At the cross country subsection meet at Frogtown in Angels Camp on Saturday, the varsity Lady Bruins team won by 50 points. Mikayla Florez was the individual champion and Sabrina Garcia, Joslyn Beliera, Haley Richardson, and Kim Ruvalcaba all medaled.
“The girls ran a really smart race,” said coach Monte Wood. “They didn’t take out too fast like many of the girls and once they got to the two big hills they passed many of the girls who ended up walking up the hills. I feel as if we didn’t run real hard and should be primed to run well at the section meet.”
On the boys’ side, the Bruins finished fourth and the top 10 teams qualify to the section meet on Nov. 16, so the squad easily made the cut.
“We rested Adrian Salazar, but if we had run him, we would have won the meet,” noted Wood. “He has had a sore Achilles tendon since the league meet, so we decided to rest him and have him fully rested for the section meet. Luis Figueroa and Jonathen Beliera were medalists.”
The section meet is this Saturday at Folsom High School. The top two teams go to state, and Wood said both the girls and the boys have a great chance to go to state.
“The girls go into the meet as the favorite to win the section title, but the girls have to remain humble and run a smart race and run together,” Wood explained. “The boys have a chance to win the section title especially with Moises Gomez and Ruben Paredez running so well right now. Luis Figueroa, Jonathen Beliera, and Adrian Salazar have been really consistent all year long so we feel that we can give Christian Brothers a run for their money.”