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 Bronco Invitational

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won the Bronco Invitational with 55 points behind the 1-2 finish by standouts freshman Izzy Fauria and junior Sydney Vandegrift.

St. Francis placed their top six among the top 23 to edge Buchanan (74 points) and Clovis North (109 points) on the course site for the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Buchanan finished sixth in Clovis last week ahead of the St. Francis in 10th.

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Cross Country Finishes 10th at Clovis Invitational

FRESNO, Calif. – Freshman Izzy Fauria finished fourth overall as the St. Francis cross country team placed 10th at the Clovis Invitational on Saturday.

Fauria clocked 17:52.7 over the 5k course at Woodward Park, site of the 2016 CIF State Championships. Sydney Vandegrift was 19th overall in 18:11 despite battling an illness during the week. Sophomore Sophie DeBenedetti placed third on the team in 19:10 (77th overall).

Great Oak won the team title with 81 followed by Davis Senior (114) and Arcadia (143). St. Francis was 10th overall with 286 points.

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Cross Country Wins Delta League Meet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Sydney Vandegrift led a strong varsity performance that saw five runners finish in the top eight and seven place among the top 15 as St. Francis won the Delta League meet with 24 team points.

“I knew this was a flat course and I wanted to go out and test my limits,” said Vandegrift. “Our team is really rocking it right now and I am really proud of all of our freshmen. They are working really hard and I am so glad that they came to St. Francis.”

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Vote for Cross Country’s Isabella Fauria for High School Performance of the Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Freshman cross country runner Isabella Fauria is a nominee for the DyeStat Performance of the Week. Fauria won the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational Cross Country 3-mile race on Saturday, crossing the line in 17:38.

St. Francis finished second overall to Davis 58-119 on the strength of six runners in the top 55. Just behind Fauria was junior Sydney Vandegrift, who placed sixth in 18:06. Sophomore Sophie DeBenedetti was 24th (18:58.1), while Haley Silva was 35th (19:20.4) . Allie Lourim and Emma Hollenbach placed 53rd and 55th, respectively.

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Fall Tryout Information

Hope everyone had a great summer and is excited to get back on Monday. Here is some basic tryout information for cross country, golf, tennis and water polo for next week. All students must have a physical on file with the Athletic Department before starting tryouts or practices. If you have any questions, please let us know.

For more information, go to

http://www.stfrancishs.org/tryout-information

Cross Country Tryouts

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St. Francis Athletics Partners with SportsLeader

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis High School and the Troubadour Athletic Department will partner with SportsLeader over the next four years to implement their Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches.

“In offering athletics programs at St. Francis we seek to use sport as a context for physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Our partnership with Sports Leader represents a continuation of that great Troubie tradition in a very intentional way.”

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Troubadours Place Second in Delta League All-Sports Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis athletic department placed second overall in the All-Sports Award standings for the Delta League among the girls programs for the 2015-16 season, losing to Davis by two points. The Troubadours recorded a league-best seven combined first and second-place finishes.

“We congratulate Davis and appreciate the great competition in our league,” said Athletic Director Mark McGreevy. “Winning is not a primary goal but a byproduct  of doing things well and we are proud of the efforts of our student-athletes and coaches.”

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2015 Cross Country Highlights

  • St. Francis finished eighth at the CIF State Championships, recording a Top-10 finish for the fifth consecutive season. Sophomore Sydney Vandegrift led the team, crossing the line 17th overall in 18:14.7. Seniors Ariane Arndt and Chase Worthen were 27th and 28th respectively in a near dead heat at 18:25. All three runners had personal-bests over the 3.1-mile course.
  • St. Francis was second overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section and Delta League meets to Davis.
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Alumna Dyer Received Jim Shea Award at Santa Clara Banquet

Santa Clara’s Camille Dyer ’12 was awarded the Jim Shea Award at the annual Red and White Celebration at Malley Center on the Santa Clara campus on May 22.

The award recognizes one male or female student-athlete who has courageously led his or her team through selfless actions and been a leader in the campus community. Jim Shea was the first Santa Clara student-athlete whose life was cut short while serving in the Vietnam War.

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Booster Club Award Winners Announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Five student-athletes were recipients of the Booster Club Awards on Wednesday at the St. Francis Awards Ceremony.

Tennis and soccer player Avery Spector and volleyball player Nina Sanfilippo were the Booster Club Leadership Award winners. The recognition is given to the student or students who demonstrate leadership in athletics.

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2016 St. Francis Spring Signing Day

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class of 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

Seven student-athletes have signed or committed to plays sports at collegiate programs across the nation in conjunction with the third NCAA National Signing Day. Overall, St. Francis has 25 student-athletes from the class fo 2016 playing sports in college this fall.

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Senior Chase Worthen to Run at Cal Poly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was determined early on in her life she was destined to become a runner by name alone. Now Chase Worthen will further fulfill the destiny by continuing her running career in college. She will sign on Wednesday with Cal Poly on National Signing Day to compete for Mustangs next fall.

Worthen, the first child of runners who met while competing on the cross country teams for Sierra College, was aptly named Chase.

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Senior Peterson to Swim at St. Catherine in Minnesota

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior McKenna Peterson will swim at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., next fall. She will participate in the St. Francis Signing Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 13.

“I was exploring my options to see what was out there and found St. Catherine,” said Peterson. “I reached out to the coach and went to visit. They had everything I was looking for (in a school). It is the perfect fit for me.”

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2015 Cross Country Highlights

  • St. Francis finished eighth at the CIF State Championships, recording a Top-10 finish for the fifth consecutive season. Sophomore Sydney Vandegrift led the team, crossing the line 17th overall in 18:14.7. Seniors Ariane Arndt and Chase Worthen were 27th and 28th respectively in a near dead heat at 18:25. All three runners had personal-bests over the 3.1-mile course.
  • St. Francis was second overall at the Sac-Joaquin Section and Delta League meets to Davis.
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Three Cross Country Runners Finish Season at Foot Locker West Regional

WALNUT, Calif. – Three St. Francis cross country standouts capped their seasons with participation in the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships.

Sophomore Sydney Vandegrift placed 39th overall in the girls seeded race with a time of 19:24.4. Seniors Chase Worthen (20:38.4) and Gabrielle dyer (22:07.2) placed 110th and 139th overall.

All three competed for Oak Hill Racing.

St. Francis Results (Pace, 1 Mile, 1.5 Mile, 3 Mile)

39. Sydney Vandegrift, 19:24.4 (6:15, 5:33, 9:07, 18:27)    

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Cross Country Earns Top-10 State Finish

FRESNO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country finished eighth at the CIF State Cross Country Championships held at Woodward Park Saturday. It was the fifth consecutive Top 10 finish for the Troubadours at the state meet.

Sophomore Sydney Vandegrift led the team for the ninth time this season, crossing the line 17th overall in 18:14.7. Seniors Ariane Arndt and Chase Worthen were 27th and 28th respectively in a near dead heat at 18:25. All three runners had personal-bests over the 3.1-mile course.

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Cross Country Advances to State Championships; Wins Frosh/Soph Section Title

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team qualified for the CIF State Cross Country Championships with a second-place finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 meet on Saturday. It is the fifth consecutive state appearance for the Troubadours, who have finished among the Top 10 in the each of the last four seasons.

Sophomore Sydney Vandegrift crossed the third overall in 18:53 to lead St. Francis.