Making Right Steps At The Right Time

Posted by KING HIGH CROSS COUNTRY on Oct 07 2021 at 07:56PM PDT

The second Big 8 league cluster meet started with the girls JV where top performers Leah Pendleton, Ava Harper, and Patricia Dacasin ran solid races with Pendleton in 5th place, Harper in 6th place and Dacasin in 10th place. Savanna Martin and Marikaya Williams stepped up big to secure the last two scoring spots with Savanna Martin running an all time personal best of 24:11! Evie Ruvalcaba while dealing with injury ran an amazing race to give her a personal best of 26:02. Girls JV placed 3rd with 54 points but with sights of 2nd place, the goal now is to get that second place at league finals at Andulka Park.

The Boys JV made a huge turn around from the first league meet as they closed the gap on the top team by 38 points! King placed 3rd but the gap to the top has dropped considerably with the first league meet having King score 75 to Santiago’s 15 to this meet King JV Boys going 52 to Santiago’s 30.

The JV Boys placed 3rd with their eyes set to close the gap even further on Santiago’s top team and looking for that 2nd place finish when they arrive at league finals. Brayden Lunetta, Adrian Flores, Luke Stokes and Michael Rodriguez led the King Boys in a strong pack through the race with all finishing strong races and showing some real character. Ryan Stuckey secured the 5th spot with his 19th place finish with a great season all time best while Tawheedullah Shirzad and Aidan Luna both ran life time personal records!

Andrea Guadian and Audrey Brunken lead the King varsity girls and ran very well-executed races with Guadian finishing 4th place and Brunken finishing 6th place. Andreya Goodson and Emely Ruiz had their best races in their careers with both rushing to the finish line and showing real progress to a great season and future to come. Speaking of future, Sarah Pietratonio, Ashlyn Richmond and Gardemia Sandoval sealed the race with some great performance as Pietrantonio secured the 5th spot into the girls finish. King Varsity finished 3rd with the gap to the top 2 teams shortened by 9 points! The Girls Varsity will look to make that gap even closer between themselves and the top two teams in the league as they approach the League Finals in three weeks.

The Boys Varsity finished off the day with one of the closest battles we have seen throughout the meet. Jack Slavin held strong with the leader and ended at a kick battle for the victory as he placed 2nd place! Mathhew Gwynn, Julian Moragan and Damien Zemanek held their own quite well as they blitzed through the course and fought all the way through the race. Gray Mavhera, coming off a little injury, went head strong in the race and secured the all-important 5th spot to secure Kings point tally and the teams top spot performance. David Bedoya and Nathan Curtner ran very aggressive races as they both were near the first place team’s 5th man and challenged themselves to beat him.

The Boys Varsity placed 2nd with a 30-36 race against Santiago which came down to the wire. King is very pleased about the results and optimistic about the upcoming races at IE and Mt.Sac with confidence in their abilities and chances to make it far into CIF and possibly winning the league and making the all time goal of the State meet.

Great steps toward the right direction at the right time!


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