Pilots Compete in Massive Cross-Country Event

Pilots Compete in Massive Cross-Country Event

Ekene Ikeme

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s cross-country team finished fifth in the women’s varsity A white, three-mile competition at the 40th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic on Sept. 17 and 18.

Eighteen teams competed in the competition — one of more than 50 total competitions at the event.

SJND senior Natalie Perez finished eighth overall out of 149 individual participants with a time of 19:07.1. Her freshman teammate Maddie Olsen was the second Pilot to cross the finish line with a time of 20:08.8 for 28th overall. Pilot junior Nicole Chan came in 30th place overall with at 20:09.6.

Senior Jaida Sieu (21:54.5) and sophomore Isabella Corral (22:05.2) rounded out SJND’s top five finishing 76th and 83rd overall, respectively.

The Pilots’ earned a score of 160. The winning team, Linfield Christian of Temecula, Calif., had a score of 55 — the lowest score wins. Basalt High School junior Katelyn Maley finished first in the individual competition with a time of 17:07.1. Basalt High is in Basalt, Colo.

The SJND men’s team finished 16th out of 24 teams in the men’s varsity A white, three-mile competition. The team finished with a score of 392.

SJND junior Arlo Rucker was the first Pilot to cross the finish line with a time of 17:08.8. His time was good for 56th place individually out of 173 competitors. Next for the Pilots was senior Max Reeve at 17:15.3 and 65th overall.

SJND senior Thomas McCue finished 70th overall with a time of 17:17.3. Junior George Jensen finished in 100th place with a time of 18:05.5, while sophomore Anthony Garcia came in 138th place with a time of 19:33.8.

Cathedral High School of Los Angeles won the team competition with a score of 80. Cathedral sophomore Emmanuel Hernandez finished first overall with a time of 15:09.1.

The two-day cross-country meet took place at Silver Lakes Sports Park in Corona, Calif.

Alameda High

The Alameda High School women’s cross-country team won the three-mile competition in the West Alameda County Conference Meet on Wednesday, Sept. 15. The Hornets finished first out of eight teams.

Hornet junior Sophia Carpenter finished second overall out of 60 participants. Carpenter finished the race with a time of 19:16.21. Senior Madison Tiaffay finished third overall with a time of 19:44.62. Junior Leomi Wu rounded out the Hornets’ top three with a time of 19:56.03, which put her at sixth place overall.

Encinal High school finished fifth in the competition.