Running an inspired race, our girls took down some highly ranked XC powerhouse teams and individuals today in the CA State Cross Country Championships on the 5K Woodward Park course in Fresno, placing 3rd in the race for the division 2 team title.
Saugus wins, again, with 67 points, San Diego’s La Costa Canyon finished 2nd with 88, RUHS was 3rd with 101, favored Simi Valley finished 4th with 113, and Woodbridge rounded out the top 5 with 114 points.
Lyndsey Mull was our 1st finisher in 7th (5th for scoring) at 17:53.9, Rachel Bush was 13th (9th for scoring) in 18:05.9, Cara Ulizio was 14th (10th for scoring) in 18:12.4, Kayla Ferron was 16th (12th for scoring) in 18:14.1, and Alexis Thibodeau was 85th (65th for scoring) in 19:50.2 to round out the scoring finishers. Anique Villegas was 127th (101st for scoring) in 20:22.4 just a hair ahead of Nicole Pederson in 128th (102nd for scoring) in the time of 20:22.9.
Special note: Cara Ulizio was the top “3rd runner” and Kayla Ferron was the top “4th runner” on any team to finish, demonstrating the depth of quality talent on this year’s team.
The incredible grouping of our first 4 runners, 7th to 16th place was classic Redondo running, and a key factor in their enviable 3rd place finish.
Great job girls, and thank you for making all of Redondo Beach proud to be your fans!
Results for the Girls Division 2 race: http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/xc2011/d2g_res.htm
Girls Division 2 splits: http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/xc2011/d2g.htm
Full State Championship results: http://www.rtspt.com/events/cif/xc2011/