The Southern California Roadrunners competed at the San Diego Roadrunners Cross Country Invitational on Sunday, Nov. 10, running successfully with several team and individual winners.
The 11-12 girls team took first led by Katie Hornung's first place finish over the hilly 3,000-meter course. Hannah Butterfield placed third overall despite a fall at the start. Skye Hanes placed sixth overall with over 55 competitors.
Hailey Collinsworth, running her first age group race, was 24th, Kendall Timm was 26th, Kylee Collinsworth was 32nd and Rosa Saldana 42nd as the team scored 28 points for first over the OC Grit and In Stride track clubs.
The 11-12 boys team also took first placing four runners in the top 10 in the race. Bradley Quezada won the race in 10:25.33 on the 3,000-meter course with Richard Olivares third with 10:31.87. Aiden Bodell was seventh in 10:49.16 and Ahris Mayorga 10th with 10:56.38. Joel Mendoza was 25th overall with 12:00.65. The team scored 26 points for the team win over the OC Grit and Lightning Youth.
The 13-14 girls raced well with Gabriella Romero ninth, Hailie Lomeli 11th and Dhannashy Sanchez in 16th. They will be rejoined by Allura Markow, Itzel Del Rio, Brooklyn Timm and Maya Garcia after high school CIF competition is over.
The 13-14 boys, not at full strength, were led by Vincente Quiroz who took fifth on the 4,000-meter course with 14:10.91 and Niko Gutierrez in 10th with 14:30.39. Christopher Ontiveros was 34th. The team will be at full strength when joined by Citrus Valley High School freshman Ethan Romero, Juan Montes, Aidan Sturtevant and Nate Caliva and high school freshman Edgar Haro once CIF competition has completed.
Paradise Watkins raced well to take fourth overall in the 8-under girls 2,000-meter race with 8:34.70. Christopher Quezada placed 10th in the 8-under boys 2,000-meter race with 8:39.50.
The 9-10 girls were led by Natalie Gonzalez who placed fifth with 12:07.78 on the 3,000-meter course. Abrielle Ontiveros placed 13th with 12:54.52 and Emma Gray placed 29th. Tucker Gray ran his best race of the season in the 9-10 boys 3,000-meter race for 14th place with 12:26.21 and Jesus Saldana taking 16th with 12:32.80.