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.
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
- 15:03 Paul Ross – Senior, Claremont
- 15:07 Henry Falotico – Senior, Claremont
- 15:24 Nick Rivera – Junior, Rowland
- 15:34 Colin Domonoske – Senior, Claremont
- 15:35 Kelly Hernandez – Senior, Glendora
- 15:37 David Galvez – Soph, Rowland
- 15:38 A.K. Metoyer – Senior, Claremont
- 15:52 Austin Mendoza – Junior, Glendora
- 16:01 James McCreary – Junior, Diamond Bar
- 16:09 Benjamin Alvarez – Senior, Rowland
ESGV Div. I & II Merge – Mt.SAC Invite
- 25 Claremont – 77:38
- 75 Glendora – 81:02
- 83 Rowland – 81:01
- 126 West Covina – 83:32
- 154 Glendora B – 84:26
- 161 Diamond Bar – 84:32
- 208 Arroyo – 86:19
- 211 Walnut – 86:23
- 225 Nogales – 86:34
- 243 Claremont B – 87:41
- 250 Baldwin Park – 87:42
- 300 Charter Oak – 91:05