Biggest meet of the weekend. Footlocker Favorites Billy Nelson (Taft)
and Brett Gotcher (Aptos) wage a close battle with Nelson's 15:10
prevailing over Gotcher's 15:17. Small school McFarland boys shock
everyone by scoring 146 to stun nationally ranked powers Canyon (150),
Rubidoux (151) and LB Poly (162). Amber Trotter posts scorching meet
record 16:55 winning by 1:40 in the very competitive race. Ayala girls
win with 136 points, 1:39:04 team total.
Big Ditch Invitational
Jose Marino (Paso Robles) rolls in 15:43, winning by 27 seconds and
leading his mates to the large school win with an impressive 36 points.
Brittany Grimes (Centennial) flies to a solo 18:02 winning by a stunning
54 seconds and likewise powering her team to the win. David Cassidy
(St. Joseph, Santa Maria), 16:30 and Nicole Martinez (East Bakersfield),20:11
likewise lead their teams to small school wins.
San Gabriel Valley Invitational
Sophomore Mohamed Trafeh (Duarte) continues his amazing season with
a quick 15:39. Laura Meyers (Maranatha, Sierre Madre) rolled to a
half minute victory margin in 18:34. Glendora boys (85:05) and Maranatha
girls (1:01:39) are the fastest of the day.
Giliat Ghebrey (Logan) wins large school race in 11:31. Castro Valley
boys with 70 points. Saratoga's Will Kraemer wins small school boys
by 3 seconds in 11:42 on the 2.25 mile course. University boys with
46 points win small school boys easily. Sacred Heart Cathedral star
Shannon Rowbury powered to a 13:27 victory. She leads her teammates
to the razor thin team title with 82 points just ahead of Bret Harte
who finished with 83 points. Archbishop Mitty Freshman Mckayla Plank
impressed in the small school race, winning in 13:50 and leading her
team to the 108 point team win.
Bella Vista Bronco Invitational
Tim Nelson (Liberty Christian, Redding) the defending CIF State Division
5 champion blasted his way to a meet record 16:24.3 for 5K. St. Ignatius
boys race to team time of 87:47 as the fastest of the day. Jenny Aldridge
ran a meet record 18:41.1 in leading two others under the previous
meet record and her team to the fastest girls time of the day (1:01:30).
Central Park Invitational
Mike Poe (Etiwanda) flies to a stellar 15:10 win while the Santa Anna
Valley boys posting a 171 point team effort. Green Valley's Emily
Eskin got all the fight she could handle from Hadas Moser (University)
but prevailed 18:25-18:26. Her Green Valley team gained the team win
with a 100 point total.
The Nogales/Foothill Invitational
took place on 9/22/01
Jordan Horn (Alta Loma) wins, running 14:38 for the 2.92 mile
course. In last weeks roundup he captured the Warren Stouffer Invitational
and is putting together a very fine season. Carissa Marin (CS) wins
easy in 18:01.
Kenny Staub Invitational
David Napper (Cyress) leads three boys under 16 with a fine 15:48
clocking. Barstow boys with 38 points and an 82:21 team total. Emily
Vince (Peninsula) dominates the field running 18:04 for an enormous
1:35 margin of victory. Her mates pour in 3,4,5,10 for an excellent
23 point win.
Madera boys continue their dominating season behind 1,2 punch of Chris
Britton and Michael Barrera. They total 33 points, 78 ahead of their
nearest rival. On the girls side Sacred Heart Cathedral's Shannon
Rowbury and Michelle Gallagher swept the top 2 places but their team
got beaten by a balanced Madera squad that scored 63 to their 100.
Saint Augustine Small School Invitational
Tyler Middleton (LJCD) in 16:38 5K, Jenna Timinsky 15:28 2.75m,
wins by 1:44!!
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