The Broncos’ cross country team ran very well in a dual meet against Santa Maria High School on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Coast Union. Although the Saints topped Coast, 26-39 (lowest score wins), the Coast Union girls won their portion of the event.
“Santa Maria has over 2,000 students,” said coach Jim Hurley, who shares
duties with Ayen Johnson. “I was certainly surprised and pleased to see the girls beat Santa Maria, and the boys weren’t embarrassed at all. So I think we’ll do very well against Atascadero this Saturday (Oct. 3).”
The girls’ top runner against Santa Maria was Isabella Raethke, who placed second in 23 minutes, 11 seconds. Placing third was Gigi Stoothoff (23:33), followed by Shannon Clark (24:15) in fourth. Vanessa Ramirez (24:15) was fifth, and Iveth De Jesus (28:43) finished 16th.
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Among the boys, Paul Butterfield (17:23) placed third, Dante Green (19:15) was seventh, Nick Roper (21:33) was 17th, Ethan Walters (21:36) was 18th, David May (25:21) was 22nd, Tyler Seng (25:31) came in 24th, Sam MacKinnon (27:30) placed 25th, Nic Robertson (28:33) finished 26th, and Cesar Hernandez (33:02) was 27th.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Broncos host Mission Prep in the final cross country dual meet of the season at Coast Union.