Last Friday, the varsity cross country team ran in the annual Mt. SAC invitational meet in Walnut, CA. As one of the toughest meets of the season, runners are challenged with this hilly course on a hot afternoon. The boys’ team entered in the Division IV race competing against schools from all over California, while the girls’ team competed in the Division IV/V Sweepstakes race.
Connor Jaynes was the Islanders’ first finisher for the boys, placing third overall with a time of 16:34 (Mile Pace: 5:39) over 2.93 miles. He was followed by Cole Mullins, finishing with a time of 17:00, and Casey Harris, finishing in 17:57. Other finishers were Grant Hawthorne (18:02), Brad Busby (18:15), Landon Mullins (18:18), and Will Leonard (20:52).
Running in the girls’ Division IV/V Sweepstakes, Teresa Perez ran the same distance in 18:26 (Mile Pace: 6:17), finishing first for the Islanders and seventh place overall. She was followed by Sofia Van Arsdale, Abigail Hundley, Madden Hundley, Jessica Ehret, Lauren White, and Regina Czerewko.
“There are two more meets in our regular season with the league finals on November 7th,” shares Coach Green. “The CIF Championship is on November 17th and the state meet, should we qualify, on November 24th.”
Saturday, October 27 – Hoka Invitational Meet at University City High School