PEPPERDINE University CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

Mailibu, Ca. 9/22/07 3 Miles


Vacationers travel to southern California to bask in the pleasant weather but northwest teams, that traveled to Pepperdine University, found conditions less than sunny. A series of three thunder squalls hit the Los Angeles area leaving 5 dead in the area & much damage. So much debris was dumped into the ocean that people were advised to stay away from the beach. The storms were the product of a low-pressure system known as an orphan, & they were well beyond what Californians expect to see this time of year. Rain hit the Malibu campus making an already challenging course a quagmire: you know like the type Nike seems to be so fond of lately. Runners, however, are a hardy lot & much like the proverbial postman they work (well run) whatever the conditions. They might have ended up falling all over the place but they finished the race.

For the northwest the greatest interest was that the girls of St. Mary’s Academy of Oregon & Snohomish, Washington were challenging each other & the Californians. Both teams are rated high in both the region as well as their respective states & on this day St. Mary’s proved superior placing third behind Warwick Valley & Carlmont. St. Mary’s placed 3rd edging Snohomish 126 to 145. Alexandra Jones led SMA placing 13th with a time of 19:41, while Lucy Whipps & Alexa Kearns finished 17th & 18th. Senior Ellie Bonner led Snohomish with a 9th place effort.

The Snohmish boys impressed with a 2nd place finish behind Loyola while Eisenhower, also from Washington, placed 8th. Snohomish was led by Chase Byrd (24th - 16:46.93) & Levi Hinson, (38th - 17:04) while Eisenhower was paced by Cody VanDeBrake who finished 28th.

Girls Elite Individuals Asics Sweeps

1 Pennings, Tori 12 Warwick Valley 18:24.62

2 Greibesland, Lillian 10 Warwick Valley 18:39.21

3 Felix, Stephanie 12 La Mirada 18:40.28

4 Coccozza, Nicole 12 La Salle Academy 19:05.37

5 Mack, Jeanne 12 La Salle Academy 19:08.01

6 Owens, Karlee 11 Arroyo Grande 19:14.85

7 Tarver, Kauren 12 Serrano 19:21.23

8 Christensen, Jean 11 La Salle Academy 19:24.31

9 Bonner, Ellie 12 Snohomish 19:29.09

10 Fedronic, Justine 11 Carlmont 19:29.11

11 Shea, Sheree 11 University City 19:37.77

12 Naples, Kim 11 Warwick Valley 19:41.65

13 Jones, Alexandra 11 St. Mary's Academy 19:41.97

14 Hayashi, Jana 9 Arroyo Grande 19:45.55

15 Rhoades, Mary 12 Carlmont 19:48.13

16 Petersen, Jessie 9 Carlmont 19:50.63

17 Whipps, Lucy 10 St. Mary's Academy 19:56.64

18 Kearns, Alexa 10 St. Mary's Academy 19:57.50

19 Whyback, Sarah 9 Snohomish 19:58.24

20 Abinader, Tamara 12 Carlmont 20:00.10

Other St. Mary's Academy Runners

29 Fitch, Taylor 12 St. Mary's Academy 20:21.54 29

49 Bergmann, Erin 9 St. Mary's Academy 21:01.67 49

51 Higgins, Tara 12 St. Mary's Academy 21:04.37 51

54 McCuaig, Stephanie 12 St. Mary's Academy 21:08.43 54

Other Snohomish Runners

28 Fairbanks, Kristi 11 Snohomish 20:18.96 28

43 Ujifusa, Maria 11 Snohomish 20:50.30 43

46 Bastian, Michelle 11 Snohomish 20:58.82 46

58 Doran, Corey 12 Snohomish 21:15.82 58

Team Scores

1 Warwick Valley 64 1 2 12 24 25 66 74

2 Carlmont 100 10 15 16 20 39 89

3 St. Mary's Academy 126 13 17 18 29 49 51 54

4 Snohomish 145 9 19 28 43 46 58

5 La Salle Academy 156 4 5 8 68 71 81 87

6 Serrano HS 182 7 21 35 57 62 67 90

7 Monsignor Donovan 186 22 27 31 50 56 65 73

8 El Rancho 216 23 36 44 52 61 72 88

9 La Mirada 217 3 37 38 59 80 82

10 Arroyo Grande 222 6 14 53 70 79 85 93

11 University City 222 11 32 42 45 92 94

12 Desert Vista 234 30 33 47 55 69 86 91

13 Quartz Hill 250 34 41 48 63 64 78 83

14 Thousand Oaks 277 26 40 60 75 76 77 84 E

Elite Boys 3 Mile Run CC ASICS Sweeps

1 Fleet, Macky 11 University City 15:51.17

2 Walters, Brett 12 Sultana 15:54.53

3 chavez, isaac 11 Barstow 16:02.50

4 Gedyon, Elias 9 Loyola 16:04.94

5 Romero, Kris 12 Arcadia 16:07.99

6 Gildea, Sean 11 Thousand Oaks 16:08.71

7 Solis, Anthony 12 Barstow 16:11.22

8 Zapien, Jason 12 El Rancho 16:13.89

9 Routh, Alex 12 Royal 16:14.99

10 Solis, Berto 12 Big Bear 16:17.70

11 Poizat, Renaud 11 Arcadia 16:18.86

12 Kostelnik, James 12 Loyola 16:23.37

13 Schmitt, Brett 11 El Camino Real 16:23.88

14 Slater, John 11 Loyola 16:27.65

15 Daut, Shawn 12 Amador Valley 16:31.69

16 Edwards, Travis 10 Royal 16:34.99

17 Long, Jared 12 El Camino Real 16:38.06

18 Wolfe, Taylor 12 Snohomish 16:38.62

19 Goodman, Chris 12 Snohomish 16:40.22

20 Simison, Bryan 10 Eisenhower 16:40.82

Other Snohomish Runners

24 Byrd, Chase 9 Snohomish 16:46.93

38 Hinson, Levi 10 Snohomish 17:04.27

40 Bastian, Jeff 9 Snohomish 17:06.21

58 Weed, Ryan 10 Snohomish 17:23.07

68 Babcock, Caleb 12 Snohomish 17:37.27

Other Eisenhower Runners

28 VanDeBrake, Cody 12 Eisenhower 16:50.01

49 Chapman, Ryan 11 Eisenhower 17:15.86

55 Thomas, Derrick 7? Eisenhower 17:20.70

65 Thomas, Blake 12 Eisenhower 17:32.93

71 Johnston, Craig 12 Eisenhower 17:40.52

74 Marchand, Wyatt 12 Eisenhower 17:45.45

Elite Boys 3 Mile Run CC ASICS Sweeps Team Scores

1 Loyola 78 4 12 14 22 26 31 72

2 Snohomish 137 18 19 24 37 39 57 67

3 Royal 145 9 16 29 45 46 84 87

4 Barstow 148 3 7 25 50 63 80

5 Arcadia 153 5 11 35 49 53 68 86

6 Amador Valley 179 15 23 40 43 58 69 79

7 El Rancho 181 8 36 42 44 51 66 88

8 Upland 185 21 33 38 41 52 74

9 Thousand Oaks 189 6 27 32 47 77 90 91

10 Eisenhower 214 20 28 48 54 64 70 73

11 Big Bear 228 10 34 59 60 65 71 81

12 University City 285 1 55 75 76 78 89 95

13 Sultana 304 2 56 61 92 93 96 97

14 El Camino Real 305 13 17 82 94 99 100

15 Indio 358 30 62 83 85 98