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Boys & Girls XC Teams Win 1st Competition!!!

02/06/2021, 12:15pm PST

For the 1st time in almost 11 months, Capo Valley Cougars competed in an athletic competition!

Capo Girls Cross Country hosted the first competition among all sports on campus since March 11, 2020 as they hosted Tesoro.  The girls varsity team won a close race by a score of 27-30 with the 3 top runners Shannon Trueman, Kendra Beck & freshman Rachel Manning leading the way!  Another Freshman, Megan Beck, dominated the first race of the day winning the freshman level race easily.

The Boys team was away at Trabuco Hills and was victorious as well by the same score as the girls varsity team.  Four of the top six runners in the boys varsity race were Capo Cougars, with the Mordy brothers, Thomas & Brandon, leading the way along with Jack Stevens & Diego Vergara.

Congrats to both of our teams!  Both teams will compete at San Juan Hills HS on Saturday, Feb 20th.  Go Capo!!!


Orange County Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year: Carly Corsinita, Capistrano Valley


Capistrano Valley’s Carly Corsinita competes in the Girls Sweepstakes race, where she placed 2nd with a time of 17:11.0, during the annual Orange County Championships at Oak Canyon Park on Saturday, October 19, 2019. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer)

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PUBLISHED: January 3, 2020 at 3:19 pm | UPDATED: January 3, 2020 at 3:19 pm

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Runner of the Year: Carly Corsinita


School: Capistrano Valley

Year: Senior

Notable: She finished fifth in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championships with a time of 17 minutes, 10.3 seconds, the fastest time of any Orange County girls runner in the CIF-SS Finals. … Corsinita was South Coast League champion. … She signed with Oregon.

Season recap: Corsinita was an outstanding runner all season, starting with her victory in the Division 2 race at the Laguna Hills Invitational in September.

But it wasn’t until December, at the Foot Locker West Regionals at Mt. SAC, that Corsinita felt like an outstanding runner.

Capistrano Valley’s Carly Corsinita (cross country) signed with Oregon on Wednesday, Nov. 13. (Photo courtesy of Capistrano Valley High)

“I went in there with a different mindset,” she said, “and I was able to keep up with girls I didn’t think I could keep up with.”

Competing in an elite field, Corsinita ran the 5K race in 17:10.2 and finished seventh.

That capped a great season for Corsinita, who is the Register’s Orange County girls cross country athlete of the year.

Her season was better than she expected. Corsinita rehabbed all summer from a painful foot injury.

“I bounced back by the Clovis Invitational with a strong performance (she finished 10th in the meet’s elite race at 17:49.9),” she said, “and I ran well at the Orange County Championships (finishing second to San Clemente standout Hana Catsimanes). I ran well on courses that I usually find difficult, the ones with hills and tough terrain, and I was happy with the way I handled those.”

Cross country is mostly an individual sport with some team aspects to it. For Corsinita, the team aspects were among the more enjoyable aspects of the 2019 season.

“Our team has never been closer,” she said. “We all spent so much time together and that helps us become more of a team and more unified.”


Orange County girls athlete of the week: Carly Corsinita, Capistrano Valley


Capistrano Valley senior cross country runner Carly Corsinita is the Orange County female athlete of the week for Nov. 25, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Corsinita family)

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PUBLISHED: November 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm | UPDATED: November 25, 2019 at 3:29 pm

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The Orange County girls athlete of the week:

Name: Carly Corsinita


School: Capistrano Valley

Sport: Cross country

Noteworthy: The Oregon-bound Corsinita blazed the fastest time by an Orange County girl at the CIF-Southern Section Championships in Riverside with a time of 17 minutes, 10.3 seconds to place fifth in Division 2. The top nine times from the four divisions were recorded in Division 2 on Saturday. Corsinita, the South Coast League champion, also recorded the county’s top time at the CIF-SS Prelims.

Matt Soto

Matt Soto

Boys Head Coach

Tamara  Mordy

Tamara Mordy

Boys Assistant Coach

Connor Higgins

Assistant Coach

Sean  Robertson

Sean Robertson

2019 XC Captain

Andrew Bautista

Andrew Bautista

2019 XC Captain

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