On the back of winning the prestigious Clovis Invitational in Fresno just five days prior, Crescenta Valley junior Emilia Greenway looked to keep her momentum going in the second Pacific League cross-country meet of the season at Arcadia County Park on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Greenway again finished nearly half a minute faster than the runner-up, winning the race in a personal-best of 17 minutes, 29 seconds to help the Falcons’ girls’ cross-country team win the second league meet. The Crescenta Valley boys’ team also won their race to complete the league sweep.
A total of six Falcons girls’ racers placed in the top 10, setting up Crescenta Valley to comfortably win the meet with 26 points. Arcadia finished second (50) in the girls’ race, followed by Burroughs (85) in third, Burbank in fourth (114), Hoover in fifth (137), Pasadena in sixth (155) and Glendale seventh (186).
Arcadia junior Reena Hsieh placed second in 17:57.9 behind Greenway, and Crescenta Valley junior Kaitlin Kenney came in third at 18:46.6.
Finishing fifth was Falcons senior Elizabeth Corrigan (18:59.6), followed by senior Ava Martin in eighth (19:50.6), and sophomore Brooklyn Oka ninth (19:50.6) and freshman Naiya Rothermund in 10th (20:11.6).
Like the girls’ team, the Falcons boys scored 16 points to place ahead of runner-up Burroughs (63) and third-place Arcadia (67). Burbank came in fourth (101), and Pasadena (151) and Hoover (183) followed in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Falcons senior Eddie Sion led the way as Crescenta Valley runners finished in the top four spots.
Sion won the boys’ meet in 15:18.8, senior Joshua Chambers came in second in 15:22.4, junior Liam Zadoorian followed in third in 15:34.1, and senior Ater Prather clocked in at 15:35.9 for a fourth-place finish. Falcons seniors Luke Myers (sixth, 15:38.8) and Ryan Becker (seventh, 15:39.9) rounded out the top six runners for Crescenta Valley.
The Crescenta Valley boys’ team, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division I polls, has won both league meets so far this season. The Arcadia girls’ team won the first league meet on Sept. 27 at Crescenta Valley Park.
First published in the October 21 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.