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Wet grounds made for challenging races today at the UTSA Invitational Cross Country meet, held at Brooks City Base. Sophomore Austin Wells led the Varsity Boys, placing 7th in a fast 15:49. Junior Aidan Pierce finished next in 17:54, followed by two freshman, Nicholas Moseley 19:05 and Daniel Carcamo 19:11, then sophomore Harry MacTough 19;13 and junior Mark Pena 19:15.
Wet weather this week moved the NEISD Cross Country meet on Saturday, Sept 11th to Blossom Athletic Complex, which meant running through the parking lots and surrounding streets with the finish in Comalander Stadium. It was another big meet, with 28 girls teams and 33 boys teams competing, including many from NISD and NEISD. Top 10 finishers for the girls were Glynnis Meade, 2nd place (12:03.6) and Shantel Swift, 7th place (12:17.2), followed by Katherine Ritchie (13:45), Amanda De La Fuente (13:45), Valerie Vacek (14:28), Catherine Seifert (14:57) and Lauren Porter (15:07). Brandeis took the 1st place girls team spot, with Clark the next NISD team, placing 6th.
Austin Wells placed 3rd overall for the boys (16:48.9), with Aidan Pierce next (19:56), then Harry MacTough (20:16), Nicholas Moseley (20:18), Tyrell Lewis (20:19), and Daniel Carcomo (20:40). Both courses were slightly longer than the expected 2 and 3 miles.
The Cross Country season is off and running! Rain canceled the Southwest meet last year, and the team wondered if Friday’s showers would cause a repeat as the course is below street level. But Saturday dawned with clear, 70 degree skies – a beautiful day for early September in San Antonio. Taking advantage of the situation were a trio of Cougars – Glynnis Meade was 3rd (11:05.3) and Shantel Swift, 4th (11:06.8) for the girls race (approx 1.9 miles), and Austin Wells, 4th(14:52.4) for the boys race (approx 2.95 miles). The girls placed 7th out of 26 teams, with scoring added by Katherine Ritchie, Amanda De La Fuentes, and Valerie Vacek. Lauren Porter and Catherine Seifert rounded out the Varsity team. The boys team were 15th out of 33 teams, with Tyrell Lewis, Aidan Pierce, Harry MacTough, and Nicholas Moseley scoring, followed by Daniel Carcamo and JR Guajardo. Both teams include several new runners, including a few Freshman running as Cougars for the first time. It was an exciting day for all!
Clark’s Varsity teams both fared well with 3rd place finishes at the NISD meet on Saturday, October 10th. Twenty five teams covered the course at Hardin Athletic Complex on a cool, overcast morning. Shantel Swift (12:31) was 2nd in the 2 mile girls race and Glynnis Meade was 4th (12:36). Rounding out the team scoring were Mel Schwartz (13:31), Shaneve Swift (13:36), and Katherine Ritchie (13:42). The boys team were led by 5th/6th place David Scorcelletti (16:41) and Austin Wells (16:42) for the 3 mile course. Jose Sierra (17:15), Ryan Pavlich (17:29), and Jim Wells (18:21) were next in for the Cougars. Pictures of the Varsity and JV races can be found at http://clarkcrosscountry2009.shutterfly.com/.
The JV teams will be at the Central Catholic Relays on Wednesday, and Varsity will travel to Seguin on Saturday. Countdown to District – 3 weeks!
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The Clark Varsity Cross Country teams headed back to a much dryer Brooks City Base course this week for the Ricardo Romo (UTSA) meet. They were entered in the Gold Division, which is open to all schools, not just 5A, which makes for a very competitive field.
The Clark Cougar Cross Country team headed to Brooks City Base on Saturday for the NEISD meet. The rain held off until the middle of the Varsity boys race, and from then on, the course was a muddy mess. Congrats to the Varsity boys for finishing 7th out of 29 schools, only a few points behind O’Connor for the 3 mile course! The team was led by David Scorcelletti, 16:55 and Jose Sierra, 17:05, followed by James Leopold, 17:43, Austin Wells, 17:50, Ryan Pavlich, 17:52, John Bodkin, 18:47 and Devon Gonzales, 18:48.
Congratulations to the following Cougars at the Clemens JV track meet: