Mt. SAC, in its 68th year, is billed as the world’s largest cross country invitational. Rio Hondo teams competed in the D3 and D4 races on Friday, with weather in the mid-80’s and dry.
In the Girls’ races, La Canada’s varsity had Rio Hondo’s fastest team time on the day with 1:41:48 in taking 2nd in the D4 race with 100 points. Earlier in the day, South Pasadena’s girls won their race, Heat 4 of 4 in D3, with a team time of 1:42:59 and 63 points. San Marino had the third fastest RHL team time of the day at 1:45:25 in taking 9th place in their D4 race. The three fastest individual girls from Rio Hondo were Katie Scoville of La Canada at 18:38 (good for 2nd place in her D4 race), San Marino’s Olivia Harrigian at 19:24 (4th in the D4 race) and Emily Ye close behind at 19:29 (2nd in her D3 heat). Elizabeth Bock of South Pasadena was a top 5 finisher in her D3 varsity heat, running 20:04 to take 4th place. In the lower division races, Caroline Liu of South Pasadena ran 21:30 and took 3rd place in her D3 sophomore heat, Monrovia’s Rebecca Delao ran 21:55 to place 4th in her D3 sophomore heat, and Erin Lust of La Canada ran 22:38 to take 3rd in her D4 junior varsity race (leading her Spartan squad to a 2nd place team finish with 99 points).
On the Boy’s side, South Pasadena had the fastest Rio Hondo League team time with 1:25:13 to place 3rd in their D3 heat with 125 points. San Marino had a team time of 1:29:38 to place 7th in their D4 race (La Canada did not run a full team in varsity). The three fastest Rio Hondo guys on the day were Kieran Press-Reynolds (16:24) and Oliver Chang (16:32) of South Pasadena along with Xavier Beck of San Marino (16:44). In the lower divisions, Monrovia’s Roberto Soto took 3rd place in his freshman D3 race with a time of 18:03.