Mt.SAC Saturday Boys: Big Day for Claremont and Rowland Pair

On Mt.SAC’s biggest day, the ESGV was well represented in the biggest races – with Claremont and Glendora in the top event – the Team Sweepstakes.  The Wolfpack took another step forward, the Tartans stumbled, and in the heats, Rowlands Soph/Junior duo showed their class.

Paul Ross

The Sweeps race was the fastest ever, with Arcadia setting a new course record and two other teams breaking into the top 10.  But Claremont more than held their own with a school record 77:38, first among Div. II in the race, third on the day, and the 4th fastest time ever by a D2 team at the Invite.  The Wolfpark were led by strong finishes from seniors Paul Ross (4th/15:03) and Henry Falotico (6th/15:07) on a day when the whole team stepped up.

Glendora went the other direction, running only 81:02, with team leader Anthony Castro and two other expect scorers having off days.  The Tartans were led by a 15:35 PR from senior Kelly Hernandez.

In the heats, Rowland continued to show their strength with an excellent 81:01 team effort.  Running in the top Div II heat, junior Nick Rivera confirmed his move up from the long sprints with a 15:24 PR, while fast rising soph David Galvez checked in with a 15:37.

In a merge of the twelve local Div. I & II teams that competed Saturday (including Glendora’s and Claremont’s B Varsity teams – competing in the JV National Champs race), Claremont was the easy winner with 25 points, followed by Glendora (75) and Rowland (83).

Complete results are here

ESGV Top 10 and the Complete Merge after the jump

Photo by Joan Fryxell

ESGV Top Performers Boys – Mt.SAC Invite

  1. 15:03   Paul Ross – Senior, Claremont
  2. 15:07   Henry Falotico – Senior, Claremont
  3. 15:24   Nick Rivera – Junior, Rowland
  4. 15:34   Colin Domonoske – Senior, Claremont
  5. 15:35   Kelly Hernandez – Senior, Glendora
  6. 15:37   David Galvez – Soph, Rowland
  7. 15:38   A.K. Metoyer – Senior, Claremont
  8. 15:52   Austin Mendoza – Junior, Glendora
  9. 16:01   James McCreary – Junior, Diamond Bar
  10. 16:09   Benjamin Alvarez – Senior, Rowland

ESGV Div. I & II Merge – Mt.SAC Invite

  1. 25   Claremont – 77:38
  2. 75   Glendora – 81:02
  3. 83   Rowland – 81:01
  4. 126   West Covina – 83:32
  5. 154   Glendora B – 84:26
  6. 161   Diamond Bar – 84:32
  7. 208   Arroyo – 86:19
  8. 211   Walnut – 86:23
  9. 225   Nogales – 86:34
  10. 243   Claremont B – 87:41
  11. 250   Baldwin Park – 87:42
  12. 300   Charter Oak – 91:05

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