Tonight was the revival of the San Gabriel Valley Cross Country Awards. Formerly called The Leatherlunger Awards, the event, sponsored by the staff of the Mt Sac Invitational led by Tim O’Rourke, honored the top ten seniors, and top five juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the east San Gabriel Valley, along with the top team and coach.
Our team was easily the top team among the 34 schools in the area – our cumulative time on the Mt Sac course of 80:33 was the best in the area by two minutes. Our status as the top team also made our Coach, Don Sumner, the coach of the year!
Seven of our athletes received individual honors: Corey Bullock (6th amongs Seniors), Anthony Castro (1st – Sophs, 2nd overall), Kelly Garcia (3rd – Sophs), Austin Goodheart (2nd – Jrs, 5th overall), Austin Mendoza (4th – Frosh), Christopher Ramsey (2nd Srs, 4th overall), and Shin Yamamura (5th – sophs)