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ROUNDUP: Lathrop’s Santillan places fourth in WAC cross country meet
Lathrop cross country
Lathrop’s Riley Gier (761) keeps up with the lead pack early in the Western Athletic Conference cluster meet at River Islands Fields. - photo by Wayne Thallander

Sophomore Jacquelyn Pena Santillan highlighted Lathrop’s varsity cross country runners in the second Western Athletic Conference meet held Wednesday at River Islands Fields.

She placed fourth with a time of 22 minutes, 45.8 seconds on the 5,000-meter course. Paulina Andrade Salcedo took 25th in 27:33.3. Grace Davis’ Jymena Nguyen Marquez was the runaway winner in 20:59.4.

Los Banos topped the varsity girls standings with 40 points. Lathrop finished fifth with 108. Pacheco (50), Mountain House (68) and Ceres (106) followed Los Banos.

In varsity boys, Beyer (33) took first with four Patriots finishing in the top eight. Following suit were Pacheco (58), Grace Davis (82), Mountain House (89), Johansen (133), Lathrop (135), Los Banos (176) and Ceres (211).

Amani Vaye (19:19.2) and Oliver Hernandez (19:25.3) took 22nd and 23rd, respectively, to lead Lathrop runners.

Sheily Soto-Aguilar was the Spartans’ top lower-levels performer, taking second with a time of 15:44.3 in the 2.1-mile frosh-soph division.


Trans-Valley League

Ripon’s Devin Fitzpatrick was the varsity boys individual winner in 17:16.37, while Jenna Skavdahl (21:57.59) paced the girls team with a fourth-place finish in the second TVL cluster meet Wednesday at River Bluff Regional Park.

The Indians’ boys scored 63 points and settled for second to Livingston’s 57. Jonathan Salinas and Valente Hernandez took 13th and 14th, respectively.

Ripon’s girls ended up in third with 73 points behind Hughson (51) and Hilmar (63). Mallory Govia and Alyson Harvey backed Skavdahl, placing 12th and 13th. Riverbank’s Giselle Fernandez won the race in 20:06.16.

Ripon’s JV girls took first as a team with second-place individual Celeste Nunez (15:34.72) leading the charge. The JV boys finished in second, and Miguel Acosta-Pearson (12:35.67) was individual runner-up.



Southern Athletic League

Ripon Christian improved to 6-0 with wins over Orestimba (204) and Denair (222) at St. Stanislaus Golf Course. The Knights netted a score of 177. Brittany Dugo led them with a 42 and was one of five Knights with sub-50 scores. Orestimba’s Angelina Crus was low medalist with 12-over 41.