Bosco Tech runners get coveted Hawaiian invite

first_img Bosco is coming off a tight Del Rey League victory over Cathedral last Friday at the Del Rey League Invitational at Santa Fe Dam. The Tigers were paced by junior Michael Najera, who finished second (16:53). Other top finishers were Michael Herrera (17:02) who took fourth, senior Ben Cervantes, who placed sixth, junior Jose Hernandez, who was seventh and sophomore Carlos Avitia, who finished in 13th. Wednesday afternoon couldn’t have finished any more perfectly for La Salle High coach Billy Williams. His girls team defeated Sunshine League rival Bell Jeff 21-34 in the first race of the day at the Rose Bowl, only to be upended by a more surprising boys’ victory. The boys shocked everyone, including Williams, in knocking off Santa Fe League rival Salesian 33-36. ”I’ve been coaching here for four years and we haven’t even come close to beating Salesian,” Williams said. ”It was fun. My (boys) ran really well.” The boys were led by senior Alex Leos, who finished first (16:55), while the girls were paced by junior Margaret Sitker, who finished second with a time of 20:52. A few local schools had some success last weekend at the prestigious Stanford Invitational. As usual, the Arcadia Apaches had a strong showing, finishing seventh place overall in Division I. Arcadia had three runners finish in the top 50, led by senior Paul Beck, who finished 19th with a time of 16:01. St. Francis’ top runner, senior J.P. Theis, had the best finish among locals in Division III, placing 28th with a time of 17:03. Also representing the city of La Canada was Flintridge Sacred Heart. The Tologs took 13th overall in team competition in Division IV. Freshman Allissa Chan was the top Tologs’ runner, finishing 37th with a time of 21:44. Junior Torie Rhodes was not too far behind with a time of 27:16, good for 58th place. Other Tologs in the top 100 were Rachelle Leduc (71), Meagan Brown (83), Amanda O’Toole (97) and Amanda Rincon (100). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For the Don Bosco Tech Tigers, however, their next venue might very well trump all other locations. The Tigers will be taking part in the exclusive Kamehameha Invitational this Saturday in Hawaii. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bosco is only one of a handful of schools from Southern California invited to participate. ”We just got the invitation a few weeks ago,” cross country coach Sal Perez said. ”The organizers had seen that we’ve done well the last couple of years and we were invited.” Needless to say, more than just the students were excited to go. ”It’s a great experience, running over in Hawaii,” Perez said. ”I told (sports information director Nolan) Ortiz about the trip. He’s catching a red eye flight.” The Tigers will be heading to Hawaii with a bit of momentum. center_img One of the unspoken perks of running high school cross-country is the travel. Whether it’s heading up to Palo Alto for the Stanford Invitational or to Fresno’s Woodward Park, cross-country affords many student-athletes the opportunity to see and visit many different places. last_img

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