First published in the Nov. 26 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun
The La Cañada High School varsity cross-country teams competed in the CIF Southern Section Division IV finals at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut last Saturday.
The girls’ team had an outstanding performance, finishing the 3-mile race third overall with 104 points while boasting three top-15 runners en route to qualifying for the CIF-SS State meet this coming Saturday.
Sophomore Maya DeBrouwer finished second with a 17:09.8 time, while freshman Charlotte Hopkins (18:19.9) and junior Katelyn Matarese (18:29.9) placed 13th and 15th, respectively. Freshman Halo Ball (19:24.9) was 37th, while senior Caitlin Roehmholdt (19:29.7) took 45th. Sophomore Kaoru Saito (20:02.3) claimed 54th, while senior Catherine Mispagel (20:47.3) rounded out the group in 75th.
Meanwhile, the LCHS boys’ team finished ninth in the 3-mile race with 245 points but failed to qualify for the state meet. Senior Max Smith led the team in 30th place with a 16:16.6 time, while senior Robert Lee (16:40.9) and junior Jamie Saunders (16:48.2) placed 52nd and 57th, respectively. Junior George Hervey (16:51.4) finished 60th, while senior Jackson McGuire claimed 70th with a 17:02.8 time. Senior Siraaj Sandhu (17:35.2) and junior Andre Uribe (18:10.5) rounded out the group in 80th and 100th, respectively.
The St. Francis High School varsity boys’ cross-country team won the CIF Southern Section Division IV 3-mile race at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut last Saturday. The team scored 76 points and boasted a pair of top 10 finishers en route to qualifying for the CIF-SS State meet on Saturday.
Senior Hayden Owen led the team with a 15:10.9 time in fifth place, while junior Luke Metcalf finished 10th with a 15:32.9 time. Junior Samuel Franco (15:55.2) claimed 18th, while senior Noe Barraza (16:09.9) and sophomore Aidan Guzman (16:12.8) placed 26th and 28th, respectively. Sophomores Axel Gonzalez (16:24.5) and Auge Martin (16:42.3) rounded out the group in 36th and 53rd, respectively.
The Flintridge Preparatory School varsity cross-country teams competed in the CIF Southern Section Division finals.
The girls’ team placed 12th overall in the 3-mile race with 292 points but failed to qualify for the CIF-SS State meet on Saturday. The Wolves were led by sophomore Jenna Moutes (22:06.9) in 59th, while junior Julia Bonk (22:12.4) finished 62nd. Senior Anya Rose (22:31.0) and freshman Sarah Bonk (22:42.3) claimed 68th and 69th, respectively. Senior Audrey Jung (23:58.7) and juniors Nicolle Riley (24:01.1) and Hailey Wilson (24:39.1) rounded out the group in 86th, 87th and 88th, respectively.
Meanwhile the boys’ team placed 15th overall with 273 points but failed to qualify for the CIF-SS State meet on Saturday. The Wolves were led by freshman Declan Mansbridge in 43rd with a 17:38.1 time, while senior Bryan Taniguchi (17:30.6) and sophomore Carter Sakai (17:44.1) finished 47th and 54th, respectively. Junior Leo McDonald (18:25.0) was 81st, junior Ryan Ginn (18:39.2) claimed 88th, and juniors Kevin Martinez (21:33.1) and Evan Guyer (21:55.6) rounded out the group in 115th and 116th, respectively.
FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART
The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy varsity girls’ cross-country team competed in the CIF Southern Section Division IV finals. The Tologs finished 16th overall with 399 points.
FSHA was led by junior Annie Ramirez in 74th place with a 20:46.4 time, while sophomores Mari Owen (20:52.5), Paige Perkins (21:13.1) and Alana McCann (21:19.1) placed 78th, 86th and 87th, respectively. Senior Erika Caballero (21:26.0) was 89th, while sophomores Adelina Van Dyck (21:30.6) and Abby Reichert (23:23.9) rounded out the group in 91st and 111th.