Saturday, August 31, 2013

St. Francis Cross Country Wins Oakmont Invitational; LaRocco Defends Title

Complete results here.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country program had a strong opening meet, taking a pair of team and individual titles at the Oakmont Invitational at Maidu Park.

Senior Lauren LaRocco won the individual title for the second consecutive season with a career-best 14:02 over the 4-kilometer course.

“I am glad I have improved since last year,” said LaRocco. “The course felt short and that is good because we will be moving up to 5K. It was still a lot flatter than most of the courses we will run so it was good to ease into some of the hills.”

The Troubadours won the varsity race with 27 points, placing each of their top five student-athletes in the top 10 and three in the top five. Senior Madison Rawson was third overall in 14:29 with junior Miranda Myers close behind in fifth in a time of 14:46.

“It is a good first meet to have and helps us build up as they get harder throughout the year,” said Rawson. “Our whole team really proved ourselves this year and the summer training paid off.”

Junior Camille Boudreaux crossed the line eighth in the varsity race in 15:39, while Mallory Shingle was 10th (15:42). Junior Chloe Kardasopoulos was 12th overall.

“The varsity had a good first test,” said assistant coach Mason Myers. “Our top six had very solid performances. Lauren reset the course record on a modified course. It was a great effort by her and she had to have a lot of motivation internally.”

St. Francis won the varsity team title for the third consecutive season, placing ahead of Whitney, Del Campo and Pleasant Grove.

“One of things that kept me going was hearing “St Francis” everywhere and all the St. Francis athletes up at the front,” said LaRocco. “It hopefully sets the tone for the rest of the season that we have a lot more wins to come.”

St. Francis also won the junior varsity title with a perfect score 15 as the Troubies claimed the top five spots in the race behind winner Ariel Medina (16:31). The frosh/soph squad was second overall behind Oak Ridge.

The Troubadours return to action in two weeks at the Ed Sias Invitational on Sept. 14. St. Francis ranked among the top 15 nationally in preseason polls by both the NHSCA and

Oakmont Invitational
Maidu Park, Roseville, Calif.
Varsity Team Results
1. St. Francis                27
2. Whitney                   51
3. Del Campo               98
4. Pleasant Grove       138
5. Roseville                  155
6. Folsom                     157
7. Cosumnes Oaks      174
8. Franklin                   180
9. Oakmont                 211
10. Casa Robles          259
11. Elk Grove              268

St. Francis Varsity Individual Results
1. Lauren LaRocco               14:02
3. Madison Rawson             14:29
5. Miranda Myers               14:46
8. Camille Boudreaux         15:39
10. Mallory Shingle            15:42
12. Chloe Kardasopoulos    15:54

Junior Varsity Team Results
1. St. Francis               15
2. Oak Ridge               62
3. Del Campo              76
4. Pleasant Grove       86

Junior Varsity Individual Results (Top 5)
1. Ariel Medina            16:31
2. Megan Vollmer       18:02
3. Macie Tanaka          18:07
4. Maddy Strong         18:14
5. Amanda Larivee     18:23

Frosh/Soph Team Results
1. Oak Ridge               35
2. St. Francis               57
3. Elk Grove                99
3. Whitney                  99
5. Del Campo              153
6. Cosumnes Oaks     155
7. Folsom                    156
8. Pleasant Grove       197
9. Oakmont                 198
10. Colfax                    261

Frosh/Soph Individual Results (Top 5)
2. Chase Worthen       15:57
10. Ariane Arndt         16:58
15. Gabrielle Dyer       17:15
16. Allie Lourim           17:17
17. Juliet Batturaro     17:18

Steven Shaff
Assistant AD/Sports Information
St. Francis High School


Anonymous said...

St Francis Var - Peyton Bilo - injured ?

Anonymous said...

How about some results from the meet other than just St. Francis runners??

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