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Barons get the jump on 2011 cross country season

Fri, Sep 09 2011 01:28 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents

The Bonita Vista Barons got a jump on the rest of the local competition by hosting the Montgomery Aztecs in a non-league dual meet Sept. 1 at Discovery Park. The Barons swept all three races — varsity boys, girls and junior varsity boys — by identical 15-50 scores.

BV coach Ed Winczowski indicated he was pleased by his team’s first outing.

Bonita Vista placed the first eight runners in both the varsity boys and girls races and notched the first 12 finishers in the 37-deep boys JV race.

Caesar Castillo (17:17), Jose Suarez (17:28), Austin Johnson (17:40), Kevin Yen (17:57) and Alex Dominguez (18:03) finished as the Barons’ top five scorers in the 16-deep boys varsity race. Also placing ahead of the Aztecs’ top finisher (Eddie Macias in 19:08) for the hosts were Christian Gutierrez (18:17), Jacob Sherman (18:23) and Devon Helle (18:52).

The 19-deep girls race featured a glut of runners at the lead, with three BV harriers making a final dash for the finish line. Raelene deArmas crossed the line first in 15:43, followed by teammates Kristen Lamprecht (15:44) and Jennifer Yang (15:46). Sisters Clarrissa Hernandez (15:57) and Claudia Hernandez (16:41) rounded out the team’s five scorers.

Finishing ahead of Montgomery’s Brandy Sanchez (17:15) for the Barons were Anna Skomal (16:42), Denisse Bautista (16:45) and Cynthia Rendon (16:55).

Javier Reyes (18:36) and Christian Kelley (18:39) led the Barons across the finish line in the JV boys race.

The Barons will field a split squad for two events this Friday — the Mustang/East Hills Realty Invitational at Rohr Park (3:05 p.m. start) and the Showdown at Sundown at CSU San Marcos.

Vaquero Stampede
Eight South Bay schools participated in last Saturday’s Vaquero Stampede at Lindo Lake. Eastlake participated in the Division I field while Castle Park, Hilltop, Mar Vista and Southwest participated in the Division II field and San Ysidro, Mater Dei Catholic and Lutheran participated in the Division III field. The event featured non-CIF races: freshman/sophomore and junior/senior combinations.

Top local place-finishers included those by San Ysidro sophomore Karina Cantera (first), Eastlake sophomore Oliver Abundez (second), San Ysidro’s Martin Perez (third), Mater Dei Catholic senior Mallory Davenport (third), Eastlake junior Zac Zasueta (fifth), Eastlake sophomores Ridley Gatlin (fifth) and Alina Corona (sixth), Castle Park junior Miguel Lopez (sixth), Eastlake freshman Andre Loboto (seventh), Lutheran freshman Liz Sprenkle (seventh), Castle Park junior Jesus Ortiz (eighth), San Ysidro sophomore Vanessa Perez (eighth), Eastlake sophomore Jasmine Vasquez (ninth), Mater Dei Catholic sophomore Justin Ryan (ninth), Hilltop freshman Hannah Galleher (10th), Eastlake junior Jenna Garces (11th), Eastlake freshman Andrew Gisler (11th), Castle Park junior Keeshawna Jackson (11th).

Castle Park finished second in the Division II boys junior/senior race while Eastlake finished third in both the Division I girls frosh/soph and junior/senior girls races.


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