Crystal Springs Invitational
The lady beavers captured the overall title in the Crystal Springs Invitational ahead of southern calif. Team Cuesta for second.
With nine beavers competing we had six personal bests including two with over thirty seconds in Jocelyn Schmidt and Zoe Worobel. Great improvements are coming, even though we are still working hard and training through these early season competitions”, says Coach Powless.
Alexa Lua led her squad by finishing 2nd overall in 19:17 followed by Kandace Compton in 3rd at 19:21. Zoe Worobel was 10th in 20:17, Natalie Berania was 19th in 20:39, Jocelyn Schmidt was 15th in 20:48, Iuliia Lytvynova finished 27th in 21:21, Kyrah Vaughn 29th in 21:23, Tara Christopherson 30th in 21:25 and Miranda Marshall was 46th in 22:35.
Next up for the lady beavers is their home meet at Folsom Lake (Beal’s Point) on Sat. 10/5. Ladies start at 10:30 with the men following at 11:30. Go Beavers!!!
LOU VASQUEZ INVITATIONAL
September 18, 2013
Kandace Compton led the beavers at the Lou Vasquez invite in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on Sept. 18th. She ran an impressive 19:19 over the 5K course to finish 3rd overall followed by teammate Alexa Lua in 5th at 19:32.
With 11 full teams that included 50 competitors in the ladies race, the beavers came out second behind Cerritos from Southern California.
Natalie Bernia finished 14th in 20:19 followed by teammates Zoe Worobel (20:54), Iuliia Lytvynova (21:01), Jocelyn Schmidt (21:18, Tara Christopherson (21:32), Kyrah Vaughn (21:55) and most improved (while slicing 1:13 off her previous best mark) was Miranda Marshall finishing in 22:48.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES SECOND IN MODESTO
September 16, 2013
In a preview of the Big 8 Conference Championships to be hosted on October 31st, the American River women’s cross country team took second place at the Modesto Pirate Invitational on Friday, September 13th. Competing with a different strategy, the ladies worked well together to accomplish their main goal of closing their team gap from the first to fifth competitor. On Friday the gap was a mere 1:09, while last week in Fresno it was over two minutes. The most improved Beaver was Iuliia Lytvynova who decreased her time by 34 seconds with a personal best of 20:45. Also competing for ARC were Tara Christopherson, Kandace Compton, Jocelyn Schmidt, Zoe Worobel, Natalie Berania, Kyrah Vaughn and Alexa Lua. The team will travel to San Francisco on Thursday this week for the Lou Vasquez Invitational in Golden Gate Park.
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY WINS NORCAL TITLE IN FRESNO
September 8, 2013
The American River College women’s cross country team started their season by winning the Northern California title at the Fresno Invitational on Saturday, September 7th. This event is a preview for the state meet championships to be held later this season. Sophomore Alexa Lua (Del Oro HS) led her squad by finishing 7th overall in 19:24 over the 5K course. Freshman Kandace Compton (El Camino HS) finished 9th in 19:33. Both Beavers hit lifetime bests over this course.
Sophomores Natalie Berania (Pleasant Grove HS) and Zoe Worobel (West Campus HS) finished 33rd in 20:35 and 47th in 21:02 respectively. In her premier cross country race, freshman Iuliia Lytvynova (Evapatoria HS, Ukraine) finished 59th in 21:19. Finishing sixth and seventh for the Beavers were freshman Jocelyn Schmidt (Bella Vista HS) in 63rd with 21:27, and sophomore Tara Christopherson (Rosemont HS) in 72nd with 21:45. Also competing for the Beaver squad were freshmen Kyrah Vaughn (Whitney HS) with a time of 22:07, and Miranda Marshall (Del Oro HS) with 23:35.
Competing against over 160 student-athletes from 19 teams, ARC finished in 5th place overall in addition to winning the Northern California top honors. The Beavers are off to a good start individually as well, with seven new lifetime personal bests. Head Coach Jeanette Powless comments, “The ladies proved great improvements over last year’s talented squad and have more depth to perform better as a team this season. We’re looking forward to one of the best seasons ARC has had in over 10 years. ” The team will preview the Big 8 Conference Championship Course in Modesto this week on Friday, September 13th. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:45 at Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto. Go Beavers!