Login to Claremont COURIER

Pack runs away with Stanford titles

Claremont High School’s boys and girls varsity teams won the Seeded Race team title in the Stanford Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 29 on Stanford University’s golf course in Palo Alto.

Placing all seven runners among the top 26 overall in the race, Claremont’s girls varsity team won the team title by a long shot with 39 points in a field of 13 teams. Second place went to La Costa Canyon with 84 points, and third went to Granada with 113 points. Claremont became only the third team in meet history to run a team time under 90 minutes, according to Dyestat.com.

Senior Sydney Hwang led the Pack with her third place finish in 17:32 over the 5000-m, 3.1-mile, grassy course. Behind Hwang were freshman Maddie Coles, 4th, 17:38; junior Azalea Segura-Mora; 6th, 17:54; senior Kalinda Reynolds; 13th, 18:17; and sophomore Angie Gushue, 16th, 18:31.

The boys got a narrow win with 76 points, ahead of La Costa Canyon at 86 points and St. Francis-Mountain View at 151. The field included 24 other squads.

Senior Ryan Cowgill paced the Wolfpack with his 8th place finish in 15:26. Behind Cowgill were senior Aaron Reyes, 11th, 15:33; sophomore Jack Keough-Lansford; 13th, 15:37; junior Adam Trafecanty; 22nd, 15:50; and senior Vicente Huerte; 31st, 15:59.