Cross Country

Head coach: Jorge Chen

Assistant coaches: Donoson FitzGerald,  Tina Lount-Pretre, Keith Larsen, Katie Ferguson

2018/2019 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled/Season Over

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 9/8 Lowell Invitational Golden Gate Park   7:00am 9:00am Girls third, Boys 13th
Sat 9/22 Pacific Tigers Invitational Elkhorn Golf Club   6:00am 8:30am Girls second, Boys 27th
Sat 9/29 Stanford Invitational (Varsity only) Stanford Golf Course     9:00am Girls second
Sat 9/29 Ram Invitational (JV) Westmoor HS   9:45am 12:00pm  
Thu 10/4 WBAL #1 Crystal Springs Cross Country Course 12:45pm 1:00pm 3:00pm Girls first, Boys sixth
Sat 10/6 Artichoke Invitational Half Moon Bay HS   6:30am 9:00am  
Fri 10/12 Rough Rider Invitational - Varsity only Woodard Park, Fresno 9:45am 10:00am 4:00pm  
Thu 10/18 WBAL #2 Baylands Park, Sunnyvale 12:15pm 12:30pm 3:00pm Girls first, Boys eighth
Fri 11/2 WBAL Championships Crystal Springs Cross Country Course 11:45am 12:00pm 2:30pm Girls champions, Boys sixth
Sun 11/18 *New Date & Location* CCS Championships (boys 12:20pm, girls 12:55pm) Toro Park, Salinas     12:20pm Girls Div.IV champions
Sat 11/24 CIF State Championships: Girls Div. IV 11:00 am Woodard Park, Fresno   TBA 11:00am Girls11th place

About the Team

Following back-to-back history-making seasons, Menlo School’s cross-country program continues to raise the bar. After becoming the first cross country team in school history to advance to the state meet in 2016, the girls returned taking top-20 finishes. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for the CCS Championships in 2017 and 2014. The boys’ team won back-to-back West Bay Athletic League titles in 2009 and 2010—its best finish since winning five consecutive from 1996-2000. In six of the last eight seasons, Menlo runners have been named league MVP, including Robert Miranda ’18 and Lizzie Lacy ’15, who took 10th at Nationals. The goal of the program is to encourage all student-athletes to discover the pleasure and benefits of running and is geared to the needs of each individual.

About the Coach

Head coach: Jorge Chen (16th season)

Chen ran the 200 and 400 at Stanford from 1993-1995 and competed in crew in 1996 and 1997. Chen was a top-level runner for San Mateo High School track and field, including the Peninsula Athletic League 1990 and 1991 championship teams. Chen, who is also Menlo’s track & field head coach, has developed a successful middle school cross country and track program. He was honored by Menlo in 2009 with the Bagshaw Family Award for Coaching Excellence.