Cross Country Takes 1st in CCS; 6th in State

Posted: November 30, 2015

The 2015 cross country season came to a very successful close with a 1st place finish in the Division 1 Central Coast Section (CCS) Championships and a 6th place finish in the Division 1 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championships.

The CCS championship meet was held on November 14 at Crystal Spring Cross Country Course. Sophomore Meika Beaudoin Rousseau earned a 2nd place finish in the reace, just 13 seconds behind the leader.

CCS Results

1st - BCP 29; 2nd - Palo Alto 65; 3rd - Homestead 88.

Bellarmine's runners: 2. Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau '18 15:35.0; 3. Matt Richardson '17 15:38.7; 5. Thomas Busse '16 15:46.2; 9. Alex Scales '18 15:55.1; 10. Derek Shiu '16 16:00.2; 16. Donald Welsh '16 16:08.0; 18. Dylan Doblar '17 16:11.6.

At the CIF meet, held on November 28 at Woodward Park in Fresno, the Bells ran the 4th fastest team time by a CCS school in the 29-year history of the state championships. It was the second fastest team time ever for BCP, trailing a record set by the 2010 squad by 19 seconds. The Bells executed the race according to plan and put forth an incredible effort, moving from 21st at the first mile mark, to 6th place - trailing by 114 points at the second mile mark, to a sixth place finish - trailing by only one point.

State Results

1st - Great Oak 43; 2nd - Dana Hills 65; 3rd - Jesuit High 122; 4th - Madera South 141; 5th - Ventura 184; 6th - BCP 195

Bellarmine's runners: 38. Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau 15:50; 43. Matt Richarson 15:53; 50. Dylan Doblar 15:58; 55. Thomas Busse 16:01; 58. Alex Scales 16:04; 85. Derek Shiu 16:20; 110. Donald Welsh 16:31.

Go Bells!

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