Beaumont Cross Country Runners Advance to CIF Competition

The six high school cross country teams from the Mountain Pass League came together Thursday afternoon to compete for the league finals.

When all was said and done, the varsity boys from Beaumont and the varsity girls from San Jacinto came out on top.

Boys Varsity

The 2.95-mile course is situated on the east side of Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet.  The weather was near perfect and the course conditions prompted the athletes to push for excellent times and personal records.

Beaumont senior Doug Palmer won his varsity race with a time of 15:10.8.  His teammates senior Scott Oseguera and sophomore Andres Vizcarra finished second (14:54.9) and third (15:38.5).

Hemet’s top finisher was Jayden Emerson in fourth place (15:58.5) followed by San Jacinto’s Justin Vega in fifth (16:00.6).  The top runners for West Valley, Tahquitz and Citrus Hill were Bryan Sanchez in eleventh (16:38.8), Art Hernandez in eighteenth (17:13.8) and Giobani Martinez in twenty-eighth, respectively.

As a team the top five Beaumont runners scored a combined 25 points to beat out Hemet’s squad who finished with 39 points (low score wins).  West Valley finished third with 92 points, San Jacinto came in fourth (98), Tahquitz was fifth (124) and Citrus Hill tallied 172 points for their sixth-place finish.

Of significant note was Vega’s fifth-place.  Runners finishing in positions one through six who aren’t otherwise a member of a CIF playoff-bound team are rewarded with a place at the starting line at next week’s CIF-SS Prelims.  Vega will get that opportunity.

The top three varsity teams advance to next Saturday’s CIF-Southern Section Prelims at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

Boys Varsity Team Scores:

Beaumont 25

Hemet 39

West Valley 92

San Jacinto 98

Tahquitz 124

Citrus Hill 172


Girls Varsity

Beaumont’s girls varsity team, led by freshman Kailie Grimes’ second-place finish in 18:08.1, narrowly finished second with 35 points behind San Jacinto’s 32 points.  Taylore Cantu of Hemet finished first (18:03.8).

Girls Varsity Team Scores:

San Jacinto 32

Beaumont 35

Hemet 79

West Valley 106

Tahquitz 116

Citrus Hill 182


Boys JV

Top finisher from each school:

Bodie Murray – 1st place (17:14.0); Beaumont

Austin Jackson – 3rd place (17:25.4); Hemet

Sammy Salinas – 15th place (18:16.9); West Valley

Elias Cortez – 21st place (18:30.8); San Jacinto

Isaiah Partida – 41st place (19:48.6); Tahquitz

Sergio Gaytan – 54th place (20:31.5); Citrus Hill


Boys JV Team Scores:

Beaumont  20

Hemet 40

San Jacinto 89

West Valley 104

Tahquitz 149

Citrus Hill 181


Girls JV

Top finisher from each school:

Larissa Perez – 1st place (20:33.0); Beaumont

Cheyenne Darrow – 2nd place (21:34.9); Hemet

Joanna Parra – 14th place (23:02.4); San Jacinto

Vanessa Mendoza – 17th place (23:44.2); West Valley

Lucine Loresto – 20th place (24:01.1); Tahquitz

Ana Beltran – 34th place (25:54.8); Citrus Hill


Girls JV Team Scores:

Beaumont 19

Hemet 44

San Jacinto 84

West Valley 103

Tahquitz 142

Citrus Hill 167

Sherri Sanchez November 02, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Way to Bodie!!!
Sherri Sanchez November 02, 2012 at 08:25 PM


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