CIF Prelims – SGV Girls: Thirteen Go On, Including San Marino and Maranatha!

The San Gabriel Valley will be strongly represented at Saturday’s Finals, with thirteen girls teams and two individuals advancing to the big meet at Mt.SAC.

The results from the Prelims, run over the new 2.94-mile Rain Course ran mostly according to form.  Glendora was the only ranked team not to advance.  Running in the extremely deep Div. II, that Tartans’ 91:05 was fourth best among the SGV schools, but only good for sixth in their heat.  Previously unranked San Marino and Maranatha were the surprises, both advancing in Div. IV.  Pomona Catholic, in just the programs second year, made their first finals.  The Pacers entered the meet unranked, but had been earlier in the year.  Here’s how it broke down by division:

Div. I: Arcadia was a solid third in their heat with the SGV’s best time – 98:37.  They were led, as usual, by a SGV best 16:59 from soph Veronica Yamane and senior Alejandra Quintero (SGV 4th/17:14).  Bailee Henry (Jr, El Rancho) ran an excellent 17:17 (SGV 5th) to advance individually.

Div. II: Claremont received a breakthrough performance from soph Merin Arft (SGV 2nd/17:05) and big step-up performances from their 3-5 runners to advance in this incredibly tough division.

Div. III: The SGV was well represented in this division, with four of the 13 ranked teams, and all advanced.  Bonita, led again by junior Marissa Scott (SGV 3rd/17:12) were the top qualifiers – their 90:56 was 7th best overall.   South Hills was led by a big run from frosh Danielle Murrietta (SGV 9th/17:39), soph Helena Van Loan (SGV 7th/17:21) was again best for South Pasadena.  La Cañada packed up well to move on, while Bishop Amat frosh Emily Hubert continued her excellent first year by advancing individually with a 17:35, 8th best SGV.

Div. IV: Mayfield ran a controlled effort to advance easily, while Flintridge/Sacred Heart welcomed back senior Paulina Antaplyan to finish just ahead of the Cubs and win their heat. San Marino, and Maranatha turned in surprisingly strong performances to advance. There was no surprise when Whittier Christian senior Kellian Hunt ran 17:20 (SGV 6th) to win her heat and advance individually

Div. V: Flintridge Prep advanced on the 5th fasted time in the division, along with Pasadena Poly and Pomona Catholic.

Top 14 Performers and a Ranking of the SGV Teams after the jump.

CIF-SS Prelims – November 12, 2011  Mt.SAC Rain Course – 2.9 miles, paved, mostly flat.

  1. 16:59  Veronica Yamane – So, Arcadia
  2. 17:05  Merin Arft – So, Claremont
  3. 17:12  Marissa Scott – Jr, Bonita
  4. 17:14  Alejandra Quintero – Sr, Arcadia
  5. 17:17  Bailee Henry – Jr, El Rancho
  6. 17:20  Kellian Hunt – Sr, Whittier Christian
  7. 17:21  Helena Van Loan – So, South Pasadena
  8. 17:35  Emily Hubert – Fr, Bishop Amat
  9. 17:39  Danielle Murrietta – Fr, South Hills
  10. 17:42  Justine Romo – Jr, California
  11. 17:47  Glindyll Mancia – Jr, Arcadia
  12. 17:51  Megan Renken – So, Claremont
  13. 17:53  Marilu Pulido – Jr, Whittier
  14. 17:55  Kailyn Scott – Fr, Bonita
  1. 1:28:37  Arcadia – Pacific Champs
  2. 1:29:39  Claremont
  3. 1:30:56  Bonita – Hacienda Champs
  4. 1:31:05  Glendora – Baseline Champs
  5. 1:32:20  La Cañada – Rio Hondo Champs
  6. 1:32:27  South Pasadena
  7. 1:32:39  South Hills
  8. 1:33:36  California
  9. 1:33:48  Whittier
  10. 1:33:53  Walnut
  11. 1:34:02  El Rancho – Del Rio Champs
  12. 1:34:22  Los Altos
  13. 1:34:45  Flintridge/Sacred Heart
  14. 1:34:55  Mayfield  – Prep Champs
  15. 1:35:57  Bishop Amat
  16. 1:36:11  Rosemead – Mission Valley Champs
  17. 1:37:17  San Marino
  18. 1:37:23  Covina
  19. 1:37:49  Mark Keppel – Almont Champs
  20. 1:38:00  Sierra Vista
  21. 1:38:05  Flintridge Prep
  22. 1:38:58  La Mirada
  23. 1:40:29  Arroyo
  24. 1:40:32  Poly (Pasadena)
  25. 1:40:47  Baldwin Park
  26. 1:40:49  Diamond Bar
  27. 1:41:06  Azusa – Montivew Champs
  28. 1:41:32  Maranatha
  29. 1:42:06  South El Monte
  30. 1:42:20  San Dimas
  31. 1:42:21  Pomona Catholic – Arrowhead Champs
  32. 1:42:28  Northview – Valle Vista Champs
  33. 1:42:58  Ganesha
  34. 1:43:13  Montebello
  35. 1:45:17  St. Paul – Camino Real Champs
  36. 1:46:31  Bassett
  37. 1:47:55  Schurr
  38. 1:48:40  Cantwell/Sacred Heart
  39. 1:48:56  Alverno




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