Last week the Carondelet cross country team competed in a pair of events, first at the Monte Vista Invitational on Tuesday, then the Ed Sias Invitational on Saturday. The Cougars had a solid performance at both events, as the senior class took home first place at Monte Vista, while the varsity squad posted a fourth place, and podium finish, at the Ed Sias Invite.
At the Monte Vista Invite, the Carondelet senior runners finished first overall, as Clare Schumann finished 12th with a time of 13:55.65. Kelsey Dempsey finished 16th (14:12.82), and Kasey DeMaria (14:45/05) and Liza Richards (14:48.96) finished 19th and 20th, respectively.
Junior Sophia Green came in as the top performer for the Cougars at Monte Vista, posting a time of 13:50.53, to finish sixth overall in the junior class race. Sophia's time was a 2-minute PR in the two-mile race.
Sophia continued her personal bests at the Ed Sias Invite, where she finished the 2-mile races in a time of 13:40.5 and finished 22nd overall. Sophia's time as the Ed Sias Invite was more than a 1-minute personal improvement at the event. Clare Schumann paced the Cougars with a time of 13:31.6, to finish 21st overall, and sophomore runner Taryn Cunningham posted a 2-minute PR at the Ed Sias Invite, finishing 43rd overall with a time of 14:32.5.
The Carondelet varsity cross country team will look to build on its early season success this weekend, when competes in the De La Salle/Carondelet Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will be held at Newhall Park in Concord, Calif., and is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m.