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.

Varsity Cross Country at Cactus Shadows

Cross Country had a meet at Cactus Shadows today against Cactus Shadows and Notre Dame Prep. Noah Stroupe got first for our boys today with a season best of 21:02. Matt Rice, Elijah Flannery, Kevin Medina, Minh Nguyen, Jacob Wood, Shane Morris, and Israel Hurtado all had their best times of the season. Paula Dellinger was first for our girls and got a new personal best with a time of 25:07. Emily Barkley,, Nydia Villegas and Kimberly Roche Montes also had their best times of the season. “It is great to see the team continuing to improve on their times as the season winds down.  We will continue to work hard and hope to finish the season strong and see a few more personal bests,” said Coach Harrison.

Varsity Cross Country at Kiwanis Park

The Falcons ran in the Valley Christian Invitational against 20 other schools at Kiwanis Park. The team ran well tonight and we saw a lot of improvements in our times. Noah Stroupe beat his time by over three minutes and finished first for our guys. Mariah Albe finished first for our girls with Faith Guy not far behind. “We’ve been practicing real hard and it’s been great to see the hard work paying off during the meets,” said Coach Harrison.

Varsity Cross Country at Fountain Hills Park

Today the Falcon Cross Country team ran in the Fountain Hills Invitational at Fountain Hills Park. Nearly everyone on the team improved their times from last week. For the boys Israel Hurtado improved his time by over two minutes. Freshman Kevin Medina had a great run with a time of 23:16. For the girls Alena Cass improved by over six minutes and Faith Guy improved by almost four. “We have another meet on Wednesday that we hope to continue seeing better times,” said Coach Harrison.