Boys Countdown to XC Day 3: Claremont

Despite graduating four seniors from their squad that finished 3rd in Division 2 last fall, Claremont will reload and be right back in the title hunt in 2019. That much has been proven by this program's outstanding year-to-year improvement - the Wolfpack have been California's best improvers over the past 5 years when using 3 Mile data. Track season results also show the impressive progress of their returning runners, with the team posting 8 returning runners at 10:03 or faster in the 3200 to go with 10 under 4:50 in the 1600. Claremont lacks the superstar #1 runner that their primary D2 competition has, but the Wolfpack makes up for it with their impressive depth. Their returning top 7 from cross country is only separated by a total of 35 seconds, and that exact same top 7 had the exact same split in the 3200 on the track. This is going to be a classic pack-running team that can outscore other squads at the back end, and if Claremont has a strong summer I won't be surprised to see them back on the podium this fall.

Claremont High (SS) (CA)
1) Jack Keough-Lansford14:50.6025
2) Adam Trafecanty14:57.4844
3) Yoon Cho14:59.6049
4) Jaden Clark15:13.9086
5) Diego Denson15:20.90113
Average Time: 15:04.50 Total Time: 1:15:22.48 1-5 Split: 30.30
6) Blake Bertrand15:21.30115
7) James Settles15:25.90136


  • 3 Mile Returning Ranking: 2nd
  • 3 Mile Improvement Rating: 7th
  • 5K Returning Ranking: 3rd
  • 5K Improvement Rating (3 year): 6th 
  • Team 1600 Ranking: 4th
  • Team 3200 Ranking: 9th