Cross Country: Damien boys and Ayala girls take first at Tuesday’s Sierra League cluster meet

Everything you need to know about San Gabriel Valley high school cross country teams can be found on Bob Ramsey’s SGV track and cross country website.

The Inland Insider, Tom Kiss, was at Tuesday’s Sierra League cross country meet with highlights and interviews, check it out.

The Sierra League held its first cross country cluster meet of the season on Tuesday with Ayala leading the girls and Damien taking first for the boys over the five-kilometer course at Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Ayala senior Chandler Colquitt won the girls race by 23 seconds, finishing in 19:03, well ahead of second-place finisher Merin Arft from Claremont (19:26), who held off third-place finisher Alex Borunda (19:27) from South Hills. Ayala and South Hills finished first and second respectively in the girls standings. Ayala finished with three top ten finishers and the Huskies four — giving the schools eight of the top ten finishers between them.
Damien held off second-place Ayala in the boys standings behind a strong effort from Spartans senior Tom Ebiner, who won in 15:54, with teammate Douglas Negrete finishing second in 16:07. With Spartans junior Conor Brandt (16:30) finishing fifth, the Spartans had three runners in the top five.

FYI: Mission Valley and Valle Vista boys and girls cluster meets are at Bonelli Park in San Dimas today. The Montview League cluster meet is at Schabarum Park in Rowland Heights on Thursday.

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