Varsity Cross Country at the AIA Sectionals

Varsity Cross Country competed in the AIA Sectionals at Caesar Chavez park today. Both the boys and the girls teams ran very well. All seven of the boys had a personal best today. Jacob Edwards and Jacob Wood finished just under 20 minutes and Jameson Hernandez missed it by six seconds. For the girls 4 of the 7 girls finished with PRs.  Faith Guy didn’t quiet reach her goal of qualifying for state but ran her best meet ever.  I am very proud of the cross country team this year. They worked extremely hard in practice all year and their times reflected all of the miles that they put in. This group of seniors will definitely be missed next year.

Varsity Cross Country at the O’Connor Invitational at Sandra Day O’Connor High School

Varsity Cross Country had an amazing meet at the O’Connor Invitational today. All of our runners had their best times of the season with the majority of them finishing with a personal records. For the boys Joel Pfister took off 4 minutes from his last meet and Minh Nguyen lost 2 minutes.  With today’s results Jacob Edwards has the 8th best time in North Pointe history and Jacob Wood is 13th and Jameson Hernandez is 19th. The girls ran outstanding, with all of them finishing with personal bests. Emily Barkley shaved off over 3 minutes from her previous time and Kailyn banks took off over 2 minutes. In the freshman race Kailyn Banks finished 3rd, Marian Appel finished 9th and Emily Castillo finished 12th. With today’s results, Kailyn moved into 3rd on the NP record books, Faith Guy is 5th, Victoria Munoz is 8th, Marian Appel is 10th, Emily Barkley is 11th, Emily Castillo is 14th and Olivia Aguirre is 20th. I am very proud of the way the whole team ran today. This has been the best meet since I’ve been coaching XC. We have sectionals in almost 3 weeks and I’m excited to see what times we can put up and if anyone can qualify for state.

Varsity Cross Country at Arizona Lutheran Invitational

Varsity Cross Country had a meet at Caesar Chavez Park against 14 others schools. Jacob Edwards had another PR and finished under 21 minutes. Shane Morris also had his best time of the season. For the girls Faith Guy received a medal for finishing 15th and Victoria Munoz also for a medal for finishing 23rd out of nearly 70 girls. Our last race before sectionals is on Saturday and we looking to have some more personal bests.

Varsity Cross Country 9.8.18

Varsity cross country ran in the fountain hills invitational against over 50 other teams. Our runners had another solid meet with almost everybody beating last weeks times. Olivia Aguirre beat her time by 90 seconds. Faith Guy beat her time by nearly 2 minutes and set a personal record. Mary Mena beat her time by almost 3 minutes and set another personal record. For the boys Ethan Dilcox, Jacob Edwards, Elijah Flannery, Roger Gallardo and Jacob Wood all improved by around 90 seconds. It was great to see all the improvements in their times on this tough course today. We have about a month to train hard before our next meet and I anticipate some big decreases in our times.

Varsity Cross Country

Varsity cross country ran in the Chandler invitational at tumbleweed park against 40 other schools today. Many of our runners beat their goals or came very close. Jacob Edwards, who was running his first XC meet had our best time (22:49). Jameson Hernandez (23:15) and Jacob Wood (23:23) were close behind. Senior Faith Guy had the best time for the girls (26:48). Freshman Kailyn Banks (27:55) and Emily Castillo (28:46) both had solid first runs. Senior Mary Mena set a PR (33:46). Everybody ran hard today and I’m excited to see how much they can improve on their times in our meet next week at fountain hills.

 

Varsity Cross Country – AIA Sectionals at Rose Mofford

The Varsity Cross Cross teams ran in the AIA Sectionals today at Rose Mofford. Paula Dellinger finished first for our girls and finished with a personal best. She finished 28th overall, only three spots out from qualifying for state.  Kimberly Roche Montes and Victoria Munoz also finished with personal bests. Noah Stroupe finished first for our boys and missed a personal best by a few seconds. Jacob Word set a new personal record. “Many of the athletes are participating in other sports the rest of the year and I challenged them to keep training through the summer so we can start next season where we left off this year,” said Coach Harrison.

Varsity Cross Country at Crossroads Park

Cross Country ran in an invitational at Crossroads Park against 30 different schools today.  The team ran excellent today, with 11 people getting personal bests.  For the boys, Jacob Wood, Roger Gallardo, Matt Rice, Shane Morris, Elijah Flannery, and Gabe Aguirre all had their best times ever.  For the girls Kimberly Roche Montes, Paula Dellinger, Olivia Aguirre, Emily Barkley, and Paloma Catalan all had their best times.  Olivia Aguirre finished 13th in her race and received a medal.  Emily Barkley finished 20th in her race and also received a medal.  For some of the runners this was their last race of the season and it was great to see them go out with a personal best.  About half of the runners will be competing in sectionals in 2 weeks with a chance to qualify for state.  “We will continue to work real hard in practice and anticipate seeing some more personal bests during sectionals and hope to have some runners qualify for state,” said Coach Harrison.