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That’s A Wrap: Noah and Audrey Finish XC Season At Footlocker

Two of the SGV’s best, Arroyo senior Noah Hibbard and Mayfield soph Audrey Suarez finished their season at the 40th Annual Footlocker Championship on Saturday at Balboa Park in San Diego. This national championship meet brings together 40 of the top boys and girls from around the country (and US possessions) who have qualified through regional meets.

Official Results

Audrey Saurez
Photo Credit: Victah Sailer www.photorun.NET

The girls led things off on the rolling 5000m course. California Div. IV champ Suarez did not go with the lead group of 7 who blew off the front in 5:15 for the first mile, sitting 35th in 5:35. In the slower second mile of the course, she split 6:05 but moved up four spots. In the faster final section of the course, she gained one more spot (and nearly another) in the last 1.1 mile  to finish 30th in 18:31.

Afterwards, Audrey said the race “… was an experience I have never had before. I think coming into this I really didn’t have any expectations, which was good. So I wasn’t disappointed. This is definitely the coolest experience that running has led me to by far.”

Noah Hibbard Photo Credit: Andrew McClanahan www.photorun.NET

Hibbard, State Div. II runner-up, was in the middle of the pack of the boys race, 3 seconds off the lead, as the whole field stayed together through the first mile. In the second 1-1/2 mile, a lead group of 11 formed, with Noah coming just off the back of the second group, standing 26th at the split. He held his place over the final 660m to finish 26th in 16:10.

While Noah had expected a better finish, he was thankful for the chance to race one more time. “Although I felt that I ran terribly, I feel blessed to make it here to compete against the very best. This was the first year I went to states and regionals, so making it to nationals was an extra bonus. My goal was to place in a good pack, in the top half. Being in the top 20’s gives me confidence, knowing that I finished among the top 30 in the nation.”

And with that, the 2018 Cross Country Season comes to an end.

Stay tuned for our post-season honors and track and field coverage.

Chloe & Claremont Girls at NXN

Walnut senior Chloe Arriaga and the Claremont girls team competed last weekend at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.

Official Results

The Claremont Girls at the Nike Campus the Day Before the NXN

NXN brings together teams that qualify directly from regions and through an at-large selection process and individuals who advance through the same process. The Wolfpack advanced on the strength of their win in Div II of the California State meet, which placed them second in a merge of the top teams from the event. Chloe advanced individually by finishing 4th in Div I and 6th overall.

This meet is part of huge event put on by Nike for the athletes that includes meet ups with professionals and tours. It’s run on a 3 mile course at Glendover Golf Course.

CHS frosh Maddie Coles was again her team’s top performer, finishing 43rd overall and 12th among the athletes from teams in 18:00 – fourth among Californians in the meet. Next up was Arriaga, finishing 61st overall and 9th among Californians in 18:13.

Claremont was a little more spread out than usual, with a 1:17 spread from Coles to their number 5, but that was more of a measure of how well Maddie ran rather than a the other girls falling back. They finished 12th overall, ending another outstanding season.

 

CIF Finals – Meet Details and Quick Coverage

The Southern Section Cross Country season comes to it’s end Saturday with the Championship Finals at The Cross County Course in Riverside. Nineteen girls teams from the San Gabriel Valley and nineteen boys will be among the 240 teams competing in the best sectional cross country meet in the nation.

Details

Parking is $10 and the spectator gates open at 6:45.

Schedule

Top 7 teams in each division advance to the State Championship Meet, along with the top 5 individuals from non-qualifying teams who place in the top 20.

  •    7:45 – Div 1 Boys – California and La Serna repeat their finish from the Del Rio Final, but this time Cal is 7th/87:24, advancing to State, and the Lancers are 8th/87:23, first out. Arcadia was 12th/78:13. Top SGV finishers: Angel Salinas (Sr, California) – 34th/15:17, =21st All-Time SGV on this course, Jacob Hsu (Jr, Arcadia) – 36th/15:18, and Ethan Ruiz (Jr, California) – 40th/15:19 – =24th A-T. with 7 more A-T performances behind them
  •    8:05 – Div 2 Boys – Arroyo’s Noah Hibbard runs 14:35 for second and the SGV’s All-Time Best on this course. His Knights are 10th/87:10. SGV #1 Claremont is 2nd/75:51 and Rowland 16th/79:15. Top performers were Hibbard, Ryan Cowgill (Sr, Claremont) – 9th/14:58 – 5th A-T and Adam Trafecanty – 12th/15:00 – 7th A-T with 7 more All-Time performances behind them.
  •    8:25 – Div 1 Girls – Walnut does it! They finish 6th/89:57, moving up from 7th at the half-way point and advance to the State Meet. Chloe Arriaga was 2nd/16:52, sister Emma 8th/17:05 – and is now 4th All-Time SGV on this course. Joyce Wu (Sr, Arcadia) had a life-time best 17:33 for 16th. She’s now =8th A-T SGV, but just missed an individual spot in the State Meet.
  •    8:45 – Div 2 Girls – Claremont remain undefeated at Riverside, winning their third straight Championship in 87:35, with 45 point margin on the second placed team. Arroyo, running without their #2, was 22nd/96:46. Top finishers were CHS’  Maddie Coles, who won the individual championship in 16:54, 2nd fastest All-Time SGV, Sydney Hwang 11th/17:26 and Azalea Segura Mora – 14th/17:36 – 11th A-T. All seven Claremont girls recorded Top 50 A-T times.
  •    9:05 – Div 3 Boys – Bonita takes the top SGV place in 10th/80:33. Next was South Hills with a big step up to finish 15th/81:38, then Whittier – 16th/81:57, with Los Altos 22nd/83:55. Top finishers were Devin Hightower (Sr, South Hills) with a really great 15:08 for 4th and a spot in the State Meet. He’s =14th All-Time SGV. Baldwin Park junior Edwardo De Paz also earned a trip to Fresno in 12th/15:18 – 23rd A-T. Dillon Hightower (Sr, South Hills) just missed a State spot in 16th/15:23 – =31st A-T, and Pasadena wonder-frosh Isaiah Givens finished his outstanding debut season in 25th/15:29 – =42nd A-T.
  •    9:25 – Div 4 Girls – In the SGV’s best represented division, only Mayfield will move on to the State meet with a 5th/94:08 finish.South Pasadena was 12th/97:47, Flintridge Sacred Heart 12th/97:47, Bishop Amat 13th/97:45, La Canada – 15th/99:30, Covina 18th/100:24 and San Dimas 23rd/102:33. Audrey Suarez (So, Mayfield) was the SGV’s best in 2nd/17:24 – 6th All-Time SGV on this course. Olivia Paez (Sr, Bishop Amat) was 7th/18:07 and she’ll advance individually to the State meet along with Lauren Nettels (Jr, FSHA) – 10th/18:10 – 30th A-T and Ellaney Matarese (So, La Cañada) – 13th/18:24 – 41st A-T
  •    9:45 – Div 5 Boys – Flintridge Prep, finished second in 82:23 to a strong St. Margarets team.  Webb was 17th/78:49 and Maranatha 22nd – 89:54. Carson Hasbrouck (Sr, Flintridge Prep) had the top SGV performance at 13th/16:01
  • 10:10 – Div 3 Girls – Rosemead finished their late season surge with a great 10th/98:20 finish, followed by Bonita – 12th/99:27, La Mirada – 20th/102:16 and Nogales 26th/110:49. The top SGV performance was from Melanie Mach (Sr, Rosemead) who was literally out-leaned by an inch for the final State spot in 16th/18:33 – good for =47thth A-T SGV.
  • 10:35 – Div 4 Boys – Eight SGV teams toed the line, and only one, South Pasadena, will move on with a 4th/80:29 finish. Pioneer was 11th/82:08, Bishop Amat 14th/83:34, St. Francis 21st/85:26, La Canada 22nd/86:32, Azusa 23rd/87:20 and Covina 24th/87:03. Kai Dettmann (Sr, South Pasadena) had the top SGV finish at 11th/15:29 – =42nd All-Time SGV. Owen Serricchio (Sr, La Canada) – 14th/15:34, Nathan Vallejo (Sr, Southlands Christian) – 17th/15:39 and Nathaniel Estrada (Jr, Pioneer) – 18th/15:39 earned individual spots in the State Meet.
  • 11:00 – Div 5 Girls – Flintridge Prep were edged out by St. Margarets for the Championship, 78-89, with the Rebels running 97:08. Poly was 14th/108:17, Ramona Convent 19th/109:40 and Webb 21st/110:16. Lily Miller (So, Webb) had the best SGV performance in 5th/18:34, =50th A-T SGV, and she’ll advance to Fresno individually.

We’ll have quick coverage of the races as we’re able on the race day. Complete coverage will follow later Saturday, and Sunday.

CIF Prelims – Div 1: Walnut Finds a Fifth, La Serna Bounces Back and Arcadia’s Streak Ends

The San Gabriel Valley has always been well represented in the CIF-SS’s Division 1, and we’ll be well-represented again with four teams moving on in nation’s toughest division.

This could be the year for Walnut!

CIF Div 1 Girls Merged Results

SGV #2 Walnut won their qualifying heat in 90:34 and Chloe Arriaga was first in an easy 17:19. Amanda Ghibaudo was 9th/18:08 moves up to =26th All-Time SGV on this course. But just as important was the return of soph Anastasia Sloan from illness and the emergence of Milo Santiago (18:53) as a solid #5 for the Mustangs. Their chances of a high Finals finish and a trip to the State Meet look better than ever.

Going the other way, SGV #12 Arcadia ran probably their best year of the season, but were only 11th/96:27 in the first of three heats, ending a Finals streak that dated to 2010. The Apaches were fourth in the State last year, but with Joyce Wu as the only returner from that team, 2018 was a season-long quest to rebuild, and they were just short. Joyce finished 5th/17:57 in the race and will move on individually.

SGV #5 California and #10 La Serna had long-shot hopes of advancing, but their season ends here. The Condors were the closer, finishing just behind Arcadia in 12th/96:33 while the Lancers were 14th/97:54 in their heat.

Diamond Bar was competing in the Prelims for the first time in many years, and they ran a solid 16th/103:16. Bell Gardens was 18th/97:30 in their race and Schurr was 19th/108:25.

 

The La Serna Boys have advanced to Finals for the second time ever. Is the State Meet next?

CIF Div 1 Boys Merged Results

In the Boys races, SGV #2 California advanced easily for the 7th straight year with a strong 3rd/77:54 effort punctuated by excellent efforts from Angel Salinas – 7th/15:19 – =17th All-Time SGV on this course, Ethan Ruiz – 9th/15:24 – =27th A-T, and Jack Martinez  – 18th/15:35 is =41st A-T.

SGV #4 Arcadia put together a solid race, especially up front, to advance in 3rd/78:18, a spot they’ve earned for at least 10th straight years. As they have been all year, the Apaches were led by Jacob Hsu – 6th/15:14,  now =13th SGV A-T here and Tianyuan Pei -13th/15:24 is =25th A-T.

SGV#3 La Serna bounced back from a disappointing league meet with an excellent 2nd/77:47 finish to earn their second ever spot in the Finals. Marco Perez was best at 10th/15:27, just off his time here last year. Gerald Baltzer was 13th/15:29 and is =31st A-T, Jesse Montez – 16th/15:31 is =34th and Aidan Arredondo – 25th/15:34 is =38th A-T.

In the merged results of the three heats, La Serna was ranked 5th and California 7th – so a State Meet spot is certainly in the cards for them. That would be the fourth time the Condors advanced to State and the first ever for the Lancers. Arcadia is 11th, so they’ll race next week with a solid shot at returning to Fresno for the first time since 2015

Two SGV League champs also competed in Div. 1 but did not advance.  Walnut, Hacienda winners,  were 16th/82:03 in their heat and Schurr, Almont Champs were 21st/89:55. Diamond Bar, competing in Prelims for the first time in over a decade were, 17th/85:37 in their heat, while Montebello was 18th/78:48 and Bell Gardens – 20th/92:35

SGV Tops 10’s and Team Bests After the jump  Continue reading CIF Prelims — Div 1: Walnut Finds a Fifth, La Serna Bounces Back and Arcadia’s Streak Ends

CIF Prelims – Div 2: Mission Accomplished, Except…

Three San Gabriel Valley boys teams and six girls completed in the CIF-SS Division 2 Prelims last Friday at the Riverside Cross Course. The five teams expected to advance did, while the two teams with a chance fell heartbreakingly close.

CIF Div 2 Girls Merged Results

The SGV (and CIF-SS) #1 Claremont girls ran an A/B team, finishing 2nd/93:55 to advance. Frosh Maddie Coles ran an easy 18:24 on her first time on the course, and now ranks #37 All-Time SGV here. Arroyo raced without their #2, but still advanced for the second straight year in 10th/100:53 . Rowland is 17th/105:56 and West Covina 20th/110:44 and they do not move on.

Katie Bautista on her way to qualifying for the CIF Final

 

In the second race, SGV # 13 Santa Fe #15 Alhambra both had a chance to move on for the first time in this very strong division. Heartbreakingly, they were the first two teams out, the Chiefs 13th/101:20, the Moors 14th/99:33 and , with the Santa Fe missing by just four points. However, their #1 Katie Bautista will advance individually with a life-time best 18:20,  =31st All-Time SGV, 7th in the race.  Adding extra disappointment for the Moors, their #1 Serena Duenas missed advancing by one spot at 16th/18:53.

CIF Div 2 Boys Merged Results

In the boys races SGV #5 Arroyo advanced in the first race, finishing 4th/79:49  Noah Hibbard was the winner in an easy 15:20, 1 second off his best here from last year’s Prelims. Junior Josh Orellana ran 15:41 – =45th All-Time SGV on the Riverside Course.

In the second race, #1 Claremont also ran a mixed A/B team that easily advanced in 4th/80:04 and advance. #6 Rowland was 8th/82:28 and will move on for the third straight year.

SGV Tops 10’s and Team Leaders after the jump

Continue reading CIF Prelims — Div 2: Mission Accomplished, Except…

CIF Prelims – Division 3: Expectations Met – Surprises Celebrated

The San Gabriel Valley advanced thirteen boys teams and seven girls teams to the CIF-SS cross country Prelims held Friday at The Riverside Cross Country Course. The teams picked to advance all did, along with several nice surprises and few heartbreaks.

The SGV #7 Bonita boys easily moved on

Division 3 Boys Merged Results

In the first boys race, SGV #7 Bonita advanced with a restrained 5th/83:03 along #13 South Hills – 7th/83:19. In a nice step up performance, Los Altos 10th/85.36 will join them in the finals. The Conqs, advancing for the first time since 2014, were especially helped by step-up performances from senior Isak Andrade and soph Noah Palafax.

BP junior Edwardo De Paz was an easy 5th/15:52 and will advance individually along with Pasadena wonder-frosh Isaiah Givens who was 10th/16:01. South Hills’ senior Devin Hightower was 2nd/15:36 which ranks him #35 All-Time SGV here.

La Mirada had a bit of a rough day -16th/86:55 – and will miss the final along with Baldwin Park 15th/88:02,  El Monte -18th/88:35 and Sierra Vista 21st/93:38. This ends the Braves’ streak of five straight finals.

In the second race, #11 Whitter moved on with a controlled 5th/83:14 effort. Rosemead fell frustratingly 4 points short of the final spot at 13th/86:58, followed by Temple City – 14th/88:04, Gabrielino – a disappointing 16th/89:07, Nogales – 17th/90:22 and Garey – 20th/95:10. Nogales senior Osvaldo Cervantes was in complete control, winning the heat in 15:33 and will advance individually.

CIF Div 3 Girls Merged Results

In he girls races, SGV #14 Rosemead ran a really excellent 5th/101:02 to advance just ahead of #11 Bonita – who were a little off, running – 6th/101:03 as both teams advance.  Gabrielino – 14th/109:03 and South Hills – 15th/89:33 finish their seasons here, but the Huskie soph Arissa Hatcher finished 8th/19:19 and will move on individually.

In race 2: La Mirada was 10th/104:51 and will return to the Finals for the second year, while Nogales nabbed the final qualifying spot in 12/111:04 to advance for the maybe the first time ever, along with Monrovia junior Alayana Peters who was 2nd/18:54.  Sierra Vista was 17th/116:28

SGV Best 14’s & Team Leaders after the jump

Continue reading CIF Prelims — Division 3: Expectations Met — Surprises Celebrated

CIF Prelims – Div 4: San Dimas & St. Francis Lead Big Day

Of the CIF-SS five divisions for cross country, the San Gabriel Valley was best represented in Div. 4 with 10 boys teams and 13 girls teams advancing from their leagues to Saturday’s CIF Prelims at the Riverside Cross Country Course. On a nice day for our region, seven boys and seven girls teams moved on to next week’s final.

The San Dimas Girls after to CIF Finals for the first time… ever!

CIF-SS Div. 4 Girls Merged Results

In the girls races SGV ranked #7 Mayfield were 2nd/96:24 in their heat to advance along with #6 Bishop Amat, at 5th/99:12 and Covina – 8th/101:37, with both of those teams missing one of their usual first five. These teams have been regulars in the finals – this is the tenth straight year the Cubs have advanced, sixth straight for the Lancers and five straight for the Colts.

The real news from this heat came from San Dimas who finished 12th/104:27. This was the first time any San Dimas team had qualified for the finals! They were led by a strong efforts from their first two – senior Caroline Cobo (19:34) and junior Layla Graham (19:45).

Mayfield was led by super-soph Audrey Suarez who ran an easy 18:15, 4th-best in a merge of the D4 heats. Also moving on was Montview League Champ Hannah Eubanks (Sr, Gladstone) who was 14th/19:03.

In the second girls heat SGV #3 South Pasadena moved on with a nice 3rd/97:01 finish, as did Flintridge Sacred Heart – 98:34 and #8 La Cañada – 8th/99:55 – still running without their usual #3. The Spartans’ Ellaney Matarese ran 18:34, 10th best in D4 on the day, and now ranks 48th All-Time SGV on this course. St. Lucy’s frosh Sarah Gann was 15th in the heat with a very nice18:59, and she’ll also move on to the Finals.

Six teams did not move on. In heat 2, San Marino was first out by just seven points in 13th/104:43, while 2017 finalists South El Monte were 14th/104:41 and La Salle 23rd/125:09. In the first heat, Gladstone was 15th/112:27, 2017 finalists Bassett – 17th/112:43  and Edgewood – 20th/116:54.

CIF-SS Div 4 Boys Merged Results

Daniel Hernandez with Coach Andrew Tachias

There were some surprises in the boys races. As expected, SGV #9 South Pasadena – resting their #1 –  were 5th/83:26, and Covina – 8th/83:43, both easily advanced. The Colts had a particularly good day, led by a 10th/15:42 overall D4 finish from senior Daniel Hernandez, a life-time best for him.  #14 Bishop Amat just squeaked in at 11th/84:45.

Nicolas Castillo-Davidson

A little unexpectedly, St. Francis stepped up to grab the last spot in the finals at 12th/86:05, advancing for the first time since 2010. Edgewood junior Nicolas Castillo-Davidson also moved on with his excellent 9th/15:59 finish. He’ll be the first Lion ever to compete in the Final!

In the second boys heat, SGV #15 Pioneer advanced with a solid 3rd/81:51 finish, along with Azusa – 10th/85:48 and La Cañada – 11th/85:20. Spartan senior Owen Serricchio is now 37th All-Time SGV with his 15:33 finish, 4th overall D4 on the day.

Don Bosco, competing here for the first time since 2013, had a rough day and finished a non-qualifying 13th/87:21. 2017 Finalists Bassett were 14th/90:25 and Southlands Christian  – 15th/96:35, but Nathan Vallejo did move on with his excellent 11th/15:54 finish.

SGV Div 4 Top 14’s and Team Leaders after the jump Continue reading CIF Prelims — Div 4: San Dimas & St. Francis Lead Big Day

CIF Prelims – Div 5: Ramona Convent Joins the Usual Group

Flintridge Prep secured (at least) their tenth straight trip to the CIF-SS Finals Saturday at the Riverside Cross Country Course.  Both the boys and girls advanced along with frequent finalists Webb and the girls from Poly.

While the expected teams all advanced there were two happy surprises that earned a spot in the Finals. Ramona Convent advanced for the first time in  maybe ever, while Asa Barton (Sr, Blair) earned an individual spot.

The Tigers, who finished second in the Horizon League, were led by soph Isabelle Mix-Vachon 48th/21:48 and frosh Emily Silva – 49th/21:51. The team was 10th/114:07 in their heat. Asa finished 3rd in the Rio Hondo League, (moving up 19 spots from 2017) to advance, and ran an excellent 8th/16:53 finish in the rising heat to move on to the Finals, the first for Blair in years.

In the boys races, Flintridge Prep ran together and cruised to a 4th/86:56 finish.  Maranatha advanced for the second year in a row with a 4th/88:02 heat finish, led by by senior Matt Rutzen who was 10th/16:19 overall in D5. Webb advanced at 8th/89:25 in their heat. Evan Hayes (Jr, Poly) ran a life-time best 6th/17:02 and will move on individually.

In the girls races SGV #9 Flintridge Prep put down the hammer with a 98:56 win, nearly 3 minutes ahead of the next team. Senior Haley Allen ran 18:34, 2nd best in D5 on the day,and senior Sasha Codiga was 8th/19:27. Poly was 5th/109:15 and Webb – 8th/110:2 in their heats and both move on, for the ninth and third times, respectively. Gaul soph Lily Miller – 5th/18:48 was 5th overall in D5.

SGV Top 7 and Team Bests after the jump Continue reading CIF Prelims — Div 5: Ramona Convent Joins the Usual Group

Del Rio: California Rises Up to Double Up

Girls Champ Katie Bautista at the 2nd League Meet

The Del Rio League is one of our area’s most competitive, year after year. This year, the stories were whether fast-rising La Serna could bump off recent league boss California, and who would grab the third spot in both competitions.

Official Results

On the boys side, California reversed two earlier losses, and put four in the first six to edge an injury limited La Serna 27-32. Whittier confirmed their move up from the first meet by again finishing third and taking the final CIF spot.

La Serna’s Andrew Hernandez moved up from 3rd & 4th in the first two league meets to take the individual championship in 15:23 in a very close race. Andrew had 8 second gap back to the second finisher, Angel Salinas (California), and the next five all finished within the next nine seconds.

The two top teams took all of the All-League spots. For California, it was Ethan Ruiz – 4th/15:36, Andres Espinoza – 5th/15:38 and Jack Martinez – 6th/15:39, with all three moving up a bunch from the first meet. Lancers Jesse Montez – 3rd/15:33 and Gerald Baltzer – 7th joined champ Hernandez in the honors.

Whittier was led by frosh Miguel Viderique – 12th/16:07. El Rancho narrowed the gap to Whittier but were fourth again – their best was George Castillo -10th/16:04.  Matthew Mora – 9th/15:55 led fifth-placed Santa Fe.

The girls competition grew tighter with each league race, leading to an exciting final where the top three were separated by only nine points. California were the winners. La Serna closed their gap to the Condors from 14 points in the first meet to 7 here, but were again second. Santa Fe almost surpassed the Lancers, but fell one point short.

There was an interesting grouping of the top three teams. Santa Fe put three in the first five, but their #4 & #5 were only 19th and 20th, which pushed them to third. California had two in the first six, but clinched the win with a 10-11-12-13 finish by their next four runners. La Serna had two step ups in the first seven, but one runner finishing below her usual place left them in second.

Santa Fe’s Katie Bautista finished an undefeated league season with a 18:21 win and was joined in the All-League group by teammates Kayla Viramontes – 4th/19:06 and Dulce Fortiz – 5th/19:17 – big step ups from the first meet where they were 9th and 13th, respectively.

Remy Vigil/La Serna closing in on Kayla Viramontes/Santa Fe with 200m to go.

Cal’s Zoe Gurule narrowed the gap to Bautista from earlier meets, but was still 9 seconds short to finish 2nd/18:29. Stephanie Reynoso was 6th/19:20 to earn All-League honors. Remy Vigil – 3rd/19:01 and Natalia Interiano – 7th/19:21 earned the remaining All-League spots for La Serna.

Xitlali Pulido led fourth-placed Whittier at 8th/19:22, heartbreakingly missing All-League honors by 1 second and advancing to CIF by 2. Jessica Hernandez – 17th/20:20 was best for fifth-placed El Rancho.

Thanks to Phil Torres for the photos

San Joaquin Final: Lily M, Nathan V & Webb with Big Wins

Webb continued its season-long dominance and Lily Miller and Nathan Vallejo took the individual wins in the combined San Joaquin and Academy League Finals Friday at Irvine Regional Park.

Official Results

Nathan of Southlands Christian and Lily of Webb had been big winners in the earlier meets. Lily was again way off the front, winning in 20:13 over teammate Anne Lofgren, who was 2nd/23:39. Webb took the 5th through 8th spots to easily secure the championship.

Vallejo’s winning margin was considerably narrower, his 18:08 leaving him just 17 seconds clear of runner-up Frank Hu at 18:25, who led Webb to a 2-6 finish and the league championship. The Southlands Christian team was third in this eight team league, and will advance to CIF along with Nathan.