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Posted September 28, 2015
The Mustang cross country team took the trip down to Stockton on September 26 to compete in the Pacific Tiger Invitational.
This meet hosts approximately 60 schools in a large school, small school format. With Foothill's enrollment we were classified in the small school competition. And with the team at nearly full strength, they gave the Sac-Joaquin section a warning that the Mustangs are on the move.
The day started on an extremely high note,as what has to be the strongest varsity girls team to ever don the Foothill colors, took to the fast course and blazed to an 8th place team finish. Leading the way was Anna Chmil with the fastest 5000 meters run at Foothill in 22:19, followed very closely by Inna Barchuk (22:20), Nia Crowell (22:50), freshman Neeah Kirby (23:50) and freshman Liz Avila (24:47). Neeah's time gives her the fastest 5000 meters by a freshman girl and Liz's times makes her the second fastest freshman. The 5 girls now rank 1st through 5th on the girls 5000 meter list. And with sophomore Erika Ruiz yet to join them, it seems they will only get better.
The varsity boys followed, and despite being without what had been their number one runner, stormed to a 14th place team finish. Junior Joe Stuter stepped up in the absence of Emmanuel Cruz, and blazed to a 19:12 over the 5000 meters. His time is the second fastest by a junior at this distance. Following Joe to the finish were, Chase Peterson (20:02), Nathan Findlay (20:45), Curtis Barnes (21:15) and George Fernandez (21:21).
The junior varsity competition was next on the course. The in girls jv race, Sierra Boers covered the 2 miles in 20:27, followed by Sarah Seamster in 20:40. While in the jv boys, Kevin Lam came across the finish line in 17:54.
The Frosh/Soph competition brought the day to an end,starting with the girls race. Jasmine Brooks led the way for Foothill, covering the 2 miles in 19:14 and Abby Vargas followed in 21:55. The Frosh/Soph boys ended the outstanding day with some really good performances as well. Thomas Golub led the way in 13:24. Trailing Thomas were Josh Smith (13:33), Donovan LeCompte (14:43) and Daimeon Victorian (15:27).
You can see these awesome runners at two locals meets the first two weeks of October. They will run in the Capitol Cross Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3rd. To be held at Haggin Oaks Golf Course. And again on Wednesday, October 14th, when we host the 3rd annual Foothill Showcase Invite, to be run on the campus of Foothill.
--Submitted by Coach Roger Voll
Photo courtesy of Roger Voll.
Cross country runners earn three medals at Oakmont Invite
Posted September 21, 2015
Cross country season is in full swing as the Mustang runners have hit the fields running. The season started on August 29th with the Oakmont Invitational. Only five runners were cleared to run, but put on a great showing as three of them came home with medals.
The ladies opened up the season with senior Inna Barchuk, running her first ever race, covering the 4000 meter course in 18:10 and a 4th place finish. Senior Nia Crowell, also running her first race was forced to drop out of competition.
On the boys side, Senior Emmanuel Cruz led the way running the 4000 meters in 15:04, good for 3rd place. He was followed by senior Chase Peterson, 8th place in 15:55, and junior Curtis Barnes, 12th in 16:11. Next up was the scheduled Renfree Challenge, but it was cancelled due to the excessive heat. Mira Loma hosted a quickly put together meet two days later and two Mustangs went to that meet. Sophomore Daimeon Victorian ran the 2.1 mile course in 16:34, good for 10th place and Inna Barchuk covered the 3 mile varsity course in 23:08 and 12th place.
Sept. 16th brought the first Pioneer Valley meet at Colfax. The team put on a promising show and raised hopes for a successful season and promising future for the program. Frosh-Soph boys opened the meet on the 2.2 mile course. Freshmen Josh Smith(27th; 15:25) and Thomas Golub (29th; 15:32) led the way, followed by sophomore Daimeon Victorian (37th; 17:47) and freshman Donovan LeCompte (40th; 20:51). Next up was the Frosh-Soph girls and they didn't disappoint. Freshmen Liz Avila (19th; 18:48) and Jasmine Brooks(24th; 24:36) competed for Foothill.
Boys opened the varsity competition on a 3.1 mile course. Emmanuel Cruz again led the way finishing 16th in 20:36, with Chase Peterson (20th; 20:56), Joe Stuter (24th; 21:02), Curtis Barnes(32nd; 22:08) and George Fernandez (43rd; 24:46) following. Team scoring had Center on top with 26 pts, followed by Lincoln 58; Colfax 60; Foothill 107; Bear River 115; and Placer with no full team.
For those unfamiliar with cross-country, low score wins.The girls closed out the cold rainy day being led by Inna Barchuk(16th; 23:43), followed by Anna Chmil(17th; 23:53), Nia Crowell(27th; 24:40), freshman Neeah Kirby(35th: 26:05) and Sierra Boers(56th; 35:26).Team scores were Placer 18, Lincoln 65, Colfax 83, Center 115, Foothill 124, and Bear River 126.
Next up is the Pacific Tiger Invitational on Sept. 26th in Stockton. Next local meet is the first Capital Cross meet to be held at Haggin Oaks golf course on Oct. 3rd. Foothil will be hosting the 3rd annual Foothill Showcase at Foothill on Wednesday, Oct. 14th. All races will start and finish in the football stadium. Scheduled to join the Mighty Mustangs are: Pleasant Grove; Center; Colfax; Highlands; Grant; San Juan; Sacramento Country Day; and Bradshaw Christian. Come out and support your fellow athletes while watching some exciting races. We can also use volunteers to act as course monitors. Contact Head Coach Kevin Clancy in room C3.
--Submitted by Coach Roger Voll
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