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 Earns State Berth with Second-Place Section Finish

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team placed three runners in the top five but was edged by Davis for the Sac-Joaquin Section title in a close race Saturday at Willow Hills Reservoir.

Davis scored 37 points to 43 for St. Francis to claim the team title. Woodcreek finished third to round out the three qualifiers for the CIF State Championships from the section.

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Former Troubadour Nicole Mendoza at Home in Final Race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – It was the perfect ending for Nicole Mendoza to be finishing her career where it began in her hometown.

A 2009 graduate of St. Francis, Mendoza competed as a fifth-year senior for UC Irvine at the NCAA West Regionals hosted by Sacramento State on Friday at Haggin Oaks.

“It was awesome,” said Mendoza. “All of my old coaches are here. My family is here. It has been really great to run here for my last race.”

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Cross Country Advances to Sac-Joaquin Section Meet

ANGELS CAMP, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team cruised to a fourth-place finish to easily earn a berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section meet next weekend. The top 10 teams advance from the Subsection.

Camille Boudreaux was the top finisher for the Troubadours, clocking a 20:20 time for a 12th-place finish. Peyton Bilo finished 21st in 20:41, while Chase Worthen was 26th in 20:48 led a large group of St. Francis runners. Worthen joined Ariel Medina, Miranda Myers, Madison Rawson and Lauren LaRocco who crossed the line almost simultaneously.

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LaRocco Leads Cross Country to Third Straight DRL Title

FOLSOM, Calif. – Senior Lauren LaRocco won her third consecutive Delta River League title to lead the St. Francis team to the team title. The Troubadours placed four runners among the top 10 and six among the top 13 in the race, winning the league title for the third straight season.

“It felt good today and it was really fun,” said LaRocco. “Our top five were taking it a little easy and it was fun to run as a pack. We gave a little extra at the end.”

LaRocco led the field with a time of 18:41 to win her seventh race of the season.

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Cross Country Finishes Fifth in Mt. Sac Team Sweepstakes Race

WALNUT, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team placed three runners among the top 10 and finished fifth at the prestigious Mt. Sac Girls Sweepstakes race Saturday morning.

“We were able to beat several of the top rated teams in the state and it gave our girls a huge boost,” said assistant coach Mason Myers. “Matching up in the Mt. Sac Sweepstakes is a great dress rehearsal for the state meet.”

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St. Francis Cross Country Wins Bronco Invitational

FOLSOM, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team  edged Clovis Nprth to take the team title at the Bronco Invitational at the Willow Hills Reservoir course Saturday morning. It was sixth meet win this season for the Troubadours.

“Today was a great matchup,” said assistant coach Mason Myers. “Clovis North is one of the top ranked teams in the state of California. We are pleased to go head-to-head with them  and have our girls run some very good performances.”

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2012 SFXC Season Highlights

Varsity

2nd place in State of California

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

All-Sac-Joaquin Section Team: Peyton Bilo ‘15, Eleanor Ferguson ‘13, Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Madison Rawson ‘14

2nd Place Sub-Section Division I

1st Place Delta River League

Delta River All-League: Peyton Bilo ‘15, Eleanor Ferguson ‘13, Lauren LaRocco ‘14, Miranda Myers ‘15 and Madison Rawson ‘14.  Runner of the Year – Lauren LaRocco ‘14

Junior Varsity

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

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2011 SFXC Season Highlights

Varsity

4th place in State of California

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

1st Place Sub-Section Division I

1st Place Delta River League

Delta River All-League: Peyton Bilo ‘15, Eleanor Ferguson ‘13, Lauren LaRocco ‘14, Miranda Myers ‘15 and Madison Rawson ‘14.  Runner of the Year – Lauren LaRocco ‘14

Junior Varsity

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Sub-Section Division I

Frosh/Soph

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

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2010 SFXC Season Highlights

Varsity

2nd Place Delta River League

3rd Place Sub-Section Division I

3rd Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

Delta River All-League: Jessica Diaz ‘12, Lauren LaRocco ‘14 and Erin Matranga ‘11

Junior Varsity

2nd Place Sub-Section Division I

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

Frosh/Soph

2nd Place Delta River League

3rd Place Sub-Section Division I

2nd Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

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2009 SFXC Season Highlights

Varsity

1st Place Delta River League

2nd Place Sub-Section Division II

2nd Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division II

Junior Varsity

2nd Place Sub-Section Division II

1st Place Sac-Joaquin Section Division II

Frosh / Soph 

2nd Place Delta River League

7th Place Sub-Section Division II

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2008 SFXC Season Highlights

  • Delta River League Second Place
    • Nicole Mendoza: Runner of the Year
    • 1st Team: Maureen May, Erin Matrenga, April Rosas-Willett
  • Frosh/Soph Placed 3rd at Sections
  • JV Placed 2nd at Sections
  • Varsity Placed 4th at Section
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2007 SFXC Season Highlights

  • Delta League Champions
  • Frosh/Soph – 2nd overall
  • JV – 3rd overall
  • Varsity – 3rd overall
  • Varsity – advanced to the State Championships for the 10th consecutive year
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Cross Country Wins Second Meet of the Week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Lauren LaRocco ran a personal-best for the third straight race to win The Other Meet title with a time of 16:56 to lead St. Francis to the overall team titles.

St. Francis scored a team-best 28 points to defeat Del Campo, Sierra, Dixon and McClatchy. The Troubadours had Miranda Myers place third overall in 17:50 and Camille Boudreaux cross the line fourth in 18:38. Ariel Medina was eighth in 19:28.

Chase Worthen was 13th overall and Mallory Shingle placed 15th.

The Other Meet – Varsity Girls

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LaRocco Breaks DRL Record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren LaRocco ran a personal-best 17:18 at Granite Regional Park at the Delta River League meet to win the race in a course and league record time. St. Francis placed 1-2-3 with four in the top five and five in the top 10 to claim the race with 21 points.

“Madison was pushing me for the first mile and it is a relatively flat course,” said LaRocco. “It felt like a hard workout. It was nice with everyone cheering. There was a lot of support out there today.”

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St. Francis Cross Country Fourth at Stanford Invite

PALO ALTO, Calif. – St. Francis senior Lauren LaRocco finished fourth overall to lead the St. Francis cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Stanford Invitational Saturday on the Stanford Golf Course.

“It went pretty well,” said LaRocco. “It can be hard to feel your pace when there is such a big pack and especially in the beginning because everyone goes out fast. There was some really good competition so it was nice to run at Stanford. I think it helped us figure out where we are at and what we need to do by the end of the season.”

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Cross Country Wins Yolo County Championship Title

WOODLAND, Calif. – In the first meeting between Sac-Joaquin section rivals, the St. Francis cross country team edged Davis Senior Saturday at the Yolo County Championships 42-49.

“We are very happy with the overall performance,” said assistant coach Mason Myers.

The Troubadours, ranked No. 3 in the state in the DyeStatCAL XC rankings, placed three runners in the top six overall to defeat the Blue Devils. Davis entered the meet No. 6 in the state rankings. It was the third consecutive team title for St. Francis in 2013.

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Cross Country Wins Ed Sias Behind 1-2-3 Finish

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team won the team title for the second consecutive meet winning the large school girls title at the Ed Sias Invitational held at Hidden Valley Lakes Park in Martinez Saturday. The Troubadours crossed the line 1-2-3 and placed each of their top five runners in the first 22 finishers in the race.

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Cross Country Remains in Top 10; Defends Ed Sias Title Saturday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team is listed in the top 10 of two state-wide rankings released this week. The Troubadours are a season-high second behind Simi Valley in the DyeStatCAL Cross Country Ranking after starting at No. 3 overall and are No. 7 in PrepCalTrack’s Super 25 Girls Teams and No. 1 in the Sac-Joaquin section.

The Troudadours opened the season by winning the Oakmont Invitational. They return to action this Saturday at the Ed Sias Invitational in Martinez., Calif. The meet will be held at Hidden Lakes Park.