Saturday was a long day for the Tartans, with our JV guys in one the early races in the morning and our Varsity Girls running the last race of the day. In between, there were scores of excellent performances, topped by our Varsity Boys.
The guys Varsity ran in the top race of the meet, the Team Sweepstakes, and finished 13th overall, and 3rd among Div. 2 schools. We were the top Southern Section Division 2 team in the meet, with a school record team time of 80:34, and this was with a couple of our guys having a rough day.
Junior Kelly Hernandez and soph Austin Mendoza led the Tartans with big PR’s. Kelly was 15:42, which is third best All-Time GHS on this tough and very hilly 2.91 mile course. Austin was just behind in 15:49, which is equal fifth best A-T GHS, and was the sixth best time by a sophomore in this year’s meet. Shin Yamamura (16:32) and Neill Netzeband (16:53) both recorded Mt.Sac PR’s, and Nick Orozco ran his way back onto the Varsity with a 17:09 effort, a 3:17 improvement from his time in last year’s meet.
The girls were led by Lauren Justus, who continued to round into shape after her illness with a 19:01 for 7th in her heat. She was followed by Allison Mayo, whose 20:25 is 2:07 better than last year, and frosh Holli Morrow, whose first trip around the course was very fine 22:51.
Now it’s back to training so we can all make the most of our next crack at the famous Mt. Sac course: the Sierra League Championship Finals on Tuesday, November 3.
GHS Results are here. Complete meet results are here. Splitsheets for boys: 10-24-09-boys-mtsac.pdf and girls: 10-24-09-girls-mtsac.pdf
Lots of additional coverage at Dyestatcal, Flotrack, and Runnerspace, which has start/finish videos of every race. And be sure to check out the coverage at the new regional XC & Track site.
Specifically, here’s Flotrack’s video of… the JV race, the boys Varsity race.