The Padre Cross Country team was in action this past Saturday, as the Padres hosted the 40th annual Crystal Springs Invitational. With over 73 schools and over 2400 runners competing the Padres came away with some outstanding results. The varsity team had 6 runners record personal bests, led by Matthew Herrera. Herrera placed 13th overall running an impressive 15:56 on the 2.95 mile course. JJ Garcia's 16:26, Miles Todzo's 16:41, and Ara Archbold's time of16:59 helped pace the Padres to a 7th place finish in the high-powered Varsity race. The JV team had 3 medalists with Andy Kurpjuweit, Michael Arms and Moises Pimental all running under 18:41 and finished in the Top 25. Kurpjuweit, Arms, Pimental, along with and Nate Jones and Matthew Penner helped the JV team finished 3rd overall in their division. Freshman Jack Lewis ran an impressive time of 18:33, good enough for a medal and a Top 30 finish in the Freshman race. The Padres have a quick turnaround at they compete this coming Thursday at Golden Gate Park in WCAL II. The 1975 Serra Cross Country team was also in attendance as they were inducted into the Serra Hall of Fame later that evening. (see pics below) Good luck and Go Padres!