Brea’s Jv Nationals Division 3 team showed their impressive effort on Mt. SAC's difficult and hilly course today! These JV boys were successful in placing an impressive 3rd place with many amazing outstanding Mt. SAC PR’s. Jordan Ostby with an incredible time of 17:22 ran his way towards sixth place as he completely abolished any hill that attempted to slow him down. Aakash Kadakia ran just under 18 minutes with an out of this world time of 17:59, proving the other teams that nothing will bring Aakash down. Working as a compacted team, Luke Stratton (18:10), Jack Livingston (18:14), and Andrew Velasco (18:16) all finished closely together and helped symbolize the importance of working as a team and of sticking as a pack to accomplish unthinkable goals. Brea’s JV team proved to be an impressive one and we are excited to see how these wonderful men are going to perform at league finals next next week.
The varsity team went up to the line short two athletes. Jonathan Manara and Carlos Perez could not compete because illness and injury, putting the pressure on the others to pick up the slack. Manny DeBarros wrapped up the team of five with a time of 17:06 - his first race on this course. Matthew Apahidean finished fifteen seconds earlier at 16:51. Ryan Daedler stuck on Jack Hannum the entire race, finishing only seconds apart at 16:18 (Ryan) and 16:15(Jack). Shane Gaffikin finished first for Brea. He finished with a time of 16:10, first for Brea, and 24th overall. The team finished ninth.
The freshman were able to show their skills at one the toughest courses in the nation. Jeremy Guerrero came in first for the team and a impressive 13th place finish with a time of 18:34. Scoring second for the team was Benji Garner, who ran a 20:53, showed how he can handle the hills. Andrew Kim and Eric Lee tagged team to the finish and ran times of 22:29 and 22:38. The other duo in that race was Joseph Dalman and Chris Landreth who both finished in 24:31 and 24:41. The team was rounded off by freshman Jayden Rios and Carson Neinhouse. The Frosh-Soph team looks bright for the future with many PR to come their way.