soph., La Cañada
Took second at the Rio Hondo League finals in 19:36 at CV Park to help the Spartans’ league title effort. Finished the year with a 19:08 at Mt. SAC in the CIF prelims. Ran well at the Staub Invitational at CV Park, as well, taking third in Division II race in 19:41.33 to lead the Spartans’ second-place effort.
Was the Indians top runner throughout the year. She finished third at the Pacific League finals in 18:51. Also began her season with a second-straight victory at the Burbank All-City Cross-Country Meet at Griffith Park, winning in 19:20. Was also solid for the Indians at the Mt. SAC invite, clocking a time of 19:08, which was fourth-best on the day among locals.
soph., Crescenta Valley
When she was at her best, Moultrie could challenge and even beat anyone, including teammate and All-Area Runner of the Year Claudia Pham. Arguably turned in her best performance of the year at the Pacific League finals at Griffith Park, when she finished second overall to lead the Falcons to a league title in 18 minutes 51 seconds. Was the Falcons’ top finisher at the second league meet of the season at CV Park, as well, finishing in 19:04.
The Bulldogs’ perennial front runner of the past few seasons, she was an All-Pacific League standout, finishing fourth at the league finals at Griffith Park in 18:57. She also ran a solid 19:07 at the Mt. SAC invite.
junior, La Cañada
Rio Hondo League champion led the Spartans to a team title, as well, claiming victory at the league finals at Crescenta Valley Park in a time of 19:29. Ran a 19-flat, turning in the best local time, at the CIF prelims at Mt. SAC in what proved to be her final race of the season. It was a 45-second improvement from her run earlier in the season at the Mt. SAC invite.
COACH OF THE YEAR
It certainly was not the longtime coach’s most successful season, as a string of state and CIF championship berths came to a halt.
It might have been his finest hour coaching, though.
With a team that had just one senior in its top five at any time, the Falcons rebounded from a loss to rival Arcadia in the first Pacific League meet of the season to win their seventh straight league title. And, perhaps most impressively, won at the league finals without the services of All-Area Runner of the Year Claudia Pham.