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!
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!!!
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.