Bonita girls set team record at Mt. SAC

first_imgWALNUT — Two longtime records fell at the 36th Annual San Gabriel Valley Championships cross country meet Saturday morning over the Mt. San Antonio College course. The Bonita High School girls team broke a record set by Bishop Amat in 1982. The Bearcats’ team time of 99:15 broke the old mark by more than 20 seconds and helped win the Division II title. “We did want that record,’ Bearcats coach Lonnie Carr said. “We didn’t run as well as we could have given (the) competition. We were hoping South Hills would run because that would help us.’ South Hills finished second in Division I behind Arcadia but ran without its top two runners, who were nursing injuries. The Bearcats were led by twins Laura and Julie Heuring. Laura Heuring finished second behind the record-setting Christy Adamyk of Glendora. She tied the Bonita school record with her time of 18:35. Julie Heuring’s time was about 20 seconds slower than Laura’s, but she easily won her race, as did seniors Wendy Darling, JoJo Siebert and London Tennant. “I was 40 seconds behind Laura at the start of the year,’ Julie Heuring said. “It’s all mental.’ The Northview girls finished a strong second to the Bearcats even though they were running without their No. 1 runner, Jackie Juarez, who was taking her SAT. Running in girls race four, sophomore Tatiana Padilla turned in the fastest time of the day for the Vikings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Adamyk gave the rest of the runners a head start but was able to win girls race one in 17:47, breaking the mark set by St. Lucy’s Annie Ebiner in 1995. “I was still stretching,’ Adamyk said. “I saw the girls going to the line so I started looking for the gate. My dad started yelling and the gun went off. He literally threw me through the gate and I started running. I was five or 10 seconds behind everybody.’ After college and the Peace Corps, Ebiner became a registered nurse and is also an assistant coach at her alma mater. She was sad to see her record go, but happy that Adamyk was the one to break it. “She’s a great runner,’ Ebiner said. “If anybody gets it, I would like it to be someone who is legitimate, and she is.’ Derek DeSantiago of Damien also ran well. He won his race and covered the course in 18:38, moving into the No. 11 spot on the all-time list. The Spartans might have been the surprise team of the day. Coach Mike Williams was out of town and several seniors were taking SATs. Williams handed the reins to his assistant, Quincy Sims. “Doc (Williams) made all the decisions before he left,’ Sims said. “We put our No. 6 runner (Eric Arrevalo) at No. 3 and he did OK.’ Spartans sophomore Brad Brooks also starred for Damien, winning race four. “Coach wanted us to have a good race mentally,’ Brooks said. “We’re all pretty fast. We were pretty good last year and we’re good this year.’ Charter Oak, the top boys team in the Miramonte League, finished third in Division I. The Chargers were led by Chris Cruz and Zack Wall, who both finished in 17:10. Montview league powerhouse Azusa finished second in boys Division II. The Aztecs were led by senior Max Yrieta, who ran a 17:03. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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