Highlights of Rich Gonzalez’s Tweets From the CIF State Meet
Men’s Division 5
St. Joseph of Notre Dame wins over Flintridge Prep, 86-87! Country Day in 3rd (130) ahead of Sonoma Academy (157) and Thacher (159). Marin Academy sophomore Trevor Reinhart (15:34) wins over Etna's John Whelan (15:36). Connor Clark (SF) 3rd in 15:40. Brandon Price DNS. St. Margaret's was without TWO horses. Both #1 Brandon Price and #3 Sebastian Luna were diagnosed with stress fractures on Wednesday. Ouch.
Men’s Division 1
Arcadia boys (53) runs 77:00 for blowout win over California and Carlsbad with 127 apiece. California takes second in 6th-runner, 41 to 53. El Toro's Juan Gonzaelz wins Boys D1 in 15:05 over Arcadia's Estevan DeLaRosa in same time. Arcadia's Mitchell Pratt in third at 15:06.
Girls’ Division 5
Julia Maxwell of Branson the HUGE winner in D5 girls. Close to 40 seconds was her estimated margin of victory.
Girls’ Division 1
The record is gone! Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley wins D1 Girls in unofficial 16:40!! Hagen Reedy second in 17:10. Juila Stamos held old record at 16:43. Honestly, Sarah did not look like she was pressing at the finish. Wow! Top-ranked San Francisco University girls indeed pull off state record TENTH team title with 114-124 win over #2-ranked Thacher, 114-124. Julia Maxwell of Branson School wins big, 17:26 to 18:27, over teammate Anna Harleen as they place 102. Great Oak's 90:45 is #5 all-time w/ the top all by Saugus teams. St. Francis (92:42) beats SJS record by 3 seconds!
Men’s Division 2
Fernandez wins in 15:08 over Yarnall. Goins fourth. Saugus closed well on Westlake so could be close. Bryan Fernandez of Dos Pueblos.... what a great season... money all season long and in the big races all season long. What a season! Same as D1 boys, where three dueled down final straight. Looked like Saugus' Yarnall might reel in Fernandez, but Bryan didn't give an inch. Bryan Fernandez 15:09, AJ Yarnall 15:10, Forrest Riley 15:12, Austin Goins 15:17, Andrew Tellames 15:18, Jose Penaloza 15:19, Rich Ho 15:21 Westlake 84, Saugus 97, Redondo U 183, Dos Pueblos 188, Mt. Carmel 194, Loyola 199, Ayala 205, Ramona 212, Los Altos 241
Girls’ Division 2
D2 girls mega-battle on course! Saugus going for seven-peat! Saugus by 1 point over La Costa Canyon at 2.1 miles! Saugus 97, La Costa Canyon 108. A seven-peat for Saugus! Granite Bay's Maggie Bell continues her "Are you kidding me?" freshman season with 17:29 individual win! Oh my!!
Men’s Division 3
D3 Boys set. During warmups, Palos Verdes crew had a very poised demeanor about them. Eerily reminiscent of great PV teams of 80s and 90s. St John Bosco leading at 1.7 miles in D3 boys. Looks tight between SJB at PV at 2.1 miles. St. John Bosco looks to have handily wrapped up the team win after getting third at Southern Sections! Nice pop for the Braves!
Twitter overload prevented tweets on remaining races.