Cross Country

Zach Capello, Ascension Catholic

By the numbers: Capello finished second in the large schools boys division at the Varsity Sports Walker Shootout meet last weekend. He completed the three-mile course in a time of 15 minutes, 34.25 seconds.

What the numbers mean: When a Class 1A competitor opts to compete against those from the largest schools there’s ususally a point to be made. Capello proved that point and is hoping to lead the Bulldogs to another 1A state title.

ACHS coach Rocky Capello said: “Zach ran a good race. His stride looked really good. It’s probably the best race he’s had since we went to California last month. And that’s his third best three-mile he’s ever had.”


Kirkland Mawae, The Dunham School

By the numbers: Mawae was a double winner in the one of the past two Capital City Swim League last weekend, winning the 100-yard freestyle in 51.25 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 4.48 seconds.

What the numbers mean: The backstroke has traditionally been one of Mawae’s best events, but he showed some added versatility by posting one of the CCSL’s top times in the 100 breaststroke this season.

Dunham Co-Coach Becca Myers said: “Kirkland is physically strong and talented. What most people don’t see is the phenomenal work ethic that he has. He’s a swimmer who just seems to get better with every meet he swims in.”