When a school is coming off winning the CIF Southern Section championship, placing well with excellent times becomes somewhat routine, which has been the case for the Burroughs High cross country team.
On Saturday, the senior boys’ placed first, the junior boys’ took second, and the sophomore boys’ grabbed second at the Mount Carmel Invitational Meet in San Diego.
Some of the fastest times included Emily Virtue’s first in a clocking of 15 minutes and 55 seconds in the girls’ sophomore division, and Alexander Hirsch’s first place (15:52) in the boys’ sophomore division.
Justin Villagran took first place (16:01) in the boys’ senior division, and Timothy Wells was second in the boys’ junior division (16:11).
Adam Villalpando snared 11th (16:47) in the boys’ senior division, Evan Thomas took 12th (16:47), Manne Green got 13th (16:48), Seth Battilana placed 23rd (17:11), Christian Fuentes was 28th (17:28), Trent Harrison finished 44th (17:58), David Olympia was 51st (18:13) and Eduardo Cabrera grabbed 71st (19:08).
Eileen Eckles was 23rd (18:24) in the girls’ senior division and Betsy Ramirez took 24th (18:25), while Daniel Fendrich was ninth (16:55), Javier Hurtado got 22nd (17:33), Patrick Wells garnered 24th (17:35) and Cobie Cortez was 60th (18:22) in the boys’ junior division.
In the girls’ junior division, Heidi Eligio finished 10th (17:27), Jailene Diaz got 33rd (18:43) and Ariel Ramirez took 83rd (20:49).
Jagdeep Chahal was eighth (16:35) in the boys’ sophomore division, Chris Hoxsie took 18th (16:48), Andrew Hoxsie grabbed 22nd (16:57), Asif Chowdhury snared 44th (18:03), Ethan Brown was 50th (18:10), Jerry Hoxsie took 74th (19:01), Charanpreet Singh placed 75th (19:03) and Sameh Gharieb was 82nd (19:12).
In the girls’ sophomore division, Sapphire Sandoval was 19th (18:27), Kenna Guzman took 59th (20:08) and Catrina Villalpando finished 75th (20:42).
In the boys’ freshman division, Zander Tassart was 31st (18:42), Peter Lainson took 77th (20:32) and Johnny Padungyothee placed 111th (21:32).
In the girls’ freshman division, Lakely Nealis was seventh (17:53), Phoenix Reivers took 43rd (19:33) and Julianna Navarro garnered 61st (20:04).
The boys’ course is 2.95 miles long, while the girls’ trek is 2.75 miles. The Indians will be in action next on Thursday at the first Pacific League meet at Arcadia Park.