Hacienda #1: West Covina Surprises, Walnut Confirms

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…

The Walnut Girls at Mt.SAC earlier this month.
The Walnut Girls at Mt.SAC earlier this month.

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.

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