Whole Athlete-Specialized Juniors were once again on top of podiums in every race entered this weekend with eight wins and twelve podium finishes. From NorCal to SoCal High School League racing, to Pro XC at the Idyllwild Spring Challenge, the team is flying high this Spring.
Casey Williams wins the SoCal High School Finals in convincing fashion.
Casey Williams and Shane Skelton led the charge in the SoCal High School League, with 1st and 3rd at the Lake Arrowhead Challenge.
Meanwhile at the historic NorCal Stafford Lake series final, Jacob Albrecht (Santa Cruz Composite) took both the Varsity win and the overall series title. Also earning their respective series titles were Kate Courtney (Branson - Varsity Girls), Sean Bennett (El Cerrito - Junior Varsity) and Sarah Ogden (Redwood - Junior Varsity Girls).
The start of the NorCal Varsity final race. Jacob Albrecht took both the race win and overall series.
At the Stafford Lake event, the Varsity Girls went 1-2-3, with Mackinzie Stanley (Drake), Kate Courtney and Josie Nordrum (Redwood), while the Junior Varsity Boys took a three-way tie for first with Silas Blunk, Sean Bennett and Ben Spurr (Marin Catholic). Lucas Newcomb rounded out a strong Varsity Boys podium in 4th, as Sarah Ogden went undefeated in the Junior Varsity Girls series.
Mackinzie Stanley takes the Varsity Girls win.
If podium finishes between the NorCal and SoCal high school leagues weren't enough, Zach Valdez battled with legend and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Tinker Juarez at the Idyllwild Spring Challenge Pro cross country race, taking the win by over two minutes!
Zach Valdez earns his third Pro victory of the 2012 season at the Idyllwild Spring Challenge.
Ben Spurr, Silas Blunk, and Sean Bennett on the Junior Varsity podium.
Casey Williams and Shane Skelton on the SoCal Varsity podium.
Jacob Albrecht and Lucas Newcomb on the NorCal Varsity podium.
Sarah Ogden went undefeated in the Junior Varsity Girls series.
Mackinzie Stanley, Kate Courtney and Josie Nordrum go 1-2-3 in Varsity Girls.
Check out all the team's top-10 results here.