CIF Prelims – Div 5: Ramona Convent Joins the Usual Group

Flintridge Prep secured (at least) their tenth straight trip to the CIF-SS Finals Saturday at the Riverside Cross Country Course.  Both the boys and girls advanced along with frequent finalists Webb and the girls from Poly.

While the expected teams all advanced there were two happy surprises that earned a spot in the Finals. Ramona Convent advanced for the first time in  maybe ever, while Asa Barton (Sr, Blair) earned an individual spot.

The Tigers, who finished second in the Horizon League, were led by soph Isabelle Mix-Vachon 48th/21:48 and frosh Emily Silva – 49th/21:51. The team was 10th/114:07 in their heat. Asa finished 3rd in the Rio Hondo League, (moving up 19 spots from 2017) to advance, and ran an excellent 8th/16:53 finish in the rising heat to move on to the Finals, the first for Blair in years.

In the boys races, Flintridge Prep ran together and cruised to a 4th/86:56 finish.  Maranatha advanced for the second year in a row with a 4th/88:02 heat finish, led by by senior Matt Rutzen who was 10th/16:19 overall in D5. Webb advanced at 8th/89:25 in their heat. Evan Hayes (Jr, Poly) ran a life-time best 6th/17:02 and will move on individually.

In the girls races SGV #9 Flintridge Prep put down the hammer with a 98:56 win, nearly 3 minutes ahead of the next team. Senior Haley Allen ran 18:34, 2nd best in D5 on the day,and senior Sasha Codiga was 8th/19:27. Poly was 5th/109:15 and Webb – 8th/110:2 in their heats and both move on, for the ninth and third times, respectively. Gaul soph Lily Miller – 5th/18:48 was 5th overall in D5.

SGV Top 7 and Team Bests after the jump

SGV Div. 5 Girls Best 7 & Team Leaders

  1. 18:34 – Halley Allen - Sr, Flintridge Prep
  2. 18:48 - Lily Miller – So, Webb
  3. 19:27 - Sasha Codia – Sr, Flintridge Prep
  4. 19:51 - Liana Morrissey  – Jr, Flintridge Prep
  5. 20:11 - Alessia Checcone – So, Poly
  6. 20:16 - Hope Codiga – Sr, Flintridge Prep
  7. 20:47 - Caroline Wreszin – Sr, Flintridge Prep
  • 21:48 – Isabelle Mix-Vachon So, Ramona Convent
  • 23:07 - Katie Maruna – Sr, Alverno

SGV Div. 5 Boys Best 7 & Team Leaders

  1. 16:19 - Matt Rutzen – Sr, Maranatha
  2. 16:53 - Asa Barton – Sr, Blair
  3. 17:01 - Carson Hasbrouck – Sr, Flintridge Prep
  4. 17:01 - Bennett Oakes – So, Flintridge Prep
  5. 17:02 - Evan Hayes – Jr, Poly
  6. 17:03 - Henry Witherspoon – Sr, Maranatha
  7. 17:14 - Dean Woelfle – So, Webb

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