The Crescenta Valley High boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams have done it again.
In the Pacific League finals held at Crescenta Valley Park on Thursday, the Falcons soared to a sweep of both races to seal the boys’ sixth straight league title and the girls’ fourth consecutive.
Led by senior Eddie Sion, the Falcons boys’ team secured seven top-10 finishes win the Pacific League crown. Sion clocked in at 15 minutes, 44.2 seconds to win the race. Teammate Arlo Gagnon shortly followed in second in 15:49.6, narrowly defeating Arcadia senior Jashanpreet Singh by a tenth of a second (15:49.7).
Falcons senior Joshua Chambers came in fourth at 15:55.2, junior Liam Zadoorian claimed fifth in 16:13.7, senior Ryan Becker followed in sixth at 16:18.4, and senior Luke Myers (seventh, 16:26.7) and junior Ayaan Hasan (eighth, 16:31.2) rounded out the finishers for Crescenta Valley.
The Falcon boys edged Burroughs 18-60 to win the team title.
Hoover junior Charles Martinito came in as the top finisher for the Tornados, clocking 19:10 in 30th.
Crescenta Valley junior Emilia Greenway was the top finisher for the Falcons, placing second in 18:50.80 behind winner Reena Hsieh of Arcadia. Six Falcons athletes finished in the top 10 runners to beat out Arcadia, 24-51, for the girls’ team title.
Falcons junior Kaitlin Kenney secured third in 19:44.10, and Elizabeth Corrigan followed in fourth in 19:59. Also finishing in the top 10 were Crescenta Vally junior Ava Martin (seventh, 20:46.3), sophomore Brooklyn Oka (eighth, 20:47) and freshman Naiya Rothermund (ninth, 20:52.6).
Hoover junior Emma Canal was the top finisher for the Tornados, placing sixth in 20:23.5, and Glendale sophomore Alexa Nagasawa led the Nitros with an 11th-place time of 21:03.2.
Next up for Pacific League participants will be the CIF Southern Section Prelims and Finals. The prelims begin Nov. 11. The finals start Nov. 18.
First published in the November 4 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.