Apache Invite: Mach, Paez & the Pioneer Boys are the Best

The Apache Invitational, the final invite of the season went off over the fast 3-mile course at Arcadia Park on a warm Friday afternoon and evening.

Full Results

Eighty-five schools, including 26 from the SGV took part. But with League Finals Championship meets just days away, almost all of the schools entered partial or B-varsity teams.

The exception was the SGV #11 Pioneer boys. Fresh off a strong effort at Mt.SAC, the Titans were second here in the Small Schools Sweepstakes. Junior Nathaniel Estrada ran 15:22 and was just out-leaned for the win. Teammate Sergio Martin was 4th in 15:30 and they were the SGV’s two best on the day.

The La Mirada Boys – Winners of the Varsity – Small Schools Race

Also notable among the boys, in the Varsity -Small-Schools race, Pasadena super-frosh Isaiah Givens won the in 15:36, an excellent time in the heat. La Mirada were the winners with what looks like their full team, and they were led by senior Christian Santiago who was 2nd/15:39.

In the girls races, Rosemead senior Melanie Mach had a big life-time best in the Small Schools Sweeps to finish 2nd/17:45, just ahead of Olivia Paez (Sr, Bishop Amat) 3rd/17:47 – which was her best result since her sophomore year. Melanie’s performance was matched by her teammates when they won the regular Small Schools Varsity Race without her – setting up the Panthers to make a strong run at Arroyo at next week’s Mission Valley League Meet.

A mostly full strength La Serna was 3rd in the Large School Varsity race, led by soph Remi Vigil at 15th/19:07.

SGV Top 10 Performers Lists After the Jump

SGV Boys Top 10

  1. 15:22  Nathaniel Estrada – Jr, Pioneer
  2. 15:30  Sergio Martin – Jr, Pioneer
  3. 15:31  James Leon – Jr, Bishop Amat
  4. 15:36  Isaiah Givens – Fr, Pasadena
  5. 15:39  Christian Santiago – Sr, La Mirada
  6. 15:40  Tianyuan Pei – So, Arcadia
  7. 15:43  Drake Maloney – Sr, Arcadia
  8. 15:44  Chase Bradshaw – Jr, La Serna
  9. 15:45  Matt Rutzen – Sr, Maranatha
  10. 15:45  Eduardo Cruz – Sr, Arcadia

SGV Girls Top 10

  1. 17:46  Melanie Mach – Sr, Rosemead
  2. 17:47  Olivia Paez – Sr, Bishop Amat
  3. 18:11  Maddie Franco – Jr, La Serna
  4. 19:06  Janelle Santos – Fr, Bishop Amat
  5. 19:07  Remi Vigil – So, La Serna
  6. 19:13  Natalia Interiano – So, La Serna
  7. 19:14  Kelly Sanchez – So, La Serna
  8. 19:15  Dana Hernandez – Sr, Rowland
  9. 19:16  Alexis Saucedo – Sr, La Serna
  10. 19:16  Katrina Weisinger – So, Arcadia

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