Boys Countdown to XC Day 17: Whitney

I have to admit, Whitney snuck up on me in 2018. The Wildcats claimed the Sac Joaquin Section Division 2 title from the team I had favored, Rocklin, and they did it with just one senior in the top 7 (plus two sophomores). But that's not going to happen this year, especially not with a squad loaded with rising seniors ready to do more than finish 10th at the state meet. Depth is the biggest concern for Whitney, because after their returning top 5 from last fall there is a bit of a drop-off. Good news on that front: returning #6 Brenden Jacoby broke 10 minutes for the 3200 in the spring, one of four Wildcats to accomplish that (along with #5 Josh Tajiri, another good sign for the team's progression). With Austin Vasquez leading the way up front after a 9:15 spring season, Whitney is poised to be a top 5 team in Division 2 this fall.

Whitney High (SJ) (CA)
1) Austin Vasquez15:40.4029
2) Ethan Dodge15:46.2043
3) Ajani Salcido16:25.50175
4) Jason Finta16:34.80231
5) Josh Tajiri16:41.00277
Average Time: 16:13.58 Total Time: 1:21:07.90 1-5 Split: 1:00.60
6) Brenden Jacoby17:17.80567
7) Byron Chadwick17:30.74697


  • 5K Returning Ranking: 10th
  • 5K Improvement Rating (3 year): 64th
  • Team 1600 Ranking: 20th
  • Team 3200 Ranking: 14th