The Padre cross country team competed yesterday at the WCAL Finals at Crystal Springs, and the Padres ended the league competition with many personal bests, bringing the difficult task to qualify for the state meet a goal that is within reach for the Padres this season. The varsity team finished 4th, closing the gap on their D2 rivals St.Francis to just over 10 points. Junior Matthew Herrera led the Padres at the meet, lowering his PR on the course to an impressive 15:51 on the 2.95 mile course, finishing in 4th place individually, and earning 1st team ALL-WCAL Honors. Junior JJ Garcia finished 12th overall, earning 2nd team ALL-WCAL Honors and running the hilly course in a time of 16:12. Sophomore Ara Archbold finished 19th overall with a PR of 16:41, and Junior Miles Todzo finished 20th with a PR of 16:42 . The senior varsity team finished 4th in their division. Senior Glenn McDonnell paced the Padres with a PR of 17:35. The sophomore team finished 5th in their division with 5 of the 7 runners lowering their PR's. The freshman team also finished in 5th place in their division, with times showing a bright future for the Padres. Two freshman runners broke the 19min barrier (Jack Lewis and Blake Todzo) and 3 other runners ran under 20 minutes (Sean O'Brien, Michael Koa, and Michael Gonzales). All in all, all 13 freshman set PR's! (personal records). The cross country team now prepares for the CCS Finals Saturday Nov. 15th at Toro Park in Salinas. Click the link below for complete results from the meet.
WCAL III-Final Results