On the whole I would say that most of the StanCo kids didn't have their best races. Some ran the races of their lives at SJS just to qualify. It is difficult to duplicate that sort of feat. Additionally the State meet races are crowded. The runners are all good, and the fields don't thin out very much. Some runners that are used to being mostly alone at the front, find themselves buried in a pack. It is difficult to find room to move up...well being able to say that you "ran in the State meet" is something that can never be taken away. They should all be proud of their amazing seasons regardless of how this final race turned out.
The Gregori boys would join Modesto's Alan Guerrero in this race. Alan got out well. The others were mostly buried in the herd. Santiago and Mason had small PRs over their times from a month ago. Jack Duchala turned his ankle at the start of the race and hobbled through the 5K.
|H Reeves and Marsh in a crowd|
|M Reeves and Ruiz|
50. Mason Reeves (Gregori) 16:07.4
99. Alan Guerrero (Modesto) 16:33.0
117. Matt Marsh (Gregori) 16:39.9
140. Sebastian Cronkite (Gregori) 17:01.9
159. Hunter Reeves (Gregori) 17:14.6
182. Jaxon Reeves (Gregori) 17:50.7
187. Jack Duchala (Gregori) 18:07.8
Moises represented the first Downey boy to qualify for State. He got out fairly well but faded over the hillier second mile.
Anthony ran at State last year. Unlike the other StanCo runners, he got out pretty fast...maybe a bit too fast, and he ran almost the exact same time as last season.
It was only the two Hughson girls in this race. They had both run at State last year, but never really looked comfortable on this day. Both ladies will likely have a chance to redeem themselves next year.
117. Emily Fife (Hughson) 21:04.5