Cross country: West teams pick up wins in TCAL
by Tracy Press staff
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West High’s cross-country team added wins to both the varsity boys' and girls' records in the last Tri-City Athletic League dual meets of the season on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Legion Park in Stockton. Thursday’s event was a three-way dual meet with Stagg, McNair and Edison.

West had previously recorded wins at both levels against Stagg and McNair, and recorded wins this week against Edison. It puts both the boys and girls varsity at 3-2 going into the TCAL championship meet at Oak Grove Park in Stockton on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Varsity boys: West 22, Edison 37

West’s Lorenzo Hughes finished second overall with a time of 17:59, just behind Stagg’s Danny Castillo, who finished the 5K course in 17:45. Other runners contributing to the Wolf Pack’s team score, and their overall places and times, were Richard Tran (6) 18:56, Nick Vik (12) 19:44, Chandler Chen (14) 19:57, and David Nehoran (15) 20:04.

Also running for West in the varsity boys 5K race were: Jacob Sale 20:34, Josh Sale 21:15, Barack Nehoran 21:28, Mico Torregosa 22:04, Vincente Villapando 24:03, and Nathan Banh 24:04.

Varsity girls: West 15, Edison 50

West won by default as Edison did not have the five runners needed for a team score. Linsey Bettencourt placed third overall with a time of 21:42. First place was Edison’s only runner, Cici Wilson, with a time of 20:11. Other West runners and their places and times were: Lydia Young (5) 22:09, Effie Nehoran (6) 23:19, Elise Green (9) 27:04, Erica Green (17) 32:06, and Ana Celestine (23) 36:33


West’s Brian Noble and Bryant Grover placed first and second as individuals with times of 12:21 and 12:33 respectively on the 2-mile course. Also running for West was Ahssan Khan, 14:13, who finished ninth. West did not have any girls in the freshman-sophomore race.

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