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May 28
1888 - Olympian Jim Thorpe, "America's greatest athlete," born in Indian Territory (probably near Prague, Okla.); later in life, appeared in many B-Westerns shot in Placerita Canyon [story]
Jim Thorpe

Golden Valley senior Kristian Martinez led SCV boys and Chelsey Totten led SCV girls in the season’s second weekend of cross-country action Saturday at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa.

Golden Valley looked even better than last week in Saturday’s Woodbridge Invitational as the Grizzlies threw down the hammer, putting six under 15 minutes, 30 seconds, slotting them fifth overall.

Although not as deep, Hart also had a stellar showing, as all five of their scorers were nearly under 15:30, as well. The Indians took ninth overall. Saugus’ lone runner at the Woodbridge Invite was Daniel Tuit, who performed well, while Canyon and Valencia did not compete this weekend.

On the girls side, Golden Valley, West Ranch and Hart all performed incredibly well. After a strong showing, Hart could be in the mix for the third and final spot to the CIF postseason by November.

Although West Ranch’s Taylor Welker and Weslie Totten of Golden Valley did not compete, if you scored the teams against each other by invitational scoring (list of top performers below), the three teams scores would of been very close, as in just six points close:

West Ranch: 2-3-10-11-12 = 38

Golden Valley: 1-4-7-14-15 = 41

Hart: 5-6-8-9-16 = 44

The times were close at the Woodbridge Invitational too, which means Foothill League Meet No. 1 at Central Park this Thursday should be a great one.

Individually, the biggest move was Golden Valley’s Juan David Garcia, moving from third to second, ahead of Hart’s Sam Peckham. Garcia was just one second behind teammate Kristian Martinez, running a sensational 14:39, while Peckham performed well, crossing in 14:48. Hart’s Austin O’Neil and Gerardo Granados and Carlos Lopez of Golden Valley also had great performances, all three moving up in the rankings.

On the girls side, the lone move was West Ranch senior Ashley Welker, who moved back into the rankings after an 18:06 clocking Saturday. Teammate Samantha Phillips (18:11) ran well and Saugus’ Jessica McCall made her season debut with a huge personal best of 18:15 as well. Freshman phenom Augustina Hansen of Hart also ran fantastically, crossing in 18:22 at Woodbridge.


2011 Woodbridge Invitational results

* Kristian Martinez – Golden Valley HS – Senior – 14:38

* Juan David Garcia – Golden Valley HS – Senior – 14:39

* Sam Peckham – Hart HS – Senior – 14:48

* Austin O’Neil – Hart HS – Senior – 14:52

* Nolan Del Valle – Golden Valley HS – Junior – 15:01

* Gerardo Granados – Hart HS – Senior – 15:07

* Carlos Lopez – Golden Valley HS – Senior – 15:11

* Josh Sherfey – Hart HS – Junior – 15:16

* Brendan Tinoco – Golden Valley HS – Junior – 15:24

* Aaron Nguyen – Golden Valley HS – Senior – 15:26

* Billy Walker – Hart HS – Junior – 15:35

* Gabe Levy – Golden Valley HS – Senior – 15:39

* Daniel Tuit – Saugus HS – Senior – 15:46

* Timo Garcia – Golden Valley HS – Junior – 16:03

* Austin Moser – Hart HS – Senior – 16:06


* Chelsey Totten – Golden Valley HS – Junior – 17:27

* Ashley Welker – West Ranch HS – Senior – 18:06

* Samantha Phillips – West Ranch HS – Senior – 18:11

* Jessica McCall – Saugus HS – Senior – 18:15

* Abby Buckoff – Golden Valley HS – Junior – 18:17

* Augustina Hansen – Hart HS – Freshman – 18:22

* Meghan Fairchild – Hart HS – Sophomore – 18:59

* Jilliane DeLeon – Golden Valley HS – Junior – 19:05

* Genna McCarthy – Hart HS – Senior – 19:18

* Abby Gunning – Hart HS – Senior – 19:29

* Abbie Phillips – West Ranch HS – Sophomore – 19:34

* Amanda Neshiem – West Ranch – Sophomore – 20:08

* Magsarilla Marisa – West Ranch – Freshman – 20:14

* Gaby Domingo – West Ranch HS – Senior – 20:15

* Jasmine Gill – Golden Valley HS – Sophomore – 20:17


Week 2 Rankings (Sept. 18)
Prior ranking in parentheses
Boys Team

1. Golden Valley (1)

2. Hart (2)

3. Saugus (3)

4. Canyon (4)

5. Valencia (5)

6. West Ranch (6)

Boys Individual

1. Kristian Martinez – Golden Valley – Senior (1)

2. Juan David Garcia – Golden Valley – Senior (3)

3. Sam Peckham – Hart – Senior (2)

4. AJ Yarnell – Saugus – Junior (4)

5. Austin O’Neil – Hart – Senior (6)

6. Nolan Del Valle – Golden Valley – Junior (5)

7. Carlos Lopez – Golden Valley – Senior (8)

8. Gerardo Granados – Hart – Senior (9)

9. Brendan Tinoco – Golden Valley – Junior (7)

10. Zach Wims – Canyon – Junior (10)

Girls Team

1. Saugus (1)

2. Valencia (2)

3. West Ranch (4)

4. Golden Valley (3)

5. Canyon (5)

6. Hart (6)

Girls Individual

1. Karis Frankian – Saugus – Senior (1)

2. Jenay Jauregui – Saugus – Senior (2)

3. Chelsey Totten – Golden Valley – Junior (3)

4. Maddie Dignadice – Valencia – Junior (4)

5. Katie Huntington – Saugus – Junior (5)

6. Emily McCarty – Saugus – Senior (6)

7. Heidi Hoslet – Saugus – Junior (7)

8. Abigail Frankian – Saugus – Sophomore (8)

9. Jordan McCall – Saugus – Senior (9)

10. Ashley Welker – West Ranch – Senior (NR)

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