Claremont High School cross country Coach Bill Reeves has been telling his team not to peak too early but boy when they did, the results were spectacular. On Saturday, both the boys and girls teams won the Division Two State Meet at Woodward Park in Fresno.
Coming just one week after the girls team won the CIF Southern Section Division Two title, the dual win at the state meet was the crowning achievement to a charmed season.
It was a historic day for Claremont High School cross country as the girl’s team captured the first CIF title in school history Saturday in Riverside.
The charge was lead once again by senior Annie Boos, who captured sixth place, with the entire squad cruising right behind, giving the Pack a nearly 50-point advantage over second-place Anaheim Canyon High School.
Claremont High School cross country got the job done during the Division 2 Southern Section Prelims last Saturday, saving their big effort for the finals this weekend at Riverside.
Claremont boys won their heat with a score of 95 and team time of 1:17:02, which was just a tad slower than Loyola.
Senior Luke Pulver scores Claremont’s third goal early into the Pack’s 14-9 defeat of visiting Yorba Linda in the opening round of the CIF Tournament. The Mustangs scored first and were tied with Claremont until Pulver’s goal put the Pack in the lead and they never looked back. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Top ranked Claremont High School cross-country finished another great season of competition on Saturday, winning the Palomares League title on the Legg Lake course at Whittier Narrows Park.
Claremont Coach Bill Reeves said the course was flat and weather conditions were cool, Making for very low times.
Owen Bishop was the top finisher for the Pack coming in second place at 5:02 just one second behind Alaya phenom Steven Khan.
The Claremont High School girls volleyball team celebrates their 3-0 victory over Sonora High School in the first round of the CIF southern section playoffs on Tuesday in Claremont. The Pack will be back in action on Thursday in the second round game against Gahr. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School water polo easily defeated Diamond Bar Wednesday, but remains in second place in Palomares League standings after falling to Ayala on Tuesday.
“I think yesterday’s game was draining both emotionally and physically,” Claremont coach Kristin Rodriguez said about the loss to Ayala. “It was competitive the whole way, back and forth the whole time. We had some unfortunate calls against us and got beat up pretty bad in front of the cage."
Claremont High School’s Maryn Santiago drives off the third tee on Wednesday during the Palomares League Finals at Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills. None of the Pack’s six varsity players made the cut for the CIF individual match however Santiago and teammate Juliana Gomez were named to the second team all Palomares League.
Claremont senior Bruno Snow looks to shoot over the outstretched arm of Bonita’s Ethan Johnson-May during the first half of the Pack’s Palomares League opening game on Tuesday in La Verne. The Wolfpack easily handled the Bearcats, 12-4, and will face Ayala on Thursday. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Claremont High School girls varsity volleyball team celebrates after winning a particularly tough point on Tuesday during the Pack’s 3-1 defeat of visiting Ayala High. Claremont was clearly the dominant team and easily won the first set, however they may have underestimated Ayala, and the Bulldogs came back to win the second set. After that Claremont showed their strength, winning the final two sets. With the victory Claremont remains undefeated in Palomares League play with a 3-0 record. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont High School senior Allison Gallegos hits off the fourth tee on Wednesday during the Pack’s Palomares League match against Glendora, in La Verne. Claremont narrowly lost to Glendora, 217-221, however they have won every other match so far this season and have a 6-1 record. Be sure to check out our complete sports coverage. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
There’s something about Southern California and Claremont that brings out the best tennis in former Pepperdine standout and German Sebastian Fanselow. “I put a lot of pressure on myself over the summer in Germany and things didn’t go well for me,” said Fanselow after his 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3 victory snapped Zhu’s eight-match winning streak in Claremont.
Claremont High School had a hard time moving the ball last Friday during their away game against rival Damien. This week they well hopefully do better against Pomona which is also an away game. Be sure to check out our complete sports round-up for other Claremont High School sports. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents cannot be taken lightly; one must go at it with both feet.
That summary comes from Claremont native Tom Bicksler, and he should know, the 41-year-old has climbed two of the seven and takes on his third, Mount McKinley, this month.