In a battle of No. 1 teams, it was the Mayfield Senior cross-country squad that came out on top with five runners placing among the top eight to defeat Flintridge Prep, 22-43, in the Prep League Finals at Pierce College on Saturday.
Audrey Suarez led the Cubs, ranked No. 1 in CIF State Division 4, by winning the varsity girls’ race and setting a new course record with a time of 17:41.06, and McKenna Smith wasn’t far behind to take second place with 17:45.85. Sidney Hendricks finished in 18:42.86 for fourth place, Cameron Gomez was seventh with a time of 19:24.84, Emma Cadena posted a time of 19:32.94 for eighth place, Emma Linde was 10th with a time of 19:40.89 and Maggie Kiechler was right behind her to take 11th place with a time of 19:48.83.
Sophie Gitlin paced the Rebels, ranked No. 1 in CIF State Division 5, and finished in 18:06.92, which was good for third place. Haley Allen placed sixth with a time of 18:58.73, Jenna Mijares was ninth with a time of 19:38.00, Gabi Bennett posted a time of 20:09.99 for 12th place, Caroline Wreszin was right behind her teammate to take 13th place with a time of20:54.82 and Hope Codiga finished in 21:11.20 for 16th place.
The Polytechnic girls’ cross-country squad was third in the varsity standings with 88 points. Sophie Pinney led the Panthers with a time of 18:56.83, placing her fifth. Olivia Schleifer was 14th with a time of 21:03.71, Marth Gluck finished in 22:56.47 for 22nd place, Isabella Longoria-Valenzuela was right behind her to take 23rd with a time of 23:13.34 and Gilly Denham was 24th with a time of 23:32.47.
Westridge tallied 135 points for fifth place and was led by Reese Owen, who placed 25th with a time of 23:48.37. Rachel Harris was 26th with a time of 24:35.30, Abbey Piatt-Price finished in 24:35.75 for 27th place, Caroline Nowak posted a time of 29:37.99 for 28th place and Alina Chiu was 29th with a time of 29:41.64.
The Flintridge Prep boys continued to dominate the Prep League with five runners placing among the top nine to tally 27 points, was more than enough to edge runner-up Palos Verdes Chadwick (46 points).
Evan Pattinelli placed second in the race with a time of 14:54.25, and Carson Hasbrouck was right behind his teammate to take third with a time of 15:44.70. Bennett Oakes posted a time of 16:39.57 for sixth place, Seb Evans was seventh with a time of 17:06.28 and Ethan Moutes finished in 17:25.23 for 11th place.
Xian Shively won the individual Prep League crown with a time of 14:46.44 and helped the Polytechnic boys placed third in the team standings with 60 points. Evan Hayes finished in 17:09.12 for eighth place, Dash Liddi-Brown was 16th with a time of 18:17.47, Justin Hogan wasn’t far behind to take 17th with a time of 18:38.15, Sam Salvati was right behind Hogan to take 18th place with a time of 18:56.54, Harry Liddi-Brown finished in 19:46.06 and Spencer Wilson was 20:04.66.
The junior varsity races had similar outcomes to the varsity races with Mayfield Senior and Flintridge Prep winning the Prep League championships.
The Cubs dominated the girls’ race with 17 points, which was more than enough to defeat runner-up Flintridge Prep (47 points).
Mayfield’s Maggie Kiechler won the race with a time of 19:24.60, with Laura Arcia (20:05.00) and Agnese Sanavio (20:44.08) right behind her to place second and third. Marissa Perez placed fifth with a time of 21:12.69, Alexxa Riley wasn’t far behind to take sixth with a time of 21:23.25, Katie Low placed ninth with a time of 21:43.75, Elysee Vielma finished in 22:01.63 for 12th place, Katie Limongelli was 13th with a time of 22:02.23, Isabella Mendoza finished in 22:14.34 for 15th place, Andrea Huerta was 17th with a time of 22:19.01, Sophia Serrano posted a time of 22:55.52 with a time of 19th and Gillian Gorocica was 20th with a time of 22:58.74. Kaitlin Thomas placed 40th with a time of 26:23.37, Trinity Gomez finished in 28:35.06 for 47th place, Sofia Martinez was 48th with a time of 29:06.70 and Natalie Akins finished in 30:32.51 for 50th place.
Liana Morrissey led the Flintridge Prep JV girls’ squad with a time of 20:57.86, which was good for fourth place, and Molly Schwartz was seventh with a time of 21:25.29. Audrey Laun posted a time of 21:57.63 for 11th place, Natalia Matossian was 14th with a time of 22:04.76, Olivia Wong finished in 22:37.89 for 18th place, Georgia Yamamoto was 25th with a time of 23:18.89 and Anna Turysheva was right behind her to take 26th place with 23:32.76. Catalina Ruiz was 27th with a time of 23:34.97, Jashelyn Medina posted a time of 23:35.36 for 28th place, Natalie Bax was 29th with a time of 23:50.50, Sylvie Shure finished in 24:03.86 for 30th, followed by Katie Bennett, who was 31st with a time of 24:13.46, Carrie Luk was right behind her teammate to take 32nd place with a time of 24:21.16, Madeline Montes was 33rd with a time of 24:26.03, Marissa Habashy finished in 25:18.04, followed by Iren Jang (25:47.50) and Silvia Ioannou (25:52.03), who placed 38th and 39th, respectively. Milla Durfee was 42nd with a time of 26:28, Sinclaire Ledahl finished in 26:40.99 for 44th place, Ava Ferry was 49th with a time of 29:52.93, Clio Klapsis posted a time of 30:38.46 for 51st place and Gloria White was right behind her to take 52nd with a time of 32:51.30.
Poly’s JV girls posted 76 points to place third and were led by Alessia Checcone, who finished in 21:36.79 for eighth place. Luisa Breen was 16th with a time of 22:16.95, Lucy Liversidge finished in 23:07.65 for 22nd place, Laura Chin posted a time of 23:12.26 for 23rd place, Sarah Johnson was 35th with a time of 24:45.60, Sabine Carreon was right behind her teammate to take 36th with a time of 25:01.81 and Alexandra Segal was 43rd with a time of 26:40.77.
The Rebels won the boys’ JV Prep League title with 17 points and were led by Rudy Ruiz, who posted a time of 17:53.87 for first place. Sunay Poole (17:58.31) and Jonas Kristensson (18:09.16) placed second and third, Joey David finished in 18:28.04 for fourth place and Bailey Hobey was sixth with a time of 18:31.89. Justin Walker finished in 19:0090 for 10th place, David Gharibian was right behind his teammate for 11th place with 19:04.41, Preston Blair posted a time of 19:40.05 for 17th place, Ivan Schmidt was 18th with a time of 19:49.39 and Regan Schmidt finished in 20:55.48 for 24th place. Jackson Koos-Davis wasn’t far behind his teammate to take 26th place with a time of 21:03.06, Leon Kuo placed 33rd with a time of 22:45.17, Alex Chagoyen-Neumann was 37th with a time of 23:33.77 followed by Noah Igler (23:43.14) and Wyatt Walker (23:43.81), who placed 38th and 39th, respectively. Clavin Katz (23:55.26) and Lucas Pierce (24:29.37) placed 41st and 42nd, respectively.
The Poly JV boys placed third with 83 points and were led by Jeremy Ancheta, who finished in 19:27.38 for 16th place. Michael yen was 27th with a time of 21:26.56, Gabriel Hackel crossed the finish line in 21:29.54 for 28th place, Jesse Miller was right behind his teammate for 29th place with a time of 21:58.66, Rafa Kaye-Lew wasn’t far behind for 31st place with a time of 22:26.62, Milo Woods posted a time of 24:41.14 for 43rd place and Jonathan Liu was 44th with a time of 27:39.85.