Cross-Country: Kimball's strong showing at Stanford
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Kimball High’s cross-country teams traveled to Palo Alto on Saturday, Sept. 29, to compete against top teams from around the state in the Stanford Invitational.

Kimball coach Ben Trombley said every member of the Jaguars varsity team logged a year-best time against a competitive field at Stanford University.

The Kimball varsity girls placed 25th out of 32 teams in Division II with a score of 599 and an average time of 22 minutes, 12 seconds on the 5K course. The division winner was Peninsula High of San Bruno, with an average time of 19:55.

The top runner for the Jaguars was junior Francesca Loayza , who placed 49th overall (20:33) in her division.

Kimball’s other varsity girls runners at the event were Anna Carrasco (21:41), Chayah Sharma (22:13), Sophia Dalida (22:34), Joanna Zhu (23:56) and Jemiyah Castro (24:06).

Kimball’s boys were 35th out of 36 teams with a score of 989 and an average time of 19:05 on the 5K course.

St. Francis of Mountain View won the division with an average time of 16.59.

Kimball’s runners were Rigo Carrasco (18:14), Kamryn Van Allen (18:41), Laurence Paulite (19:06), Roger Gomez (19:46), Greg Dawson (19:55) and Christain Andrews (20:45).

West vs. St. Mary’s and Stagg

West High’s cross-country team hosted Tri-City Athletic League rivals St. Mary’s and Stagg on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Eagal Lakes just east of Tracy.

West’s varsity boys (2-2 TCAL) beat Stagg and lost to St. Mary’s in the team scores, and West’s varsity girls (0-4 TCAL) lost by forfeit in both contests.

Varsity boys: West 24, Stagg 32; St. Mary’s 25, West 32

Richard Tran placed third overall with a time of 19:39 on the 5K course.

Other times for West’s varsity boys were Nick Vik (19:59), Yuyavan Robles (20:15), Josh Sale (20:17), Chandler Chen (21:13), Francis Acevedo (22:56), Mico Torregosa (23:06), Nathan Banh (25:47) and Justin Hoang (32:52).

Varsity girls: West forfeits

West did not field a full team and recorded a loss by forfeit to both St. Mary’s and Stagg.

Times for West’s girls who were at the event were Elise Green (27:03), Natasha Bartolome (30:37) and Alli Weseman (36:13).

Freshman-sophomore girls: West 22, St. Mary’s 37

West (4-0) outscored St. Mary’s and beat Stagg by forfeit.

West took the top three places, with Julia Flohr first (17:15), Julie McCrary second (18:49) and Herbi Jo DelaCruz third (19:13).

Also running for West were Effie Nehoran (19:23), Justyce Romo (20:38) and Catrina Hoang (22:00).

Freshman-sophomore boys: St. Mary’s 27, West 28

West lost to St. Mary’s by one point and beat Stagg by forfeit.

Richard Zamora finished second with a time of 16:10 on the 2-mile course. Other runners for West were Mario Juarez (16:30), Connor Waters (16:48), Gabriel Castanon (16:57), Bryant Grover (17:09), and Nicholas Hsiao (20:23).

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