The Los Altos boys and Walnut girls looked to be the favorites going into the first Hacienda League Cluster meet, run on a rolling 3 mile course at Bonelli Park. But that’s why we run the races…
With a strong display of pack running, West Covina beat out Los Altos for the top spot, 35-41. The Conqs Adam Preston (16:19) and Danny Venegas (16:53) were up front as expected, going 1-3, along with 3rd placed Walnut‘s Osamah Hassan, 2nd in 16:35 and Julian Serrano, 4th 16:58.
But you gotta be able to count to five in XC, and WestCo brought the next five across the line with just an eight second gap! Kenny Peterson, 5th/17:01 led the Bulldogs, and Oscar Chavez, 9th/17:09, closed the door.
On the girls side, Walnut’s Arriaga sisters dominated as expected, with Chole 1st/18:26 and Emma 2nd/19:04. The first non-family member was teammate Karina Galvan at 20:35 for third. Los Altos also put three in the top ten, led by Wednesday Osuna 4th/20:41, but WHS closed it out with just 25 points to LAHS 58 for the win. Chino was third, led by Sierra Santoyo 4th/20:45.
Here are the links to the full results 2015 Hacienda League Cluster Meet #1.