Due to air quality, the cross country NCS meet was pushed from Sat 11/17 to Tues 11/20. The air quality was still poor on Tuesday but NCS kept the event on. Acalanes varsity boys ran at 10:10am; immediately after that race, the rest of the races were called off and our girls varsity squad was not able to run.
Although Sam Roth was away, the boys performed extremely well placing 5th place out of 18 schools and 27 points behind 4th place Las Lomas. Unfortunately only the top 4 teams go to State. However, senior Riley Noon was the first Acalanes runner in scoring 8th place overall and therefore punching his ticket to the State championship meet on Saturday 11/24. Noon was followed by Junior, Nick Hudson; Senior, Josh Starr; Sophomore, Dominic Basaldua; Freshman Loic Windfuhr-Durand; Junior, Andrew Owens and Junior, Harrison Seymour. Given the poor air quality and practices being moved indoors on treadmills, the team performed exceptionally well.
For the cancelled races, NCS selected high ranked runners and teams to participate. Sophomore Nicole Frigon was selected and will also be running at the State Championship this Saturday 11/24.
We are proud of the squad and look forward to a terrific track season.