DONS GO THE DISTANCE: Cross Country, One Step at a Time

I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.

Jesse Owens

My cross country shoes have more miles than your car.

We are excited to announce that our Cross Country Season is off to a great start.  Our coaches for this seasons have been busy training and prepping the athletes since October 2020.  We are proud to welcome back Riley Noon, a star runner for Acalanes who graduated in 2019, to join as a coach this season.  He is currently a sophomore at UCLA.  Most students are in great shape due to participation in Camps.  Student athletes have been safely training following school guidelines.

Here are a few things that we are gearing up for—

*   virtual meet on Feb 20 vs Las Lomas and Northgate High School

*   intersquad time trials on the track and expect a lot of PRs

*   challenging workout schedules for runners in all levels.

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.

A shout out to our senior:  Dominic Basaldua, Ethan Chow, Josh Evans, Ian Ho, Sam Roth, Derek Kotarba, Jonas Buchel, Nick Emtage, David Maron and William Zhang.  Nicole Figon, Taylor Hill, Lena Johnson, Alexa Asadorian and Corina McTigue.  And the ones to watch this season are: Sam Roth, Tyler Hunt, Nicole Frigon and Lauren Yee.

Dons know we’re fast, pretty soon everyone else will know it too.

Join the Cross Country Team! All interested Dons…it is not too late! If you are interested in learning more about Cross Country and joining the team…PLEASE DO!

Crosscountry is a nice intersection between an individual and a team sport. In a cross-country race you can run as an individual or you can enter as a team, but regardless of how you enter you still receive an individual placing. Entering as a team is a great way to motivate yourself throughout the race and celebrate being a Don! Any Don that is interested in joining the team…we have a spot for you! Contact Jimmy Chow