Last Saturday, Jesuit freshman Matt Strangio finished in 5th place at the Jesuit/Davis Jamboree running 15:28 on the 3.08 mile course. The video of the race is posted below. At the Lagoon Valley Classic, Strangio won the freshman race (seen on the left thanks to Thomas Benjamin) with a time of 11:12 on the 2 mile course.
His dad Steve (below on the left) ran at Mission San Jose in the late 70s and was the NorCal Runner of the Year in 1978. He ran 14:57.5 on the Crystal Springs course in 1978 at the NorCal meet. Mission SJ was the dominant XC program in NCS taking the Meet of Champions team title three years in a row from 1977 through 1979. In 2001, Strangio was inducted in the Mission SJ Hall of Fame. In the photo to the left, Steve is running alongside Tom Downs of Skyline at the Antioch Invitational in 1978. Tom's son Nick (9:13.87 3200PR) just graduated from Bishop O'Dowd in 2016.