The Tartans finally competed in the new Baseline League on Wednesday, running their only cluster meet of the season on the slow and somewhat hilly 3 mile course at Red Hill Park. Our Varsity teams were second twice, both times to Rancho Cucamonga, whose boys are ranked 4th in California and 13 in the nation. Their girls are defending league champs and set a course record today.
But that was not the only CR on the day as senior Lauren Justus set her third course record of the season as she won by over a minute in 17:51, breaking the old record of 18:20 by Rancho’s Melissa Telon, who is now competing at Azusa Pacific. She was followed to the line, all with PR’s, by senior Allison Mayo (19:28) and frosh Emily Hoey (19:32) Chloe Arriaga (19:34) & Taylor Butler (19:38) - all of whom closed well over the last mile to clinch the second spot – which is the highest league finish by the Tartan girls in a number of years.
In the JV race, we were second to Rancho but just three points (42-45) and placed three in the Top 10: frosh Danielle York (5th/21:11), soph Holli Morrow (7th/21:29) and senior Stefanie Scott (8th/21:31).
The guys Varsity competed well to run second, only 12 points behind Rancho (44-56) and 17 ahead of 3rd placed Etiwanda. We were led again by our usual top trio of Anthony Castro (4th/15:30), Kelly Hernandez (4th/15:40) & Austin Mendoza (14th/16:07). But the key to our placing was our two freshman, Mike Duke (15th/16:18) and Bryce Kasamoto (16th/16:18) taking the next two spots, with big PR’s for both of them.
The JV guys dropped a dominating 16 points on the field, that’s a 1-2-3-4-6 finish by junior Aaron Forburger (16:36), soph Garrett Hernandez (16:41), frosh Damon Payne (16:52), junior Cameron Bullock (16:53) and senior Jon Carlo Nunez (17:09).
In preparation for adding a Frosh/Soph Division, the meet organizers broke up the boys into two divisions, and after the sort, our JV guys finished with with XC minimum of 15 points and 8 of the first 10. In the F/S race, Garrett would have won and Damon would have been 3rd, with frosh Eric Netzeband 10th in 18:10. In the F/Steam competition, we just lost to Rancho, 34-37
All of our hard work is paying off – and so now it’s on to Mt.SAC!
Glendora results are here. Complete Results are here (with guys broken down into JV and Frosh/Soph): Baseline #2-10 Complete (Excel File)
Split Sheets: Baseline #2 Red Hill 10 Girls and Baseline #2 Red Hill 10 Boys