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 Wins Oakmont Invitational; LaRocco Defends Title

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country program had a strong opening meet, taking a pair of team and individual titles at the Oakmont Invitational at Maidu Park.

Senior Lauren LaRocco won the individual title for the second consecutive season with a career-best 14:02 over the 4-kilometer course.

“I am glad I have improved since last year,” said LaRocco. “The course felt short and that is good because we will be moving up to 5K. It was still a lot flatter than most of the courses we will run so it was good to ease into some of the hills.”


Cross Country Garners Second National Ranking

SACRMAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis cross country team is ranked 15th in the nation in the Preseason National Girls Cross Country Top 120 released on Friday. The Troubadours were also highlighted by the NHSCA with a No. 11 ranking in their national preseason poll released earlier in August.


St. Francis Cross Country Opens Season at Oakmont Invitational

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The nationally-ranked St. Francis cross country team will open the 2013 season at the Oakmont Invitational held at Maidu Park in Roseville on Saturday, Aug. 30.

The Troubadours will field three teams in the event, including varsity, junior varsity and freshmen/sophomore squads. The freshmen/sophomore race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the varsity girls at 9:30 a.m. and junior varsity girls at 10:30 a.m.


St. Francis Cross Country Earns National Preseason Ranking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The St. Francis High School cross country team led by Head Coach John DuCray is ranked 11th in the 2013 National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Girls Pre-Season Cross Country Team Rankings announced by
“We are thrilled to be ranked in the NHSCA preseason poll,” said DuCray, who has coached at St. Francis for 37 years. “It is a tribute to our student-athletes. We are going to try to be the best in California and it is a nice recognition for a program on the rise.”