Flashes Cross Country at Rosemead Invite
Fillmore Flashes Cross Country Junior Boys at the Rosemead Invite this past Friday. Photo by Judith Rodriguez.
Fillmore Flashes Cross Country Junior Boys at the Rosemead Invite this past Friday. Photo by Judith Rodriguez.

Friday evening found the Fillmore Flashes competing under the stars at the Rosemead Invitational. Fillmore was one of 48 schools to compete in 4 boys and girls grade level races.

Once again the freshman girls led all Fillmore teams capturing second place in the team competition. Leading the girls for the second week in a row was Vanessa Avila who finished in 7th place and posted a personal best of 19:44.8, she was followed by newcomer Anahi Andrade 16th in 20:48.3, Anahi Pascual 25th in 21:02.6, Nicole Gonzalez 35th in 21:45.3, Areanna Covarrubias 36th in 21:46.5, Valerie Hernandez 43rd in 21:52.3, Giselle Perez 76th in 23:13.8 and Eva Vieyra 148th in 26:37.7.

Sophomore sensation Carissa Rodriguez led all Fillmore girl finishers on the day running a personal best of 18:04.6 and finished 3rd in her race. She was followed by Diana Perez in 25th in 20:03.3, Andrea Marruffo 34th in 20:22.7, Emma Orozco 28th in 20:33, Cecilia Cisneros 108th in 22:22.9, and Cynthia Hurtado 145th in 23:46. These athletes also performed well and finish 4th in the team competition.

Jacqueline Chavez led the Junior girls to a tenth place team result by finishing in 31st place in a time of 20:14.3, Maria Rubalcava was 56th in 21:05.6, Allison Recancoj 77th in 22:09.3, Yakeline Magana 117th in 23:18.1, and Michelle Reyes 129th in 23:39.6.

Lauren was the lone competitor for the Flashes in the Senior girl competition. She finished in a credible 21st place and posted a personal best time of 20:10.4.

Three Freshman boys competed in their divisional race. Leading the way was Andrew Otineru 83th in 20:29.6, followed by Samuel Kafka 144th in 22:29.6, and Pete Alvarado 157th in 23:29.

The Sophomore boys finished in 9th position in the team competition. They were led by Sergio Perez in 11th place in 16:45.6, followed by Nick Villela 15th in 16:51.9, Jorge Acevedo 72nd in 18:25.97, Andrew Hernandez 103rd in 19:07.82, Luis Leon 116th in 19:18.38, Antonio Villalobos 124th in 20:05.84, and Daniel Cruz 154th in 20:22.92.

Junior boys were led to a 4th place team finish by Michael Sanchez running the fastest time of the day for Fillmore a 15:34 and finishing in 9th place as an individual. He was followed by Jonathan Ordaz 12th in 15:51.42, Everardo Garcia Magana 26th in 16:15.25, Christian Andrade 50th in 17:01.64, Juan Ramirez 54th in 17:05.92, Jesus Castro 56th in 17:10.15, Gustavo Valdez 57th in 17:12.05, Mario Hurtado 82nd in 17:54.40 and Erik Hernandez 148th in 19:36.07.

Fillmore's three seniors finished in the top 30 of their race. The best individual finish of the day also came from this race when Johnny Martinez finished in second place posting an excellent time of 15:39.06. He was followed by Adrian Orozco 14th in 16:12.74, and John Chavez 28th in 17:13.34.

Next week on Saturday the 17th, the Flashes will compete at the Mt. Carmel Invitational at Balboa Park in San Diego.