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From left to right: Representing Crossroads boys cross country team are Ethan Finkel, Nicholas Graves, Scotty Belinsky, Daniel Allen.

Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads’ Ethan Finkel Makes The “Dream Team”

Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 6:40 am

Frosh sensation Ethan Finkel is now recognized as one of the up and coming cross country runners in the state. After a dominant season and representing the Crossroads boys cross country team at the CIF and state meets, Finkel is receiving a lot of attention these days.

Crossroads cross country coach David Olds comes in second place at the USATF National Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads Cross Country Coach Shows Off Skills At National Meet

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 7:00 am

Crossroads cross country coach David Olds still have a few tread marks left in those tires. He proved as much when he competed at the recent USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, an annual meet that features the top cross country clubs and runners from all over the nation.

From left to right: Representing Crossroads boys cross country team are Ethan Finkel, Nicholas Graves, Scotty Belinsky, Daniel Allen.

Sports, Crossroads, Cross Country

Crossroads Take Home Cross Country Fall Titles

Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 5:53 am

The Crossroads athletics department is doing some big things. At least in fall sports they are. While football is all the rage and getting the bulk of the attention at the moment in high school sports, other athletic programs are going on strong as well.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads Roadrunners Are Running To Success This Season In Cross Country

Posted Oct. 26, 2013, 6:36 am

The Crossroads cross country teams are having outstanding seasons. The girls went into the year seeded fourth and it appears this was valid. The boys have some freshmen that should be watched throughout their high school careers.

Sports, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads Stand Tall In Cross Country Meet

Posted Oct. 15, 2013, 6:19 am

The Crossroads boys varsity cross country team was without one of its top runners, Ethan Finkel, which made for a very exciting and close meet with Viewpoint and Brentwood last week.

Samohi junior Justin Sardo runs on the track at Santa Monica High School in March 2013.  Sardo won the prestigious Jim Staunton award for his accolades as a scholar, athlete, and dedication to community service in Santa Monica.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Track And Field, Cross Country

Samohi Cross Country Runner Wins Jim Staunton Champion For Character Award

Posted Jun. 12, 2013, 10:46 am

Samohi Cross Country runner Justin Sardo recently won the Jim Staunton Champion for Character Award which recognizes student-athletes, coaches, administrators, schools, officials, and members of the media who best exemplify the virtues of sportsmanship and character among our member schools and our communities. Sardo, a junior at Samohi, said that being a runner has helped him to find balance in his life. "Running allows me to find myself, and that sort of permeates into my studies and into all aspects of my life," said Sardo.

The Santa Monica High School Girls Cross Country team poses after beating Beverly Hills to claim the league finals.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Cross Country, Beverly Hills

Samohi Girls Cross Country Team Wins Ocean League Finals

Posted Nov. 6, 2012, 3:55 am

The Santa Monica High School Girls Varsity Cross Country team won the Ocean League title for the first time in ten years beating Beverly Hills by one point with Alice Wasserman setting a Santa Monica High School course record at Kenny Hahn Park. The Boys Varsity Cross Country team placed second.

Volunteer Cross Country Coach Pat Cady (far left) poses with the Vikings Boys Cross Country team after they won the Boys Varsity three miles at the Mt. SAC Invitational Saturday, Oct. 20.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Cross Country, Mt. Sac

Samohi Cross Country Team Wins Medals At Mt. SAC Invitational

Posted Oct. 23, 2012, 6:38 am

The Cross Country team at Santa Monica High School participated in the Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational three mile races with the Boys Varsity winning their heat and the Girls Varsity placing second Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20.

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