Multiple Teams · Dana Hills Invite Provides Nice Temps and a Fast Course


Dana Point, CA…September 22, 2018

While not known to be as fast as the Cool Breeze and Woodbridge courses, Dana Hills provides a good amount of fast concrete for running fast times. This week was no exception as a decidedly smaller crew (the “sickness” and some injuries kept quite a few athletes on the sidelines) still turned out 7 new PRs and several near misses! We spent this week “training through” the Dana Hills meet and the following week in preparation for our second league meet on 10/3. While that can lead to some fatigue and slower times, our kids still rose to the challenge and ran well. Something about beach weather and running between 8-10am looks REAL good on our runners! See our results page for all of the details…but here are some highlights of the day!

Girls Team:

Injuries and illness REALLY hit our girls team. In fact…only 7 girls ran at this meet. In spite of this, they came away with two PRs and two near-misses. Brianna Avila was even able to run in her first race of the season after suffering an injury back in August. Here are some other notable performances: Kalista Tibbels (10)was 2nd in her race at 18:26; Elena Umana (11) was 6th in her race at 18:37.; and Erica Mora (11) and Betty Calderon (9) both ran big PRs in their races! Way to go, Girls!!!

Boys Team:

Well over 1/3 of our boys team were inactive for this meet and a few others who ran were “weak” from being sick earlier in the week. Still, these guys just won’t give up and five of them ran PRs on this day! A really big PR came for our top runner, Sam Medure (10) who posted a 15:35 and a 2nd place finish in his race! Isaac Umana (10) also ran a very solid 15:50 as the 6th place finisher in the same race. Our boys were 5th overall in the Sophomore Boys race for Division 1. Ethan McDonald ran a solid 16:43 for being sick earlier in the week and Alfred Soliz broke the 17-minute mark with a 16:53 PR! Freshman Nathaniel Scott Negrette rounded out our top-5 with a 16:57. Nicandro Rosas and brothers Ethan and Elias Murcray also ran solid PRs on the day.