Saddleback Cup Challenge

Trabuco Hills vs El Toro Dual
Thursday – August 29, 2019
Everyone Races (with coach’s approval) – Mandatory Meet
El Toro High School – Toledo Field
2 Mile Race
ET Home Course – Map
Race Schedule – 2019 TBA
5:00 pm – Frosh Girls
5:20 pm – Frosh Boys
5:40 pm- Soph Girls
6:00 pm- Soph Boys
6:20 pm- JV Girls
6:40 pm – JV Boys
7:00 pm – Varsity Girls (up to 10 runners)
7:20 pm – Varsity Boys (up to 10 runners)

Runner of the Meet

Frosh Boys: Alessio Thorpe, Frosh Girls: Darla Medina
Soph Boys: Anthony Keenen, Soph Girls: Gia Sveda
JV Boys: Spencer Kandel, JV Girls: Madison Pham
Varsity Boys: Mitch Groff, Varsity Girls: Olivia Reichle

2018 Cross Country season started off with the Saddleback Cup Challenge. This was our second year competing against Trabuco Hills for some bragging rights. The chargers did not disappoint and retain both cups. Varsity girls dominated (won with a score of 18-41) by placing 4 girls in front of TH’s number 1 runner. Top 4 places were Alexis Neuville, Grace Griffin, Jessica Martinez, and Taylor Slouka. Newcomer, Olivia Reichle finished 8th to secure the win. On the boys’ side, it was Mitch Groff (fighting the flu) stepped up big with a 3rd place finish and lead the rest of the scoring team by finishing 4th through 7th and winning with a score of 25-30. Juan Torres, Jonas Hartline, Jason Leland, and Khaled Ajaj were our top finishers.
Sophomore boys, Sophomore girls, and JV girls also won. Top finishers in each race were Anthony Kennen (2nd), Santiago Sanchez (3rd), Jayke Pastis (4th), Sarah Murray (2nd), Madeline Templeman (2nd), Paulette Dominguez (4th), Gia Sveda (5th) for our Sophomore team. Alexa Mascola won the JV race closely followed by Gen Gray in 4th. David Gomez, Will Essman, and Luisa Escamilla were top 5 finishers in the Frosh races. Spencer Kandel was our top JV runner and finished 5th.

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