Mt. SAC Friday: Van Scoter Makes a Historic Run

logoIn 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


  1. 14:45  Jack Van Scoter – Sr, Flintridge Prep
  2. 15:10  Salvador Capetillo – Sr, Baldwin Park
  3. 15:28  Adolfo Velasquez – Sr, Baldwin Park
  4. 15:33  Brandon McCormack – Jr, Diamond Ranch
  5. 15:46  Evan Patinelli – So, Flintridge Prep
  6. 15:46  Cesar Bermudez – Sr, Sierra Vista
  7. 15:51  Dillon Beckum – Jr, Bonita
  8. 15:56  Jose Melchor – Jr, Baldwin Park
  9. 15:58  Jonathan Vahala – Jr, Flintridge Prep
  10. 16:04  Riley Coan – Jr, Flintridge Prep


  1. 18:16  Kelsey Creese – Sr, Bonita
  2. 18:32  Emily Serhan – Sr, Mayfield
  3. 18:38  Katie Scoville – So, La Cañada
  4. 18:51  Katherine Tighe – Sr, Mayfield
  5. 18:56  Natalie O’Brien – Jr, Flintridge Prep
  6. 19:04  McKenna Smith – Fr, Mayfield
  7. 19:05  Sophie Gitlin – So, Flintridge Prep
  8. 19:24  Olivia Harrigian – Sr, San Marino
  9. 19:26  Sasha Codiga – Fr, Flintridge Prep
  10. 19:27  Alicia Villareal – Sr, Bonita


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