Friday, September 07, 2012

More from the Monte Vista Invitational...

Date:  Tuesday, Sept 4th
Oak Hill Park, Danville CA
2.07 miles
Grade level races
Temp at 4pm: 91

Course records fall at the 29th Monte Vista Invitational!  Pianin and Stalters set new marks.

The seniors led the way today with strong performances from both the boys and girls.  In the Senior girl race, Amador Valley's Jena Pianin (pictured) smashed the existing course record by over 9 seconds with her 12:14.4 clocking over the hilly two mile course.   Sr Mary Ann Gong of Granada was second in a solid 12:46 effort.  Three freshman were in the top 5 overall times, with Monte Vista freshman Brooke Starn running the second fastest time on the day (12:44) with Fr Megan McCandless of Granda and Chloe Hansel close behind.

In unofficial scoring (no team scores kept), the Las Lomas girls looked to be fasted on the day, followed closely by Monte Vista, Granada and Amador Valley.

On the boys side (pictured below), seniors dominated - taking the top 11 times on the day.  Northgate senior Danny Stalters pulled away from Washington's Nolan Peterson to take the overall honors in a new course record time of 10:37.  Nolan also got under the previous record of 10:44.    San Ramon Valley had the fastest team time on the day, with 4 runners in the top 10 and their 5th in the top 20.  Acalanes, Miramonte and Amador Vallley were next in line.

On the day, 1164 runners finished the course from twenty area teams.

Mike Davis
Monte Vista Invitational
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