Dry air and high heat assailed all runners at the Century League Finals on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, but our Mustang men and women pushed through for some impressive times that secured their spots in the upcoming CIF Prelims on October 10, 2023. Athletes, parents and friends also recognized and celebrated eight Mustang seniors, many of whom completed their final cross country race at this contest.

Women’s JV and Varsity teams both took second place out of seven teams represented. Alison Su, Rory Hartzheim and Olivia Teran each placing 9th, 11th and 13th respectively in Women’s JV.  Olivia Reed, Isabella Wroblewski, Brooke Boyd, Sarina Patel and Mackenzie Dalton took 2nd, 3rd, 11th, 12th and 14th respectively in the  Women’s Varsity contest. As a result of their achievements, our entire Women’s Varsity team will advance to CIF Prelims! Great job, ladies!

Rio Maldonado took 3rd place overall in Frosh/Soph, just behind Foothill and Canyon.

In Men’s JV, Jack Karcher, Brent Jorgensen, Connor Griffin and Riley Yoon represented Yorba Linda. This race had to be restarted after several runners tripped and fell just past the start line.

YLHS Men’s Varsity runners Dante Maldonado (14:56, 3rd) and Toren Habbestad (15:29, 9th) both ranked among the top ten finishers, and Mason Farley (15:40) completed the race in 12th place. All three runners will advance to CIF Prelims on Friday, November 10 at Mt. SAC.

Congratulations to our XC Seniors, class of 2024!
Adrian Wellmeyer
Mason Farley
Daniel Chang
Taylor Stivers
Sarina Patel
Brent Jorgensen
Connor Griffin
Sydney Lebrun

All final results here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/235388/results/all

More photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Z8nDsEPGyj49q5RdOc0GHnaf7XFJoPBF?usp=sharing

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