Girls Coundown to XC Day 7: Claremont



If I'm being completely fair, the only reason Claremont doesn't score higher in this countdown is the methodology I'm using - the statistics I chose, and the way I combined them. This is a statistical exercise, and the Wolfpack doesn't score very high in one key area: team track results. For some teams, that could be a sign that there hasn't been much off-season progression. This team, however, has been arguably California's best at year-to-year improvement over the last three cross country seasons, so I don't worry about their development. Every other statistical measure says the 2019 Wolfpack is going to be just as strong as we would expect. Also, it's not like the spring season was a complete wash for Claremont, as Azalea Segura-Mora broke 11 for the 3200 and Angela Gushue clocked 5:11 in the 1600. Those two should join Maddie Coles up front to start the team off strong in every meet, and Coles is a star - she finished 2nd in Division 1 as a freshman. After losing four seniors from their 2018 Division 2 state championship squad depth is definitely a concern, but I'm betting their year-round training fills in the gaps. Will it be enough to extend their title streak to four straight? That's a tall order, but I wouldn't bet against this Wolfpack.



Claremont High (SS) (CA)
1) Maddie Coles16:54.2011
2) Azalea Segura-mora17:17.8033
3) Angela Gushue17:20.6037
4) Lily Widrig18:15.20153
5) Ashlyn Heckers18:37.44238
Average Time: 17:41.05 Total Time: 1:28:25.24 1-5 Split: 1:43.24
6) Camila Moreno18:37.59239
7) Peyton Cruz19:09.50398


Stats:

  • 3 Mile Returning Ranking: 8th
  • 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 1st
  • 5K Returning Ranking: 12th
  • 5K Improvement Rating (3 year): 3rd
  • Team 1600 Ranking: 29th
  • Team 3200 Ranking: 22nd


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