Team Spotlight - Vista del Lago High School, Folsum, California; Girls
This interview features the Vista del Lago High School (Folsum, CA) girls team; interview with head coach Robert Grove. Led by Madeleine Ankhelyi and Clare Carroll, Vista del Lago returns the top five runners from their team that finish second in the California State Division 3 Championships in 2011. Ankhelyi (senior, 5k XC pr – 17:18) was third in the California championships, 20th in Nike Cross Nationals. Carroll (junior, 5k XC pr – 17:24) was 7th at California states in 2011, 2nd in 2010, and 30th and 27th respectively in Footlocker Nationals in 2010 and 2011.
School, location (city, state) - Vista del Lago High School, Folsum, California
Team (boys, girls, both) – Girls
Head Coach – Robert Grove
Assistant Coach(es) - Liz Grove
Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, PR’s –
> Madeleine Ankhelyi – senior; 3rd place in 2011 California State D3 Cross Country Meet. 2011 Nike Cross Country Nationals qualifier.
> Clare Carroll - junior; 7th place in 2011 California State D3 Cross Country Meet. Two time Footlocker Nationals qualifier.
Key(s) to the success of your team – Consistent hard work and a great family atmosphere.
Your favorite meet(s) – California State Cross Country Championship.
What you most love about cross country - The team atmosphere and the sense of family.
Teams you most enjoy competing against - There are so many great teams in our league, section, and the State.
Team goals for the season – For everyone to stay healthy and put ourselves in a position to compete at the end of the year. Obviously we would love the honor of standing on the podium at the State Meet again.
See the Vista del Lago MileSplit webpage at http://ca.milesplit.com/teams/VISTA .