Island Runners Compete in Fresno
Alameda high school teams and athletes performed at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 24, at Woodward Park in Fresno.
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s cross country team finished seventh out of 24 teams in the CIF Div. III women’s 5,000-meter competition. The team was led by senior Lauren Lum who completed the race with a time of 18:39.1. Lum finished seventh individually out of 214 participants. Hornet senior Katherine Gee and sophomore Olivia Liuson finished 46th and 47th, respectively. Gee finished with a time of 19:31.4, while Luison completed the distance in 19:31.7.
Freshman Katy Hosokawa was the fourth Hornet to complete the race. She finished 124th with a time of 20:37.5. Junior Julia West rounded out AHS’ top five with a 138th place finish and a time of 20:51. The Hornets gained a score of 259 — lowest score wins. Vista Del Lago of Folsom won the event.
The Alameda men’s team did not qualify for the CIF championship, but senior Adam Elaidy qualified to compete as an individual. He finished 92nd in the men’s Div. III competition out of 203 participants. He completed the race with a time of 16:54.6.
St. Joseph Notre Dame
The St. Joseph Notre Dame High School women’s cross country team finished 10th out of 24 teams in the Div. V race. The team was led by Oregon State-commit Emily Perez. The senior finished fourth overall out of 203 participants. She completed the race with a time of 18:29.
Her sister Natalie Perez was the next Pilot to finish with a time of 20:22. The freshman came in 47th place. Sophomore Claire Nocon came in 100th place with a time of 21:38.2. The third Perez sister, Danielle, finished with a time of 21:42. The sophomore came in 102nd place. The fifth Pilot to reach the finish line was freshman Jaida Sieu who came in 109th place with a time of 21:55.3. Lick-Wilmerding of San Francisco won the race.
The Encinal High School women’s and men’s teams did not qualify for the CIF championship, but senior runner Shelby Nelson qualified for the women’s competition as an individual. She finished 40th in the Div. IV race out of 209 participants. She finished with a time of 19:19.8