Woodbridge High Cross Country Warriors completed their Time Trials on Saturday morning (Aug 31st) with some incredible runs by veteran team members and some amazing performances by incoming freshmen!
First over the line for the boys was Ryan Welton with a fabulous 5:17 pace, finishing in 15:51, with Will Talbert hot on his heels taking second place with 15:57. Joseph Moon, Ken Kakutani, Carter Castanha, last season's Frosh OC Champ Russell Stottlemyer, and James Pantigoso made up the Top 7 for the boys, with shout outs also well deserved for Tanner Castanha, a top 10 finishing Freshman, and Hudson Lee who came in 16th out of a total 71 boys in his first year in high school cross country. These two are the Ones to Watch!
For the girls, star runner Sarah Klem headed the field crossing the line at 18:22, just a shade ahead of veteran Senior Sierra Shaver, back on top form with 18:23. Sophomore Mia Washida came in 3rd with 18:41, followed by gritty courageous runs by injured Sophomore Lauren Tsai and Junior Madeleine Zavala, rounding up the Top 5 girls ALL under 20 minutes! Alison Ho also made it to varsity in 6th place after a strong start leading the pack, but the real excitement was the battle for the final spot on the team between incoming freshmen Ashley Dahl and Ingrid Johnson which resulted in a tie!
We now go into the season with one of the strongest girl's teams we have had in years, with a combined team score of 94, equal to the 2015 team that made State Finals.
A HUGE welcome to all the new freshmen and parents in the Cross Country team! We hope you enjoy your first season with us, and look forward to meeting you all at the upcoming meets!