X-C Teams Compete in Hayward; Pilot Women Take Third-Place Trophy
Alameda’s three high schools took part in the North Coast Section cross country tournament Saturday, Nov. 18, at Hayward High School.
The Alameda High women’s team finished in fourth place, out of 18 teams, in the Div. III race. They finished with a score of 157 — lowest score wins. Alameda junior Lauren Lum was the first Hornet to cross the finish line. She finished sixth overall, out of 139 participants, with a time of 18:05.50. Her teammate Olivia Liuson finished in 16th place. The freshman completed the three-mile race in 19:06. Junior Katherine Gee completed the race in 19:18 for 21st place.
The men’s team earned sixth place, out of 23 teams, in the Div. III competition. The Hornets finished with a score of 187. Senior Ethan West led the Hornets in the meet. He finished in 23rd place, out of 155 participants, with a time of 16:34.70. His teammate Adam Elaidy, a junior, finished less than a second behind him with a time of 16:35.40 for 25th place. Senior Devin Rowe completed the three-mile trek in 17 minutes flat for 43rd place.
The Encinal women’s team finished in 10th place, out of 18 teams, with a score of 270 in the Div. IV race. Shelby Nelson was in front of the pack with a fourth-place finish, out of 136 competitors. The junior finished with a time of 18:16. The next Jet to complete the race was freshman Aila Owens in 21:17.50 for 47th place. Sophomore Gabby Cassaro rounded out the top three Jet performers with a time of 22:31.40 for 71st place.
The men’s team finished in 20th place, out of 22 teams, with a score of 554 in the Div. IV meet. The first to complete the race for Encinal was senior Luis Booth who finished in 99th place, out of 154 participants, with a time of 18:32.50. Right behind him was teammate Michael Chen. The junior finished in 100th place with a time of 18:37. Sophomore Jaden Taylor completed the three-mile course in 18:55.50 for 111th place.
St. Joseph Notre Dame
The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s team had a third-place finish in the Div. V race out of 21 teams. The team scored an 86 in the event.
Junior Emily Perez finished first overall, out of 170 participants, with a time of 17:43.20. In fact, Perez’s time was the fourth fastest time out of all the women athletes that competed in the five division races (more than 600 runners). Perez’s teammate also finished in the top 10 in the Div. V race. Senior Beatrice Levy finished with a time of 18:39 for eighth place. Sophomore Maia Charensuphiphat rounded out the top three for the Pilots with a time of 19:55.60 for 22nd place.
The men’s team finished sixth, out of 26 teams, with a score of 194. Sophomore Zavier Annis finished with a time of 15:54.10 for sixth place. Sophomore Dominic Padre completed the race in 18th place with a time of 16:29.40. Junior Gabe Trevino completed the race with a time of 16:58.40 for 37th place.