While the official XC season ended for most of our athletes ended with November 3rd’s Sierra League Finals, several of our athletes competed in open XC meets.
On Sunday, November 15, soph Ross Brunett and and juniors Jon Carlo Nunez and Christian Arranaga took another shot at the 2.91 mile Mt.Sac course in the Southern California Association – USATF Championship meet. Ross was 15th (18:04 PR) and Christian was 21st (18:57) in the Intermediate Boys (born 1993-94) Division, and Jon Carlo ran a 17:59 PR to finish 10th in the Young Mens (born 1991-92) Division. Full results are here.
The following Sunday, all three traveled to Escondido to compete in the USATF Region 15 XC Championships, along with athletes from all of Southern California as well as Arizona and Southern Nevada. Ross was 30th, Christian 44th and Jon Carlo 26th in their divisional races. Full results here.
The final XC competition was at today’s Footlocker West meet at Mt.Sac. This is a qualifier for the Footlocker National meet but also has races for all levels of athletes. In previous years, many of our athletes ran this meet, but since this year’s season extended all the way to the State meet, only three Tartan’s lined up. Sophs Ross Brunett (19:29) and Chris Vega (20:41) took on the longer 5000 meter course – they’re times convert to 18:18 and 19:25 on the traditional 2.91 mile course. Race Results are here.
Coach Ben Mejia also ran in the Footlocker Open race. Unable to find the form the led to his win in the open race at the Brea Invite, Ben finished 18th in 17:29 (16:24 converted). Race Results are here, and complete meet results are here.
And with that, we’re done. With XC. Now it’s time for track season!