Matt Strangio posted the 4th-fastest time in the history of Willow Hills, but a collision with errant spectators may have cost him a shot at the hallowed course record.
Photos from the 2019 Sac Joaquin Section Finals by Daniel Tyree
Ranking the top 1,500 boys cross country runners by 5K times achieved during the week of Nov. 10-16, 2019.
Ranking the top 1,500 girls cross country runners by 5K times achieved during the week of Nov. 10-16, 2019.
Senior Matt Strangio defended his title and junior teammate Michael Chambers placed second as Jesuit was a runaway champion in Division 1 at the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Finals at the 5K Willow Hills Reservoir Course in Folsom. Strangio crossed in 15:25.90, running one of the fastest times in the history of the layout. Chambers finished in 16:11.30.
Seniors Austin Vasquez and Ethan Dodge placed first and fourth, respectively, as Whitney earned the Boys Division 2 title at the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Championships. Vasquez won the section title, running the 5000-meter Willow Hills Reservoir Course in 15:51.80. Dodge crossed in 16:29.50. In between were the Vacaville duo of senior Daniel Hernandez (16:04.80) and sophomore Kellen Steplight (16:17.80).
Merced senior Cole McKain ran 16:22.30 over the 5K Willow Hills Reservoir course to win the Division 3 title at the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section championship. Jake Slae, a junior at Nevada Union, was second in 16:48.90.
Gregori junior Maddie Kackley won the title and Abigail Fletcher and Ava Maier went 2-3 to lead Oak Ridge to the team championship in the Girls Division 1 race the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Championships at the 5000-meter Willow Hills Reservoir course in Folsom. Kackley won in 18:27.90. Fletcher and Maier crossed in 18:53.10 and 19:07.80, respectively.
Sophomore Alexandra Klos continued her stellar breakout season, blazing to the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 title, running the 5K Willow Hills Reservoir cours in 17:31.80. Sophomore Cate Joaquin was second in 18:26.40 in leading Sacramento St. Francis to the girls team title.
Sophomore Riley Chamberlain defended her title in leading Del Oro to the Girls Division 3 champion at the CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section Finals at Willow Hills in Folsom. Chamberlain covered the 5K course in 18:47.30. Teammate Hannah Wirth, a junior, placed second in 18:47.40 and Del Oro sophomore Emilie Mertz was third in 19:54.30.
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