This big meet on the State Meet course brought together half of California’s top teams. Strong performances by the La Serna and South Pasadena boys and the Mayfield and Bishop Amat girls highlighted the day. Arcadia’s Jack Ruan (15:54) and Joyce Wu (18:40) had the top SGV individual performances.
In the big Championship race: La Serna, despite missing one of their top guys, finished 14th (and 9th in a merge of SS teams), ahead of two higher California D-I ranked teams. Marco Perez – 57th/16:05 was the Lancers’ best, with the next three finishing in the next 9 seconds. #3 man Aiden Arredondo was particularly impressive – his 16:09 was a 20″ life-time best. Arcadia, was 17th with Ruan up front.
In the divisional races, a full-strength South Pasadena stepped up with a strong 2nd place in the Medium Division, defeating several higher ranked teams, Kai Dettmann led the way at 5th/16:13 – 35 second improvement from 2017. Flintridge Prep also an excellent day, finishing 3rd, ahead of several higher ranked teams in the Small Division Carson Hasbrouck led the was with an 11th/16:35 finish.
Joyce Wu (Arcadia) was the sole SGV rep in the Championship race, she finished 32nd/18:40, the same time but nine places higher than she ran here last year
In the divisional races. Mayfield won the Small division race, ahead of one other ranked team. Cameron Gomez 13th/19:58 was the Cub’s leader, with their clear #1 athlete out again. Bishop Amat continued to round into shape with a strong 2nd place finish. Olivia Paez – 6th/18:47 was the Lancer’s best.
SGV Top Performers and Teams
- 15:54 – Jack Ruan – Sr, Arcadia
- 15:55 – Tianyuan Pei – So, Arcadia
- 16:05 – Marco Perez – Sr, La Serna
- 16:07 – Gerald Baltzer – Jr, La Serna
- 16:09 – Aiden Arredondo – Jr, La Serna
- 16:13 – Kai Dettman – Sr, South Pasadena
- 16:14 – Andrew Hernandez – Sr, La Serna
- 16:24 – Jimmy Lei – Sr, Rowland
- 16:27 – Rafael Alcaraz – Sr, Rowland
- 16:32 – Jacob Hsu – Jr, Arcadia
- BV Championship: La Serna – 14th, Arcadia – 17th
- BV Large: Rowland – 12th, Whittier – 25th
- BV Medium: South Pasadena – 2nd, Bishop Amat – 17th (Best: James Leon – 23rd/16:44), Azusa – 28th (Best: Eduardo Prestegui – 80th/17:25)
- BV Small: Flintridge Prep – 4th
- 18:40 – Joyce Wu – Sr, Arcadia
- 18:47 – Olivia Paez – Sr, Bishop Amat
- 19:12 – Morgan Rust – Jr, Bishop Amat
- 19:27 – Hayley Allen – Sr, Flintridge Prep
- 19:45 – Kira Graves – Jr, Arcadia
- 19:57 – Sydney Morrow – Fr, South Pasadena
- 19:58 – Sasha Codiga – Sr. Mayfield
- 20:04 – Gia Carrera – Sr, Bishop Amat
- 20:09 – Dana Hernandez – Sr, Rowland
- 20:11 – Remy Vigil – So, La Serna
- GV X-Large: La Serna –16th, Arcadia – 18th
- GV Large: Whittier – 20th (Best: Paul Gomez – 20:46) and Rowland 24th.
- GV Medium: Bishop Amat – 2nd, South Pasadena – 8th
- GV Small: Mayfield – 1st, Flintridge Prep – NS