Boys Countdown to XC Day 20: Amador Valley

The 2018 season ended in the most frustrating way possible for Amador Valley's boys, as they missed out on a state meet spot by a mere 1 point under difficult conditions at an NCS finals that would be called off soon after their race due to smoke from the NorCal fires. The Dons also lost their #1 runner to graduation, but that was the only senior in their top 9 last year, which makes for a deep returning bunch. That won't be the case in 2019, though, as Amador Valley could have as many as 5 seniors on their varsity squad, which should add both leadership and a sense of urgency. Aidan McCarthy may be ready to step up as the new #1 runner (or at a minimum to share the role with Jack Gray) after clocking 4:21 on the track, leading two other Dons under 4:30 and a total of 5 at 4:37 or better. If this team can close its 6 & 7 up to the front 5, that state meet berth could be there, along with a potential top 10 finish in Clovis.

Amador Valley High School (NC) (CA)
1) Jack Gray15:51.9052
2) Aidan Mccarthy15:57.2064
3) Jacob Lawrence16:24.20173
4) Euan Houston16:39.10256
5) John Lester16:48.50329
Average Time: 16:20.18 Total Time: 1:21:40.90 1-5 Split: 56.60
6) Aryan Singh17:16.50560
7) Max Jorgensen17:17.90569


  • 3 Mile Returning Ranking: 55th
  • 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 61st
  • 5K Returning Ranking: 15th
  • 5K Improvement Rating (3 year): 34th
  • Team 1600 Ranking: 12th