Dana Hills Invitational
Saturday – September 25, 2021
Dana Hills HS – 33333 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
Most of our athletes will race at their grade level. Please check with your athlete if you are not sure as to which race.
Bus Schedule – 8:00 am Departure, Return – 1:00 pm. Not mandatory to take the bus.
Awards – Grade Level Races: Plaques will be awarded to top 2 teams; Individual medals to top 50.
Live Results: Live results on Finishedresults app (download for free) or at finishedresults.com
Race Schedule – 2021
10:00 am – Boys Senior
10:15 am – Girls Senior
10:30 am – Boys Junior
10:45 am – Girls Junior
11:00 am – Boys Sophomore
11:15 am – Girls Sophomore
11:30 am – Boys Freshmen
11:45 am – Girls Freshmen
2021 Race Recap
Congrats to all who raced on Saturday at the Dana Hills Invitational! Numerous athletes stepped up and gave their all even without a full scoring team in some races. With our varsity teams sitting out this race and sickness going around we were only able to put together five scoring teams (minimum of 7 is a full team). Our athletes also had to go up against the top varsity runners from other schools in their grade level.
Senior Boys: With just three runners and missing our number 1 senior, David Gomez, our seniors had a fine showing. Tanner Fishburn led the group and following closely was Riley Evans and Samy Robles. With a 60 second PR our ROTM is Samy Robles.
Senior Girls: With senior, Luisa Escamilla out, Sthephany bravely stepped up to the starting line on her own and had a great race with a new 23 second PR. Our ROTM is Sthephany Nino.
Junior Boys: The junior boys had a full scoring team consisting of Ryan, Nate, Matthew, Evan, Hamzah and Kevin. Nate had yet another PR of 29 seconds, dipping under 17 minutes for the first time! Matthew, Hamzah and Evan also had new PRs and Kevin had a fine time in his first cross country race. Our ROTM with a 38 second PR is Evan Greenburg.
Junior Girls: Even without a full team, the 3 junior girls, Janice, Brooke and Lexci were filled with positivity and smiles at the start line. Janice was the number one girl for ET with a PR of over a minute, dipping way under the 20-minute mark. With a time of 19:14 our ROTM is Janice Cho.
Sophomore Boys: The sophomore boys team all ran PRs, almost all well over a minute! The team consisted of Justin (0:38 PR) Jacob (1:25 PR), Ronan (1:45 PR), Jordan (3:11 PR), Sanjeet (6:51 PR), Caleb (0:52 PR), Carson (NT), Ian (2:19 PR), and Aiden (3:03 PR). With an almost 7 minute PR our ROTM is Sanjeet Veeravalli.
Sophomore Girls: The sophomore girls team consisted of front runner duo Evelyn and Leilani, followed by Emma S., Emma H., KC, and Katherine. These girls had a fine day at Dana Hills with PRs close to a minute! Leilani came in 8th overall in her race and is the ROTM.
Freshman Boys: The freshman boys team was once again led by Daniel Bulalacao who was 1st for ET and 2nd overall in the freshman boys race. He had a PR of over 30 seconds, running sub 17 for the first time even taking a wrong turn! By the finish he had gapped the 3rd place boy by 30 seconds! The freshman team followed suit by running huge new PRs. Zander (1:21), Lukas (1:31), Gavin (1:05), Moses (1:25), Alex (1:55), Caesar (NT), Fin (NT), Hunter (2:05), Luke (2:07) and Daniel C. (2:21). These boys fought hard throughout the race and finished in 4th place behind some of the best teams in southern California. Running 18:42 and coming in 2nd for the freshman team the ROTM is Zander Barrera.
Freshman Girls: This class of freshman girls is one of the best groups ETCC has ever had! Even without one of their top runners, Addyson Warner, front Runner, Dakota Danaher, led her team to a very close 2nd place finish! Shoutout to Dakota for being a class act and this teams #1 fan. This group of girls continues to chip away at their PRs, with almost everyone running a new personal best time. Lucy, Elizabeth, Avery and Charlotte all passed multiple girls in in the last 300 meters, scoring vital points for their team. Huge kudos to Leila who stepped up to the starting line feeling less than great, many would have called it quits but she was a great team player! With a 54 second PR and running under 22 minutes for the first time the ROTM is Elizabeth Smorick.