BHS, JB X-Country Teams Kick Up Heels

By On September 28, 2015

By Rick Assad
Sports Editor

 

Burbank High and Burroughs were both in action in cross-country meets and each fared splendidly.

At the Billy York at Woodbridge on Saturday, senior Adam Navar paced the Bulldogs with a time of 16 minutes and 28 seconds, while senior Candela Fernandez placed fourth (18:26).

In a Pacific League meet at Arcadia Park last Thursday, Navar again led Burbank as he placed 13th (15:34) as the boys’ team took fourth overall.

Fernandez was the Bulldogs’ top runner as she finished second (17:26), while junior Kira Bochard was fifth (18:12) and senior Caroline Adams grabbed sixth (18:12) as the Burbank girls’ placed third.

At the Woodbridge Invitational on Sept. 19, Navar proved dominant as he powered the team and finished in a time of 15:42. Navar medaled by placing in the top 100.

Burbank and Burroughs compete on Monday, Oct. 15, in the 2nd league meet of the season at Arcadia Park (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Burbank and Burroughs were in action in cross-country meets and both fared well. (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Fernandez had another superb outing as she took second (17:26), while Bochard grabbed 25th (18:33) and Adams was 28th (18:39).

At the Fastback Shootout on Sept. 5, Navar garnered second place for large schools (10:23), while junior Angel Flores was third (10:18) in the large school junior race.

Senior Ahmad Elzaiat was 10th (10:42) in the large school senior division, and junior Elijah Parrott was 10th (10:36) in the large school junior run.

Bochard took second in the large school junior race (11:56), while Adams was third (12:07) in the same race.

Senior Adrienne Coronel was 14th (13:51), sophomore Ariela Navasartian took 36th (14:41), freshman Natalie Danao placed 25th (14:40) and senior Jonas Macromallis was 14th (10:55).

Senior Shant Araradian was 18th (11:08), Levon Abrahamyan took 23rd, Jahir Olvera was 23rd and senior Josh Giammichele finished 37th (11:49).

At the Valencia Invitational on Sept. 3, Navar was the overall winner (16:19) and set a school record as the boys’ team placed first.

Bochard and Adams were co-winners (19:45), while Coronel finished fifth (21:56). Danao and Navasartian each made their debuts and both were impressive according to Coach Robert Hammell.

While the Bulldogs were doing well, so were the Indians at a Pacific League meet at Arcadia Park as Alexander Hirsch placed second (15:03). The Burroughs boys’ varsity team took third.

Justin Villagran was fifth (15:15), Timothy Wells took 10th (15:24), Evan Thomas was 16th (15:42), Manne Green finished 18th (15:44), Daniel Fendrich grabbed 19th (15:46) and Adam Villalpando was 23rd (16:06).

In the girls’ varsity division, Emily Virtue became the first Burroughs female to win a meet since 2007 and was clocked at 17:11. The girls’ varsity squad garnered third.

Heidi Eligio took 11th (18:56), Lakely Nealis was 12th (19:18), Sapphire Sandoval took 14th (19:26), Eileen Eckles was 15th (19:33), Betsy Ramirez placed 18th (20:12) and Jailene Diaz finished 19th (20:14).

In the boys’ junior varsity division, the Indians took second as Seth Battilana was sixth (16:28), Patrick Wells grabbed eighth (16:32), Christian Hurtado was ninth (16:33), Trent Harrison placed 13th (16:59), Cobie Cortez was 22nd (17:19), David Olympia took 23rd (17:27), Eduardo Cabrera garnered 25th (17:42), Branden Sanchez was 40th (18:44) and Alex Linares grabbed 50th (20:06).

Ariel Ramirez was fifth (21:45) in the girls’ junior varsity run, Maddy Davis was ninth (23:37), Andrea Duran took 13th (24:49), Lisandra Contreras was 15th (25:15), Madaisha Berumen was 24th (27:05) and Destiny Velasquez took 29th (28:42) as Burroughs was second.

Burroughs was first in the boys’ freshman/sophomore division as Jagdeep Chahal was first (15:42) and Jacob Calderon took second (15:42).

Chris Hoxsie was third (15:43), Andrew Hoxsie took fifth (16:06), Ethan Brown placed ninth (16:45) and Asif Chowdhury grabbed 11th (16:55).

Sameh Gharieb was 17th (17:21), Charanpreet Singh finished 18th (17:25), Jerry Hoxsie was 22nd (17:52), Connor Van Dyke took 26th (18:00), Zander Tassart was 29th (18:06), Jeron Straker finished 32nd (18:23) and Peter Lainson placed 40th (19:19).

Johnny Padungyothee was 45th (19:31), Cameron Gomez scooped up 68th (21:01) and Alex Jones was 82nd (21:49).

In the girls’ freshman/sophomore race, the Indians were second as Phoenix Reivers took second (20:55), Catrina Villalpando was 11th (21:53), Kenna Guzman placed 13th (22:13), Julianna Navarro was 16th (22:31), Ana Villalpando grabbed 17th (22:41) and Kayla Beals was 20th (23:03).

Kimberly Ochoa took 23rd (23:27), Iliana Mendias was 29th (24:06), Ava Paraszkay finished 32nd (24:40), Maya Santos took 35th (24:46) and Angelina Thompson grabbed 60th (29:57).

Burroughs’ next meet will be Oct. 3 at the Kenny Staub Invitational at Crescenta Valley Park.

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