Cross Country

Overview

St. Francis Cross Country

2002 State Champions

2012 Nike Cross Nationals (First No. Cal School Ever)

11-Time Section Champions

1989, 1990, 1991, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017

19-Time League Champions

1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017

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Cross Country Wins Fourth Team Meet Title; Takes Capital Cross Challenge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won for the fourth time this season by out-scoring Vista del Lago 59-76 Saturday at the Capital Cross Challenge at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex.

“We were trying to stay together as a pack for the first two miles,” said freshman Tatiana Cornejo. “For the last mile we were just going to go for it.”

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Cross Country Takes Varsity and Frosh/Soph League Titles

RIO LINDA, Calif. – Freshman Cate Joaquin led a St. Francis attack with six of the top 10 runners to take the team title at the Delta League meet on Wednesday at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

“For us it was an extraordinary day with some great individual performances,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “It was a great race for Cate and huge confidence boost going into our race on Saturday.”

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Cross Country Takes Varsity and Frosh/Soph League Titles

RIO LINDA, Calif. – Freshman Cate Joaquin led a St. Francis attack with six of the top 10 runners to take the team title at the Delta League meet on Wednesday at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

“For us it was an extraordinary day with some great individual performances,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “It was a great race for Cate and huge confidence boost going into our race on Saturday.”

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Cross Country Seventh at Elite Woodbridge Sweepstakes Race

CORONA, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team placed seventh overall in the elite Bob Day Sweepstakes at the Silverlakes Sports Complex at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic Saturday night under the lights.

Junior Izzy Fauria led the Troubadours with a 33rd-place finish in 17:06. Freshman Cate Joaquin was right behind her in 17:07.

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Cross Country Sweeps Oakmont Invitational Titles

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country programs swept the three race titles Saturday at the Oakmont Invitational.

“We feel pretty good about today and we had a lot of team spirit,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “We swept all three divisions. It is what we talked about all week and I am happy they were able to accomplish it.”

The varsity team opened the day with a first-place finish led by junior Haley Silva, who crossed fourth overall in 14:44.

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Fall Adidas Athletic Spirit Gear Available

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Support your daughter’s team with official St. Francis Adidas spirit gear from Athletics Unlimited. Each fall sport has team specific gear available online. There are no exceptions to the deadlines and all proceeds from the sales benefit the St. Francis Athletics Department.

Cross Country Student Website (Deadline: Wednesday, August 22)

https://stfrancishsxc2018.itemorder.com

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FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

FinalForms Online Athlete Registration

We are very excited to announce that St. Francis Catholic High School has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

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Senior Alana Reyna to Run at Sonoma State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior runner Alana Reyna will attend Sonoma State University and run for the Seawolves cross country and track and field programs.

“I picked Sonoma because it instantly was a good connection when I visited and met with the coach and team,” said Reyna. “I think I will be very comfortable and a good fit for me.”

Sonoma State University is an NCAA Division II member and part of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Seawolves reached the NCAA West Regional last fall, finishing 28th overall.

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Athletics Department Celebrates Spring Signing Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Nine St. Francis Catholic High School seniors representing seven different sports made commitments or signed National Letters-of-Intent to play sports in college next fall at a ceremony at the school today.

“It was what I have been waiting for,” said senior Logan Kelly from Rio Linda, who signed with Lewis & Clark College. “It was exciting and I was so glad to get to sign with all the girls from my class. It was a really neat ceremony and I am so grateful for everyone who was a part of it.”

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Cradeur to Join Creighton Cross Country Program Next Fall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis Senior Erica Cradeur will run at Creighton next fall.

“It means a lot to me because I really just started my running career,” said Cradeur. “I have taken it more seriously over the past couple of years and my times have reflected that. I think with running in college I am going to keep improving.”

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2017 Cross Country Highlights

  • The St. Francis cross country team posted the fifth-best GPA in the Sac-Joaquin Section with a 3.61 cumulative average. The team ranked behind only Oak Ridge (3.84), Oakmont (3.75), Gregori (3.70) and Lodi (3.66).
  • The St. Francis cross country team finished sixth overall in the girls Division II race, recording their sixth consecutive Top 10 state championship finish. The Troubadours finished with 225 points with three runners among the top 35 scoring finishers, placing behind Claremont (69), Saugus (100), Granada (102), Capistrano (123) and Serrano (166).
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Cross Country Ready for Final Run at State Championships

FRESNO, Calif. – After winning the Delta League and Section Championships, the St. Francis cross country team will toe the line at Woodward Park on Saturday morning chasing one final title to top off the season.

“The last two weeks have been great,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios about training since the section meet. “The girls are looking the best they have all season — only a few seconds apart. I really hope this translates to the meet. If this happens, we’re looking at a top 5 finish for sure.”

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Cross Country Wins Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Title

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won its second consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title, winning the Division II title Saturday at Willow Hills Reservoir.

“It is another box checked off for us,” said Head Coach Aaron Rios. “We had some goals in the summer and this was one of them to win the section. Today they ran more as a team and with state upcoming that is huge motivation for us.”

Senior Sydney Vandegrift, who signed to run at Cal on Wednesday, finished second overall in 18:33 to lead the Troubadours.