The Hacienda League Final followed the form from the previous league meets Tuesday, when they competed again on the rolling 3-mile course at Bonelli Park.
WalnutÂ were the easy winners in the earlier league girls races, withÂ West Covina & South HillsÂ two and three, and they followed that order again. The Mustangs were missing one of their usual first four, but they still took the first four places to finish with just 17 points.
Chloe ArriagaÂ won her 4th Hacienda Championship in 19:06, followed byÂ Emma ArriagaÂ – 2nd/19:10,Â Amanda GhibaudoÂ – 3rd /19:39 and in a nice step-up,Â Milo SantiagoÂ – 4th/20:27.Â Karla GalvanÂ also stepped up to close out the scoring at 7th/21:01.
South HillsÂ Arissa HatcherÂ – 5th/20:36 and Los AltosÂ Kaylee SanchezÂ – 6th/20:56 took the remaining two All-League spots to break up the Mustangs. Arissa’s Huskies were 3rd, which was enough to hold off the Conqs.Â West CovinaÂ was second on the strength of their relatively close 1-5 grouping. Their best wasÂ Alyssa RuizÂ – 8th/21:07.
Diamond RanchÂ edged outÂ Charter OakÂ in the final two spots, and were led byÂ Alyssa BlancoÂ – 12th/22:18 andÂ Guadalupe PerezÂ – 22nd/24:17, respectively
On the Boys side,Â WalnutÂ had won both previous races Mustangs also won the earlier boys races, whileÂ South HillsÂ andÂ Los Altos had traded the second spot.Â Walnut were again the winners, while the Conquerors regained second place on a six-man tie-breaker with the Huskies.
South HillsÂ senior DevinÂ HightowerÂ finished the league season undefeated in 16:15, followed to the line as he was in the earlier races byÂ Walnut’sÂ Jesse Alvarado -Â 2nd/16:29, and brotherÂ Dillon Hightower -Â 3rd/16:39 in a race where the leaders were quite a bit spread out.
Los Altos was led by a 4 & 7 finish fromÂ Luke FrancisÂ (16:48) andÂ Fernando PadillaÂ (17:17), with the remaining All-League Spots going to Walnut’sÂ Chris RazoÂ 5th/17:09 and Diamond Ranch’sÂ Conner ParkerÂ – 6th/17:17, who will advance to CIF as an individual.
West CovinaÂ finished fourth, led byÂ Francisco MurilloÂ – 11th/17:41,Â Diamond RanchÂ was fifth, andÂ Julian Mireles -Â 26th/18:57 ledÂ Charter Oak.
Photos of the Varsity 2nd-Teams, and Top 10’s of the JV and Frosh/Soph races after the jump.