Fillmore Flashes Cross Country Competes at Sac

On Friday the Fillmore Cross Country teams competed at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational. The first 100 yards of the course are over pavement, followed by two flat loops, finally three major climbs, and several smaller climbs. This is also where postseason CIF Divisional meets will be contested.

Fillmore had one competitor in the boy’s freshman race. Philip Jimenez finished in 98th place in a time of 24:08. The freshman girls followed, with two competitors, Leah Barragan who finished in an impressive 7th place in 22:48 and Hailey Robledo who finished 40th placed 40th in 26.34.

Newcomer Omar Heredia was the lone runner for the Flashes in the sophomore boys race. Omar finished in 90th place in 21:35. Jacqueline Olivares ran to 63rd place finish in the girls sophomore race, finishing in 28:26.

Three runners toed the starting line in the girls JV race. Liliana Montejano led this group, finishing in 22nd place in 25:10. She was followed by Tiffany Velasco 30th in 25:47 and Cassandra Valdovinos 48th in 27:05. In the boys JV race Fillmore’s 3 competitors were led by Samuel Ramirez 38th in 21:40. He was followed by Juan Cumatz 50th in 22:00, and Vicente Lopez 96th in 24:05.

Fillmore sent a team of 6 athletes to compete in the Varsity boys division. Eddie Vigil led the team finishing in 12th place in a time of 16:48. He was followed by Angel Garcia 28th in 17:36, Diego Ramirez 31st in 17:43, Joshua Estrada 38th in 18:01, Nicholas Hurtado 43rd in 18:10, and Angel Laureano 81st in 19:17. In the team competition, Fillmore finished in 5th place.

The top performing team for the Flashes was the Varsity girls. They were led by Nataly Vigil who finished 7th in 20:25. She was followed by Niza Laureano 10th in 20:46, Diana Santa Rosa 24th in 21:42, Andrea Laureano 34th in 22:06, Alexandra Martinez 53rd in 23:08, and Monique Hurtado 64th in 23:48. Nataly was the top finisher for the Flashes on the day. In the team competition, this was our top finish. The girls brought home a runner-up plaque.

The Flashes Cross Country teams will now prepare for League Finals on Thursday, November 3rd at Lake Casitas in Ojai. This meet will start at 2:00 p.m.