Rosemead High School boys and girls varsity cross country teams recently finished in second place in the second of three Mission Valley League (MVL) cluster meets scheduled this season. The third cluster meet, MVL Finals, are scheduled for Oct. 31. A cluster meet is when only all MVL schools compete in the same race.
In the boys varsity race, Rosemead finished second in the team competition with 43 points behind first place Arroyo's 23 points, and Gabrielino earned third place with 81 points. Lowest score wins. In girls varsity race, Arroyo narrowly won with 32 points with Rosemead right behind at 38 points and South El Monte in third at 91 points. Arroyo is a much larger school in attendance compared to other MVL schools.
In other races:
*Gabrielino won the boys junior varsity race with 32 points.
*In boys frosh soph race, Arroyo won with 21 points, followed by Rosemead in second place with 36 points and Gabrielino in third place with 81 points.
*In girls junior varsity race, Arroyo won with 15 points, Rosemead was second place with 51 points and South El Monte was third with 87 points.
In boys varsity competition, Rosemead's Alec Nguyen earned second with a time of 16:08 and Tommy Ly had a time of 16:28 in fourth place to pace the Panthers, while Gabrielino's Stephen Ng in seventh place in 16:55 and Jacob Lam in ninth place in 17:05 led the Eagles.
In boys junior varsity, Gabrielino won with Jung Ryco in first in 18:47, Matthew Wong in third in 18:56, and Roy Kwon fifth in 19:13.
In boys frosh soph, Rosemead's Ben Ruangsang was second in 17:41, Prince Musimiki was sixth in 18:39, Andrew Quach was seventh in 18:40, and Brian Nguyen was 10th in 18:53.
In girls varsity, Rosemead was led by Melanie Mach in second in 19:14, Cassandra Chin in fourth in 19:53, and Miranda Lam in sixth in 19:59.
In girls junior varsity, Rosemead earned three top ten finishes, led by Jessica Perez in seventh in 21:45, Lynn Truong ninth in 22:13, and Karen Rosales tenth in 22:16.