Ventura County Cross Country Championships
Fillmore Flashes Junior Emma Orozco as she competes in the Ventura County Cross Country Championships.
Fillmore Flashes Junior Emma Orozco as she competes in the Ventura County Cross Country Championships.

On Friday, 10/27, Fillmore Cross Country teams competed at the Ventura County Cross Country Championships. This meet was held in Ojai on the arduous Lake Casitas Course. There were two distances run, one a short course of 1.9 miles, and a longer 3 mile course.

Running the long course were the JV boys who finished in 10th place in the team competition. They were led by Juan Ramirez 51st in 19;32.5, followed by Antonio Villalobos 55th in 19:40.1, Alex Recancoj 65th in 20:00.6, Mario Hurtado 79th in 20:21.9, Joseph Magdaleno 109th in 21:00.8, Gustavo Valdez 146th in 22:08.6, Daniel Cruz 178th in 23:10.8, Luis Leon 187th in 23:50.8, and Jesus Cadena 202nd in 24:46.1.

The top finishing team for the Flashes was the freshman boy. They were led by the top individual finisher for the Fillmore teams, Fabian Del Villar who finished in 5th place in 10:53.4 and led the team to a third place overall team finish. He was supported by Rey Andres Laureano 16th in 11:15.7, Matthew Munoz 28th in 11:29, Dave Bustos 45th in 11:59.9, and Erick Gutierrez 87th in 12:t8.2.

The sophomore boys did not race a full team in the short race. They were led by Jesus Martinez 19th in 10:57.5, followed by Davis Flores 24th in 11:03.9, Juan Carlos Laureano 35th in 11:21.1, and Andrew Otineru 81st in 12:30,9.

The varsity boys also ran a team of four over the long course . They were led by Everardo Garcia Magana who finished in 40th place in 17:04.6, followed by Michael Sanchez 42nd in 17:07, Sergio Perez 70th in 17:45.1, and Jonathan Ordaz 89th in 18:10.4,

The junior varsity girls finish in 7th place in the team competition. This was the top team finish for the Fillmore girl teams. They were led over the short course by Cecilia Cisneros 16th place in 13:45.6, followed by Allison Recancoj 24th in 13:57.8, Emma Orozco 30th in 14:05.4, Yakeline Magana 73rd in 15:11.3, and Marisol Ramos 191st in 17:4t.3.
The Frosh/Soph girls team finished 10th in the team competition. They were led by Nicole Gonzalez who finished in 16th place in a time of 12:58.3 on the short course. She was followed by Giselle Perez 20th in 13:15.1, Lorena Izarraras 64th in 14:39.2, Isabela De la Cruz 77th in 15:16.5, Liliana Felix 88th in 15:26.3, and Aliyah Heredia 111th in 16:04.3.

The Varsity girls did not run a full squad over the long course. Their three competitors were led by Carissa Rodriguez who posted the fastest time and the highest finish over the long course finishing 9th in 19:00.5. She was followed by Diana Perez 21st in 19:42.8 and Vanessa Avila 54th in 21:23.2.

The Flashes will next compete on 10/5 on this same course. This will be the 3rd TCAA meet this season. This meet will determine 4 Division league champions and the boy and girl Varsity teams that will represent TCAA at the Division 4, Southern Section Prelims Meet on November 10th in Riverside.