How good is Carondelet xc?

It’s early in the season, but what the Cougars have achieved the last two Saturdays is quite impressive.

At the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational on Saturday, Carondelet went 1-2 with Nicole Hood (18:13 for the three-mile Newhall Park course) and Kellie Houser (18:30) respectively, and placed four in the top 19 to edge St. Francis-Sacramento 83-86 for the team title. The Cougars had a 1 through 4 gap of 65 seconds and a 1 through 5 gap of 1:36. At the Ed Sias Invitational on Sept. 9, Carondelet had a 1 through 5 gap of 43 seconds, which is outstanding for a winning team this early in the season. I’m looking forward to seeing how Carondelet fares throughout the season.