Granada High School's Cross Country and Track Distance Program

2016 Wrap-Up

Posted in Announcements, News, Results on July 23rd, 2017

2016 Wrap-Up

Well after nearly a year of neglection, I’m recapping the championship part of 2016.

EBAL Championships

FS Boys won their race with a near perfect score as Cameron Meier won the race at Shadow Cliffs in 16:06. Runner-up Matthew Reddick finished just 2 seconds back, in third Seth Jeppson in 16:11, Julian Galicia-Thomas in fourth, and in sixth place Shlok Bansal. The top 5 scored just 16 points.

JV Boys finished in third place behind the effort of Kevin Plant who was 5th overall.

V Boys took also took third place behind the All-League first team performance of John Bennett and the All-League second team effort of Alex Hattori.

FS Girls took third place behind the top 10 efforts of Paula Leigh (3rd), Taylor Bond, (5th), and Giorgia Bates (9th).

JV Girls finished again finishing with third place the girls rallied behind their top finisher Lexie Homen in 8th place.

V Girls had an unexpected injury when Kinga Bihari fell during the warm-up which would eventually lead to an early end to her season. Regardless of the pain at the time, Kinga charged to a second place finish and lead the team to an impressive 31-point victory. Other All-League first team finishers included Colleen McCandless in 3rd, Kalea Bartolotto in 5th, and Gracie Dupuis in 6th.

NCS Championships

V Boys had a tremendous day finishing in 3rd place and qualifying for the CIF State championships. Bennett finished in 4th place and Cameron Priest ran a great race as Granada’s second runner finishing in 11th place in a time of 15:33.

V Girls, without Bihari, had a terrific day, capturing a 5th NCS title in the last decade. McCandless took second again, Bartolotto in 5th, and Dupuis in 6th. Kaylie Lawsen and Daisy Guinchard finished in 17th and 18th place respectively. The girls team won by 1 point over MV, 48-49.

CIF State Championships

The boys finished in 13th place of the 23 schools with Bennett breaking the 16 minute barrier over the 3.1 mile course.

The girls finished in 12th place with Bartolotto finishing as the Matadors first runner.

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