CV Cross Country Community Care
Thurs, Sept 22nd
The cross country team spent the evening packing food boxes for children in need in Cambodia last week. This service effort was initiated and carried out by the athletes, independent from the coaching staff. We are very proud of the selflessness exhibited by our teammates!
Mon Oct 7th
Team Banquet & Awards Ceremony!
6:30 - 8:00 pm in the CVHS Cafeteria.
Dinner will be provided to all team members, family members are highly encouraged to attend, however, their meals must be paid for. RSVP forms and payment for meals are due to any coach by Monday October 31st at the very latest.
CV XC in AZ Central
Wed, Sept 21st
Athletes set PRs at King of the Mtn Invitational
Sat, Sept 17th
Nineteen athletes ran personal record (PR) performances Saturday morning at the 3rd annual King of the Mountain Invitational in North Mesa. The course measured 3.0 miles, just shy of 5k, but even after conversions to 5k, nineteen PRs were established. Athletes' profiles on athletic.net will display times for a 5k distance, however. Medals went to the top 10 in each of the races, and six CV athletes earned one. An individual victory as well as the "outstanding performer" award were won by Rylan Stubbs; 15:47.
The team now looks ahead to the Twilight Invitational on Sept 30th.
Gilbert City Championships
Thurs, Oct 20th
Wednesday afternoon, cross country athletes from the six Gilbert public schools met at Freestone Park to run a final meet for all team members before teams head into their championship seasons.
Freshmen medalists were Olivia Callaghan, Junie Zeller, Garrett Anderson, Zac Whaley and Kenny Edwards, who was the overall freshman champ.
The CV Boys sophomore class had seven runners in the top-10; they were Rylan Stubbs, Christian Tamura, Ben Reidhead, Chris Pedersen, Z Cordova, Trenton Lundin, and Thomas Gwin.
Junior class medalists included Zack Prusse, Avree Anderson, and girls race champion for the third year in a row, Alaina Kautz.
Seniors Ashlynn Ferguson, Bryson Murset and Kyle Moore finished among the top-10 in their races.
In the end, the CV Boys finished just one point ahead of the defending champs, Highland, to win the meet with two first place finishes and two second place finishes (a score of six). The girls team finished 5th this year. Both teams now move forward with Sectional and State meets in the coming weeks.
Boys take 4th at Solstice
Tues, Sept 13th
In one of the largest meets in Arizona, the 3rd annual Desert Solstice Inv in Marana, the CV boys finished a respectable 4th place behind three Div 1 powerhouse teams. Both Zack Prusse (Jr) and Rylan Stubbs (So) ran times that qualify them as Milesplit National Elites, 16:18 & 15:41, respectively. Freshman Kenny Edwards ran sub-17 after leading the pack through the one mile mark in 5:00. He would finish 42nd overall in the combined varsity competition of 254 athletes. Another freshman rounding out the top-7 was Garrett Anderson, who lost one of his shoes just 800m into the race. Despite being unevenly shod for 2.6 miles, he completed the course in personal record time; 17:30.
Alaina Kautz (Jr) ran to a near-personal best of 18:36 and finished 13th overall. She was supported by season bests from every other girl on the team, and an impressive personal record time of 23:11 by relative newcomer to the sport, Morgan Warner (Jr), who was the team's fifth finisher. Another outstanding improvement came from Nhi Nguyen, who bettered her 5k PR by more than ten minutes in nine days.
The coyotes take on Arcadia and Queen Creek Wednesday at CVHS
Boys Win Chandler Invitational
Sat, Sept 3rd
CV Boys team finished on top at this year's Chandler Invitational, defeating D1 cross country powerhouses Brophy, Mt View, Highland, CDS, & Perry. The boys finished 3rd, 1st, 6th, & 3rd in their respective class races to win with a mere 13 pts to runner-up Mt. View who had doubled CV's score. The top 5 CV boys ran the 5k course with a spread of just 21 seconds (16:53-17:14) despite being split among four races.
The freshmen boys placed three in the top 10 to win the freshmen boys' team race, and junior Alaina Kautz ran to a victory over Chandler HS rival Ava Hamilton. The girls' team finished 6th overall; one of their best showings at the Chandler meet in school history.
CV Cross Country GPAs
Thurs, Sept 15th
The cross country team ended the 4.5 week grading period with an average team GPA of 3.78! The girls team with a 3.69 average, and the boys team with a 3.82 GPA average! Keep up your focus and competitive spirit in the classroom; Go Coyotes!
CV Makes Statement at Twilight Inv.
Sat, Oct 1st
The boys and girls teams ran well at the 9th annual Twilight Invitational in Casa Grande Friday evening. The meet was attended by athletes representing 184 teams from across the southwestern US. Nine CV athletes ran personal record times, and many more came within 30 seconds of their PRs. Some of the biggest improvements in 5k best times came from sophomore Ethan Bertrand (1 min, 10 sec), and freshman Olivia Callaghan (2 min, 5 sec).
Both the girls and boys varsity teams competed against the very best teams at the meet in the Sweepstakes races that conclude the meet. The boys team had their best placement ever, finishing 9th behind four AZ Div1 schools, and four schools from other states. Especially impressive finishes came from the boys' team's 4-7 runners, all freshmen or sophomores; with a 45 second spread. The spread from 1-5 was a mere 44 seconds. Congrats Coyotes!
Fri Oct 28th
Sectional Championships at Crossroads Park.
11:15 - Student Release
11:30 - Bus Leaves CV
12:00 - Arrive @ Crossroads
1:20p - Girls Warm-Up
2:00p - Girls Race - Box 14
2:05p - Boys Warm-Up
2:35p - Boys Race - Box 14
3:45p - Awards Ceremony
4:45p - Bus Returns to CV
CV Boys Win Titan Invitational
Fri, Oct 14th
The boys team went 3, 5, 7, 15, & 29 to win the 3rd annual Titan Invitational with a score 24 pts better than second place Cactus Shadows, defeating some of the most respected teams in Arizona. Congrats CVXC boys! Click here to watch a short interview with the boys team following their win.