Cross Country


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


Cross Country Trip Canceled Due to Chicago Airport Event

The St. Francis cross country team sits in the Sacramento Airport Friday before flight was canceled.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team’s flight to Chicago was canceled Friday morning forcing the team to call off its weekend trip. The Troubadours were traveling to Chicago, Ill., to compete in the Palatine Invitational this weekend.

The trip included 17 student-athletes and three coaches.

St. Francis will return to running on Oct. 8 at the Delta League meet at Granite Regional Park.



Cross Country Travels to Chicago for Palatine Invitational
Trip Part of Tradition with Sister School Assumption

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team will travel to Chicago, Ill., to compete in the Palatine Invitational this weekend. The meet serves a gathering between St. Francis and sister-school Assumption High School from Louisville, Ky.

“It will be a great experience for the girls,” said Head Coach John DuCray. “We are going with no expectations and plan to make it a fun trip. It will be something they will never forget.”


Cross Country Finishes Second at Nike Invitational

CONCORD, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team finished second at the Carondelet Nike Invitational Saturday morning at Newhall Park.

Senior Miranda Myers led the team for the third straight meet, finishing sixth overall in 18:25 over the three-mile course. Classmate Peyton Bilo was 10th, finishing in the Top 10 for the third time this year with a time of 18:43. Freshman Ava Nkadi was the third Troubadour across in the line in 20th overall (19:31) in her varsity debut.


Cross Country Led by Myers and Bilo at Ed Sias Invite

MARTINEZ, Calif.  – Seniors Miranda Myers and Peyton Bilo each posted top-five finishes to help St. Francis to a fourth-place finish at the Ed Sias Invitational Saturday.

Myers was the top Troubadour finisher in 12:17 over the two-mile course. She finished behind only Megan McCandless of Granda (11:37) and Brooke Starn of Monte Vista (12:04). Bilo was five seconds behind Myers in fifth overall (12:22).


Alumna LaRocco Runs Strong Collegiate Opener

EUGENE, Ore. – Troubadour alumna Lauren LaRocco had a successful collegiate debut on Saturday. LaRocco finished 12th overall in 20:44 as the first freshmen in the race to cross the line, helping the Portland team to a second place finish at the Dellinger Invite held on Pre’s Trail in Eugene.

Portland accumulated 46 points during the six kilometer race which put them ahead of No. 2 Oregon (68), Oregon State (120), and Portland State (131). Sixth-ranked Michigan State won the meet.


Cross Country Opens with Strong Performances at Oakmont Invite

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Seniors Miranda Myers and Peyton Bilo led the varsity team with top-three finishes at the season-opening Oakmont Invitational Saturday at Maidu Park.

The Troubadours finished third as a team behind Oak Ridge and Woodcreek. St. Francis also had strong showings in the Frosh/Soph and JV races. Freshman Ava Nkadi won the first race of the day in her first high school performance, crossing the line in 15:17. Junior Juliet Batturaro won the JV race in 17:24. All three races were at the 4K distance to open the season.


2014 Cross Country Roster

Name Class Hometown
Allana Appel Junior Shingle Springs
Ariane Arndt Junior Folsom
Juliet Batturarao Junior Sacramento
Peyton Bilo Senior Saccramento
Erica Cradeur Freshman Elk Grove
Jessica Danens Junior Carmichael
Gabrielle Dyer Junior Sacramento
Julia Fedorenko Sophomore Elk Grove
Isabella Filligenzi Junior Sacramento
Samantha Gallia Junior Carmichael
Isabela Garcia Sophomore Sacramento
Raegan Healey Junior Galt
Chynna Hinrichsen Freshmen Sacramento
Sophie Huang Junior Granite Bay
Victoria Kane Freshman Folsom
Kaitlin Lange Sophomore Sacramento
Amanda Larivee Senior Carmichael
Allie Lourim Sophomore Sacramento
Michaela Mark Sophomore Carmichael
Bailey Martin Sophomore Elk Grove
Ariel Medina Senior Sacramento
Savanna McGrew Freshman Lincoln
Miranda Myers Senior Carmichael
Ava Nkadi Freshman El Dorado Hills
Danielle Patton Senior Sacramento
Sophie Peters Sophomore Granite Bay
McKenna Peterson Junior Cameron
Ashley Reid Freshman Sacramento
Emily Reinl Senior Sacramento
Alana Reyna Freshman Sacramento
Alliyah Ross Sophomore Sacramento
Isabella Saca Junior Sacramento
Anna Scudder Senior Roseville
Vanessa Silva Senior W. Sacramento
Maya Solis Freshman Sacramento
Mallory Shingle Senior Sacramento
Hannah Slagle Sophomore El Dorado Hills
Macie Tanaka Senior Sacramento
Megan Tretter Sophomore Roseville
Sydney Vandegrift Freshman Elk Grove
Isabella Vazquez Freshman Rancho Cordova
Chase Worthen Junior Sacramento

 Head Coach: John DuCray

Assistant Coaches: Mason Myers, Rich Willitt, Joe Poggi, Raul Beltran, Laura Frazier


Fall 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 until August 29 that will be shipped by Sept. 26. All proceeds from the sales benefit the St. Francis Booster Club.


Troubadours to Compete in New Delta League

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis will play in the Delta League beginning this fall with many familiar faces and several new ones.

“The Delta League has a lot of history and it is great it is back in existence,” said Delta League Commissioner Ron Nocetti.

The Troubadours move into the newly formed Delta League along with Pleasant Grove and Sheldon from the Delta River League. The league is a realignment of members of both the Delta River and Delta Valley Leagues.


Cross Country Athletes Need to Register with XC Stats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country program is using this year to keep our team statistics and to provide useful tools for goal setting, team communications and training. NOTE: All athletes are required to create an account on XCStats!

Parents do not register separately – they are registered by their athlete in this process.


Track and Field Represented at Golden West Invite

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two student-athletes representing St. Francis competed at the Golden West Invitational Saturday at Hornet Stadium.

Senior Kayla O’Brine competed in her final high school meet participating in both the hammer and discus at the event. She finished second in the hammer with a best throw of 140-11 and was fifth in the discus contested two hours later with a throw of 121-1.


2013 Cross Country Highlights

  • St. Francis finished ninth at the CIF State Championships, recording a Top-10 finish for the third consecutive season. Senior Lauren LaRocco finished sixth overall and junior Miranda Myers was 10th.
  • St. Francis was second overall in the Sac-Joaquin Section meet to Davis.
  • LaRocco won her third consecutive Delta River League title to lead the St. Francis team to the team title.

Gregg Named River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year
17 Troubadours Named to All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis junior soccer player Anna Gregg was named the River Cats Girls Soccer Player of the Year at the High School Awards Ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Tacoma Rainers.

“It means so much and feels so great,” said Gregg of the Player of the Year honor. “I set a goal to help to the section championship and that was accomplished. I could not be happier.”

Gregg and her St. Francis teammates captured the Sac-Joaquin Section title on Saturday on her goal to defeat Oak Ridge 1-0.


17 Troubadours Named to River Cats All-City Teams

SACRAMENTO, – Calif.  – Seventeen St. Francis Troubadours have been named to the 2013-14 River Cats All-City  teams and will be recognized on Sunday at the High School Sports Awards Ceremony before the River Cats take on the Tacoma Rainiers at 1:05 p.m. at Raley Field.

The St. Francis All-City fall sports selections include senior golfer Emily Laskin, volleyball seniors Ali Koumelis and Anna Baytosh and cross country runners Lauren LaRocco, Madison Rawson and Miranda Myers.


St. Francis Alumna Maggie Lloyd to Run Boston Marathon Monday

BOSTON – Former Troubadour Maggie Lloyd will run the Boston Marathon Monday fulfilling a life-long dream but with a bigger inspiration.

“One of my earliest running goals was to run the Boston marathon, and I still can’t believe that I am on my way to living that dream, but this race isn’t about checking something off my bucket list,” said Lloyd on her MIT Strong page.

Lloyd, who is a ‘08 graduate of St. Francis, was a volunteer at the marathon for each of her four years attending MIT.


Track Assistant Myers Wins Age Group at Napa Valley Marathon

NAPA, Calif. – St. Francis assistant coach Mason Myers won his age group and finished 14th overall in his debut at the marathon distance at the Napa Valley Marathon March 2. The Carmichael, Calif., resident clocked 2:45.45 after posting a 6:16 pace over the first half of the race and 6:20 over the back 13 plus miles.