On Saturday, March 27, the high school Cross country family celebrated the end of a long and crazy season with a long and crazy run.
Eight runners ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) starting at the high school at 7am.
Then, four pairs of runners split a half marathon and ran 6.55 miles each at 8am.
Parents did an amazing job decorating the high school parking lot and every runner had an epic finish with balloons, banners, encouraging signs, air horns, and music rooting for them. Because food is the cross country love language, tables were lined up with a feast for all.
Five seniors, Sean, Josh, Caitlin, Megan, and Allyson ran through a customized breakaway banner and were showered with candy leis and gifts.
There was no better way to celebrate the entire running family than this.
We may run faster alone but we run further together.Mia Douglas, Head Coach
Season opener on Friday, March 19, 2021
Despite a 4-run deficit in the fourth inning, Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity almost came all
the way back, eventually falling 4-3 to Rio Vista on Friday. Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity
scored three runs in the failed comeback on a error and a triple by Steve Dingman.
Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity couldn’t keep up with Rio Vista early in the game. Rio
Vista scored on a double by Baldwin and a single by Drury in the first inning.
Rio Vista got things moving in the first inning, when Baldwin doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring
one run. Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity tallied three runs in the fourth inning. Rafa Rios and Dingman each had RBIs in the frame. Baldwin earned the victory on the mound for Rio Vista. The ace allowed five hits and three runs over five innings, striking out five. Drury threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Drury recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Rio Vista. John Elliott took the loss for Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity. Elliott surrendered four runs on six hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity scattered six hits in the game. Elliott and Dingman each managed multiple hits for Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity. Dingman and Elliott each collected two hits to lead Vacaville Christian Falcons Varsity.
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The big day is here! There are 16 runners who have been training to either run 13.1 miles solo or 6.55 miles with a partner in the VCHS Half Marathon Challenge. The Falcons would love to invite you to be a part of the excitement by joining us by finding a spot along the route to cheer on our runners or join us at the high school parking lot for their epic start and finish, or both!
Eight runners are doing the half marathon and will start at 7am and finish between 8:50am and 9:10am. The other eight are partnered up and running 6.55 miles together to split the half marathon. The latter start at 8am with an estimated finish of 9:10-9:15am. Both groups start and finish in front of the high school.
We will be decorating the parking lot and playing music to celebrate their season and incredible dedication to our running family.
The VCS Booster Club does several projects each year to benefit and support the success of the athletic programs at Vacaville Christian. Without their hardworking, dedicated members serving the Athletics Department, many tasks would remain undone and many events would be short-handed. With the challenges of covid concerns impacting their on-campus presence, and up until now, no actual sporting events to support through concession sells, gate volunteers, security staff at football games, and the like, the Booster Club found another way to support not only the athletics programming, but the school as a whole. They say it’s the little things in life that bring joy and happiness, well dear Booster Club, VCS would like to say THANK YOU for the new ice machine in the gym!
Ice machine? How will that purchase help our programs? For starters your ice cold drinks will be appreciated much more in those warmer months, but the daily need by the physical education and athletics programs in injury care and proper hydration of our student-athletes is essential to our success.