Thursday, September 09, 2010

Monte Vista Invitational Summary by Mike Davis

Tuesday, Sept 7th

Oak Hill Park, Danville CA (NCS)
2.0 miles.  Hilly
Grade level races

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting that 7 of the 8 top finishers are also USATF club runners. It makes one wonder why many high school coaches are so anti-club.

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