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State Finalists: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Athletes!  It's time to turn in your team sweats if you have not yet done so.

Tuesday, December 6 is the last day to buy/pick up your banquet ticket(s).  See Coach Peters for those.

6th Period athletes - remember, we are running now during 6th period.  Not optional, need to have your gear to run in.  Each day is for a grade.


All athletes except for the girls who competed at State, should get back to running this week, if you haven't already.

MONDAY - FRIDAY:  Get in 30-40 minutes at a steady pace
SATURDAY - Run for 50 minutes.

Work on your core and upper body throughout the week - all five or six days. Same routine as what we did during the season. 

Find a group that is of similar pace to you (or faster!) and run together.  Jogging isn't recommended .... track is coming, time to start getting in shape;

STATE GIRLS TEAM - Active rest this week!  No running, but get out for a long walk 3 times this week and do some bike riding or swimming the other two days.


Sunday, December 4

“It’s the most fun I’ve ever had!” Lauren Peurifoy exclaimed IMG_9778 (1)with her trademark smile stretching the boundaries of her face, eyes lit up for even more emphasis. “This is the best thing that’s ever happened to me!”

This … well that would be her 25th place finish in the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals (NXN). It was a spectacular race for the precocious and likable sophomore that concluded an equally spectacular if not improbable season

There under a beautiful canopy of Portland sky, basking in the glow of an almost perfect performance on her first national stage, her words tumbled out as fast as she runs, trying to keep pace with the emotion of the moment. Those of us graced with the honor of watching it all unfold smiled and laughed and beamed along with her as the past and the present converged in a swirling river of grace.

As a freshman, Lauren ended her season 80th in her heat at CIF Prelims which came one week after her 23rd place finish at the 2015 Big 8 league finals. Nothing of 2015 seemed to indicate she’d be standing at the finish line of NXN speckled with mud and bubbling with giddy joy.

But 2016 was a totally different story and gradually grew the idea that maybe NXN was a possibility. The lowest finish of Lauren’s season was 8th place at Woodbridge, a meet that had several of her future NXN opponents on the course with her. The Lowell, CBU and Riverside Invitationals were all victories and the Big 8 league ended without a loss as well. She was the CIF D1 runner up and then pulled that feat off again the next week in Fresno, punching her ticket for NXN in the process. “Before this season, when it came to NXN, I would have been like ‘Maybe in a couple of years.’ It means so much” she told

Through it all, as the accolades and attention began to build, she remained humble and gracious, quick to give thanks and spread the credit around. In the big season surge, she never lost sight of her teammates, helping and encouraging them to rise with her. And they did, the team finished sixth at the State Championships.

Remarkably, there in Oregon, Lauren’s joyous humility remained even in the midst of hundreds of friends who used social media and text to shout out props for a race in which she placed ahead of every Californian and ran in such a way that it looked like going big on a national stage is something she’s used to.

“I was just hoping to place in the top 40 so I could have a doughnut” she laughed.

While Portland’s famous Voodoo doughnuts may have been a tasty reward, the NXN experience was even better. Nike pulled out all the stops, flying 400 teenagers from across the country into Portland for three days of fun and pampering. Adorned from head to toe with designer Nike gear each runner received, the athletes met current Olympic athletes, hung out at the stunning Nike World Headquarters and were treated to perks usually reserved for the pro athletes they got to meet.

It would be understandable amid all of the swag and star-sightings (on Friday night Lauren was randomly selected from all 400 student-athletes for a “selfie” with seven Olympians that danced across the twitter-verse for a couple of days) that the race would be an after thought. But true to her form, race-day came and Lauren went about her business of racing with a poise that is beyond her years.

While the eventual race winner Brie Oakley (Grandview, CO) went out to a large lead and never relinquished it, Lauren settled into the chase pack and stayed in that group of 25 (in a field of 200) for the duration of the 5k course (3.1 miles). The championship course nxn2016-27was exactly that. It meandered across the Glendoveer golf course beneath towering pines and over gently rolling terrain. With her new Nike spikes digging into the turf and mud, she made the most of her first National Championship race and crossed the line to finish her season with a race and a memory that she’ll likely not soon forget.

Portland Oregon is a long way from Riverside. It’s different in almost every way. Which perhaps makes it the perfect place to end Lauren’s 2016 season which was as different from 2015 as a national championship is from a league race.

If you don’t believe it, just ask Lauren. You’ll recognize her. She’s the one covered in a smile and some Portland mud.



Sunday, August 21
Training Schedule


Join us on December 12 from 6:30 to 9:00 for our annual Awards and Dessert night.

Tickets are $13 for guests 2 year old an up.  Athletes' tickets are covered by fundraising.

All athletes will be recognized and will receive a 44 page full-color yearbook of the season.

Many awards will be given out.

Dress is formal attire.  Click here for more details

Also, please sign up to donate a school item for Fremont Elementary families! Every year at the Awards Night we try and follow Martin Luther King's example by giving back to our community in some tangible, measurable way. For many years, it has been in the form of a food drive.  This year, it will take on a different style....

Since we've been working with Fremont Elementary, we are going to try and expand our impact by providing the needed provisions of 30 backpacks for the kids that need them.  The princiapal of their school gave us a short list of items that we can supply.

So the challenge is on!  Please sign up here to commit to buying one of the listed items in the quantity given.  Thank you!! 


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Did Not Run (DNR) "ATTENDANCE" record 
NOTE: You are responsible for alerting errors to Coach Peirce or Peters.  After 5 days from the discrepancy, NO changes will be made to the record.

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     Athletes will be held accountable for it.

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Wednesday, May 14

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 12/12 star Awards Celebration 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at The Grove Church


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