Pilots, Hornets Showcase Skills in Clovis
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) and Alameda High School cross-country teams competed at the Clovis Invitational last Saturday, at Woodward Park in Fresno.
The SJND men’s team finished 11th out of 32 teams in the small school division. SJND sophomore Zavier Annis was the first Pilot to cross the finish line in the 5,000-meter race. He completed the trek in 16:27.9, good for 17th place out of 219 participants. Fellow Pilot sophomore Dominic Padre was the second to cross. He finished with a time of 16:45.7, which put him at 28th place.
The next SJND member to finish was junior Gabe Trevino, who completed the course in 17:35.1 for 80th place. Sophomore Matthew Goode finished in 97th place with a time of 17:65.5. Sophomore Matthew Geller finished with a time of 18:12.7 for 117th place to round out the Pilots’ top five participants.
The Pilots finished with a score of 302. University High of San Francisco won the event with a score of 123.
The SJND women’s team finished in seventh place out of 29 teams in the small-school division. Pilot junior Emily Perez finished the 5,000-meter race in second place out of 207 athletes with a time of 17:54.5. Senior Beatrice Levy finished 23rd with a time of 19:25.5. Freshman Ellie Chareonsuphiphat finished 63rd with a time of 20:34.8, a personal 5,000-meter record for her. Sophomore Maia Charensuphiphat placed 80th in the meet with a time of 20:58.6. Freshman Claire Nocon placed 83rd with a time of 21:01. Sophomore Danielle Perez rounded out the Pilots’ top five participants with a time of 21:11.8, good for 91st place.
The Pilots finished with a score of 227. Mayfield of Pasadena won the meet with a score of 65.
The Alameda Hornets men’s cross-country team finished 23rd out of 35 schools in the large-school division.
Senior Ethan West was the first Hornet to complete the race. He finished the trek with a time of 17:22.4, which put him at 95th place out of 242 runners. Junior Adam Elaidy came in 101st with a time of 17:25.9. Sophomore Patrick Nguyen completed the distance in a time of 17:29, good for 106th place. Freshman Emilo Cazares (17:42.8 – 140th place) and Senior Cedric Murphy (17:48.7 – 150th place) rounded out the Hornets’ top-five finishers.
The team accumulated a score of 572. Rocklin won the event with a score of 106.
The Alameda women’s team finished in 12th place out of 29 teams in the large-school division. They also had the best individual performance in the meet. Junior Lauren Lum finished in first place in the division meet out of 200 participants. She finished with a time of 18:49.6. As great as her time was, it was not Lum’s best 5,000-meter time. At the 2016 California Interscholastic Federation cross-country championship Lum finished with a time of 18:32.2 as a sophomore.
Junior Katherine Gee finished in 29th place with a time of 20:07.7, while freshman Olivia Liuson completed the 5,000-meter race with a time of 20:09.02, which put her in 31st place. Sophomores Geraldine Yue (21:40.2 – 110th place) and Nicolette Herrera-Ross (22:06.2 – 130th place) rounded out the top five for the Hornets.
Alameda finished with a score 296. Woodcreek of Roseville won the meet with a score of 136.
The two teams will again compete at the same event when they travel to Hayward High to take part in the 34th Annual Mariner Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 21.