Running through the Trees

On Oct. 1, Stanford University hosted the 43rd annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational. Hundreds of schools and thousands of runners from around the country participated.

Jesuit High School entered two teams, one in the seeded race and one in the Division 1 race. The seeded team placed fourth out of 24 teams, behind Great Oak High School, Bellarmine High School, and Arcadia High School, some of the top ranked teams in the state

Brendan Jones ‘17 was the top runner for Jesuit, finishing in sixteenth place with a time of 15:20. He was followed by Matthew Strangio ‘20, Ben Holland ‘17, Jordan Rahe ‘18, Nicholas Salonites 20’, Robert Bell ‘17, and David Vincent ‘18.

“The team looked good on Saturday,” Brendan said. “We had a lot of guys step up including two freshmen, Matt Strangio and Nick Salonites, who have showed great potential throughout the first few meets. We’ve got some other big meets coming up including the Clovis Invitational in Fresno so we just have to keep training hard and focus on these meets so we are ready when postseason comes along.”

The Jesuit runners also performed admirably in the Division One race with a team consisting of  Patrick Caslin ‘17, Alex Tyree ‘17, Kyle Young ‘18, Miles Worthen ’19, Talon Krieger ‘20, and The Plank’s Colin Ryan ‘19; the team placed tenth out of 38 teams. All of the teams, not including Arcadia, who beat Jesuit were running their top seven runners.   

The remainder of Jesuit runners ran at the Capital Cross Invitational at Haggin Oaks Golf Course, where the Marauders placed third in the Frosh-Soph race.

The Marauders now look on to the Clovis Invitational in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 8.