Sonoma Academy’s Rylee Bowen has won the CIF State Division V cross country championships and the unofficial State indoor mile as a freshman.

Thought it would be fun to look back at some videos of our past stars winning state championships in track as freshman.

Julia Stamps was known, as you will see in this video, for going out fast and opening up a gap in first 400 meters and daring anyone to try and keep up with her.
Sara Bei was the opposite, as she would often go right to back of the pack, then in the last lap put on an amazing kick passing everyone.
Two very different styles but with the same results.

1994 Julia Stamps, Rincon Valley JH 1st 3200m 10:26.51 Video of race: Stamps only visible first 500m, lane 1, white top
kp052597.Julia in the clouds

1998 Sara Bei, Montgomery 1st 1,600m 4:49.21, video of race, Bei in red uniform
Sara Bei, Montgomery 1st 3,200m 10:31.06, video of race, Bei inside alley goes straight to back.