Fillmore Cross Country Team Competes at Elkins Golf Course

For the second year in a row, Fillmore hosted the second of three TCAA Cross Country League meets. This meets determine league standings and Varsity Division 4 SS CIF Prelims TCAA League representatives.

The Meet was well attended and held on Fillmore’s beautiful Elkins Golf Course. Thirteen teams competed for team standings in four divisions, JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys.

The Boys JV race was the first race of the day. Foothill Technology captured 5 of the top 7 spots and won the team competition with Fillmore placing second. Juan Ramirez led Fillmore runners placing 4th in 18:15.10, Cristian Andrade followed in 7th in 18:40.97, Gustavo Valdez 11th in 19:22, John Chavez 12th in 19:34.91, Mario Hurtado 13th in 19:38.47, Jesus Castro 14th in 19:40.27, Jorge Acevedo 15th in 19:45.6, Antonio Villalobos 36th in 21:16.62, Andrew Hernandez 44th in 21:33.98, Daniel Cruz 45th in 21:34.81, Eric Hernandez 53rd in 22:15.86, Luis Leon 55th in 22:34.59, Samuel Kafka 64th in 23:18.23, and Pete Alvarado 84th in 26:30.02.

The second race of the day featured the top runner in the State, Malibu’s Claudia Lane. Claudia dominated this talented field by posting a time of 16:58.6 on this challenging 3 mile course. She gaped the second place finisher in her race by a little more than three minutes and five seconds. Her time would have placed her 10th in the boys’ Varsity race. Fillmore's top finisher was Carissa Rodriguez 7th in 19:55.08, she was followed by Diana Perez 10th in 20:32.25, Andrea Marruffo 14th in 20:47.7, Vanessa Avila 15th in 20:48.78, Anahi Pascual 33rd in 21:52.52, Jacqueline Chavez 43rd in 22:27.83, and Lauren Magdaleno 46th in 22:33.39.

The next race, boys Varsity was also dominated by Foothill Technology taking six of the top seven places. Thacher captured the second place team award followed by Fillmore in third. Top runner for Fillmore was Adrian Orozco 10th in 17:03.45, followed by Juan Martinez 11th in 17:13.24, Jonathan Ordaz 28th in 17:46.57, Sergio Perez 30th in 17:50.88, Everardo G. Magana 32nd in 17:57.92, Michael Sanchez 35th in 18:11.33, and Nick Villela 46th in 18:48.31.

The Girls JV race was the final race of the day. The race was dominated by Foothill Technology capturing the first 6 places. Top runner for Fillmore was Nicole Gonzalez who finished in 7th place in 22:33.4, she was followed by Valerie Hernandez 9th in 22:45.75, Cecilia Cisneros 10th in 22:49.62, Maria Ruvalcaba 11th in 23:14 06, Emma Orozco 12th in 23:14.81, Areanna Covarrubias 14th in 23:23.72, Luz Ruiz 28th in 24:44.51, Allison Recancoj 32nd in 24:57.20, Michelle Reyes 34th in 25:08.92, Giselle Perez 35th in 25:38.35, and Cynthia Hurtado 40th in 27:02.5.

The Flashes will next compete on Friday at the nation's largest high school meet, the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational.