Crossroads Sports Doing it Big This Spring

Roadrunners making their presence felt

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014, 7:58:00 AM

Mirror Staff

Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.
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Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.

Big things are going

on at Crossroads School. The sports program is flourishing this spring with an

array of student-athletes shining in the spotlight for the Roadrunners. Swim

phenom Zoe Darmon, a freshman at the school, has qualified for automatic CIF times

in three individual races and has broken the school record in the 500

freestyle.  

The boys’ swim team

has qualified for CIF in the 4x100 free relay and the 200 medley with much help

from freshman Luke Young, while the girls have qualified in the medley and are

looking to qualify in the 200 freestyle relay as well. 

On the diamond, the

Roadrunners have proven to be just as good with pitcher 

Jack Freedman

leading the team to a 3-1 record for the season. So far this season, Freedman

has 13 strikeouts through the 11 innings he's pitched in. But Freedman isn't

the only player to stand out. The Roadrunners have a large squad with a good

depth of talent at all positions.

In softball,

Samantha Hardy (pitcher) has done a stellar job on the mound allowing very

few hits and throwing consistently over the plate.  The softball team is

undefeated in league and has a 3-1 overall record for the season.

The track team

competed in an invitational last Friday. They won some serious hardware

in multiple relays. Crossroads earned first place in the boys 4x100, 4x800, and

distance medley relays. The girls’ team ran away with the gold in the

4x400, 4x800, and the distance medley relays

Crossroads boys’

varsity volleyball is undefeated in season thus far: 4-0.  Lucas Kaplan is

the senior co-captain and libero who has led the team with stellar defense and

excellent passing. A tremendously consistent player, Kaplan's  leadership

on and off the court keeps the team focused and has helped bring them back from

deficits.

In

golf, Matthew Jacobson has been low medalist for the first two matches. 

Tuesday he was one over par, 37 at Woodley Lakes Golf Course. 

On

Thursday, he once again shot the low score for the team. Matthew looks to

lead the resurgent golf team whose numbers have more than doubled with a

talented group of young players (there are no seniors on the team.

In boys’ tennis former Crossroads’ student Clay Thomas, has

been named the No.1 men’s singles player by the ISTA. Thomas currently

plays for UCLA.

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