Cloudy skies and a bit of rain didn’t stop our runners from posting fantastic scores at the Central Park Invitational in Huntington Beach. The three-mile course consisted of grass, dirt, asphalt, a killer hill and a loop around a lake.
Boys and girls varsity races were at 12:30 pm and 1 pm, respectively. Our varsity girls placed first as a team overall in section 2 Girls Varsity! Congratulations, ladies! Isabella Wroblewski garnered second place with 18:25 with Olivia Reed taking fourth just three seconds later at 18:28. Brooke Boyd and Mackenzie Dalton also placed ninth and 10th, giving Yorba Linda four finishers in the top ten! Senior Sarina Patel also completed the race 20th overall, while Emily Maurer and Penelope Fournier finished in the top 35 varsity girls. Kathryn Thompson and Rory Hartzheim also represented YL girls varsity in this race with excellent showings.
In the varsity boys race, our men placed second as a team overall. Congratulations, gentlemen! Dante Maldonado took fourth place over all with 15:31 followed by Mason Farley and Adrian Wellmeyer, who came in at 16:22 and 16:24 respectively. Also finishing in under 17 minutes were Kaayan Savalia, Daniel Chang, Jacob Ortillano and Toren Habbestad. Taylor Stivers and Jack Karcher rounded out the race with excellent times as well.
In the JV girls category, Alison Su took fourth place overall, followed by Sydney LeBrun in sixth place. Olivia Teran, Lorelei Pohl, Ella Stanciu and Sarai SantaCruz each followed with excellent times.
In JV boys, Trevor Gilson and Riley Yoon represented Yorba Linda with tremendous effort.
Our freshmen, Noosha Hassanian, Kiley Kawaja, Rio Maldonado and Daniel Hernandez, all had excellent races, with Rio taking fifth place overall in freshmen boys.
Great job, Yorba Linda Mustangs! Varsity runners will head to Clovis this weekend as we look ahead to the Mt. SAC Invitational on October 20.
Official results here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/227011/info
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