Mt. SAC Invite

posted Oct 26, 2011, 11:27 AM by David Guerra
A strange day at Mt. SAC for the Braves.  This year was our turn to run the afternoon races as Division 1 ran the morning races.  Our Boys and Girls Freshmen and Sophomores started it off around 2 PM on a 1.8 mile course, a shortened version of the tradiitonal course due to safety concerns because of the heat.  For many of our young runners this was their first time on the Mt. SAC course and the disapponitment was noticed when the announcement was made to shorten the course.  Our second year members were looking to better their time from last year and our first year members wanted to see how they measured against the hilly course. 
With only one race left after this invite the potential varsity members of both the boys and girls teams were out to defend their spot in the coveted top 7 for a shot at all league honors and a place on the CIF team. 
The boys had a bitter sweet victory of sorts.  Running their worst race of the season they were able to place third in our DII heat behing Rowland and Arroyo.  Our number two time of hte day was run on the JV side and his presence on the varisty would have pushed us into second.  Bad race and all we came away with our first ever boys team hardware at Mt. SAC.  Congratulations boys on your hard earned plaque, get ready for your second crack at MT. SAC during CIF prelims.   
The girlsalso had to deal with the full course on this warm day.  With the top four members of the varsity team PR'ing they walked away happy knowing that improvement still lies ahead of them and the coming league finals meet will test their strength before CIF. 
Great job TEAM thank you for all your support before, during and after the race.