Fastest Times at Newhall Park the past four years


CLARIFICATION: The article was updated to note a course distance difference between events.


In advance of the 25th De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Cross Country Invitational to be held on September 21, 2019, we pulled the top 250 times run on the Newhall Park 3-mile course over the last four years*. These lists for boys and girls also include other meets run on the Concord course. 

(Note: The course layout for Center meets is 2.9 miles with changes to the start and finish lines.)

According to our ranking, Michael Vernau of Davis ran 15:00.70 to win the De La Salle/Carondelet Invitational in 2016. That is the fastest boys time on the course the last four years and the No. 2 time in course history. 

The fastest girl?

Scroll below to find that Campolindo's Hannah Ruane ran 17:15.90 in 2016 at a DAL Center Meet for 2.9 miles stands as the fastest time over the last four years. As for the fastest clocking in our time window on the 3.0 DLS/Carondelet layout?

Isabella Fauria, as a freshman in 2016, went 17:38.00 to win her race. That time ranks fourth over the last four years. 

Fauria, now a senior at Sacramento St. Francis, is scheduled to be in Southern California this weekend, running in the sweepstakes race at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic.

So who will it be who steps up to challenge Fauria's time for 3 miles at Newhall Park during Saturday's DSL/Carondelet Invitational?

Taking that one step further, the boys course record of 14:59 set by Blair Hurlock of De La Salle in 2013 could be under assault by Sacramento Jesuit senior Matt Strangio, one of the nation's elite senior runners.

Strangio's best time on his only previous trip on Newhall, run as a freshman, ranks 26th over the past four years. Only one other current runner on the list among the top 40 is Amador Valley senior Jack Gray, whose 15:43.80 for third in a race that produced the Nos. 2 and 3 times on our list, ranks 24th.