Cross Country

Head coach: Jorge Chen

Assistant coaches: Donoson FitzGerald, , Tina Lount-Pretre

2017/2018 Season Schedule

Legend:  Postponed  Cancelled

Date Opponent Location Dismissal Departure Start Results
Sat 9/9 Lowell Invitational Golden Gate Park   7:00am 9:00am  
Sat 9/16 Early Bird Invitational Toro Park, Salinas   6:30am 9:00am  
Sat 9/23 Pacific Tiger High School Invitational Elkhorn Golf Club   6:00am 8:30am  
Sat 9/30 Ram Invitational Westmoor HS   8:00am 10:00am  
Thu 10/5 WBAL Meet #1 Crystal Springs Cross Country Course 1:00pm 1:30pm 3:00pm  
Sat 10/7 Artichoke Invitational Half Moon Bay HS   8:15am 10:20am  
Sat 10/14 Monterey Invitational Toro Park, Salinas   9:30am 12:00pm  
Thu 10/19 WBAL Meet #2 Baylands Park, Sunnyvale 1:00pm 1:15pm 3:00pm  
Fri 10/20 Mt. Sac Invitational Mt. SAC College, Walnut   TBA TBA  
Fri 11/3 WBAL League Championships Crystal Springs Cross Country Course 12:30pm 12:45pm 2:30pm  
Sat 11/11 CCS Finals Toro Park, Salinas   7:30am 11:10am  
Sat 11/25 CIF State Finals (V girls team; V boys-Miranda, Murray) Woodard Park, Fresno   TBA 11:35am Live results:
Sat 12/2 West Regional Finals Mt. SAC College, Walnut   TBA 9:00am  
Sat 12/9 XC Nationals Balboa Park, San Diego   TBA 9:15am  

About the Team

Following a history-making 2016-2017 season, Menlo School’s cross-country program continues to make great strides. The girls’ team became the first in school history to advance to the state meet where they took 15th. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for the CCS Championships in 2014, and the boys team also advanced in 2015. 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. Menlo runners have been named league MVP in five of the last seven seasons, including 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 (15th season)

At Stanford, Chen ran the 200 and 400 from 1993-1995 and competed in crew in 1996, 1997. Chen was a top-level runner for San Mateo High track and field, including the Peninsula Athletic League 1990 and 1991 champion teams. He was a member of both Bearcats relay teams, including the CCS champion 4x400 relay team. Chen, who also coaches track and field and girls’ soccer at Menlo, 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.