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Mission San Jose and Logan Compete in Monte Vista Invitational
By Kenny Jacoby
Photos by John Hotchkiss
September 4, 2012
Both Mission San Jose and Logan High School competed in the Monte Vista Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday in Danville. There were twenty high schools participating in the annual event, and 705 male runners and 459 female runners in total. The top seven runners from each school had their ranks included in a total team score, from which the winning schools were determined by the lowest combined ranks.
For the boys, San Ramon Valley placed first, with an average time of 11:07.92 and a total time of 55:39.56. San Ramon Valley had four of the top nine finishers in the race, and the total combined finishes of all their seven runners was 44. Acalanes placed second with an average time of 11:18.85, and Miramonte placed third with an average time of 11:23.88. The overall winner of the race, Senior Danny Stalters, came out of the seventh place Northgate, and finished with the impressive time of 10:37.14. Senior Nolan Peterson from Washington High School was a guest participant in the race, and he finished second overall with a time of 10:42.06. Logan finished in sixteenth as a team, and was led by Sophomore Christian Monsalud in 38th place with an 11:53.79. Mission San Jose finished in nineteenth, and was led by Senior Nicholas Ha, who finished in 45th with a time of 12:01.63.
Las Lomas took home first place for the girls, with a total time of 1:07:57.54 and an average time of 13:35.51. The host school, Monte Vista, finished in second with an average time of 13:45.27, and Granada took home the bronze with a slightly faster average time of 13:43.35. Because Monte Vista’s total rank between their seven runners was 78 and Granada’s was 96, Monte Vista was able to edge out Granada for second place. Logan and Mission San Jose took 13th and 14th respectively, with their total times less than a minute apart. The fastest time came from Senior Jena Pianin from Amador Valley by a landslide, who finished with an astonishing time of 12:14.43, just under a half a minute faster than the runner up. Junior Amihan Augustine had the fastest time for Logan, finishing in 23rd with a time of 14:04.59. Junior Lindy Zeng finished with the top time for Mission San Jose, coming in 37th place with a 14:38.15.