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Records Fall As Bruin Runners Come On Strong
Shown, putting on a push at the end of the race at Woodward Park in Fresno, Riverbanks Diego Ruiz and Kendall Camp approach the finish line. - photo by Courtesy Of Dick Hodges

Riverbank’s cross country team hit the road this week and participated in the Roughrider Invitational at Woodward Park in Fresno on Friday. The site of the race is where the state meet is held every year. The Bruins had four individuals medal.

Adan Chavez medaled in the varsity boy’s small school race. Kim Ruvalcaba and Sabrina Garcia medaled in the small school girl’s race. Kim Alderete medaled in the small school frosh/soph race.

“Overall the kids ran well despite being a little tired from the rigorous workouts we have been doing recently,” said coach Monte Wood. “Most varsity athletes set personal records for their 5K times. Kim Ruvalcaba's time was the third fastest Riverbank girl ever behind Maritza Garcia and Mikayla Florez.”

Elitania Rosas ran a great race and dropped her personal record by over a minute. Kendall Camp also dropped his personal record by over a minute in the varsity race.

“We are starting to put everything together, and I am excited to see how much more we improve over the last month of the season.” Wood added.

The next race for the Bruins is a big one, the TVL Championship race on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.

“The boys have to win the race to win the TVL,” said Wood. “The girls have already secured at least a co-championship by winning the first two races. If they win on October 29th they will be the outright, undefeated TVL champions.”