The Fastback Shootout was supposed to be moved back to the famous Mt. SAC course, but construction has delayed that for one more year. Soooo…this year, the meet was (once again) held at Arcadia Community Park, a beautiful tree-filled park consisting of a flat, 2-mile course on grass and concrete. While we do have a handful of transfer athletes missing out on the first few meets and other runners who are nursing injuries (and not running), the excitement was apparent as this was the first glimpse of our 2019 squad. Much was learned at this first meet and our runners certainly did not disappoint!
Here are some highlights:
Boys: the Junior Boys were 2nd as a team, but the results don’t show that anymore because they just did a “merged” results. Merging all of the runners together from all four races resulted in the boys being 14th overall out of 47 teams.
Top 5 Individual Times: Isaac Umana 9:57 (11), Sam Medure 10:15 (11), Nicandro Rosas 10:21 (11), Jackson Standerfer 10:47 (11), & Mark Ybarra 11:06 (10).
Girls: We didn’t have any girl teams with enough runners (5 or more) to place as a team…so no team placement. Overall, they were 17th in the merged results out of 47 schools.
Top 5 Individual Times: Kalista Tibbels 12:05 (11), Elena Umana 12:30 (12), Soleil Russo 13:10 (11), Lana Santiago (13:24 (11), Alejandra Hernandez 14:10 (11), & Lauren Vigrass 14:18 (12).