Lau, Smiley, Johnson, Chrisman, Maneloveg, Vomund, Davis, Miller and Sawchuk
Both Varsity teams continued their storied seasons with convincing wins at the EBAL Center Meet today. Still holding on to their #1 rankings in the North Coast Section, both teams were anxious to race after a couple week layoff. And it didn't take long to see that the teams were rested and ready for the challenge of the tough EBAL.
Boys Varsity Wrap Up
With a total score of a mere 26 points, the guys rolled to a convincing victory in the varsity race. Four in the top five. All seven in the top 14. Average team time of 16:16 for three miles (5:25/mile pace). The Mustangs outdistance Granada (2nd with 56 points) and Amador Valley (3rd in 106 points). After Granada's Leo Skellenger crossed in first palce in an impressive 15:42, Monte Vista sent the next four finishers across the line. Sr Tim Chrisman was 2nd in 15:53, Jr Tristan Miller 3rd in 16:02, Jr Daniel Maneloveg is 4th in 16:13 while Jr Nick Vomund is 5th in 16:23. Close behind is another pack of Mustangs, this time with Soph Matt Johnson taking 12th, Jr Ben Smily in 13th and Jr Brendan Lau is 7th man in 14th place. Sr Peter Davis (24th) and Soph Carson Sawchuk (44th) round out the varsity team today.
Tim's time is #2 all time at Newhall for the Monte Vista boys team (trailing only Mike Rodericks 15:34 set in 2008), while Tristan's is #3 all time. The guys were briefly ranked #10 in the entire state for Division 1, a ranking they hope to get back soon based on this type of performance!
Girls Varsity Wrap Up
The varsity girls took to the starting line today as the first step in the defense of their 2014 EBAL team title. And right from the gun, it was obvious that the team was not going to let someone else take it from them. Paced once again by Sr Brooke Starn up front, the Lady Stangs had four in the top 10 and their 5th runner in by #12. With a score of 32, the team easily turned back second place Granada (55 pts) and San Ramon Valley (73 pts).
Brooke finishes in 2nd today, with the fastest time at Newhall in MV history (17:32). It turns out to be the 6th fastest time ever run by a female at Newhall Park, which has a long and storied history (it used to host the NCS championships even). Brooke averages 5:51 per mile for three miles today! Jr Meredith Corda continues her strong season, taking 3rd place overall with a strong final mile. Soph Maddie Coney is third for the team in 6th place. Frosh star Lauren Cervantes breaks into the top 10 with her 9th place finish. Senior Elana Lim has a breakthrough race, finishing 5th for the team in 12th place overall. Soph Alex Wilson (16th) and Jr Morgan Dowling (25th) round out the top 7. Olivia Bame is 26th and Karalyn Sawchuk (36th) round out the varsity team.
After a break to run the historic Mt SAC Invitational on Oct 24th, the Mustangs will take on these same teams once again on Friday Nov 6th, with league titles on the line!