By Phil Jensen
Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 12:35 am in Uncategorized.
East Bay high school teams and individuals stood out at today’s Stanford Invitational, with many races occurring in steamy conditions.
The fastest East Bay boys individual time of the day for the 3.1 mile course belonged to Redwood Christian’s Josh MacDonald. He won the Division V boys race in 15 minutes, 51 seconds, leading the Eagles boys to their first invitational title ever. In addition to McDonald, teammate Alex Mattson was 12th in 17:06, as Redwood Christian had a team score of 90. Berean Christian’s Jacob Roth was 10th in that race (17:03).
The top East Bay girls time was produced by California’s Colleen Lillig, who finished fifth in the Girls Seeded race with a time of 18:14.
Another East Bay squad that won a team title was the College Park boys. Led by a seventh-place finish by Jeff Bickert (16:21), the Falcons had a winning score of 141.
East Bay squads swept the Division V titles, as College Prep took the girls team title. It was led by Adrienne Strait (fifth, 19:41), Kai Wilson (seventh, 20:00) and Emily Erickson (ninth, 20:02).
Besides McDonald, another East Bay runner won an individual title. Castro Valley’s Kelsey Santisteban took first in the Division I girls race with a time of 19:16. Teammate Elise Wummer was sixth (19:36), as Castro Valley finished second as a team with a score of 94. Mission San Jose, led by an eighth-place finish by Madison Hirsch (19:45) was fourth with a score of 192.
The top East Bay boys team time belonged to De La Salle. In the Division I race, the Spartans were second with a score of 134 and a team time of 84:34. De La Salle was paced by Paul Johnson (eighth, 16:20) and Tyler Gates (11th, 16:36).
The top East Bay finisher in that race was Granada’s Alex Summers (third, 16:05).
The top East Bay girls team time was produced by Campolindo in the Division III race (98:48). Carrie Verdon led the Cougars with a fourth-place finish in 18:48, and teammate Grace Orders was fifth (18:55). Acalanes was fifth as a team in that race with a score of 196.
Here are some other East Bay highlights from the Stanford Invite:
The College Park girls, led by Alycia Cridebring (third, 18:44), finished second with a score of 141.
In the Division III boys race, Campolindo finished third with a score of 191. Dylan Laucher led the Cougars with an 11th-place finish (16:31).
St. Mary’s Dan Maxwell placed sixth in the Division IV boys race (16:13) to lead the Panthers to a fifth-place team finish with a score of 162.