottum
21:55 Audrey Keaney
22:04 Lydia Van Muckey
22:28 Eva Ottum
22:30 Courtney Nelson
22:37 H. Han
23:01 Shannon Kovach 
23:02 S. Bruckner
23:55 B. Kovach 
24:06 Katie Osumi
25:26 F. Herrera
25:34 Megan Braun
26:11 Alejandra Washington

12:18 Nathan Lynch
12:59 Jeremy Dong
13:08 Jason Li
13:35 Peter Enfantino
13:45 Yash Patel
13:48 Alex Ascencio 
13:55 Sam Han
14:08 Tejas Reddy
14:45 Jason Baraona
14:49 Chiedum Ndili
14:59 Newman Hu
15:06 Mathew Weeks
16:03 Inigo Garcia
16:31 Wilson Ye
16:37 Francisco Herrera
16:44 Zachary Garcia
16:49 D. Tarantino
17:20 Ben Staub
17:21 Michael Gallo
17:41 Nico Starink
17:54 Peter Sohn
17:55 Dustin Laucella
18:01 T. Wang
18:05 V. Ten
20:10 Mathew Milner
20:43 Wilson Chung
22:08 Jacob Laucella
23:06 Arjun Doreswamy


  1. It’s really a cool and useful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing. lose weight 

  2. An fascinating discussion will probably be worth comment. I think that you ought to write much more about this topic, it will not become a taboo subject but usually everyone is too few to communicate on such topics. Yet another. Cheers Steroids Canada

  3. I read that Post and got it fine and informative.
    desk chair cushion

  4. Particularly on those days when your determination is on a minimum and your work agenda is beyond busy.

  5. or having a decent specialist (on the off chance that you can manage the cost of a wonder such as this) who is doing it for you. fitness

  6. This is very smart, really an intelligent idea. This is my first time in your blog and I really love it. Thanks for this awesome post. Strefit

  7. This article saved me a lot of time with research. Very well thought out. Now if only I get an A. If I do next one is on me! weight loss program

  8. The way to making fitness progress is to frame these new propensities. New propensities that are in accordance with where we need to go, the things that we need to accomplish, the objectives that we need to reach.Ahiflower Ingredient supplier

  9. Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i've been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share. Best Home Gym Equipment For Weight Loss

  10. This is a really evident spot to begin. At an exercise center you have an assortment of strategies for getting fit, regardless of whether it's vigorously or dependent on conditioning muscle you will discover this an extraordinary spot to begin. At a rec center you can get the assistance of an expert who will manage your wellness while keeping their very much prepared eyes on your advancement.
    High waisted gym leggings

  11. Why? In spite of the fact that the champ may have what it took to win that show, it's frequently different ladies the editorial manager, distributers, supplement organizations and so on, feel is increasingly attractive.
    female steroids for weight loss

  12. Great article Lot's of information to Read...Great Man Keep Posting and update to People..Thanks buy honeycomb nz

  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

  14. Thank you so much for sharing this information, this will surely help me in my work and therefore, I would like to tell you that very fewer people can write in a manner where the reader understands just by reading the article once carefully. semenax

  15. If you are running any type of ad campaign you should be utilizing a variety of ads. For example, if you are using a series of Facebook ads you can design a few different ads with different messages. Track China Post to Canada packages tracking number

  16. Vertical Jump- As kids, this part of our fitness level was certainly up to par, and used often. However, when you get older it is a much looked over part of overall health that can indicate the power exertion your body possesses as well as the power in your muscle fibers.massage roller

  17. A fitness trainer is far more than just a gym buddy. He is someone we trust our health condition with. He can do a lot more for us than just helping us execute exercises.

  18. Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too. There tend to be not many people who can certainly write not so simple posts that artistically. Continue the nice writing AbsoluteIRON

  19. A huge shout out to the writer who poured his soul into this blog.
    Top Weegschaal

  20. You don’t necessarily have to torture yourself with strict diet plans and tiresome exercises in order to achieve that perfect look you’ve been dreaming of. You should instead consider wearing a body shaper as it won’t expose you to any physical danger whatsoever while still being an effective way of acquiring your ideal body.Check the product Here body bar workouts

  21. Balance board should be bought according to individual needs. There are boards which are both versatile and stimulating for beginners as well as athletes. fitness twister

  22. I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. clenbuterol achat

  23. It was wondering if I could use this write-up on my other website, I will link it back to your website though.Great Thanks. best badminton men's doubles

  24. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include. 토토사이트

  25. We should all know that static health, the default setting you get for simply existing and doing nothing exceptional to improve health, can and should be fortified and helped. must read

  26. When you use a genuine service, you will be able to provide instructions, share materials and choose the formatting style. เทคนิคการแทงบอลสเต็ป

  27. Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our. grande prairie counselling

  28. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us. การนับคะแนนของเทนนิส

  29. Fitness is a great way to stay healthy. Exercising on a regular basis has countless benefits for the body and the mind. A study done on 25,000 volunteers has shown that physical exercising is more important to the health than losing weight. visit us

  30. Thanks for a wonderful share. Your article has proved your hard work and experience you have got in this field. Brilliant .i love it reading. 안전공원

  31. I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. check it out

  32. This was really an interesting topic and I kinda agree with what you have mentioned here! تحميل وتساب عمر الوردي

  33. I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. how to lose weight

  34. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! Fitness

  35. Very efficiently written information. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work. For sure i will check out more posts. This site seems to get a good amount of visitors. Fitness

  36. Wow! This could be one of the most useful blogs we have ever come across on thesubject. Actually excellent info! I’m also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort. Best Nintendo Switch Games

  37. And it was, until about 5 years ago. In 2007, my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and ingredient company turned my life upside down. I quickly lost interest in many of my normal activities including fitness.

  38. Only aspire to mention ones content can be as incredible. This clarity with your post is superb and that i may think you’re a guru for this issue. High-quality along with your concur permit me to to seize your current give to keep modified by using approaching blog post. Thanks a lot hundreds of along with you should go on the pleasurable get the job done. 토토커뮤니티

  39. طرق عمل الحلويات تعد الحلويات شئ أساسي عند العديد من الأفراد حيث تناوله شئ لازم عند العديد من الأشخاص ويوجد العديد من شتي أنواع الحلويات

  40. أسعار الذهب في ليمن
    يواصل الذهب ارتفاعه عالميا بشكل غير مسبوق عبر التاريخ وهو ما انعكس على الأسواق العالمية ومنها اليمن.

    ففي اليمن تختلف أسعار الذهب من صنعاء إلى عدن نظرا لاختلاف سعر الصرف بين العملة من الطبعة القديمة والطبعة الجديدة.

  41. أخبار النادي الأهلي كل ما تريد معرفته عن النادي الأهلي

  42. This comment has been removed by the author.

  43. Looking great work dear, I really appreciated to you on this quality work. Nice post!! these tips may help me for future badminton rackets near me

  44. hey, interesting information i got from here…would love to visit here again.badminton rackets amazon

  45. I like your blog commenting for promoting our site badminton rackets walmart

  46. Excellent read, Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style. Thanks a million and please keep up the effective work badminton rackets set of 4

  47. more appreciating blog! Great internet site! It looks extremely good! Maintain a good job!| you are rocking man…!badminton racket for sale

  48. nice article.thanks for share this.i like your blog commenting this badminton racket 2019

  49. Hello..
    Admin I like this article.I was searching over search engines and found your blog site.I like your good blog site..keep doing badminton racket for intermediate player

  50. فلاشة نت اتصالات

    أسعار باقات اتصالات نقدمها لكم في موقع أسعار اليوم حيث نعد لكم ملفا شاملا لأحدث أسعار باقات اتصالات الخاصة بالنت والمكالمات الشهرية , وكذلك سيتضمن الموضوع تقريرأ مفصلاً عن أسعار باقات اتصالات الخاصة بفلاشات النت USB, كما سيشمل الموضوع أسعار باقات اتصالات للراوتر الهوائي وباقات النت الخاصة بكل منهما

  51. Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my site =). We could have a hyperlink change contract between us!