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San Marino Right In the Thick Of Things at Rio Hondo League Opener

Sophomore Grant Holt cruises through the course at La Crescenta Park during Wednesday’s first Rio Hondo league cross country meet of the season. Daryl Chan Photos

By Mitch Lehman

The Rio Hondo League cross country season waited until the first day of autumn as Meet No. 1 was held on Wednesday afternoon at dusty, hilly, La Crescenta Park. Led by Xavier Beck, (5th, 17:47), Charlie Perry (6th, 17:47.1) and Eric Lew (7th, 17:48), the varsity boys finished second. Patricio Osequeda (21st, 18:50) and Alexander Lai (22nd, 18:53) rounded out the scoring for the Titans.

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Junior Kyle McCall finished ninth in the jayvee competition with a time of 20:30.

Kyle McCall (9th, 20:30) and Ethan Deshais (22nd, 22:02) competed in the junior varsity meet.

San Marino’s varsity girls claimed third place, trailing La Cañada and South Pasadena by a close margin. Senior Olivia Harrigian ran the race of the day for San Marino, finishing second in the girls’ heat in 19:54.

Angela Wang ran a gutsy race, finishing tenth in 21:03. Junior Evelyn Tran survived a fall in the woods to finish 16th in 21:58. Olivia Ruiz (19th, 22:07), Kat Chen (22nd, 22:29) and Carlin Koch (23rd, 23:02) rounded out the lineup.

San Marino’s junior varsity girls were also competitive.

San Marino’s junior varsity girls were also competitive. Freshman-to-watch Juliana Judge finished seventh, traversing the course in 23:01. Cara Roberts was ninth in 22:39 followed by Meg Hannan (10th, 23:45), Ecca Hu (29th, 26:31) and Jackie Elliott (49th, 28:29).

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