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2019 Cross Country Roster
Name Grade
Aidan Agarwal
Mason Borgerding
Jackson Bilawa
9
9
9
Alexandra Oddo 9
Charlie Maitland 9
Chase Crandall 9
Eddie Yunker 9
Griffin Jones
9
Sienna Miller 9
Natalie Miller 9
Robert Dodson 9
Savannah Mellott 9
Sophia Von Gierke
Quinton Hayek
9
9
Andrew Hirschman 10
Austin Cheng 10
Brady Bishop 10
Charlie Ambrose 10
Evan Browning 10
Freya Howcroft 10
Gabriel Lee 10
James Russo 10
Madeline Schneider
Michael Skibsted
Ruihan Xu
10
10
10
Andre Dumas
Cavan Anctil
11
11
Dean Fetters 11
Evan Bournazian 11
Hadley McCusker 11
Isabella Scarano 11
Jessica Ni 11
Kendall Saeger 11
Luke Meng
Summer Miller
11
11


Matthew Dato-on 11
Matthew Sarrao 11
Nicholas Ruiz 11
Ryan Hamidzadeh 11
Troy Coulston 11
Andy Gunnemann 12
Brett Bonin 12
Joshua Homan 12
Tamera Hirschman 12
Regan Amirault 12

History

Our girls' Cross Country program has had a tradition of success. We have achieved four league titles, two CIF champion titles and one state championship title. Please navigate through our site to learn more about our program.

The boys' program owns four team league championships, eight league runner-up places, 16 C.I.F. appearances, 12 C.I.F Finals appearances which includes one C.I.F Championship, three second place finishes, one third place and one fourth place finish. Our trips to the State Meet number six for the team and six other appearances for individuals. There have been four individual C.I.F Champions in the history of the school, Michael Murray in 1994 & 1995, Steven Murray in 2000 & Mike Powers in 2002. In 2005 the Eagles had their first Orange County Champion when Julian de Rubira won the sweepstakes race in the time of 15:00. Julian also became the 3rd Orange County Runner of the Year, after the Murray brothers, Michael in 1995 & Steven in 2000. The Eagles nearly had their first Olympian when Ryan Martin '06 came within one place of making the London Olympics with his 4th place finish at the Olympic Trials.

Coaches

Head Coach: Coach Gil Garcia | Phone: 949-766-6000 ext. 4026 | e-mail: garciag@smhs.org

Coach Garcia has been coaching at SMCHS since 1994. Coach Garcia became the head coach in the 1997 season. Coach Garcia is a Spanish Teacher at SMCHS. Prior to coaching and teaching at SMCHS he was an assistant coach from 1985 to 1986 at St. Paul high school in Santa Fe Springs and head coach from 1987 to 1994. Coach Garcia is a graduate from St. Paul high school, Cerritos College, and Cal State Long Beach. He was a distance runner in high school and at Cerritos College. Coach Garcia resides in Vista with his wife, Megan, of 20 years; his son, Julian; his two daughters, Charlotte and Sophia.

Co-Head Coach- Brittany Adame has been coaching the distance runners in both XC and Track for 7 years. She also began the Sports Medicine program at SM, as well as teaches Biology. Coach Adame was a distance runner at SM from 2002-2006 where she held the JV 800 record. Prior to working at SM, she lived and worked in Flagstaff, AZ where she also coached. Coach Adame enjoys spending her free time with her dog Parker, her family and friends, as well as racing in local events. She has always loved being and coaching athletes and feels most life lessons are taught in both competition and through hard work and practice.

Assistant Coach: Mike Powers

An Alumni of SMCHS, class of '03, Coach Powers was CIF SS champion in cross country and went on to run at UCSB where he finished as a All-American Steeplechaser. He hopes, through athletics, to instill the virtues of disciple, hard work, and sportsmanship, so that they can then apply these principles to their lives outside of sport. Coach Powers' philosophy approaches each athlete as an individual, hoping to help his students set and reach their athletic goals, resulting in a life long love of running and fitness.

Schedule

2019 XC Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time
Friday 16-Aug Ryan Bousquet Memorial Run Yorba Linda Regional Park 4:00pm
Saturday 31-Aug Great Cow Run Cerritos Regional Park 8:00am
Saturday 9/14/2019 Laguna Hills Invitational Laguna Hills H.S. 8:00am
Friday 20-Sep Woodbridge Invitational Silver Lakes Park 3:00pm
Friday 27-Sep Trinity League Preview Meet Central Park HB 9:00am
Friday 18-Oct O. C. Championships Oak Canyon Park 3:30 p.m.
Friday 25-Oct Mt. SAC Invitational Mt. SAC College 11:00am
Friday 8-Nov Trinity League Finals Central Park HB 9:00am
Friday 15-Nov CIF PreLims Riverside TBA
Saturday 23-Nov CIF Finals Riverside TBA
Saturday 30-Nov State Finals Fresno TBA

Summer Camp

Click Here for Summer Camp 1 Calendar and Location Information

Click Here to Sign up for: Summer Camp 1

Dates: July 1st-19th, 8:00am-10:00am. *** No Practice July 4-5th

Location: Monday and Wednesdays at local trail heads

Tuesday and Thursdays at SMCHS out on the track

Ages: 9th-12th

Cost:: $250

Click here to Sign up for: Summer Camp 2

Event: Cross Country Summer Camp 2- Lake Tahoe

Level: All Levels

Dates: 7/21/2019 - 7/26/2019

Location: Lake Tahoe, CA

Price: $643

Includes: Flights (Round-trip and ground transportation)

Non- Lake Tahoe Runners

July 29- Woods Canyon 8-9:45

July 31- Wagon Wheel- 8-9:45

Aug 1- Lake Forest Sports Park- 8:-9:45

Please refer to the directions sheet that is one the SM website.

Aug-6 SM 4-5:45pm

Aug 7-SM 4-5:45 pm (xc parent meeting at 6pm in the science building c108)

Aug 8- SM 4-5:45pm

Normal mandatory practice will resume on 8/12 the first day of school

Monthly Calendar

Tryout Information

Tryouts for XC will be either Monday 8/12 or Tuesday 8/13, 20 min after the end of the day school bell rings. Please change and meet up on the track. You will need to run 2 miles around the track without stopping. You need to have all your athletic clearance documents done prior to trying out. Please email Coach Adame with any questions, adameb@smhs.org

Online Apparel Order

Click Here to order your 2019 Cross Country Gear. This online shop will be active from July 11-July 22

Boys Online Shop: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/sm...

Girls Online Shop: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/sm...