I decided to walk the entire way and I saw many who should of followed in my footsteps. The heat really zaps many people and plays havoc with their pacing.
Race 3 - 6/30/09
Former Driller Zach Holt ran the same time as Oscar (18:18 / 27:55). Zach is training for his first marathon this month in San Francisco and will be running for BC this fall. In 22nd, was a current Driller, Emily Shuford who ran 24:17 / 28:32. Other former or current Drillers were:
- 32nd - Scott Van Matre (26:07 / 28:57) who is David's little brother and a future Driller.
- 43rd - Joel Cardoza (21:17 / 29:15) a former Driller.
- 50th - Chris Anderson (21:06 / 29:33), my son who will be attending UCSB this fall.
- 131st - Sarah Baker (25:46 / 31:19) who is a two time SEYL cross country champ for the Drillers.
- 134th - David Van Matre (21:14 / 31:21) who will be leaving Cal Poly SLO for his Mormon mission this fall.
- 175th - Maggie Baker (29:06 / 32:31) who is Sarah's speedy little 11 year old sister. Their mom ran 29:43 / 33:45 because the puppy would not go any faster.
- Clocking the fastest new runner time was Andrew Ariey who ran 17:40. He plans on running for Cal Poly SLO this summer with state champ Chris Schwartz.
In 34th place was senior Jessica Huizar of Ridgeview whose team won a valley xc title last fall. Other Ridgeviewers were:
- 78th - Brandon Magno (So) (20:17/30:08)
- 95th - Alex Garcia (Sr) (17:52/30:29) helped his team go undefeated in duals and won an SWYL crown in 2008.
- 119th - Robby Baker (Sr) (17:37/30:59) qualified for the state meet in xc last fall. His mom, Danette came in 56th (33:59/29:41).
- 171st - Tino Romero (22:56/32:21) graduated this year
- 117th - Santiago Lazarit (19:34/30:56)
- 129th - Lucia Garcia (25:42/31:18)
- 129th - Sophia Garcia (26:09/31:20)
The fastest time of the night was posted by former Golden Valley and BC runner Cesar Mireles who ran 16:44/29:59 which is a very good time considering the heat and the very crowded homestretch. Another speeedster was David Bacus in 17:25/29:35 and CSUBers Eddy Lee 17:45/30:29 and Ryan Lucker 17:40/30:31.
Speaking of CSUB, former Road Runner great and wife of CSUB coach Robert Boyles, Pam Boyles came in 79th in a time of 22:21/30:15. Other CSUBers included:
- 136th - Erica Silva ran 24:14/31:21
- 222nd Renee Rugnao ran 43:42/40:08 despite missing her start time.
- New runner Lina Nunez ran 21:50
- New runner Judith Mata ran 24:02
Best Scratch Times As of Race 3
1 Robby Baker 16:37.5
2 Cesar Mireles 16:44.0
3 Ryan Lucker 17:09.0
4 Eddy Lee 17:16.0
5 Alex Garcia 17:23.0
6 David Bacus 17:25.0
7 Curtis Kelly 17:28.0
8 Roberto Quintero 17:38.0
9 Andrew Ariey 17:40.5
10 Ismael Arzola 17:49.0
- Brooklan Rosales 20:56.0
- Kate Patrick 21:03.0
- Cecilia Lopez 21:17.0
- Ashley Barton 21:33.0
- Lori O'Lin 21:37.0
- Lina Nunez 21:50.0
- Pam Boyles 22:06.0
- Connie King 22:49.0
- Erica Silva 22:53.0 23
- Birinder Aujla 22:54.0