TURLOCK v PITMAN (scrimmage)
Although this was an unofficial meet with many of the competitors actually being friends with each other, there was also an element of the challenge of the first real test of fitness for the season. It was warm and many of the runners felt/suffered the effects of the heat as they circumnavigated the three loops around Donnelly Park. It was also clear from the gun that Turlock was the stronger team for both the boys and girls. At the finish line the results put a giant exclamation point of fact on that initial observation. Javier Lara led a wave of Turlock boys across the line swamping the Pride boys. I believe that no less than 10 Bulldogs crossed before the first Pitman boy! The girls results were similar. The real news on the female side was the initiation of Turlock Frosh Arianna Lara Chavez who was simply amazing. She beat all but one of the Pitman boys and of course all of the girls including teammate and veteran Makenzie Salyer. Arianna's time of 19:42 will already make her a contender for the CCC title and a spot in the section championship.
1. Javier Lara (Turlock) 17:22
2. Will Anderson (Turlock) 18:18
3. AJ Carbajal (Turlock) 18:23
1. Arianna Lara Chavez (Turlock) 19:42
2. Makenzie Salyer (Turlock) 21:05
3. Amanda Medina (Turlock) 21:32
LODI FLAME INV
Hughson and Riverbank both took the drive up Hwy 99 to Lodi to check on their early season fitness levels. The Bruin boys and girls both finished 5th (being beaten by some large and strong D1 and D2 schools. For RBK the Chavez brothers had a very strong showing with Adan finishing 2nd and Emmanuel finishing 3 ticks back in 4th. It would appear to me that there is some work still to do behind the twins if the Bruins hope to repeat as section champs. For the girls Kim Ruvalcaba and Sabrina Garcia both had strong races. Similarly for the girls if they too hope to repeat at Sections the spread between runners 1-4 must be much smaller.
|Emmanuel and Adan sporting their medals|
2. Adan Chavez (Riverbank) 16:46
4. Emmanuel Chavez (Riverbank) 16:49
24. Ruben Paradez (Riverbank) 18:04
27. Daniel Yanez (Hughson) 18:12
42. Carlos Martinez (Riverbank) 18:54
46. Jared Williams (Hughson)
6. Kim Ruvalcaba (Riverbank) 20:45
13. Sabrina Garcia (Riverbank) 21:31
19. Madison Mays (Hughson) 21:58
33. Joslyn Beliera (Riverbank) 22:58
36. Haley Richardson (Riverbank) 23:03
50. Stephanie Bernal (Riverbank) 24:11
JAGUAR INV (Tracy)
Not really much to report here other than Beyer competed. The Beyer Varsity boys have some real work to do if they don't want to be completely embarrassed in an already very weak MMC. For the girls, I'm not even sure if they ran a varsity girl. What I did notice was that Lauren Stanislaw's little sister Jenna is running. If she has 1/2 the running genes as her sister, she'll make an impact in the MMC.
Coming up this week is the WAC Preseason Meet (Ceres) and the first TVL (Hughson, Riverbank, Orestimba, and Waterford) race, both are on Wed. The TVL race is at Legion. Next Saturday RBK, Hughson again will be competing at the Willow Hills relays in Folsom. Most MMC schools won't be racing until the Sierra Inv the following Saturday.