South El Monte --Arroyo High School swept the boys and girls Mission Valley League (MVL) cross country “cluster meet” on Oct. 7 at Lake Legg in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. In the boy’s varsity race Arroyo won with a score of 18, and was followed by Gabrielino with 73 points for second place, South El Monte with 78 points for third place and Rosemead with 98 points for fourth place in the seven-team field.
Senior Jesse Ramirez of Arroyo won the boys three-mile race in 15:34, with senior
teammate Kurt Hake second in 15:43 and Rosemead senior Jesse Gonzalez in third
lace in 16:06. Other west San Gabriel Valley finishers in the top 10 included Gabrielino sophomore Jayson Espinosa who was seventh in 16:25, and South El Monte junior Erick Espitia who was 10th in 16:47.
In the varsity girls three-mile race, Arroyo won with 18 points, and was followed by
South El Monte in second place with 57 points, Rosemead in third place with 80 points, and Gabrielino in fourth place with 113 points.
Individual girls winner was Arroyo freshman Molly Hake in 19:32 with junior teammate Rebecca Villa second in 19:36.3, just ahead of South El Monte junior Hannah Morales in third place in 19:36.8
Other west San Gabriel Valley finishers in the top ten were Briana Patrick of South El
Monte in 20:11, senior Shannon Louie of Gabrielino in eighth place in 20:14, and Rosemead freshman Jessica Perez in ninth place in 20:15.
Mission Valley League
Cross Country Cluster Meet
1. Arroyo 18
2. Gabrielino 73
3. South El Monte 78
4. Rosemead 98
5. El Monte 133
6. Mountain View 177
7. Marshall 187
1. Arroyo 18
2. South El Monte 57
3. Rosemead 80
4. Gabrielino 113
5. El Monte 120
6. Mountain View 166
7. Marshall 188