Monday, December 16, 2013

2013 Men's Cross Country Team Awards

Boys XC 2013

Season Summary:

Youth abounds for the Warriors this season including an impressive group of Freshman and Sophomores.  Jeremy Dong qualified as an individual for his second CCS Championship running a personal best at the WCAL Championship finishing the hilly 2.95 mile course in 17:34.  Peter Enfanino improved over two minutes from last season, and slipped under 18 minutes for his three mile split at the Clovis Invitational.  Dean DeMoss also had an impressive season as well running under the 6 min per mile pace for numerous races this season.  Nathan Baldry flashed his potential as did Francisco Herrera.  Nedu Ndili, Cameron Lockard and Justin Baraona ran sub 18 this season, top marks for freshman.  Samuel Cuevas, Matthew Weeks, Yash Patel, Newman Hu all were in the 18's as Wilson Chung was on the bubble with Nico Starink and Andrew Zhang.  The freshman boys finished second in the WCAL Championship.

The Valley Christian Boys Cross Country team continues to build.  This year fifteen boys ran in the 18 minute range or faster for three miles. Eleven of those were freshman or sophomores.  Upperclassman may have been in the minority this season with a large incoming freshman class but it didn’t stop them from leading the way.  Junior Nathan Lynch came into the season in shape and proved as much with an impressive debut at the Early Bird Invitational running 17:55 for the hilly Toro Park course.  Jason Li came on strong the later races this season running impressively in October and November. Running 16:58 at Mt. Sac Invitational Li finished the season placing 21st in the CCS Championship running 17:00 on the historic Crystal Springs course.  Other top Juniors include Tejas Reddy, a three sport athlete who also plays basketball and Tennis was solid all season for the Warriors, and Samuel Han who is in the final stretch of running 360 days this year.


Runner of the Year
Jason Li

Warrior Award
Samuel Han
Francisco Herrera

Most Improved
Peter Enfantino

Freshman of the Year
Nedu Ndili

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