Wednesday, September 9, 2009

SBP participates at Scottsboro 5K

The St Bernard Saints Cross Country team began their 2009 season with excellent results in both the girls and boys divisions in the Scottsboro Invitational.

The girls team was comprised of 7th grader Ayleana Mami, who began her career by leading the way for the Lady Saints with a fine time of 25:19.35 , and finishing 86th out of 158 runners over the 5K course. Caitlin Varquez followed with a 26:41.00 (112/158), and, Katelyn Rusk with a time of 33:19.31 (149/158).

The boys team finished strong coming in 7th out of 8 1A-3A teams, but more importantly, 14th out of 25 1-6A teams barely missing out on a top 10 finish by less than 12 points. All-State runner, Will Faulk continued his mastery of the trails with a great season-starting time of 18:52.34 finishing just out of medal contention by less than 8 seconds. Teammate Oscar Perez ran another sub-20 5K with a time of 19:54.02. Louis Yutiamco had a fine showing with a 21:36.69. Michael Varquez began his season with a strong 22:04.37, John Russell ran a 22:29.18. Ethan Arndt began his career with a 23:23.03 and Madison Pride finished with a 27:24.29.

Coach Jeff Taylor said both teams look forward to their next meet at the Chickasaw Trails Invitational this next weekend. “Even with running a 'skeleton crew' at this time of the season, this fine showing is a portend of great things to come!”

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