Campolindo’s Carrie Verdon wins invite

Carrie Verdon won her opening race of the 2011 high school cross country season today with a decisive move in the second mile of the De La Salle/Carondelet Nike Invitational girls varsity race. Her time of 17 minutes, 48.77 seconds for the 3-mile Newhall Park course was nearly 25 seconds ahead of second-place finisher Carina Novell of Granada (18:13.11). Novell led the Matadors to the girls varsity team title with an outstanding score of 66.
Campolindo took the boys varsity team title with a score of 85, paced by the fourth-place finish of Thomas Joyce (15:53.82). Alex Conner of Sonoma Valley won the race in 15:31.68.

Phil Jensen