Girls Coundown to XC Day 4: St. Francis

What really separates the top 4 from the rest of the teams in the girls' countdown is very high team track rankings in both the 1600 and 3200. Take the Troubadours, for example: they had 4 returning girls under 5:10 (which only one other team can claim), 5 under 5:20, and 8 under 5:30. In the 3200, which you could argue isn't this team's biggest focus, St. Francis is nonetheless returning their top 11 runners, with 7 of them clocking faster than 12 minutes. Cate Joaquin led the way in both events, and she should be considered a co-leader of this team along with Isabella Fauria. In 2018 the Troubadours stumbled at the state meet, finishing 8th, but they only had one senior on that squad - and, in fact, only one junior as well (Fauria). They're projected to have two in the top 7 this fall, which means this squad could be even stronger come 2020. If they can close up their 3-7 runners on that lead duo (and spring results strongly suggest that is already happening), this team will be formidable in November.

St. Francis Sacramento (SJ) (CA)
1) Isabella Fauria18:05.6023
2) Cate Joaquin18:13.8029
3) Haley Silva18:43.6066
4) Tatiana Cornejo18:57.0087
5) Hanna Hekkanen19:12.60143
Average Time: 18:38.52 Total Time: 1:33:12.60 1-5 Split: 1:07.00
6) Emily Castles19:42.30259
7) Claire Silva19:58.50336


  • 3 Mile Returning Ranking: 4th
  • 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 13th
  • 5K Returning Ranking: 3rd
  • 5K Improvement Rating (3 year): 20th
  • Team 1600 Ranking: 2nd
  • Team 3200 Ranking: 7th