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Cross country season preview

Cross country season preview

Nick Smallwood, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016

The Palo Alto High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are gearing up for their season with new coach, Michael Davidson. Kelsey Feeley, the former coach of the cross country team, decided to step down after the 2015 season because of the time commitment she had as a coach. That being s...

Brief: Boys’ cross country places second at CCS

Brief: Boys' cross country places second at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Features Editor

November 16, 2014

Boys' cross country advanced to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship meet after placing second in today's Central Coast Section (CCS) championship meet at Toro Park in Salinas, Calif. The team scored 116 points, falling behind Bellarmine who won with 47 points. "The top three...

Run for the Hill of it

Lucas Matison (`15) poses with two of his USA Junior Men's teammates.

Daniel Douty and Priscilla Bell

October 3, 2014

Looking up at the prodigious hill at the Dish, many Paly cross country runners dread the daunting slope they will be running up. Legs gradually grow heavier as the team pushes each other to run as hard as they can up the steep incline. However, one runner looks forward to the challenge that lies ahead:...

Cross-country preview: racing to victory

Boys' runners Kent Slaney ('17), Lucas Novak ('15) and Kai Oda ('17) start off their SCVAL championship race at Crystal Springs. The boys went on to qualify for CCS finals last year. Photo courtesy of Malcolm Slaney.

Kylie Callan, Staff Writer

August 27, 2014

After both boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams placed outside of state championship qualification last year at the Central Coast Section (CCS) finals, the two teams are looking to improve this season. Everyone has their sights set on one main goal: to finally qualify for the state championship. “This...

Brief: Girls’ cross country season ends at CCS

Brief: Girls' cross country season ends at CCS

Priscilla Bell, Staff Writer

November 16, 2013

Girls' cross country placed ninth out of 19 teams in CCS today at Crystal Springs. Neither the team nor any runners qualified for  the state meet. "It was a disappointing race," Katie Foug ('15) said. A few of the runners were still recovering from  health issues. Bryn Carlson ('16) was sick...

Cross-country finishes second in city championship behind Gunn

Cross-country finishes second in city championship behind Gunn

Anna Dukovic, Staff Writer

October 31, 2013

The Paly girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams finished second in the city championship at Gunn this afternoon. The Lady Vikes beat Castilleja 43-78; however, Gunn came out on top with a total of 21 points. The boys’ team lost to Gunn 21-28 points. Despite the loss, the Paly boy’s team took...

Girls’ cross-country looks forward to CCS this Saturday

Girls' cross-country looks forward to CCS this Saturday

Paul Bienaimé, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012

The Palo Alto High School varsity girls’ cross-country team qualified for CCS on Oct. 30 and is ready to race for state qualifications this Saturday. Maryssa Sklaroff (‘13) has been happy and satisfied with the team’s performance right from the start. “This season we’ve had a lot of success...

Paly Boys’ Cross Country at Leagues

Audrey DeBruine, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

The Paly boys' cross-country competed in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) El Camino on Oct. 30. The boys placed 6th overall. Nate Cook ('15) qualified to compete in the CCS final on Nov. 11.

Girls’ cross-country places second at Crystal Springs CCS qualifier

October 30, 2012

Paly’s girls’ varsity cross-country teams places second at Crystal Springs league meet and qualifies for the Central Coast Section (CCS) races. Katie Foug (‘15), placed first for the Vikings today. The team is happy with their results and hopes to step it up in the championship. “As a team...

Boys’ cross-country places eleventh at Monterey Bay Invitational

Boys' cross-country places eleventh at Monterey Bay Invitational

Nora Rosati, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2012

The Palo Alto High School boys’ cross-country team placed eleventh out of 14 teams at the North Salinas High School Monterey Bay Invitational this Friday. Placing first for the Vikings was William Kershner (‘13), who completed the 3.0 mile course in a time of 17:44.00 minutes.  Captain Ben May...

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