CHS Cross Country Squads Participate in Mt. SAC Invitational
According to ‘Runner’s World Magazine,’ the Mt. SAC Invitational is the largest cross country meet in the world. It’s held over two weekends; with more than 24,000 registered runners from elementary, middle school, high school, and community college programs participating in the event.
Last weekend, nearly 14,000 high school runners trekked to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA for the 59th running of this classic event. JV and Varsity races are graded by year in school, CIF division, and gender. The events start about every 8 minutes over the same 3.1-mile course. We entered Varsity and JV Boys races and a Varsity Girls race. As usual, the conditions were hot (85 degrees), smoggy and windy.
Ben Enowitz placed 15th in our Varsity Boys race in 17:12, followed by David Grimes (41st in 18:04), Michael Davies (61st in 18:32); Jose Tijerina (19:33), Ben Green, Cotter Stacy, and Kevin Siefert.
Jordan Vance, Alton Smith, Frankie Harrison, Kramer De Laurentis, and Cory Couture finished in that order in the JV race.
Sallie Privett led her girls varsity race most of the way, before the heat got to her on the last hill. She finished second with a time of 19:32. Adrianna Davies placed 22nd in 21:25, followed by Coco O’Brien (23:42), and Selina Schmek (24:47).