Ellie Buckley of Campolindo (NC) won the large school race at the Oct. 15 Rough Rider Invitational on the State Meet course at Woodward Park. Buckley was voted the CA Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week in a statewide poll. (Deanna Turner photos)
, a junior at Campolindo (NC), cruised the 5K State Meet course at Woodward Park in Fresno in 17:54.5 to win the varsity girls large school race at the Rough Rider Invitational on Oct. 15. Buckley won by 37 seconds over Highland (CS) sophomore Mia Torrecillas
while leading her team to the division title.
In recognition of her accomplishment, Buckley was voted as CA's Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending Oct. 16, receiving 43.68 percent of the vote in a statewide poll. Peninsula junior Aishling Callanan, a former weekly winner, was second with 32.01 percent of the vote.
Vote for this week's CA Girls Cross Country Runner of the Week based on last week's meet results through Oct. 23. Voting closes Friday at 9 p.m.
Each week we will put seven on the line and leave it up to you to select the most deserving athlete through your votes. Please vote for this week's top performer.