Great weather greeted the runners from 22 area schools at the 27th edition of the Monte Vista Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Over 1000 runners competed in 8 grade/gender level races! While no formal team score were kept, that didn't stop some fast racing up front and some spirited competition among new and veteran runners alike.
Castro Valley had the fastest individual runners today, with Sr Kelsey Santisteban winning the girls race in a new course record time of 12:23.19 over the difficult 2 mile course while fellow CV Senior Ben Eversole run a very quick 10:47.82 to take the boys crown. Individual race winners included:
Frosh Boys: Aidan Goltra, Las Lomas 11:30.00
Frosh Girls: Sophie Hartley, Granada 12:37.06
Soph Boys: Adler Falkner, Acalanes 11:07.98
Soph Girls: Kelli Berge, Acalanes 12:57.66
Junior Boys: Parker Deuel, San Ramon Valley 11:02.78
Junior Girls: Carina Novell, Granada 13:09.20
Senior Boys: Ben Eversole, Castro Valley 10:47.82
Senior Girls: Kelsey Santisteban, Castro Valley 12:23.19 * CR
In the unofficial team results, based on combining all the boys and girls races, Granada was the strongest on the girls side, with Acalanes and Monte Vista next in line. For the boys, Amador and Las Lomas were in a virtual dead heat, with host Monte Vista only a couple points off the pace.