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Friday, November 7
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Your Boys and Girls XC Teams are the 2014 BIG VIII League Champions! The girls won their first league title in school history in dominating fashion! The boys secured their 2nd league title ever with a 1 point margin win over league rival ML King.
more to come....
Friday, October 17
Your boys and girls XC teams squared off for their 2nd BIG VIII Cluster yesterday and excelled! Both the Varsity squads won, which create a winner takes all event at the BIG VIII League Finals in November.
The day started off with a difficult JV Girls race where half of the competitors took the wrong route which created wide spread havoc. Those who went on the wrong course were all disqualified.
The boys JV race went off without a problem. We had some awesome performances from our JV boys who have continually finished 3rd in league, yesterday that was different. For the first time as a team our JV boys took 2nd place defeating league rival Corona and right behind race winner ML King. Tyler Spencer had his best race of the season to lead the JV boys with a 2nd place finish in the time of 16:20 which made him our 6th fastest boy all day. He was followed by Noe Haro, Joshua Potts, Jozef Chavez and Matthew Lieberman. All of these boys finished in the top 13 of the race and were all only 9 seconds apart and 28 seconds behind Tyler. Outside of our top 5 there was a huge PR (personal record) set by Senior Jesse Galvan who improved by almost 2 minutes.
The girls varsity team improved upon their first league meet finish, which was needless to say impressive! The were led by another stellar performance by Tahlia Adams who won by over a minute over teammate Brittany Marrero, who took 2nd, for our first ever 1-2 finish on the girls side. She was followed by Crystal Valiente (4th), Jaden Warrick (8th) and Paloma Barron (10th). The scored an impressive 25 points for a 20 point win over league rival ML King. The girls are currently on track to win the school's first Girls XC League Title in 3 weeks at our BIG VIII League Finals. Our girls are currently ranked #9 in CIF and should hold or move up next time rankings come out.
Our boys varsity team had the race of the day! The race developed quickly as an ML King athlete tried to challenge our own Branden Randall who is currently ranked the #8 Senior in CA. ML King is currently ranked #4 in CIF Div. 1 and #6 in CA. Our boys definitely gave them a run for their money. Raymon Ornelas and Andrew Graciano stayed in the top group and we had Hector Chavez and Wayne Richards get caught up in the pack along with Eric Lopez Elwell and Isaiah Madrigal. During the 2nd mile Raymon made an impressive move up into 2nd place and never looked back. Coming down to the last 800m the boys were within striking distance and worked hard to keep their positions and move up. We had a 1-2 finish in the race with Branden and Raymon who were followed closely by Andrew Graciano (5th), Hector Chavez (8th) and Wayne Richards (12th). The boys were able to come out on top with a score of 28 to ML King's 29! (Lowest score wins in XC) This is a huge improvement over our first league race in which we finished a close 3rd to ML King and Corona. Now the boys have a winner takes all race at our BIG VIII League Finals on Nov. 4th at Prado Park. The boys team is not currently ranked but should be ranked top 10 in next week's rankings.
Our next meet is next Saturday 10/25 at Mt. SAC, which is the biggest XC Invitational in the USA. Race times have not been posted but will be sent out so you can come and support if you like. There is a parking and entry fee for that event.
Tuesday, October 14
Inland Empire Challenge
We had our day start off with a fantastic 1-2 finish with Jozef Chavez and Eric Lopez Elwell in the boys sophomore race. Jozef gradually moved his way up throughout the race to catch and run his teammate Eric who pushed the pace from start to finish.
This race was followed up with an outstanding race from Andrew Graciano who won the boys Large School Varsity race in a time of 15:46. This awesome race by Andrew earned him All Riverside County Honors and also helped lead the Boys Varsity squad to a 1st place finish as a team. Helping out with this awesome team finish was Hector Chavez, Isaiah Madrigal, Tristan Wiersma and Noe Haro. Isaiah and Tristan both set personal records in this race to step up with the absence of the normal varsity line up.
After the great showing by the Varsity boys, they were 1-up'd by our great group of Freshman boys. The boys were impressive finishing in places 1 through 5 scoring a perfect score of 15! For this to happen in an invitational is not common and an amazing feat at any level. 4 of the 5 boys earned All Riverside County Honors. They were led by the fastest Freshman of the day, Raymon Ornelas, who won by over 48 seconds over teammate Wayne Richards. Wayne was followed by Tyler Spencer, Matthew Lieberman and Joshua Potts. This group of boys continues to impress and look to try to break the course record set by league rival ML King at the prestigious Mt. SAC Invitational next Saturday Oct. 25th. A large majority of the girls team did not compete this weekend.
We had great showing from freshman Savannah Dinco and Esmeralda Iribe.
Thursday Oct. 16th at Butterfield Park in Corona. The boys will try to give league rivals Corona and ML King a run for their money and our girls try to repeat their first league meet win. The first race shoots off at 3:15pm. Same Schedule as last league meet.
Course Map: You can click 3d flyover button which will allow you "flyover" the entire course.
Thank you to all who attended this event and showed support for the affected families. We still do not have final numbers on how much was raised, but we do know they set their single day sales record easily! We did collect over $300 in cash donations outside of the restaurant though! We are sure the members of the families will be extremely greatful for all of the contributions that were given.
There is still no volunteer for Carb night this Wednesday Oct. 15th. If you would like to volunteer please email Jennifer or the booster club with your address and information. Crab nights normally run from 6-8:30 pm, kids still need their sleep.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
This Saturday is our Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser from 8-11 am, this is to raise funds for our end of year banquet. The tickets that the athletes were requested to sell will cover their cost for the banquet, if do not raise enough money athletes may be asked to pay a small amount for their banquet. Please try and turn in all funds for the Pancake Breakfast by Friday afternoon. We will have a parent present after school collecting funds everyday after practice. An email was sent out to parents late last week in regards to suggested donations from athletes. Please make sure to reply to the email confirming your athelte is available to take the items suggested on the list. Also, we are still in need of items to be donated for our Not-So-Silent Auction.
There is still spirit wear available for purchase. Please email Mrs. Ornelas for available items and sizes.
Thursday, September 25
In the first cluster meet of the season our boys and girls shined!!
First off was our JV girls who were led by Ariannie Rodriguez who was able to finish a personal best top 10 followed by fellow senior Hannah De Leon. The JV boys followed who were led by Sophomore Isaiah Madrigal, leading a solid pair of Freshman in Joshua Potts and Matthew Lieberman, fellow sophomore Tristan Wiersma and junior Carlos Moya to lead the boys JV squad to a third place finish.
Our varsity girls had the race of the day! Our stellar Frosh Tahlia Adams led from start to finish while winning by over a 20 seconds. She was followed by team captain Crystal Valiente who finished a personal best 3rd place, Frosh Paloma Barron (6th), Jaden Warrick (8th), Brittany Marrero (11th) and Aily Camacho (16th). These girls ran the best league race in school history for the girls program. They came away with their first ever 1st place finish in the ultra-competitive BIG VIII League, scoring a 26 point win over league rivals ML King and Santiago. ERHS 29, ML King 55, Santiago 58.
Our varsity boys stepped up to the challenge in the ever tight boys race. Currently league rivals and ML King are both ranked in the top 7 in CIF Div. 1. Our boys hung tight led by Senior Branden Randall who won by 9 seconds. Our boys were able to stay tight and place third with the help of a tight group of Andrew Graciano, Raymon Ornelas and Hector Chavez. Freshman Wayne Richards was the 5th scorer to help the team place 3rd. The boys were missing 3 possible scorers during the race and were able to stay within 13 points of 1st place Corona. Corona 35, ML King 40, ERHS 48.
Our top 7 boys and girls will be heading to Stanford tomorrow morning in beautiful Palo Alto. We will keep you posted on their progress!
If you have twitter follow our team updates: @erhsxcountry
Monday, September 22
We had a great showing this past Saturday at the Mt. Carmel Invitational with our kids definitely showing improvement from last year! Our highlights were Senior Branden Randall taking third in the fastest race of the day, followed by race winners Raymon Ornelas and Tahlia Adams, all of them placing themselves on the grade level records for this meet that has been running for 34 years! The boys team placed 7th and the girls team placed 10th, both teams were missing possible scorers. Several kids came home with hardware and others came back with a new motivation after seeing big improvements, like Esmeralda Iribe who ran her fastest race ever! A large group of the athletes who participated headed down to Seaport Village after the race to enjoy the beautiful SD weather! After these performances our boys are ranked #7 in Riverside County and our girls are now ranked #3 in Riverside County!
Here is a link to all results http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=91308#29698
and an RunnerSpace interview with Raymon: http://mt-carmel-xc-invitational.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=3846&do=videos&video_id=124703
We are still looking for a parents/guardians to hold Carb Nights for our remaining meets including Wed night for our first league meet. Please let us know if you are willing to host. Kids normally bring $2-3 to help with costs of hosting. This is a tradition that we want to continue to have and hold, but it can't without parental volunteers. This allows kids to bond while also loading up on Nutritious food the day before a race. They normally run about 2.5 hours 6:00-8:30 or less depending on host. We do need the kids to get their rest as well!
This Thursday, Sept. 25th, marks our very first league meet of the season at Prado Park in Chino. Our boys and girls will be vying for valuable points towards the 2014 BIG VIII League Championship and the 2014 CIF Prelims.
The race times are: 3:15- Girls JV 3:45- Boys JV 4:15- Girls Varsity 4:45- Boys Varsity
The varsity squad will be decided on Wednesday for Thursday's meet after the week of workouts. Any athlete who failed to show to practice on Saturday will not be competing on Thursday, some of these athletes will be removed from the team as well. This week will be cooler than last week but still extremely warm. It is imperative that athletes are staying hydrated before and after practice. If temperatures do get high on Thursday, they will only run two races, a boys race and girls race only. JV athletes may not compete if weather does not cooperate, the Varsity will get a race in regardless.
For those who do not know how XC is scored each team is given points based on a runners finishing place 1st place = 1 point, etc. The scoring is like golf, lowest score wins. Our league format awards 6 points for 1st place team finish, 5 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd, etc. Clusters 1 and 2 are worth 25% each, league finals is worth 50% so team points are double to 12-10-8-6-4-2. The team with the most points at end of season are declared league champions with league finals being the tie breaker, so this meet does count for a lot!!
Also, there is an $8 parking fee for Prado Park so please be sure to be ready to pay for entry, it is a county run park so there is no way around this.
Stanford is this upcoming weekend. We have made a couple changes to those who are going and those athletes were notified this morning. The changes were made based on workouts the last two weeks and this past weekends race results as well. The boys are going to Stanford are: Branden, Andrew, Raymon, Hector, Eric, Wayne and Jozef C. The girls who are going to Stanford are: Tahlia, Crystal, Brittany, Jaden, Paloma, Aily and Amber. Each athlete is being asked to give $100 towards the trip which will include flight, hotel and dinner on Friday. Athletes will need to be dropped at Ontario INT. Airport at 6 am for our 7 am flight Friday morning. All athletes are required to get a Field Trip permission slip filled out and turned in by Wednesday, they were passed out Tuesday morning.
Here is information regarding Stanford: http://www.gostanford.com/pdf9/2762597.pdf
Remaining Regular Season Meet Schedule: (we will not run Brea Invitational this year)
10/11 Inland Empire Challenge - Glen Helen Park
10/16 Cluster Meet #2 - Butterfield Park Corona, CA ?
10/25 Mt. SAC
11/6 BIG VIII League Finals
Tuesday, September 23
Saturday, August 23
Great turnout for our very first Sunrise Stampede 5k! We had some great competition for this first year event! Great job to everyone who helped today!!