Friday, September 07, 2012

September Sizzle Invitational Results (SS)

Summer Sizzle Invitational Results
The Sizzle is a little bit different than most XC Invites…each school is allowed an unlimited number of 3 person relay teams.  The relay is a 3 x2.8 Kilometer race.  Team scores are based on the finishing place of each school’s top three teams.

By our standards, the Sizzle was very un-Sizzling…race time temps were in the low 100’s!!!  Last year, at the start of the race, the temp was around 113.
Beaumont looked very strong on the boys side, with their top relay team smashing the course record by about 90 seconds.  An additional 4 relay teams dipped below the previous best mark (held by Bishop Amat @ 29:18.25).  Teams two through five were separated by less than 2 seconds…which is pretty remarkable to think that 4 different teams of 3 athletes could traverse the course in almost identical times.
Beaumont took first, followed by Xavier and 29 Palms.
For the girls, the XCP relay team finished first thanks to a dominating anchor leg by our number two girl, Meg Lizza.  Going into the third and final leg, Meg was almost 30 seconds off of first place, as we pulled in behind both Bishop Amat and Beaumont.  Meg scorched her home course to finish almost 19 seconds ahead of the 2nd place team…a turnaround of just under 50 seconds!  Our number one runner, Valeria Ruiz, ran anchor for our B relay team and finished with a split of 10:58 over the challenging course (which I believe to be an individual course record for the girls).
Overall, the depth of the Beaumont team got the better of us on the girls side, with their C relay team outpacing ours to assist them in the Girls Varsity victory.  Xavier placed 2nd overall, with Palm Springs 3rd.

The following “codes” were used in the results:
BMT – Beaumont
BA – Bishop Amat
SHHS – Shadow Hills
SMA – Saint Mary’s Academy
29 – Twenty Nine Palms
PSP – Palm Springs
MGA – Mesa Grande Academy
XCP – Xavier College Prep

Aron Lyons
Xavier College Prep Coach

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