Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jennifer Bergman of Valley Christian, SJ runs 17:25 at Crystal Springs today!

Another great race on the course but this time it's in the Varsity Girls' division as 3 of the top runners in California battled for the WCAL individual crown. In the end it was Valley Christian's Jennifer Bergman defeating her two St. Ignatius opponents (Katy Daly and Rachel Hinds) to record the fastest time on the course this year. Her time of 17:25 also makes her the 13th fastest high school girl to ever run the course! Daly also established a personal record by 5 seconds with her 17:42 effort while Hinds became the 6th fastest freshman on the course with her 17:56.

All results are posted on
2nd through 5th: Daly, Hinds, Callaway and Vargo (both Presentation)

The St. Ignatius girls won the girl's competition with 44 edging Presentation at 53.
Below: SI at the start. Leaders at 1st Mile in 5:39. Bergman and Daly went through 2nd Mile in 11:34.
Picture on the right is with about 900m. to go.

Bellarmine won the Varsity Boys with 45 points with St. Ignatius 2nd with 50 and St. Francis in 3rd at 52.

Phil Pompei of St. Francis took the individual victory with 15:46.

2nd through 5th: Innes (SI), Guthrie (Bells), Arms (Serra) and Birsinger (SI)

Below: Pompie leading field down and up the hill. Leader with 900m. to go.
Mile splits for Pompie: 4:55 and 10:23


Anonymous said...

Why does the clock say 17:24 in the picture?

Albert Caruana said...

In Cross Country, the time is rounded up no matter the tenth of a second.

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