After weeks of competing in different places and running on different courses, all of the ESGV tops girls competed at the same place. Four runners, all from different schools, stood out with sub 19:00 performances. West Covina’s Jessica Mendez was top with a 18:36 effort, a big PR and better than the area’s best effort from last year. Joining Jessica were Bonita frosh Melissa Scott (18:45), Taylor Hebb (St. Lucy’s, 18:56) and heat winner Carly Lake (Charter Oak, 18:59)
St. Lucy’s and Bonita came into the meet ranked in the CIF-SS Div. 3, and both performed well and held their spots. They are ranked 5th and 8th, respectively, in this week’s polls.
Top Performers and a merge of all of the ESGV teams after the jump. Continue reading Mt.Sac Girls Wrap-Up: Jessica to the Front, St. Lucy’s and Bonita Hold Their Spots
The latest CIF Southern Section and State Cross Country rankings show three local teams among the very best. St. Lucy’s has been ranked all season and their strong effort at the Sierra League meet even while missing two top runners was enough to hold their place as 4th in the SS – Div III and 5th in the State.
The Bonita girls were ranked early but a tough day at Woodbridge knocked them out of the top 10. Strong days at Dana Hills and at the Stauffer meet brought them right back in, and this week they’re 8th in the SS – Div III and 10th in the State.
The Glendora boys began the year unranked, but got off to a fast start with a win at the Bronco Invite and has followed it up with a series of strong performance. Last week, the Tartans set a new Sierra League course record and then finished second at Brea, and that was enough to place them 7th in the SS – Div II and 9th in the State.
Full CIF rankings are here, and State rankings are here.