Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lynch & Baker Lead Ridgeview to Team Titles at Wasco

Tijerra Lynch and Robby Baker lead their Ridgeview team mates to the team titles. It was a hot (95 ) muggy afternoon and the course was challenging with a number hills and lots of turns on the one mile loop course. The JV and Frosh/Soph ran two loops and the Varsity ran three loops.

Varsity Boys - The Ridgeview boys won with 20 points (15 points is as low as one can score). Right from the start, they took the lead with a nice pack of purple and gold. After the first hill only a Wasco runner or two was able to stay with the wolf pack. After the first lap, the lead pack included five Ridgeview and three Wasco athletes and they went through the first mile in under 5:10.

After the second lap, Baker and Solis took control of the race and Baker took the win in 15:30. He was followed by his team mates: Solis 15:39 (2nd), Garcia 15:43 (3rd), Lewis 16:21 (6th) and Madrigal 16:54 (8th).Wasco came in second overall with 40 points and was lead by Patino 15:50 (4th) and Mendoza 16:07 (5th).Tehachapi's top runner was Horowitz who ran 17:12 for 10th place and he was followed by Arvin's top runner Gonzalez who ran 18:29. Bakersfield Christian's top runner was Beard who ran 20:22 for 24th place. The teams finished in this order as well behind Ridgeview and Wasco.

Varsity Girls - The Ridgeview girls got two points to a perfect score of fifteen and their race was similar to the boys race. They started in a nice pack that quickly took the lead. After the first lap, Lynch, Huziar and Armendariz lead the race. They were followed by Tehachapi's Whitson and their three team mates.

Much like the boys race, Lynch took the lead on the third lap and took the win in a time of 19:22. She was followed by Huizar in 19:43 and Armendariz in 20:09. Whitson of Tehachapi lead her team to second with her fourth place finish in 21:36. She was followed by Ridgeview's Morgan (22:01), Tehachapi's Evans (22:12) and
Ridgeview's Voss (22:25), Tarr (22:26) and Johnson who ran 22:38 for 10th place.

In 9th place was Bakersfield Christian's Powell who ran 22:37 and Wasco's top runner was Valencia in a time 22:59 for 11th place. Wasco came in third and BCHS came in fourth in the team race.

Taft & Centennial Hit the Sand at the Morro Bay Invite

The Morro Bay Invitational was run under cloudy and cool conditions which lead to ideal racing conditions. The course, which changes yearly due to tide and dune conditions was measured at
roughly 2.6 miles. No team scores are kept at this fun and unique event.

In the boys race, Centennial's Eric Millan (So) had the fastest time of 16:04 (6:10 pace) and came in 16th overall. The top Taft athlete was freshman Phillip Taylor, who ran 17:57 for 81st place.

Place Time first Last Grade School
1 14:53 Sergey Sushchikh 11 DP
16 16:04 Eric Millan 10 Centennial
57 17:16 Nick Treiberg 10 Centennial
68 17:26 Hayden Raney 11 Centennial
69 17:27 Brandon Ballard 11 Centennial
81 17:57 Phillip Taylor 9 Taft
87 18:03 Brad Hinsley 11 Centennial
95 18:13 Joel morentin 10 Taft
100 18:33 Devin Capela 11 Taft
102 18:45 Chris Lopez 9 Taft
103 18:45 Travis Morro 11 Taft
104 18:45 Michael Hernandez 10 Taft
106 19:05 Misael Pelayo 12 Centennial

In the girl's race, Taft's Megan Thompson (12) was the fastest Kern County athlete. She ran the course in 19:08 (7:22 pace) for 11th overall

Place Time first Last Grade School
1 17:53 Annie Mooney 11 Mission College Prep
11 19:08 Megan Thompson 12 Taft
48 21:03 Margret Martinez 12 ?
50 21:13 Daisy Guitron 10 Taft
53 21:19 Chloe Carlson 9 Centennial
76 22:54 Jordyn Perry 10 Centennial
77 23:00 Melissa Megar 11 Centennial
78 23:00 Elizabeth Sanchez 11 Centennial
79 23:02 Sarah Moore 11 Centennial
80 23:03 Nayomi Velasquez 11 Centennial
81 23:37 Lillybeth Pedroza 10 Taft
83 23:41 Melissa Ballard 9 Centennial
88 24:58 Mayra Aguilar 12 Taft
89 25:15 Justine Montelongo 9 Centennial
91 25:35 Bernice Florez 12 Taft
94 28:03 Marion Ruan 10 Taft

Complete Results HERE.

Photos HERE.

Safari Run on 9.12.09

Safari Run
September 12, 2009

Custom awards in these run divisions:
10K: Under19 and 10-year age groups after.
5K: Under 12, 13-14, 15-19 and in 10-year
age groups after.

Benefiting The Scholarship Program of the Kern Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Race Flier HERE.

Photos by Ron's Run HERE.


Ashley Barton (Liberty Jr) won the 10k in a time of 44:35 and Eddie Resendez won the mens 10k in 39:09.


In the 5k, the masters ruled. Herve Pastre won the 5k in 19:18 which is an amazing time for a 62 year old. On the women's side, 44 year old Pam Boyles won in a time of 20:26.