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Mt. SAC  Invitational
October 24, 2014

Temperatures were in the high 80s with dry and dusty course conditions

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Time

Race #

Gender

Division

Quick Results

Full PDF Results

Video

1:16

21

Boys

Frosh

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

1:31

23

Girls

Soph

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

1:40

24

Boys

Soph

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

1:55

26

Girls

JV

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

2:04

27

Boys

JV

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

2:12

28

Girls

Varsity

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

2:37

31

Men

Varsity

Titan Results

Full Race and Team

Coming

As we discussed in our race preview, the Mt. SAC Invitational can be a peek at CIF.  The picture can get a little obscured when runners normally racing varsity are sometimes placed in their age-level races.  So, we’ll focus on Rio Hondo competitors and touch only briefly on CIF.

Girls Take 3rd In Their D4 Varsity Race and Olivia Runs 5th Individually

Although the hot, dry conditions (along with Quarter Finals and Sarah’s cold) seemed to take a toll on the Girl’s Varsity team, they pulled off a 3rd place team finish in their race and took home medals.  Their 1:48:48 team time was 8 minutes off the team time that got them to CIF Finals last year.  Interestingly, their team time was 10th overall in SS-D4 Girls when all three D4 races are combined, so with three weeks until CIF-Prelims the girls are in contention for the top 16 moving on to Finals.  Olivia Harrigian had her second best time, 20:02, on SAC and came in 5th individually.  Kelly McCrary continued her recent streak of good runs with a 22:18 PR.  Although they competed in different races, the Lady Titans’ team time would have placed them second compared to Rio Hondo rival La Canada’s 1:43:26, and South Pasadena would have come in 3rd with 1:49:11 (both teams appear to have run their full Varsity squad).  Complete individual results are available HERE.

Men Run to Personal Bests and Take 5th In Their D4 Varsity Race

With most of the team achieving PRs, the Men’s Varsity continues to exceed pre-season expectations.  John Judge led the team with a 5th place finish in 16:59 (PR).  Girish Balaji clocked 17:16, just off his PR.  Toma’s Liu (17:45), Eric Lew (17:59), Charlie Perry (18:28), Justin Castleman (19:46) and Cavanaugh Jue (19:58) all had personal bests on SAC.  The team time of 1:28:30 was 4 minutes off last year’s team time at the Invitational and CIF Prelims, so the guys still have some work ahead of them looking out 3 weeks to this year’s Prelims.  Focusing on Rio Hondo League rivals, John beat both Cullen Irvine of South Pas and Ethan Angold of La Canada.  South Pasadena ran its regular Varsity squad in its D3 race and had a team time of 1:29:26.  La Canada split its squad, but its top 5 finishers across 3 races would have had a team time of 1:29:39, so Titans bested both League rivals.  Complete individual results are HERE.

Other Athletes Show Steady Improvement

After missing most of last season to injury, Sharmayne Siu’s 22:42 was close to her SAC PR from 2012.  Also in the Girl’s JV race, Jade Larriva-Latt had a PR of 24:38.  In the Boy’s JV race, David Thi’s 20:10 puts him within striking range of Varsity, and Alexander Lai had a PR of 21:52.  In the Boy’s Soph race, both Kyle McCall (20:46) and Ethan Deshaies (21:13) dropped their PRs by over a minute on SAC.  The Freshmen Boys got their first experience on SAC, and Jonathan Chen and Grant Holt came through together at 20:26, followed by Tim Wong (21:44) and Tom Moffat (21:54).

Individual Performances

Race 31 - Varsity Men

5th Place - 160 pts, 1:28:30

5

John Judge

16:59 (PR)

17

Girish Balaji

17:16

32

Toma’s Liu

17:45 (PR)

42

Eric Lew

17:59 (PR)

64

Charlie Perry

18:28 (PR)

123

Justin Castleman

19:46 (PR)

129

Cavanaugh Jue

19:58 (PR)

Race 27 - Junior Varsity Boys

44

David Thi

20:10

57

Mitchell Hee

20:25

110

Alexander Lai

21:52 (PR)

Race 24 - Sophomore Boys

43

Kyle McCall

20:46 (PR)

48

Ethan Deshaies

21:13 (PR)

143

Douglas Lou

27:00

Race 21 - Freshman Boys

38

Jonathan Chen

20:26

39

Grant Holt

20:26

64

Timothy Wong

21:44

72

Thomas Moffat

21:54

2014-10-24 - Eric on Gauntlet

Eric races to the finish on the “gauntlet”

2014-10-24 - Guys with water spray

A spray of water was welcome on a hot day

Race 28 - Varsity Girls

3rd Place - 133 pts, 1:48:48

5

Olivia Harrigian

20:02

25

Carlin Koch

21:46

35

Angela Wang

22:15

37

Kelly McCrary

22:18 (PR)

38

Fiona Harrigian

22:26

45

Sarah Linton

22:51

Race 26 - Junior Varsity Girls

7

Sharmayne Siu

22:42

33

Jade Larriva-Latt

24:38 (PR)

Race 23 - Sophomore Girls

13

Alejandra Larriva-Latt

23:16

142

Katherine Chen

28:53

148

Leslie Su

29:04

2014-10-24 - Girls Varsity

Girls Varsity shows off their 3rd place medals (Angela not pictured)

2014-10-24 - Kelly and Fiona on poop out

Kelly and Fiona give it their all up “poop-out” hill

2014 SMHS Cross Country

2014 Cross Country Season - Calendar

Date

Time

Event

Location

September 11  (Thurs)

3:30

Phil Ryan Invitational

Lacy Park

September 25  (Thurs)

3:15

League Meet #1

Lacy Park

October 4  (Saturday)

8:15 am

Staub-Barnes Invitational

Crescenta Valley Park

October 11  (Saturday)

9:00 am

Crystal Springs Invitational

Crystal Springs, Belmont

October 16  (Thurs)

3:15

League Meet #2

Hahamongna Park
(La Canada H.S.)

October 24  (Friday)

~ 1:00 pm

Mt. SAC Invitational

Mt. SAC College (Walnut)

November 6  (Thurs)

3:15

League Finals

Lacy Park

November 15  (Sat)

8:00 am

CIF Prelims

Mt., SAC College

November 22  (Sat)

8:00 am

CIF Finals

Mt. SAC College

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