St. Lucy’s does well in Palo Alto

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We had one girl (Megan Parodi) who had other commitments,’ Regents coach Tony Reyes said. “Another (Camille Cotton) is rehabbing and we will just be happy to have her back in time for league finals. Michelle (Reyes) has had some calf problems and hasn’t been able to train so I think we could have been in the top 10.’ Freshman Brigitte Blazys, sophomore Michelle Reyes, senior Natalie Acaeves and junior Susan Guarerra completed the five-person squad. “Missing those other girls hurt,’ Reyes said. “Usually our four through six and seven girls are pretty close. If one has a bad day the others pick it up, we just didn’t have enough depth.’ Tony Reyes did some running of his own at Stanford. He finished 124th in the `scored’ 8K race at Stanford for older runners. “My goal was to run a sub-27 minute race,’ he said. “I ran a little over 26 so I was happy with that.’ St. Lucy’s Priory had no room for error with only five runners entered. Teams usually enter seven runners with the top five finishers figuring in the scoring. The Regents finished 13th in the Division III girls division. They were led by senior Amber Hebb with a time of 20:50. A few local schools took the trip north to Palo Alto last weekend to compete in the Stanford Invitational cross country meet. The Stanford 5K course provides a good early season test against some of the best cross country teams in the state. center_img Also running in a scored race was former state Cross country and 1,600 meter track champion, Annie Ebener. Ebener, a graduate of St. Lucy’s in the late ’90s finished 33rd in the scored 6K race. Covina High School had good performances in the Division III boys and girls races at Stanford. Senior Federico Martinez led the Colts with a 17:13 5K as the boys finished 20th. The Colts girls team finished 18th in the division and were led by senior Emily Carillo with a 22:07 mark. Senior Perlita Carrillo finished second for the Colts followed by Michelle Hernandez, Daniela Marintez and Riva Falomir. The girls were separated by 1:14 from first to fifth which bodes well for the Colts when they enter league competition. The Glendora High girls finished 12th in the Division I seeded race. Junior Christy Adamyk finished fourth in 18:17 against the top runners in the state in the first major test of the year. “It was perfect,’ Tartans coach Steve Sumner said. “It was kind of crazy up there. (Top-ranked) Jordan Hasay went out with a 5:01 first mile then she didn’t finish. Christy stayed at the back of the first pack then closed.’ Sumner was especially happy with freshman Ayissa Sanchez. She finished 29th overall in 19:30. “Ayissa is just learning how to race,’ he said. `This was only her second race and she was right up there the first mile. She will definitely close on them later.’ Sanchez was followed by Junko Kubota, Mara Whitworth and Regan Mcdonnel to help the Tartans end up as one of the top teams from the CIF-Southern Section at the meet. West Covina High School boys finished ninth as a team. The Bulldogs were led by Diego Mercado, who finished second overall in 15:19 just five seconds behind the leader and ahead of two runners from New Zealand. Twin brother Danny finished 11th at 15:58 and Jonathon Yerena is starting to show he belongs with the elite runners with his 16:29 race to finish third for the Bulldogs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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