In the warm late afternoon at Mt.SAC, Flintridge Prep senior Jack Van Scoter led his team to a historic performance. They were the easy winners in the Div. V Sweepstakes race, and their team time of 78:51
is a was just offDivision record and the top SGV time on the day. Van Scoter was the race winner in an outstanding 14:45, second best ever by a D5 athlete, and which moves him to #10 All-Time San Gabriel Valley on the course that is the standard for CIF-SS Cross Country.
Flintridge Prep were also easy winners on the girls side, led by 18:56/2nd performance from junior Natalie O’Brien. Their team time of 96:58 was just ahead of Div. IV Sweeps winners Mayfield, who were paced by a 18:32/2nd effort by senior Emily Serhan.
The top SGV individual girls performance came from Bonita senior Kelsey Creese. She ran an outstanding 18:16 to finish 4th in the Div. III Sweeps, and she now ranks =31st All-Time SGV. Salvador Capetillo (Sr, Baldwin Park) had the other top local performance. He ran 15:10 for third in the Div. III Sweeps while his team was second, and he now ranks =33rd A-T SGV.
Complete Results are here.
SGV Top Ten Performers after the jump
2015 Mt. SAC Invitational
The San Gabriel Valley’s Top Performers
- 14:45 Jack Van Scoter – Sr, Flintridge Prep
- 15:10 Salvador Capetillo – Sr, Baldwin Park
- 15:28 Adolfo Velasquez – Sr, Baldwin Park
- 15:33 Brandon McCormack – Jr, Diamond Ranch
- 15:46 Evan Patinelli – So, Flintridge Prep
- 15:46 Cesar Bermudez – Sr, Sierra Vista
- 15:51 Dillon Beckum – Jr, Bonita
- 15:56 Jose Melchor – Jr, Baldwin Park
- 15:58 Jonathan Vahala – Jr, Flintridge Prep
- 16:04 Riley Coan – Jr, Flintridge Prep
- 18:16 Kelsey Creese – Sr, Bonita
- 18:32 Emily Serhan – Sr, Mayfield
- 18:38 Katie Scoville – So, La Cañada
- 18:51 Katherine Tighe – Sr, Mayfield
- 18:56 Natalie O’Brien – Jr, Flintridge Prep
- 19:04 McKenna Smith – Fr, Mayfield
- 19:05 Sophie Gitlin – So, Flintridge Prep
- 19:24 Olivia Harrigian – Sr, San Marino
- 19:26 Sasha Codiga – Fr, Flintridge Prep
- 19:27 Alicia Villareal – Sr, Bonita